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Job Title:  Clinical Psychologist
Department:  Department of the Navy
Agency:  Naval Medical Command
Job Announcement Number:  NE30180-12-970310N2607975-D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$60,274.00 to $78,355.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 to Monday, December 02, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
2 vacancies in the following location:
Okinawa Island, JapanView Map
United States Citizens


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Experience the wonderful opportunity to live and work in Okinawa Japan!  Support the Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS) Program that provides early intervention, special education, and related services to children (birth thru age 21) of Department of Defense families who work overseas. 


This position is as a Clinical Child Psychologist in connection with the Educational Developmental and Intervention Services (EDIS) Program, at U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa Japan.  The work involves participating and/or leading an interdisciplinary evaluation team, providing consultant to other medical and clinical professionals within the individual's area of expertise.Services primarily include a full range of clinical diagnostic and treatment services to eligible children from birth to twenty-one years.  To a lesser extent, a full range of clinical psychology services are provided to other Department of Defense health care beneficiaries of any age on a space available basis, after the educational needs of the target population have been met.

APPLY NOW! This announcement has a cut-off date of October 23, 2013.  Candidates who apply on or before October 23, 2013 will be referred first.  Qualified applications received October 23, 2013 may be referred on an as needed basis.



  • 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.
  • This position is a drug-testing designated position (TDP).
  • You must obtain and maintain a security clearance.


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A typical day in the life of a Clinical Psychologist! 

  • Execute a full range of clinical psychological diagnostic, strategies, procedures, and intervention services for the Educational Developmental and Intervention Services (EDIS) for children birth through 21 years of age with developmental, emotional, behavioral disorders which have a negative impact on a child’s ability to benefit from their educational program.
  • Participate as an authoritative resource expert on the EDIS interdisciplinary evaluation team, providing consultation to medical, clinical providers and school personnel on complex pediatric mental health cases.
  • Work as an independent clinician, administer, score, and interpret psycho-diagnostic tests used for diagnosing mental, personality, behavioral disorders for children and adolescents with complex interpersonal developmental disorders.
  • Provide direct therapy, consultation, and co-teaching models of services to children with identified psychotherapy needs as indicated by evaluation and on the Individualized Educational Plan or on an Individualized Family Service Plan.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Department of Defense Dependents Schools educational personnel.  Provide consultation and guidance to Department of Defense Dependents Schools and other staff personnel concerning the psychological functioning of students. 



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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.


POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: This position has a Positive Education Requirement. In order to verify that you meet the positive education qualifications for this position, you must submit a complete copy of your doctoral transcript(s). Failure to submit this information will result in an ineligible rating .  You must submit your doctoral transcript(s) through the "Application Manger" or by fax.  These are the only methods in which transcripts can be submitted.  Failure to provide this information will result in an ineligible rating. (Instructions can be found under the "How to Apply" section.)  

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the following basic requirements:

1. Completion of all of the requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D, Psy.D, or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology. You must submit a copy of your college transcript. Your resume will not be considered if you fail to provide.  

2. Completion of a one year psychology clinical internship training program. Make sure your resume reflects the location, duration (beginning and ending dates including month and year), and specialty of the completed internship. If your resume does not reflect you possess this internship experience, your resume will not be considered.


3. Must hold an active, current, unrestricted license as a Psychologist by the recognized licensing agency of a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the US Virgin Islands.   Please make sure your resume list the type of licensure you possess and from where it was obtained and most recent date it was awarded.   If your resume does not reflect you possess, your resume will not be considered .  


In addition to the above basic requirements, applicants must possess the following specialized experience. Applicant must have one or more years of progressively related experience.  Examples of experience includes experience as a licensed Clinical Psychologist providing screenings, psychological evaluations and clinical treatment of children (birth to 21 years of age) with developmental disorders that negatively impact a child's ability to benefit from their educational program. 


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, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification 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:


Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.


A security clearance is a requirement of 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.

Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.

A criminal history background check through local and state police agencies is required.

A pre-employment physical is required.

Licensure, Certification or Registration is required.


Operation of a motor vehicle is required.

Extended long distance and local travel to priovide itinerant services as needed is required.The tour length for this overseas location is 2 years.  Extension (s) up to a maximum of 5 years is possible, however, extensions are not guaranteed and no promise of an extension is implied.

Return rights within Navy are mandatory.

Overseas positions are subject to the Department of Defense Rotation Policy. Upon selection for this position, the DoD policy will be provided.

Non-Cost living quarters OR Tax free-living quarters allowance (LQA) IF ELIGIBLE is provided for the annual cost of suitable, adequate housing for the employee and his/her family. The LQA is payable to ELIGIBLE civilian employees when government owned or rented quarters are not provided without charge at the employee's permanent duty station in a foreign area.

Salary advance of 3 months authorized. Advances may be made during the period of 3 weeks before the estimated departure date to a foreign duty station or up to 2 months after arrival. Repayment must be made by payroll deductions of up to 26 subsequent pay periods or by lump-sum payment.

Home leave is accrued at the rate of 5 days per year for ELIGIBLE employees. Home leave may only be granted after completion of 24 months continuous service abroad. Carryover of 360 hours of annual leave is authorized.

Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) is authorized if eligible - This covers most of the costs of housing, heat, electricity, trash, water, and sewer service. The Department of State Standardized Regulations (DSSR) maximum allowable rates depend on the location of the duty assignment, the grade of the employee, and how many dependents are living with the employee. LQA is a reimbursement, based on actual expenses.   More info can be found here: 

Post Allowance is authorized - This is paid to compensate in part for the higher price of many goods and services in overseas areas. It's based on the employee's salary, work schedule, number of dependents, and the employee's duty station location. Changes in exchange rates also raise or lower the post allowance since exchange rates affect the cost of goods and services bought on the economy. Post allowance is not taxable.   Allowances listed by location is here:

If this position is filled by a military spouse residing in the commuting area, the military spouse will be given a time-limited appointment.

Concurrent transportation of dependents is authorized.

Non-temporary storage (NTS) is authorized. NTS at government expense may be authorized for a period not to exceed the length of the tour of duty in the overseas area.

Shipment of household goods (HHG) to the overseas area is authorized. (NTS and HHGs shipment combined cannot exceed 18,000 pounds)

Real Estate expenses are not authorized.

An overseas sponsor will be appointed at the time of selection to provide more specific information.

Recruitment, Retention, and Relocation maybe authorized.

Living and Working conditions at Okinawa Japan:



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:

  • Assessment
  • Technical Competency
  • Treatment Planning
  • Communication 

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. Applicants 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 may or may 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 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 Monday, December 02, 2013


If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed 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 970310.  


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. **


IF CLAIMING VETERANS PREFERENCE OR MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE, ETC., YOU MUST ATTACH THE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS. 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


OCHR Phila Ops Ctr BUMED
Phone: (215)697-0532
Agency Information:
Navy OCHR Philadelphia Ops Center
700 Robbins Avenue
Philadelphia, PA


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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