Must be a United States citizen.
Language Proficiency - Must be proficient in spoken and written
Must have a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology
by the American Psychological Association (APA). The specialty area of the degree must be
consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is employee. AND,
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 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. COPIES OF UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED
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. Exception - The Secretary may waive the requirement of licensure for an individual psychologist for a period of not to exceed 2 years from the date of employment on the condition that such a psychologist provide care only under the supervision of a psychologist who is so licensed. COPIES OF LICENSES REQUIRED
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR THE GS-12 GRADE LEVEL: In addition to meeting the basic requirements applicants must have at least 1 year of experience as a professional psychologist. Specialized Experience: Applying a wide range of professional psychological theories and assessment methods to a variety of patient populations, develop coherent treatment strategies, incorporated new clinical procedures.
EXPERIENCE FOR THE GS-13 GRADE LEVEL: This
is the full performance level for staff clinical
psychologists. At this level clinical psychologists are licensed at
the doctoral level to practice independently in the provision of psychological
services consulting with peers and supervisors as appropriate. Specialized Experience: 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. Among the modalities provided are individual,
family, and group psychotherapies, and other interventions such as biofeedback,
psychological hypnosis, and environmental interventions. Consult with medical center staff on a wide variety
of patient care issues. Staff
psychologist involved in program evaluation and/or research activities. Must
have 2 years of post-doctoral experience as a psychologist with at least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next
lower grade level (GS-12).
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC.
WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
REFERENCES: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G18 Psychologist Qualification Standards, available at local VA Human Resources Office.
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. 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.
Must meet physical requirements in VA Directive and
ACCOMMODATIONS: This Agency provides reasonable accommodations
to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any
part of the application and hiring process, you must notify the agency. This
decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case
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 visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) based on your application for this position.
of, and ability to apply, advanced professional psychological theories and
techniques to the full range of patient populations.
to provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to
of clinical research literature.
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.
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.