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Job Title:  Psychologist/Social Worker
Department:  Department of the Navy
Agency:  U.S. Pacific Fleet, Commander in Chief
Job Announcement Number:  SE3018X-11-938842K1644542-D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$62,467.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year
Thursday, August 22, 2013 to Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Patuxent River, MD United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


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This position is that of a fully credentialed clinical counselor located within the Counseling and Advocacy Program (CAP) at the Military and Family Support Center (FFSC), Joint Base Anacotia-Bolling. Clinical counseling includes the psychosocial assessment of individuals, development of treatment plans, treatment delivery, and appropriate referral. Case management services include the identification, reporting, risk assessment, safety planning, psychosocial assessment, treatment planning, treatment, referral, and follow-up of child abuse, child sex abuse, and spouse abuse allegations for active duty military members and their families. Provides after hours and weekend emergency crisis intervention and immediate safety planning in response to child and spouse abuse reports from the emergency rooms, law enforcement, Naval District Washington (NDW) Command Duty Officers. Provides crisis intervention and safety planning for Navy personnel and their families in support of the on-call Social Worker at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and Medical Treatment Facilities when regarding Military Beneficiaries.


  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.


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  • Provide short-term, solution-focused psychological counseling for individuals, families, couples, and groups of people in crisis.
  • Coordinate legal, medical, and social services to assist in the treatment/referral of clients.
  • Report to authorities (e.g. child protective services, law enforcement, etc.) in accordance with reporting requirements.


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In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.   Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.


This position has a Selective Placement Factor which will be used to determine minimum qualifications for this position.  The Selective Placement Factor is:

Applicants must meet ALL of the following requirements as outlined in SECNAVINST 1754.7A :

1.     State or U.S. territory license or certification that provides legal authority to provide clinical services as an independent practitioner.

2.     When the state or U.S. territory licensing or certification requirements include a written examination, candidates for privileging, must have achieved a passing score on that examination. 

3.     Possess at least a masters degree in one of following clinical fields:
a.       Marriage and Family Therapy from a program accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education or an equivalent degree, OR

b.       Social Work from a school accredited by Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) or an equivalent degree, OR
c.       Psychology from a doctoral program approved by APA or an equivalent degree.

4.      Two years post licensure, that includes at least 2,000 hours post licensure or 4,000 hours post graduate degree, full-time clinical experience in an unsupervised clinical setting.


Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Making crisis plans (e.g. written safety plans, crisis intervention) and decisions for victim safety following spouse violence incidents and child abuse and child sexual abuse incidents.
  • Performing clinical evaluations, clinical risk and lethality assessments for spouse abuse, child abuse and child sexual abuse with victims and offenders.
  • Utilizing resources to perform treatment planning for spouse abuse, child abuse and child sexual abuse incidents.
  • Facilitating treatment groups including batterer's intervention treatment group and domestic violence victim group.  


Having 3 years of progressively higher graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Clinical Counseling or related field.   


Having a combination of experience as described above and education as described above which, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement.


Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:


 PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.   You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.  


As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.   To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions. 


Are you using your education to qualify?  For positions requiring positive education requirements you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned).  See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

 Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit:


  • A secret security clearance may or may not be required for this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
  • Candidate must successfully complete a criminal history background check with no adverse information or feedback received.
  • Position is subject to the Health Practitioner Credential Review and Privileging requirements.
  • The incumbent may be required to carry objects weighing up to twenty-five pounds such as a movie projector, files, books, reference material, etc.
  • A valid driver's license and the availability of a car is required.
  • Occasional travel outside the local commuting area is sometimes required. Incumbent may be required to travel for up to two weeks for the purpose of attending or giving trainings. Travel to FFSC facilities within the local commuting area to perform work responsibilities may be routinely required. 
  • In case of emergency situations involving military families, incumbent may be on a twenty-four hour, seven-day week, on-call status. Situations will be interpreted by higher authority as to determination of an emergency but, in most cases, would be a natural disaster or disasters at sea to ships and/or planes.


When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:

 -Ability to apply various counseling approaches to individuals and groups.

 -Ability to utilize case management skills.

 -Ability to communicate orally.

You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below.   Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. A pplicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:

Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.

Highly Qualified- Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position. 

Qualified - Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.


If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.


Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.


-This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

-This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

-Relocation expenses WILL NOT be authorized.

-A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

-The work is primarily sedentary but may involve periods of high stress secondary to its varied and complex demands. The regular work performed involves sitting at a desk, sitting in meetings and conferences, and standing when providing training.

-The normal work environment is in an adequately lighted and temperature controlled office setting or conference room.

-This position involves a high degree of stress.

-Work is performed under constant demands to meet deadlines for completion of tasks.

-Work also involves dealing with sensitive, controversial and emotional issues due to the nature of sexual and/or child abuse allegations, suicidal and homicidal ideations and other violent behavior.

-On occasion the incumbent may visit clients in their home, in their workplace, or other treatment facility.

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
Federal Annuitant Information:

The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants.   Policy information may be found at:  

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible:  

ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified.   For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

Veteran's Preference Information:


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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
- Complete Resume.
- Complete Assessment Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire

- Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit. 

 Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Tuesday, September 03, 2013

 If more than one resume is received, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed. 

 If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents.
Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.  

 If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: 

 This Vacancy ID is 938842.  

 Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement.  All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.

** It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. **


The documents you are required to submit vary based on what you are claiming (i.e., applying as a veteran or disabled veteran, applying as a military spouse, etc).  Please review the following link to see if there are any documents you need to provide: Applicant Checklist-External


DON Employment Info Center EIC
Phone: 8003784559
TDD: 858-577-5723
Agency Information:
6300 Miramar Way
San Diego, CA


When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement.  You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.  

 Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. Best qualified applicants with veterans' preference are entitled to initial selection consideration.  If there are a sufficient number of best qualified applicants with veterans' preference, only those veterans will be referred to the hiring manager.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

 If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

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