Job Title:Clinical Psychologist
Department:Department of the Army
Agency:U.S. Army Medical Command
Job Announcement Number:NCMD13673093977196D
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/ Per Year|
|Tuesday, October 22, 2013 to
Tuesday, October 29, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Fort Polk, LA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|United States Citizens |
Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:This position is
for the Embedded Behavioral Health (EBH) initiative. This work involves
treating soldiers with a broad range of behavioral health concerns in
specific combat divisions at various locations around the world.
Ft Polk provides us with a diverse and well-skilled population, with more than 22,000 military members and their families,. The area is considered rural with the Kisatchie National Forest, which offers hunting and recreational activities located nearby. Also located nearby is Toledo Bend, Vernon, and Anacoco Lake for those interested in fishing, boating, or swimming. For more information, please visit: http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/JRTC-Polk_NEW/sites/local/ Leesville, LA is proud to be the home of Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center. The surrounding community is comprised of the towns of Leesville, DeRidder, New Llano and Anacoco. The nearest cities are Alexandria (45 miles northeast) and Lake Charles (55 miles south). The area is considered rural with the Kisatchie National Forest, which offers hunting and recreational activities. Please visit http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/JRTC-Polk_NEW/sites/local/ for more information.
Who May Apply:
- A recruitment or relocation bonus may be authorized.
- Moving expenses will not be paid.
- Work schedule may require evenings and weekends work hours.
- Up to 5% Business Travel required.
DUTIES:Back to top
As a Clinical Psychologist at Fort Polk, Louisiana, you will:
- Make mental
health diagnoses as appropriate in accordance with DSM-IV-TR criteria, or
other, more current, accepted standards.
- Provide individual
and group therapy, using various modalities as clinically indicated to
include brief problem-focused psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy,
and client-centered therapy.
- Assess acute
mental health conditions in beneficiaries who present with such issues.
- Screen and
interview patients, perform bio-psychological social evaluations using
expert knowledge of general and specific concepts, principles, procedures,
and practices relating to psychological counseling.
- Evaluate overall
effectiveness of therapeutic effort and institute changes to increase
effectiveness of therapeutic efforts.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Degree: Successful completion of at
least a Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional
work in clinical psychology.Specialized Experience: One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower level (GS-12) 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 performing bio-psychosocial evaluations, determining mental
health diagnoses, developing behavioral health treatment plans, providing
psychological counseling, and interpreting psychological tests. Licensure: A current, active, valid, and unrestricted license as a Psychologist
from a U.S. State, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth, territory, or
jurisdiction is required.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:Skill in psychological
assessmentAbility to provide
therapeutic servicesKnowledge of psychological
testingKnowledge of administrative
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.
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If you are a male AND if you were born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- Direct Deposit of pay is required.
- You may be required to serve one year in a trial/probationary status.
- Personnel Security Investigation required.
- This position is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations or must provide a recognized exemption.
- Successful completion of a pre-placement physical examination is required.
- This position requires a Childcare Background Check (CNACI).
- Position is designated as Inclement Weather Essential. The incumbent must make every attempt to report for work on time and/or remain on duty during severe weather conditions.
- Immunization screening is required. Hepatitis B immunization is required for all positions with direct patient contact. Applicants may be required to show proof of other immunizations depending on the type of position.
- 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.
- Selected applicant must provide documents for credentialing.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your 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.
Interagency Career 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/.