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Job Title:Psychologist (Program Manager) (Admended)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-558-14-DU-1041279-HC

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$85,161.00 to $130,819.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Friday, January 31, 2014 to Thursday, February 13, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0180-13/14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary NTE NTE 13 MONTH

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Location Negotiable After Selection, United States

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

Yes

JOB SUMMARY:

 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1041279

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ .

The Office of Patient Care Services (PCS), Mental Health Services (MHS), in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is responsible for providing strategic guidance for improving the quality of mental health care for over one and a half million Veterans nation-wide. MHS is designing and implementing a system to support the delivery of evidence-based psychotherapies (EBPs) and other evidence-based interventions throughout the VA.

 The duty location of this position will be determined once a candidate is selected, and salary will be according to that geographical location.

This position may be filled by a Social Worker (Program Management) please apply under announcements listed below if meet Social Worker qualification.

Social Worker - VHA-558-14-DU-1027642-HC

Relocation Expenses are not authorized for this position.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

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

DUTIES:

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NOTE:  THIS IS A TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT NTE 13 MONTHS.

TOUR OF DUTY: Monday-Friday, 0800-1630. Hours may be modified to meet mission needs.

The Office of Patient Care Services (PCS), mental health Services (MHS), in the Veterans health Administration (VHA) is responsible for providing strategic guidance for improving the quality of mental health care for over one and a half million Veterans nation-wide. MHS is implementing a system to support the delivery of evidence-based psychotherapies (EBPs) and other evidence-based interventions throughout VHA.

DUTIES:

The Program Manager (PM) maintains responsibility for the development, implementation, and monitoring of decentralized training and consultation in EBPs, working in close collaboration with VISN Mental Health Liaisons, EBP training program staff, Psychotherapy and Psychogeriatric Section leadership, and other leadership in MHS. The PM manages all aspects associated with developing and implementing decentralized training processes, procedures, and quality assurance mechanisms for maintaining a national decentralized training system across approximately 15 evidence-based psychotherapies. The responsibilities associated with this position involve a high level of complexity and require a high level of sophistication and outstanding strategic and interpersonal skills. The PM also contributes to a system of monitoring of outcomes using data-driven processes to evaluate programs that deliver specialized, complex, highly professional services. In addition, the incumbent is broadly acquainted with specific evidence-based psychotherapies and clinical treatment modalities, clinical support systems, and implementation science, and is knowledgeable about multifaceted health care delivery systems and their relationship to external review organizations as well as hospital and service level operations.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

U.S. Citizenship

PH. D. in Psychology

Professional Psychology Internship accredited by APA

Current, unrestricted license from a state

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: SEE VA DIRECTIVE AND HANDBOOK 5019

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: Psychologists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part.

GRADE DETERMINATIONS: Grade level will be set by Professional Standards Board and is based on the personal qualifications of the candidate selected (i.e. experience, education, training, etc.)

For GS-13: 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 grade level. In addition the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

A. Knowledge of, and the ability to apply advance professional psychological theories and techniques to the full range of patient populations.

B. Ability to provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health.

C. Knowledge of clinical research literature.

D. Ability to coordinate and manage large projects in a large health care system.

E. Ability to monitor compliance with program requirements.

F. Knowledge of and ability to promote and provide information about Evidence-based psychotherapies (EBPs) in a useable and understandable manner.

G. Ability to follow policies that are consistent with organizational goals and objectives.

H. Ability to provide information about national policy to a wide variety of audiences in a useable and understandable manner.

I. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a diverse group of professional staff.

J. Knowledge of, and ability to utilize resource materials and to develop new materials as needed.

K. Ability to deliver one or more EBPS is desired, but not required.

 For GS-14: At least 1 year of professional psychologist experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following professional KSAs and demonstrate the ability to acquire the assignment specific KSA designated by an asterisk (*):

A. Ability to organize work, set priorities, delegate tasks, and meet multiple deadlines.

B. Skill in managing and directing the work of others to accomplish program goals and objectives, and ability to devise ways to adapt work operations to new and changing programs, staffing, and budget requirements, etc.

C. Ability to translate section and management goals and objectives into well-coordinated and controlled work operations.

D. Ability to establish and monitor production and performance priorities and standards.

E. Knowledge of, and ability to appropriately utilize, evidence based practices and clinical practice guidelines and ability to guide staff in using these tools.

F. Ability to deal effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and point of views.

G. Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in sound operation of the program

References: VA Qualification Standards (Part II, Appendix G18 of VA Handbook 5005).

 

 


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.

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.

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:  Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.  VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service.  This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.


OTHER INFORMATION:


HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire View 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 Thursday, February 13, 2014 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.

 

To fax documents you are unable to load:

Complete this cover page at http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following vacancy ID 1018907. You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application. Fax your documents to (478) 757-3144

 

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:

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

 

PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING FORMS IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKET:

CV or Resume.

 

VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf

 

Copy of Transcripts (Does not need to be offical copy)

 

 

Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/OF306.pdf This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.

 

If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf). 

 

If currently or formerly employed in the Federal Government please submit your latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action that shows your Grade, and Step.



AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Hilda Cobb
Phone: (919)286-0411x5094
Email: HILDA.COBB@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Durham VAMC
PLEASE DO NOT MAIL/E-MAIL
APPLICATIONS
APPLY ONLINE OR FAX ONLY
Thank You, NC
27705
UNITED STATES

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:

VHA-558-14-DU-1041279-HC

Control Number:

360495400