Degree: Successful completion satisfactory completion of at least 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.
Specialized Experience: One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower level (GS-09) requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess specialized experience which includes providing psychological treatment and consultation services to alcohol and drug dependent clients while in initial treatment, formulating treatment plans, undergoing rehabilitation, and during follow-up care.
Education Substitution for Specialized Experience: Successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree from an accredited college or university that is directly related to the work of the position.
Combination of Education and Experience: If you have some, but not all, of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education that you possess. To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education in excess of 36 hours (total semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100% to qualify.
Licensure Requirement: Applicants must possess a current, valid, unrestricted counseling/psychologist license at the Masters level, or higher, as recognized by the licensing agency of a U.S. State, District of Columbia, Commonwealth, territory, or jurisdiction.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Ability to identify and conduct assessmentsAbility to provide treatment and rehabilitationSkill in case management and documentation
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.
Other Requirements:Substance Abuse Certificate Requirement: Applicants must possess a current, professional, unrestricted substance abuse certificate OR obtain a substance abuse certificate within twelve (12) months of appointment. Certificates must be acquired from a State or nationally accredited certifying body. Failure to acquire the certification may result in termination of Federal employment.Personnel security investigation required.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
Direct Deposit of pay is required.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Tentatively selected applicants will be required to sign DA Form 5019 requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing. A job offer to an applicant who is a not a current employee will be withdrawn if the applicant refuses to be tested. Applicants with verified positive test results shall be refused employment. Applications from such individuals shall not be considered for employment for a period of 6 months from the date of the test results.If selected, official college or university transcripts must be submitted.Selected applicant must provide documents for credentialing.All Health Care Providers must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification Current Advanced Life Support of other advanced certification does not supersede BLS completion.
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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the
questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility
and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be
used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.
Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Basis for Rating:
Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best
Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed
ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career
Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal
competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for
competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that
you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive
selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you
apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found
well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of
the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as
possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements
for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will
be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or
higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof
of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof
may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy
of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility
is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.