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Job Title:Psychologist - Program Manager

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:WV-14-SHa-976486

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$81,823.00 to $106,369.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Saturday, October 19, 2013 to Friday, November 01, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0180-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Syracuse, NY View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 976486

I CARE - VA VALUES

INTEGRITY, COMMITMENT, ADVOCACY, RESPECT AND EXCELLENCE

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.  

 

PSYCHOLOGIST

PROGRAM MANAGER FOR CRISIS INTERVENTION SERVICES

 

We value diversity and multi-cultural competence in our staff;

successful candidates will reflect these values and competencies.

NOTE:  This position will be filled with either a Psychologist, RN or Social Worker.  For RN Announcement #WV-14-SHa-976264, Social Worker Announcement #WV-14-SHa-976799 to apply for these occupations.


Note:  The grade level for this position is GS-13.  This position functions independently and is responsible for the supervision of other licensed health care professinoal  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the step and salary at which the candidate will be placed. 

 

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Successful completion of the VA credentialing process
  • Must have a current State Psychologist license at the doctoral level

DUTIES:

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The Psychologist Crisis Intervention Services Program Manager position is located in the Behavioral Health Care Line at the Syracuse VA Medical Center.  The incumbent manages the administrative and clinical aspects of the Suicide Prevention (SP) and Mobile Outreach and Transition Treatment (MOTT) programs.  Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Management/supervise interdisciplinary staff
  • Plan work assignments
  • Monitors adherence to regulations, policies and procedures
  • Oversees involvement in community outreach events
  • Monitors the effectiveness of services provided
  • Establish staff performance expectations
  • Performs personnel management of CIS staff
  • Responsible for staff training and competencies
  • Coordinates enhanced care when needed
  • Performs clinic work as time permits
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Tour of Duty:  Full Time, Monday - Friday.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:   

  • U.S. citizenship.  Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.   
  • Education: -Candidatees must have completed an American Psychologist Association (APA) accredited doctoral degree in psychology; and
  • Internship:  Successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that was also accredited by APA at the time the program was completed.
  • Licensure:  Candidates must have a full, current and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory or Commonwealth of the United States or the District of Columbia. 
  • Preferred Experience: Experience in program management and supervision of interdisciplinary staff, providing training, performing program evaluation activities.

In addition, candidates will be considered based on their demonstrated competencies in the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  1. Application of advanced professional psychological treatments to the full range of patient populations.
  2. Provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health.
  3. Leadership skills.
  4. Plan staff work, monitor performance and outcomes to accomplish program goals and objectives. 
  5. Analyze organizational and operational problems and develop and implement solutions that result in sound program operation.

 

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.


GRADE DETERMINATIONS:

GS-13 - License Required.  At least 2 years of professional psychologist experience (Federal or Non-Federal) with at least one year equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or post-doctoral degree fellowship and 1 year of professional psychologist experience (Federal or non-Federal) equivalent to GS-12. . 

 

References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II Appendix G18 Psychologist Qualification Standard GS-180


PLEASE NOTE:  Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.)  Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Applicants 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 accordingly.  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.

 

Psychologist positions in the Veterans Health Administration require that the candidate hold a doctoral degree in Psychology from an APA accredited college or university whose psychology curriculum is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA).  In addition, the candidate must have completed a APA accredited internship.

Physical Requirements: Most work performed in an office setting with sitting, standing and walking. Light carrying and lifting.  Hearing (aid permitted), clear speech, working closely with others.  This position requires the selected candidate to satisfactorily complete and pre-employment physical examination that may include a random urinalysis drug screen. 

 

Veterans' 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 your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.  For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.



HOW TO APPLY:

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HOW TO APPLY: All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, November 01, 2013 to receive consideration.
  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.  

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

REQUIRED FORMS:

Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.


Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
  1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 976486.
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, November 01, 2013Friday, November 01, 2013 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.  
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Stephanie Hamilton
Phone: (315)425-4638
Email: STEPHANIE.HAMILTON@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Syracuse VAMC
Department of Veterans Affairs
VAMC Syracuse
800 Irving Ave
Syracuse, NY
13210
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.

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Job Announcement Number:

WV-14-SHa-976486

Control Number:

353614000