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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
- 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.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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.