- U.S. citizenship.
Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit
qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Tour of Duty: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Tour of duty is subject to change based upon program needs.
Duty Location: Behavioral Health, VAMC Canandaigua; may have to provide coverage at the Rochester Outpatient Clinic if necessary.
GS-11: Experience. None beyond the basic requirements.
Assignment. Staff psychologists at this level diagnose mental disorders,
conduct psychological and/or neuropsychological assessments, treat mental
disorders through a variety of modalities, and provide adjunctive interventions
for treatment of medical disorders. They practice under the close supervision
of a licensed psychologist.
GS-12: Experience. In addition to the basic requirements
at theGS-11 level, at least 1 year of experience as a professional psychologist
equivalent to the next lower grade level. Individuals assigned as GS-12
psychologists may be in the process of obtaining licensure at the independent
practice level. If unlicensed, the individual must be supervised by a licensed
psychologist and the experience and supervision must meet the standards for
Assignment. At the GS-12 level, unlicensed psychologists practice under the
supervision of a licensed psychologist, but with less need for consultation
than at the GS-11 grade level. They may be assigned to any program area.
GS-13: Experience. Licensure. 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.
In addition to the experience requirements at the GS-12 level, at least 1
additional year of experience as a psychologist equivalent to the next lower
The pertinent qualification requirements can be found at VA Handbook 5005,
Part II, Appendix G18. For more information on these qualification standards,
please visit OPM's web site at:
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND
SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. For example:
VA Handbook 5005/23, Part II, Appendix G18, Psychologist QUALIFICATION
STANDARD, dated January 2010, and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for
Professional and Scientific Positions at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards
APPLICANTS 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.
Physical Requirements: No
special physical exertion is required. The work is primarily performed while
sitting though some work may require periods of standing. the regular and
recurring work of the position involves sitting at a desk, conferences,
meetings etc., and occasional visits to activity work sites. Occasional use of
automobile and public conveyances may be required. Occasional travel may be
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
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.
Credentialing and Privileging: Any registered, and certified health care providers
appointed to a Veterans Health Administration Medical Center must, upon
acceptance of an employment offer from Human Resources, enter their employment
history, education history, and all licensure/certification/registration
information through the internet-based credentialing system (VetPro). VetPro
ensures the consistency of the credentialing process for all employees and
provides a reliable electronic data bank of health care provider credentials.
This system is used nationwide by all VHA healthcare facilities in an effort to
maximize patient safety. This prerequisite must be initiated after an
employment offer has been extended. Employment commencement dates will be
contingent upon the completion and approval of the VetPro
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.