Job Title:Counseling Psychologist (Substance Abuse)
Department:Department of the Army
Agency:Army Installation Management Command
Job Announcement Number:NCMD13745761998144D
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/ Per Year|
|Friday, November 29, 2013 to
Thursday, December 12, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time -
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
Fort Bliss, TX View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|United States Citizens |
|Q - Nonsensitive|
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: The Army Substance Abuse Program
(ASAP) is a mission critical program making a difference in the lives of
returning soldiers and their family members. We need professionals to
provide assessment and counseling in the treatment of substance abuse
and co-occurring disorders. Together, we can make a difference. Selectees
will be required to submit a complete credentialing packet within 10 days of job
offer. Instructions will be provided by the local credentialing office.Nestled between the beautiful Franklin Mountains and the historic Rio Grande, El Paso offers state-of-the-art educational and medical facilities, abundant cultural and entertainment opportunities with 18 museums and 35 art galleries, year-round recreation including award-winning golf courses, a low crime rate, an extremely favorable cost-of-living, and some of the best weather conditions on the planet with over 300 days of sunshine per year. The city provides plenty of parks and gardens as well as mountain and desert trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. El Paso has four private golf courses, two military courses, and seven public courses, including Painted Dunes Golf Course which Golf Digest ranked No. 2 in the country. Tennis players can choose from over 25 public and private facilities in the city. See what El Paso has to offer: http://www.elpaso.org/.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
- Student Loan Repayment may be authorized.
- A recruitment or relocation bonus may be authorized.
DUTIES:Back to top
As a Counseling Psychologist, you will perform the following duties: Hold primary case management responsibility for patients. Develop methods, approaches, or procedures to meet program requirements and patient needs. Implement
treatment plans to treat clients with substance abuse issues by
conducting patient assessment and evaluation using psychosocial
instruments. Provide individual, group, and family psychotherapy. Conduct ongoing review of patient progress. Use data management tools to establish and maintain case records.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Degree: 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.Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: 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. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below:Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-11: Successful completion of a
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or three full years of progressively
higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, that is directly
related to the work of the position.Combination of Experience and Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-11: 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: A
current, active, valid, and unrestricted license as a
counselor/psychologist at the masters level, or higher, from a U.S. State, 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: Ability to identify and conduct assessments Ability to provide treatment and rehabilitation Skill in case management and documentation
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute 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
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
- 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.
- Male applicants 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.
- One year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
- Personnel Security Investigation required.
- 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.
- All Health Care Providers must be
able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training
and certification that is sponsored or endorsed by the American Heart
Association (AHA). Current Advanced Life Support or 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 used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
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). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.