All applicants must meet all of the basic requirements below by the closing date of this announcement to be eligible for this vacancy.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL POSITIONS:
U.S. Citizenship Must be a citizen of the United States.
Physical Standards Heavy Lifting, 45 lbs and over; Moderate carrying, 15-44 lbs; Straight pulling; Pulling hand over hand; Pushing; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking; Standing; Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13: to 16: to Jaeger 1 to 4; Both eyes required; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted) Must meet the physical requirements set out in VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
English Language Proficiency Physicians, including residents, Social Workers and Psychologists appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).In addition to the above basic requirements for all positions, below are the education, experience, and licensure/registration requirements for the specific positions.
Education Must have a doctoral
degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the
American Psychological Association (APA). The specialty area of the degree must
be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed.
Internship Must have successfully
completed a professional psychology internship training program that has been
accredited by APA. Exceptions:(1) new VHA psychology internship programs that
are in the process of applying for APA accreditation are acceptable in
fulfillment of the internship requirement, provided that such programs were
sanctioned by the VHA Central Office Program Director for Psychology and the
VHA Central Office of Academic Affiliations at the time that the individual was
an intern and (2) VHA facilities who offered full one-year pre-doctoral
internships prior to PL 96-151 (pre-1979) are considered to be acceptable in
fulfillment of the internship requirement.
Licensure Must hold a full,
current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level
in a state, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g. Puerto Rico) or
the District of Columbia.
Experience Must have at least
one year of professional psychologist experience equivalent to the GS-15 grade
level, and must fully meet the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) for that
at least one year experience of administration management.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities In addition, the candidate must demonstrate
the following KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment
specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*).
to effectively supervise and manage a large group of professional staff.
to correctly assess qualifications and potential of current and prospective
to develop appropriate productivity standards for professional staff, often
across multiple program lines.
(4) Skill in
interpersonal relationships including conflict resolution and ability to work
collaboratively with supervisors from other units.
Knowledge of the goals and objectives of the medical center and VISN and
ability to communicate these to subordinates.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
NOTE: Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications required as described above. You will also be evaluated to the extent you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics associated with the position. Therefore, please ensure your application package addresses the assessment questionnaire. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, you may be rated ineligible for this position.
Qualification Standard, VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G18
DESIGNATED DRUG-TESTING POSITION: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the United States Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards your qualifications for this position. You can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Veteran's Preference: When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, go to http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetsinfo.asp.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Complete application packages will be reviewed to determine if the basic qualifications for this position have been met. A listing of candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the hiring facility where the credentialing and privileging screening process is completed.