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Job Title:Psychologist

Department:Department of the Air Force

Agency:U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:AFPCMEDEH-920153-0180

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$57,408.00 to $147,857.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, October 01, 2013 to Monday, March 31, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0180-11/15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Multiple Appointment Types

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location(s):
Davis Monthan AFB, AZ View Map
Edwards AFB, CA View Map
Naval Air Station Miramar , CA View Map
Travis AFB, CA View Map
Air Force Academy, CO View Map
More Locations  (27)

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

 

This is a Direct Hire Public Notice; under this recruitment procedure, each location/ installation, identified in this Public Notice will accept applications and make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

 

These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority for Health Care Occupations, The Secretary of the Air Force has delegated authority to appoint certain Civilians to Health Care Occupations identified with shortages and/or critical needs; these positions  are located Air Force-Wide. Positions may be filled as permanent, temporary or term with a full-time or part-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
  • Travel and relocation expenses will/will not/may be paid
  • A security clearance may be required
  • Recruitment incentives may be authorized
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position

DUTIES:

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·         Conduct intake evaluations and psycho diagnostic assessments and provide evidence-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and families.  Conduct intake evaluations on routine and emergency basis and also conduct more comprehensive psychological evaluations to address complex diagnostic and treatment issues.  Prepare evaluation reports with full responsibility for such evaluations.

·         Conduct individual, group and family psychotherapy for beneficiaries who present with a full range of psychiatric problems.  Administer and interpret objective personality and intelligence measures, and conduct mental health evaluations in accordance with applicable USAF and DoD guidelines. 

·         Serve as leader of the patient care team providing psychological services to children,adolescents and families; formulate patient treatment plans, administer and interpret various psychological assessment measures for children and adolescents in order to adequately assess behavior/personality, intellectual abilities and academic achievement.  Annotate adjustments to treatment plan as required over the course of therapy.  

 

·         Provide record of care in compliance with Air Force regulations and guidelines.  Carry professional responsibility for findings, interpretations, decisions, recommendations, and reports. 

 

·         Promote and preserve a psychotherapeutic atmosphere among the professional treatment team and functions as authoritative source of information in the areas of child psychology.  Conduct intake evaluations and psychological assessments, and provides evidence-based psychotherapy for adults. 

 

·         Establish treatment plan, annotate adjustments to treatment plan as required over the course of therapy.  Provide psychological consultation for medical providers, and military commanders/senior leaders.

 

 

  

Additional Information: 

This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.

Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.

This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-11 Target GS-15).

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENT:  Successful completion of a full 4 year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree that included a major field of study or degree equivalent in psychology for all specializations except clinical psychology and counseling psychology.   These two specializations have additional educational requirements, as stated below:

Clinical psychology -- For positions at grades GS-11 and above, satisfactory completion of all the requirements for the doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology is required.

Counseling psychology -- For positions at grades GS-9 and above, satisfactory completion of 2 full academic years of graduate study directly related to professional work in counseling psychology, or satisfactory completion in an accredited educational institution of all the requirements for a master's degree directly related to counseling psychology is required.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  

 

In addition to the the Basic Requirement applicants must meet the SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

For GS-11- One year of specialized experience at the GS-09 level conducting  evaluations and psycho diagnostic assessments and providing evidence-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults and families.  Providing individual, group and family psychotherapy for beneficiaries who have psychiatric problems.  OR  Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. in a related field.

For GS-12 - One year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level conducting evaluations and psycho diagnostic assessments and providing evidence-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults and families.  Providing individual, group and family psychotherapy for beneficiaries who have psychiatric problems.

For GS-13- One year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level conducting evaluations and psycho diagnostic assessments and providing evidence-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults and families.  Providing individual, group and family psychotherapy for beneficiaries who have psychiatric problems.

For GS-14- One year of specialized experience at the GS-13 level conducting evaluations and psycho diagnostic assessments and providing evidence-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults and families.  Providing individual, group and family psychotherapy for beneficiaries who have psychiatric problems.

For GS-15- One year of specialized experience at the GS-14 level conducting evaluations and psycho diagnostic assessments and providing evidence-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults and families.  Providing individual, group and family psychotherapy for beneficiaries who have psychiatric problems.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR RESEARCH POSITIONS:

For GS-11-  Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-9 level. 

For GS-12- Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR one  year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-11 level. 

For GS-13- One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least next lower grade level.

For GS-14- One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least next lower grade level.

For GS-15- One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least next lower grade level.

 

Click on the following link to view occupational requirements for this position:

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0100/psychology-series-0180/

 

Click on the following link to view the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions:

 

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):  Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 

1.    Knowledge of evidence-based treatments, individual, family and group psychotherapy for a full range of child, adolescent and adult psychiatric disorders.

2.    Knowledge of administration, scoring, and interpretation of at least one of the current child intelligence (e.g., WISC-IV) and achievement (e.g., WJ-III, WIAT, PIAT) measures.

3.    Knowledge of administration, scoring and interpretation of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2).

4.    Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

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.


You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims.  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

 

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program.  It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

 

·        Position may be subject to random drug testing.

·        Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

·        Shift work and emergency overtime may be required.

·        Employee must maintain current certifications.

·        Position may require an appropriate security clearance.

 

Your latest resume will be used to determine your qualification.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

To determine if you are qualified for this position, your complete application will be reviewed against the qualifications required for the position being filled.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program.  In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

 

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.



OTHER INFORMATION:

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. 

 

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.  Click here for more information.

Temporary and Term Appointments:  If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.

 

Selective Service: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.  For additional information, click here.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)

 

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, March 31, 2014

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 fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page.  This Vacancy ID is 920153.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  The numbering sequence on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire.  Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence.  This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX., and
3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.

 

PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date.  You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.

 

Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents are required and must be provided with your application for this Public Notice:

1) Resume (must include beginning/ending month & year for each employment period)

2) Transcripts (must contain the university logo, can be a copy)

3) Registration/License, active, current registration as required by this Public Notice

 

3) Veterans’ Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214 which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10 point preference you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of purple heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).

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TDD: 800-382-0893
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WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After you submit your application, you will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. 

 

The length of time your application will remain active will vary based on the closing date of this Public Notice.

Additional Duty Location Info

Few vacancies in the following locations:
Davis Monthan AFB, AZ View Map
Edwards AFB, CA View Map
Naval Air Station Miramar , CA View Map
Travis AFB, CA View Map
Air Force Academy, CO View Map
Peterson AFB, CO View Map
Eglin AFB, FL View Map
MacDill AFB, FL View Map
Robins AFB, GA View Map
Mountain Home AFB, ID View Map
McConnell AFB, KS View Map
Barksdale AFB, LA View Map
Andrews AFB, MD View Map
Whiteman AFB, MO View Map
Albuquerque, NM View Map
Kirtland AFB, NM View Map
White Sands Missile Range, NM View Map
Nellis AFB, NV View Map
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH View Map
Charleston AFB, SC View Map
Ellsworth AFB, SD View Map
Brooks AFB, TX View Map
Goodfellow AFB, TX View Map
Lackland AFB, TX View Map
Randolph AFB, TX View Map
Hill AFB, UT View Map
Chantilly, VA View Map
Pentagon, Arlington, VA View Map
Quantico, VA View Map
Fairchild AFB, WA View Map
Kaiserslautern, GermanyView Map
Lakenheath, United KingdomView Map

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Job Announcement Number:

AFPCMEDEH-920153-0180

Control Number:

352581500