- 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:
- Application of advanced professional psychological treatments to the full range of patient populations.
- Provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health.
- Leadership skills.
- Plan staff work, monitor performance and outcomes to accomplish program goals and objectives.
- 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.
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.