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Job Title:  Clinical Psychologist
Department:  Department of the Navy
Agency:  Naval Medical Command
Job Announcement Number:  NE40180-13-1145348P3851316E

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$72,391.00 to $94,108.00 / Per Year
Thursday, June 19, 2014 to Monday, August 18, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Yokosuka, JapanView Map
United States Citizens



The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!  

To learn more about the living and working conditions in the overseas area of Yokosuka Japan go to:   


1.    Select the link “View a directory of installations”.

2.    Select a branch of service Navy or Marine Corp. 

3.    Select the military base installation. 

4.    Select Go. 


This position is as a Clinical Child Psychologist in connection with the Educational Developmental and Intervention Services (EDIS) Program, at U.S. Naval Hospital  (USNH) Yokosuka, Japan.  The work involves participating and/or leading an interdisciplinary evaluation team, providing consultant to other medical and clinical professionals within the individual’s area of expertise.  Services primarily include a full range of clinical diagnostic and treatment services to eligible children from birth to twenty-one years. To a lesser extent, a full range of clinical psychology services are provided to other Department of Defense health care beneficiaries of any age on a space available basis, after the educational needs of the target population have been met.


Experience the wonderful opportunity to live and work in USNH Yokosuka Japan!  Support the Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS) Program that provides early intervention, special education, and related services to children (birth thru age 21) of Department of Defense families who work overseas. USNH Yokosuka is the largest U.S. military treatment facility on mainland Japan; a 47-bed core hospital in Yokosuka, near Tokyo. USNH Yokosuka serves 33,000 beneficiaries throughout the western Pacific. EDIS services support the military mission through quality patient and family-centered healthcare delivered by caring professionals utilizing  evidence based treatment.


APPLY NOW!   This announcement has a cut-off date of June 23, 2014.  Candidates who apply on or before June 23, 2014 will be referred first.  Qualified applications received after June 23, 2014 may be referred on an as needed basis.

THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT. The Secretary of Defense Memorandum of 14 August 2012 designated healthcare professions as shortage and critical need positions and to appoint qualified healthcare professionals.  This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements for providing care for uniformed services' family members and retirees at Military Treatment Facilities around the globe. 





  • Occasional Travel
  • long distance and local travel is required.


  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel requlations and available command funding.


  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • This position is a Drug Testing Designated Position (TDP).
  • You must obtain and maintain a security clearance.


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A typical day in the life of a Clinical Child Psychologist!

·         Execute a full range of clinical psychological diagnostic, strategies, procedures, and intervention services for the Educational Developmental and Intervention Services (EDIS) for children birth through 21 years of age with developmental, emotional, behavioral disorders which have a negative impact on a child’s ability to benefit from their educational program.

·         Participate as an authoritative resource expert on the EDIS interdisciplinary evaluation team, providing consultation to medical, clinical providers and school personnel on complex pediatric mental health cases.

·         Work as an independent clinician, administer, score, and interpret psycho-diagnostic tests used for diagnosing mental, personality, behavioral disorders for children and adolescents with complex interpersonal developmental disorders.

·         Provide direct therapy, consultation, and co-teaching models of services to children with identified psychotherapy needs as indicated by evaluation and on the Individualized Educational Plan or on an Individualized Family Service Plan.

·         Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Department of Defense Dependents Schools educational personnel.  Provide consultation and guidance to Department of Defense Dependents Schools and other staff personnel concerning the psychological functioning of students. 



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In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.  Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience. 

POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:   This position has a Positive Education Requirement. In order to verify that you meet the positive education qualifications for this position, you must submit a complete copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (Course title, semester/quarter hours and grade). Failure to submit this information will result in an ineligible rating.  You must submit your transcripts or list of college courses through the "Application Manger" or by fax.  These are the only methods in which transcripts can be submitted.  Failure to provide this information will result in an ineligible rating. (Instructions can be found under the "How to Apply" section.)  

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the following basic requirements: 


1. Completion of all of the requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D, Psy.D, or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology.  You must submit a copy of your college transcript.



2. Completion of a one year psychology clinical internship training program. Make sure your resume reflects the location, duration (beginning and ending dates including month and year), and specialty of the completed internship.  If your resume does not reflect you possess this internship experience, your resume will not be considered.   




3. Must hold an active, current, unrestricted license as a Psychologist by the recognized licensing agency of a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the US Virgin Islands.   Please make sure your resume list the type of licensure you possess and from where it was obtained and most recent date it was awarded.   If your resume does not reflect you possess, your resume will not be considered.


In addition to the above basic requirements, applicants must possess the following specialized experience.  Applicant must have one or more years of progressively related experience as a professional licensed Clinical Psychologist providing assessment, psychological evaluation and clinical treatment for children, birth to 21 years of age with developmental disorders that negatively impact a child's ability to benefit from an educational program.


PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. 


As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.  To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link:  TAG:View Assessment Questions


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.






THIS POSITION HAS A POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:  For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcript(s) which includes (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). Failure to submit your transcript will result in a Not Qualified rating.  See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.


Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit:


*Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.


*A secret security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.   If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

*Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.

*Licensure, Certification or Registration is required.

*A pre employment physical is required.

*Satisfy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) clinical privileges requirements.


*Must possess or obtain and maintain a driver's license.

*The tour length for this overseas location is 3 years.  Extension (s) up to a maximum of 5 years is possible, however, extensions are not guaranteed and no promise of an extension is implied.

*Return rights within Navy are mandatory.

*Overseas positions are subject to the Department of Defense Rotation Policy. Upon selection for this position, the DoD policy will be provided.

*An overseas sponsor will be appointed at the time of selection to provide more specific information.


When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement.  You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation.


If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be found ineligible/not qualified.


Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan. More information can be found at:


Candidates initially selected from the U.S. may be eligible for certain overseas benefits, including:

·       Relocation allowances

·       Tax-free living quarters (housing) and post (cost-of-living) allowances

·       Interest-free salary advance (an amount up to three months)

·       Student education travel for dependents

·       Home leave, a special paid leave to be taken in the U.S.

·       360 hours annual leave (paid vacation) accumulation as opposed to normal 240 hours

·       Job placement options back to the U.S. upon completion of overseas employment

A final determination for overseas benefits will be made at time of tentative selection based on both position and personal eligibility. 

Overseas allowances may be authorized in accordance with Department of State Standardized Regulation (DSSR), DoDI 1400.25, and applicable Department of the Navy policies.

A service agreement may be negotiated in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulation (JTR), applicable Department of the Navy policies.




This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.


This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


Hiring incentive of relocation bonus is being offered.




In the overseas areas, access for civilian employees and their families to military medical and dental treatment facilities is on a space-available and reimbursable basis only. Medical care may be provided by host nation providers. The availability and level of care at host nation medical facilities will vary by location. Movement overseas may require you to initiate a change in your health benefits plan to ensure coverage.


A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.


The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

Federal Annuitant Information:

The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants.  Policy information may be found at:



Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible: 

ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified.  For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:


Veteran’s Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA):

Veteran’s Preference Information:


30% or More Disabled Veterans:




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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
- Complete Resume.
- Complete Assessment Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire.

- Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section and review the applicant checklist link to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit. 


Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Monday, August 18, 2014. 


If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.

If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account: select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.  


If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: 


This Vacancy ID is 1145348.


Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement.  All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.


**It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible, and accurate.  HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. **


IF CLAIMING VETERANS PREFERENCE, YOU MUST SUBMIT THE APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTATION.  The documents you are  required to submit vary based on what you are claiming (i.e., applying as a veteran or disabled veteran, etc).  Please review the following link to see if there are any documents you need to provide: Applicant Checklist-External 


OCHR Phila Ops Ctr BUMED
Phone: (215)697-0532
Agency Information:
Navy OCHR Philadelphia Ops Center
700 Robbins Avenue
Philadelphia, PA


Qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.


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