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Job Title:Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist- Social Worker or Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-NV-13-Afi-945139

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$71,455.00 to $92,890.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, August 26, 2013 to Monday, September 02, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0101/0185-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

0

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Cincinnati, OH United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 945139 (Include # on all documents)

Are you a current Cincinnati. OH VA Medical Center employee? If so, this same job announcement is posted for internal applicants under announcement # 939352. The posting can only be found by going to the P drive and clicking on the job announcement. After you click on the job announcement you will be redirected to the usajobs.gov website so that you can apply. This job announcement is posted for external applicants that do not already work at the Cincinnati, OH VA Medical Center.

 

This one vacancy is being posted for both of the following disciplines:

  • Licensed Independent Social Workers (LISW) GS-0185
  • Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (LPMHC) GS-0101

 

NOTE: This vacancy is being advertised at the GS 12 grade level which is above the full performance level. If you are selected for this position, your salary and grade will be determined by a Professional Standards Board (PSB). The PSB is a peer review group / process. The PSB will review your individual qualifications, education, professional training/internship(s) and professional experience to determine the most appropriate salary and grade based on your individual accomplishments. 

 

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

   

VACANCY SUMMARY

The VA Cincinnati OH Health Care System is recruiting for one full-time Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) Specialist. This position is part of the Mental Health Care Line Service. 

The primary responsibilities are to provide intensive case management services, continuous quality improvement activities, evaluation/consultation, psychosocial assessments, placement services, and referrals to various community agencies for Veterans who are incarcerated. The VJO Specialist is administratively responsible for clinical programming for and daily operation of the program, as well as managing data related to the program.  The VJO Specialist is an integral member of the Homeless Program and works in conjunction with the Homeless Outreach Specialist and the Director, Community Outreach Division to coordinate administrative, patient, and personnel activities for this program. This position requires an advanced level of knowledge and understanding of the services and benefits available from community, State and Federal agencies.   The incumbent must have skill in diplomacy, advocacy, and negotiation in spanning boundaries of at least two large institutions, VA and corrections. The incumbent will have knowledge of jail culture, its impact upon Veteran institutional and community perceptions and behavior, and skill in assisting the Veteran and those who work with him or her in adopting behaviors adaptive to community living. The VJO Specialist has specialized knowledge of practice related to the treatment of chronically mentally ill population, those with substance abuse disorders and those who have a history of complex legal difficulties.   The VJO Specialist is licensed in a state at the advanced practice level. The incumbent will perform duties independently, reporting to the Director, Community Outreach Division under the Mental Health Care Line.   The tour of duty will be day shift, Monday - Friday.

**Travel in the Community may be required for this position**

 

PLEASE NOTE: This announcement is not intended to cover all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of this position. It is the responsibility of the applicant (it is no one else's responsibility - only the applicant)  for completing the entire application process.

Requests for reconsideration will not & can not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package by the closing date of the announcement.

We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, fax transmissions, delays in service, etc.  

  

At the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, our duty is to make sure Veterans receive the finest health care available within our resources. We are devoted to providing primary health care, specialized care, and mental health service to Veterans whom reside within a 50-mile radius of the Medical Center serving veterans in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. For more information, please visit our web site.

 

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information onset's Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

 

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

Relocation Expenses are not Authorized.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U. S. Citizenship
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Must meet all Basic Requirements of position.
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Submit a complete Application Package- See Required Documents below

DUTIES:

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This announcement is not intended to cover all aspects of the duties, responsibilities, or the qualifications of the position.

The Veteran Justice Outreach Specialist's duties are as follows:

  • Ensure that eligible Veterans in contact with the local criminal justice system have access to VHA mental health and substance abuse services when clinically indicated and other VA services and benefits (as appropriate).
  • Help identify eligible Veterans by assisting Veteran in completion of forms.
  • Assist the local criminal justice system with helping Veterans engage the VA medical system for needed services upon re-entry into the community.
  • Develop an information release process for communication of Veterans' health care, medication, and diagnostic information from the VA to the criminal justice system.
  • Intervene at intercept points to move Veterans away from the justice system into appropriate treatment.
  • Promote positive community adjustment through connection to VA and community resources to avoid further criminal behavior.
  • Provide or coordinate training for law enforcement personnel (including VA Police) on Veteran specific issues, including PTSD and TBI.    
  • Provide mental health assessments, treatment planning and referrals to VA and community services.
  • Work with courts, law enforcement and other applicable institutions to report and ensure Veterans' compliance with recommended treatment and sobriety requirements.
  • Provide outreach and education to inform and assist the Veterans, legal defenders, judges, VA clinical staff, and other VJO Specialists of the benefits and limitation of care with the Veteran Justice Outreach Program.
  • Conduct direct outreach, assessment, and case management for justice-involved Veterans in local courts and jails, and liaison with local justice system partners.
  • Function as a member of court treatment teams using interventions appropriate for the justice-involved Veteran population and refer and link Veterans to appropriate VA and non-VA services.
  • Participate in program monitoring and evaluation activity.

 

The incumbent, as part of their expected duties, will need to maintain an active unrestricted driver's license which will allow them when necessary to transport patients in the course of providing needed case management services.   This transportation will be provided in approved government vehicles. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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This 1 vacancy may be filled by either a Social Worker or by a Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor.

All applicants must meet all of the basic requirements below by the closing date of this announcement to be eligible for this vacancy.

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS - Social Worker GS 12:

The basic requirements for employment as a VHA social worker per the Qualification Standards Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G39, Social Worker must be met to be qualified for this position. 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

a. Citizenship. Be a citizen of the United States

b. Education. Have a master's degree in social work (MSW) from a school of social work that is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) by the time this announcement closes. Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the school of social work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substituted for the master's degree in social work. 

Please Note: If selected for this vacancy, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to appointment.  

Verification of the degree can be made by going to the CSWE website to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a MSW, MSSW, MSSA, MSS, MSA and Master's of Social Welfare.

c. Licensure.  Must be licensed in a state at the advanced practice level. Persons hired or reassigned to social worker positions in the GS-185 series in VHA must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the master's degree level. Please submit a copy of current license with application.  

d. English Language Proficiency. Social workers must be proficient in spoken and written English.

e. Physical Requirements.  Per VA Directive and Handbook 5019 - a physical examination will be conducted based on the physical requirements for this position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. 

 

Applicants who meet the basic requirements listed above will be further evaluated by the Subject Matter Expert to determine if the applicant has the specialized experience for this particular position. The applicant selected will be further be evaluated by a Professional Standards Board to determine the extent to which their work or related experience, education and training, indicate that they possess the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) of the position and at what grade level. Salary to be determined by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-12  LEVEL:  

(a) Experience, Education and Licensure. Requires a minimum of two years in an area of specialized social work practice. This experience must have been in a clinical setting and must have demonstrated the potential to perform advanced assignments independently. (A clinical setting is a medical center, clinic - medical or psychiatric, residential treatment center, or any other type of facility where social work participates in a collaborative treatment and is identified with the medical profession.) Experience must have been obtained AFTER earning a Master's Degree in Social Work. Senior social workers must be licensed or certified by a state at the advanced practice level which included an ASWB advanced generalist or clinical examination, unless they are grandfathered by the state in which they are licensed to practice at the advanced practice level (except for licenses issued in California, which administers its own clinical examination for advanced practice). Senior social workers may have certification or other post-masters training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship or equivalent supervised professional experience in a specialty.

The experience needed for this position / grade level is documented in the knowledge, skills, and abilities below.

The candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs in subparagraph (b) below.

(b)  Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1. Advanced knowledge of and mastery of theories and modalities used in the specialized treatment of complex physical or mental illness.  Ability to incorporate complex multiple causation in differential diagnosis and treatment of veteran patients, including making psychosocial and psychiatric diagnoses within approved clinical privileges or scope of practice.  Ability to determine priority for services and provide specialized treatment services.

2. Advanced and expert skill in a range of specialized interventions and treatment modalities used in specialty treatment programs or with special patient populations. This includes individual, group, and/or family counseling or psychotherapy and advanced level psychosocial and/or case management interventions used in the treatment of veterans with polytraumatic injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairment, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc.

3. Advanced knowledge and expert skill in developing and implementing methods for measuring effectiveness of social work practice and services in the specialty area, utilizing outcome evaluations to improve treatment services. Ability to coordinate the delivery of specialized psychosocial services and programs.  Ability to design system changes based on empirical findings.

4. Ability to provide subject matter consultation to colleagues and students on the psychosocial treatment of patients treated in the specialty area, rendering professional opinions based on experience and expertise and role modeling effective social work practice skills.  Ability to teach and mentor staff and students in the specialty area of practice and to provide supervision for licensure or for specialty certifications.

5. Ability to expand clinical knowledge in the profession, demonstrating innovation in the creation of new models of psychosocial assessment or intervention to identify and address specialized clinical needs.  Ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines pertaining to the specialty, population, or specialty treatment program.

Preferred Experience Includes:  experience working with the homeless and/or incarcerated individuals; VA experience; and, experience working within the legal system in the greater Cincinnati, OH tri-state area. 

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS - Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (LPMHC):

The basic requirements that are required to have for employment as a VHA LPMHC per VA Handbook 5005/42, Part II, Appendix G43, dated September 28, 2010 are as follow:

a.   Citizenship.   Citizen of the United States.  

b.   Education.   The Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor (LPMHC) must hold a master's degree in mental health counseling, or a related field, from a program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).  Examples of related mental health counseling fields include, but are not limited to, Addiction Counseling; Community Counseling; Gerontology Counseling; Marital, Couple, and Family counseling; and Marriage and Family Therapy.  Please Note: A doctoral degree in mental health counseling may not be substituted for the master's degree in mental health counseling. Graduates of schools that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the school of social work is fully accredited

c.   Licensure.   Must hold a full, current and unrestricted license by a state to independently practice mental health counseling, which includes diagnosis and treatment at the master's degree level.

d. English Language Proficiency.  LPMHCs must be proficient in spoken and written English.

e. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:   Per VA Directive and Handbook 5019 - a physical examination will be conducted based on the physical requirements for this position. A physical examination prior to placement is required. 

 

Applicants who meet the basic requirements listed above will be further evaluated by the Subject Matter Expert to determine if the applicant has the specialized experience for this particular position. The applicant selected will be further evaluated by a Professional Standards Board to determine the extent to which their work or related experience, education and training, indicate that they possess the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) of the position and at what grade level. Salary to be determined by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.

 

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-12 LEVEL:       

(a)  Experience, Education, and Licensure.  In addition to the basic requirements, candidates must have at least 2 years of progressively complex experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.   Experience must have been in a major specialty treatment program area such as, but not limited to, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mental health intensive case management (MHICM), or other areas of equivalent scope and complexity.   Experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. Individuals assigned to this position must have completed a minimum of 2 years of post master's degree mental health counseling experience in the field of health care (VA or non-VA experience). This experience must have been in a clinical setting and must have demonstrated the potential to perform advanced assignments independently. (A clinical setting is a medical center, clinic - medical or psychiatric, residential treatment center, or any other type of facility where social work participates in a collaborative treatment and is identified with the medical profession.)  Experience must have been obtained AFTER earning a Master's Degree in mental health counseling (or related field). Your CV, resume and application MUST support your answers.

The experience needed for this position / grade level is documented in the knowledge, skills, and abilities below.

The candidate must demonstrate the professional KSAs in subparagraph (b) below.

(b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Advanced knowledge in program planning and development of policies and procedures.

2. A bility to make key decisions in the hiring and identification of top candidates.

3. A bility to provide leadership in facilitating the process of coordinating program consults, assessments, admissions, care assignments and discharges.

4. Ability to provide subject matter consultation to other colleagues and students within the field of counseling working on an interdisciplinary team.

 

Preferred Experience Includes:  experience working with the homeless and/or incarcerated individuals; VA experience; and, experience working within the legal system in the greater Cincinnati, OH tri-state area.

 

Driver's License :  Some of these services may occur in patient home and/or community. It is mandatory that the selectee possess a current, valid driver's license. Note: Your driver's license will be verified if you are selected for this position.

   

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. 


PLEASE NOTE:

Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the school of social work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substituted for the master's degree in social work. Verification of the degree can be made by going to the CSWE website to verify if that social work degree meets the accreditation standards for a master of social work.

 

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

 

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation (MEMBER 4 COPY).
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

Physical Requirements: Walking, standing, stooping, bending, driving, talking, moderate lifting and moderate carrying is required in this position. The incumbent is expected to withstand pressure and stress as part of their day-to-day activities.


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.  For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

 

The applicant is responsible for completing the application process. Please do not call the facility HR office for verification that you have completed the process/forms correctly.

 

Once the job announcement closes & the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic requirements of the position & that you provided all of the required forms that are listed in the Required Documents section of this announcement. To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. If it was determined that you met all of the basic requirements of the position & you have submitted all of the required forms, your name & application package will be forwarded on to the selecting official in the Mental Health Care Line. The selecting official will then determine if your experience & qualifications meet the needs of this particular position.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:  Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.   VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service.  This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Management retains the right to select from any appropriate recruitment methods, such as reassignment, promotion, appointment, transfer, reemployment, reinstatement, or demotion to fill this vacancy.  The decision as to which source or sources to use (singularly, in any sequence, or concurrently in any combination) will be made by management.

 

  • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
  • This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 
  • This position requires the completion of an initial probationary period, if not already completed.
  • Request for copies, return of forms or transfer of consideration to another announcement will not be honored.

 

 



HOW TO APPLY:

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All applicants are encouraged to apply online.
To apply for this position, you must complete both the occupational questionnaire and submit the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

Please Note: The occupational questionnaire can be completed by either clicking on the apply now button which will direct you to the questions or if you cant apply that way you can print off & fill out the occupational questionnaire form and faxing the completed questionnaire form.


The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on  Monday, September 02, 2013 to receive consideration.

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.


To verify that your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

 

To change or update your application, simply reapply through My USAJOBS before the closing date.

 

Note:  Mailed/emailed applications will not be accepted.

It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

  • VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf) (required).
  • OF-306 - Declaration for Federal Employment - Available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/of0306.pdf (required).
  • ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE?  If Yes, You must provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" to indicate your current federal status.  You must also submit additional SF-50(s) to clearly demonstrate one year time-in-grade as required in the vacancy announcement.  Often, if the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it will not clearly demonstrate that you possess one year time-in-grade.  In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one year time-in-grade. If you are a current Cincinnati, OH VAMC employee and you dont submit the SF 50 you will be marked as not eligible and you will not be considered for this position.

  • Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.


Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:
You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

  1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 945139
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, September 02, 2013 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.  
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


Applicants CANNOT be contacted for any required documents listed above. Applicants who submit INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGES will receive a rating of INELIGIBLE. Requests for reconsideration will not be considered for applicants who fail to submit a complete application package. We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, erroneous fax transmissions, etc.

 

If you do not submit all of the documents that are required for this announcement you will be marked ineligible and you will receive a rating of IFM (ineligible due to missing forms). We will not be held responsible for incomplete applications.

 

Federal forms can be accessed on websites www.va.gov/vaforms and www.opm.gov/forms

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Cincinnati Human Resources
Phone: (513)475-6361
Email: CINVAMCHR@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
Mental Health Care Line
3200 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH
45220

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

You may check the status of your application anytime by logging in to Application Manager at https://applicationmanager.gov/.

 

Please do not call the Human Resources office to check on the status of your application. Once the Human Resources department knows, you will receive a notice via the e-mail address that you provided letting you know that status of your application/interview.

 

After you Submit Your Application...

Once the job closes, a human resources specialist will review your application package (all required documents) to see if you meet the eligibility & basic requirements of the position.  You will be notified by e-mail when this decision is made.  

 

What happens when your application is referred?

If you meet all of the basic requirements of this position, your application package will be referred to the selecting official in the Mental Health Care Line. Once the Selecting Official in Mental Health (which is not the HR Specialist) looks over the applications, he/she will then decide if they would like to contact you for an interview. The interview will be arranged and coordinated by the Selecting Official in Mental Health. You will be notified by e-mail if your name is referred to the selecting official in Mental Health.

 

After interviewing is Complete...

Once the Selecting Official in Mental Health decides on the best candidate for the position, they will send the certificate back to Human Resources and all other candidates that are not selected will once again be notified of the outcome via the e-mail address provided.

 

Once again, please do not call the Human Resources office in regards to your application status.

Please be patient. You will receive at least 2 notification e-mails along the way to keep you updated of the status.

Once Human Resources knows, you will know!

 

What does the pre-appointment process entail for the applicant that is selected for the position?
At this point a tentative offer will be made to the applicant that the Mental Health Selecting Official chooses. If you are selected for this position a number of pre-employment requirements must be met before a final commitment of employment can be made. The more active you are in this process, the quicker you can be brought on board. There are a number of steps in the pre-employment process. Failure to complete the pre-employment process within three (3) calendar days will result in withdrawal of the tentative employment offer. Once the selected applicant completes all requirements & all requirements have been verified, you will be contacted by a Human Resources Specialist to discuss an official start date and commitment package.


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Job Announcement Number:

VHA-NV-13-Afi-945139

Control Number:

349785900