Citizen of the United States.
(Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified
citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited
by the American Psychological Association (APA). The specialty area of the
degree must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be
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 that 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.
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.
no circumstances will the educational or licensure requirements be waived.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-13 LEVEL: Progressive experience at the next lower grade (GS-12) At this level psychologists are licensed at
the doctoral level to practice independently in the provision of psychological
services consulting with peers and supervisors as appropriate. They are assigned to any VHA program and
setting, including inpatient or outpatient medicine, surgery, mental health,
neurology, rehabilitation medicine, geriatrics, Vet Centers, and the VHA
National Center for Organizational Development.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
1. Knowledge of, and
ability to apply, advanced professional psychological theories and techniques
to the full range of patient populations.
2. Ability to provide
professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional
psychology and behavioral health.
3. Knowledge of
clinical research literature.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:The work may require using appropriate methods or resources to physically restrain veterans who present a danger to self or others. The work may also require accommodating the needs of physically disabled veterans. Day-to-day work involves sitting, walking, standing and carrying light objects such as medical records.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE,
PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
: Input applicable reference and links. For example: VA Handbook 5005/23, Part
II, Appendix F7, PSYCHOLOGIST
QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated February 2009, and OPM Group Coverage
Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/GS0100/0185.htm
(or you may use the following generic citation) VA Handbook 5005 available
in the local Human Resources Office and OPM Group Coverage Qualification
Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/GS0100/0185.htm.
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. Applicants must, therefore, only report 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. ***
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.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. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.