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  1. Overview
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Clinical Psychologist

Department:Department Of State

Agency:Department of State - Agency Wide

Job Announcement Number:MED-2014-0018

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,924.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, February 03, 2014 to Thursday, February 13, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0180-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
District of Columbia, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Open to all U.S. citizens

"You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined."

"More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur."

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The employee serves as a Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist for the Child and Family Team of Mental Health Services within the Office of Medical Services. They are responsible for the psychological evaluation and treatment triage of Foreign Service children for the purpose of determining medical clearance status. They are also responsible for the oversight of medical evacuations for mental health problems on a global basis, and for developing procedures and policies relevant to enhancing the functioning of the Office of Medical Services Child and Family Program.  Note: The position may involve limited overseas travel opportunities to meet with families, schools and embassy health unit personnel.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • 25% or Greater
  • Overseas/Domestic travel required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Subject to random drug testing.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
  • Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret
    security clearance.
  • Limited overseas travel may be required.

DUTIES:

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  • Conducts psychological/educational/developmental evaluations and mental health clearance determinations of child and adolescent family members of Foreign Service Officers and other overseas employees of the US government as required that have special educational needs and/or require mental health services. 

  • Carries out  performance and review of psychological evaluations and psycho-educational assessments; assessment of recommendations for treatment interventions; school placements and medical clearances for this population.

  • Conducts psychiatric interventions and monitors individuals with limited clearance. 

  • Manages the mental health medical evacuations of eligible family members of Foreign Service Officers and others, as well as the performance of psychological evaluations in Family Advocacy cases. 

  • Provides consultation to clinical social workers of the Employment Consultation service regarding difficult diagnostic and patient management questions for children and adolescents, as well as consultation to families adopting older, foreign born and/or disabled children; and acts as an expert on learning disorders and special needs in children and adolescents.

  • Monitors individuals with limited clearance.

  • Assists in the development of policies and procedures for the Office of Medical Services Child and Family Program and provides education to professional staff and preventative education to supported populations on child related issues.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Applicants must meet the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement. Education may only be substituted in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook. 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 can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov
You MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application, and if selected, an official college transcript will be required to verify education prior to employment.  Applicants MUST meet the required basic entry qualification requirements described below:
 
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:  Have an undergraduate or graduate level degree with a major or equivalent in psychology AND have satisfactorily completed all the requirements for the doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) from an accredited college or university directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology is required.
 
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:  In addition to meeting the basic entry qualifications requirements listed above, applicants MUST have at least 1 year of full time specialized experience at the Grade 12 level, that is close to or similar to the work of this position. Qualifying specialized experience includes working with developmentally disabled children and their families; working with children with learning disabilities and other handicapping conditions; working with adoptions and the psychological response to terrorism and trauma; providing mental health services to a multicultural populations; experience taking mental health history; report writing and formulating treatment and educational plans; stress counseling, educational guidance, brief family therapy and computer use.
 
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:  Applicant MUST possess an Independent/unrestricted license to practice as a Clinical Psychologist in a State within the USA or one of its territories.
 
Note: All applicants MUST (1) submit a copy of their college transcript(s) with their application as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement AND a copy of their license, and if selected, an official college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment; (2) transcripts MUST be legible AND include your name, major, school name/location, course title/number, date completed, grade, and number of credits earned; (3) if you attended more than 1 college you MUST submit a transcript from each institution if you wish your education to be considered in qualifying you for this position; (4) all college course work that may be pertinent to qualifying you for the position MUST be included on the transcripts. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.


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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection procedures.  Based on your responses to the job-specific self-assessment questions, eligible candidates are placed for selection consideration into one of three pre-defined quality categories as described below:

Highly-qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications for the position, candidates must fully demonstrate proficiency in all major aspects of the position.  

Well Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, candidates must demonstrate proficiency in some, but not all of the major aspects of the position.

Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, applicants must demonstrate a basic level of knowledge, skill and ability of the position.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:
*Expert knowledge of psychological principles, theories, concepts and practices related to mental health illness.
*Experience evaluating and analyzing medical information in order to provide guidance on all types of mental health disorders.
*Abilility to interact with other medical professionals to complete evaluations, make assessments, and/or recommendations related to mental health issues.
*Skill in oral communication in order to provide patient assessment, counseling, and referrals related to patient mental health care.
*Ability to communicate in writing in order to develop policy, procedures, and clinical reports of findings.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience(s) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity.  Please visit the following website for more information on required resume content: click here.

Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each pre-defined quality category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent (i.e., CPS and CP) must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.

Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) candidates must be rated "Well Qualified" for the position to receive consideration for special priority.

Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any required supporting documentation by the closing date of this announcement.  Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview.
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BENEFITS:

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You can review our benefits at: http://careers.state.gov/civil-service/joa.html



OTHER INFORMATION:

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER - Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name.  As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you.  Failure to provide your Social Security Number on your application materials will result in your application not being processed.

SELECTIVE SERVICE - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify at the time of appointment that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION - This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Office of Employee Relations, Disability/Reasonable Accommodations Division, at (202) 261-8163 or reasonableaccommodations@state.gov.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

HOW TO APPLY:

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Please carefully read all the instructions before you begin the application process.

To apply for this job opportunity, you must submit a resume and an on-line application through the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) application system, USAJOBS.  This information will be transferred to the Department of State's Gateway to State Automated Application System.

You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement to complete the following four-step application process:

STEP 1: Select the "Apply On-line" button and follow the instructions to register or sign into USAJOBS.

STEP 2: Submit a detailed resume or any other written format you choose documenting your job-related qualifications, experience, and education (if applicable).  Cover letter is optional.  If you submit a cover letter, you must also submit a resume.  Please see the “How You Will Be Evaluated” section for specific information that should be outlined in your resume.

STEP 3: Answer the job-specific self-assessment questions on-line through the Gateway to State automated application system.  These questions will be used to evaluate your qualifications and experience for this job opportunity.  

STEP 4: Submit all required documentation, applicable to you, listed in the Required Documents section of this job opportunity to the Department’s automated application system "Gateway to State" prior to the closing date of this announcement.  For instructions on how to view the status of your supporting documentation, please click here.


Technical assistance with your on-line application can be obtained by contacting the Help Desk at mgshelp@monster.com OR by calling (866) 656-6830 or (703) 269-4944 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. ET
ALTERNATE APPLICATION PROCEDURES
NOTE:  If applying online poses an extreme hardship, you may request alternate application procedures to submit your application package by fax.  Contact the Human Resources office listed on the announcement between the business hours of 8:15 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, at least two working days prior to the closing date of this announcement.  The application package for alternate application procedures must be submitted and received in the Human Resources office no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on the closing date of this announcement.

NOTE:  Paper applications and information sent by mail WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All required documents listed below, that are applicable to you, must be submitted to our automated system "Gateway to State" by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

1. Resume - your resume or any other written format you choose should contain the required information as specified in the “How You Will Be Evaluated” section.  Insufficient information will result in an ineligible rating.

2. A completed online job specific self-assessment questionnaire through the Department’s automated system “Gateway to State”.

3. Transcripts - if you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed under the Qualifications and Evaluations section, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript(s) with your application.  If selected, an official/sealed college transcript(s) will be required to verify education prior to employment.

4. Veterans Preference - If claiming veteran’s preference, you must indicate the type of veteran's preference you are claiming on your resume.

For 5-point veteran’s preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge which must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty.  If you are currently on active duty, you must provide an official statement of service from your command/unit which states the date you entered active duty, expected discharge type and date, and campaign medals you have received OR other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.  If the appropriate information is not submitted to confirm your discharge status, dates of service, etc., you will not receive credit for the claimed active duty military service.

For 10-point veteran's preference, you must submit a SF-15 and any documentation required by this form to support your claim.  If we cannot verify your 10-point preference status, you will receive 5-point preference if veterans' preference requirements have been met.  For further information regarding Veterans, click here.

To gain access to your DD214 online, please visit: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/get-service-records.html

5. If you are qualifying based on other criteria listed under the Qualification Section of this announcement, you MUST submit the required supporting documentation (certificates, certifications, etc.) with your application.

6. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit a copy of the appropriate documentation with their application. See links below:

ICTAP Considerations
CTAP Considerations

All documentation, applicable to you, must be submitted by the closing date of this announcement.  If the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility or you fail to submit any of the required documents, it will disqualify you from being considered for this job opportunity.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Raquel N. Manso
Phone: 703-302-6813
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: FSIJobApplications@State.gov
Agency Information:
U.S. Department of State
Office of Medical Services
2401 E Street, N.W.
Washington, DC
20522-4201
US
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After all application packages have been received, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  After we review and evaluate all applications, the most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews.  After a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability and or security background investigation.
 
You will be notified up to four times during the hiring process:

1. Upon receipt of your application.
2. Upon minimum qualification determinations.
3. After the certificate is issued.
4. After final selection is made.

For instructions on how to view the status of your application, please click here.

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Job Announcement Number:

MED-2014-0018

Control Number:

360840700