This position includes a Selective Placement Factor and a Basic Requirement criterion. Applicants who do not meet the Selective Placement Factor and the Basic requirement criteria will be considered as ineligible and will receive no further consideration for this position.
Selective Placement Factor:
Applicants must possess a valid and unrestricted state license to independently practice social work or clinical psychology, examples may include: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), or Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP). Loss of licensure or certification will result in job termination.
NOTE: APPLICANTS WHO FAIL TO SUBMIT A COPY OF THEIR CURRENT (UNEXPIRED) LICENSE AND COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS INDICATICATING APPROPIATE EDUCATION, WILL BE CONSIDERED INELIGIBLE AND WILL RECEIVE NO FURTHER CONSIDERATION.
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A degree in social work that fulfills all of the requirements for the master's degree in social work in a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
A degree with a major or equivalent in psychology for all specializations except clinical psychology and counseling psychology.
Clinical psychology: For positions at grades GS-11 and above, satisfactory completion of all the requirements for the doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology is required.
Counseling psychology: Satisfactory completed 2 full academic years of graduate study directly related to professional work in counseling psychology, or satisfactory completion in an accredited educational institution of all the requirements for a master's degree directly related to counseling psychology is required.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level, which provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position, in addition to meeting the basic requirements.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs)/Competencies: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Mastery of principles of psychology or social work sufficient to provide counseling, training, and other mental health services to employees or families within the law enforcement population.
2. Demonstrated expertise in the preparation and presentation of mental health topics.
3. Mastery knowledge of a wide range of methods for the assessment and improvement of a mental health or employee assistance program.
4. Skill in administering a major mental health services program involving substantial organizational resources.
5. Ability to communicate in writing. (Applicant MAY be asked to complete a writing sample).
6. Clinical Assessment.
Conditions of Employment:
License must be obtained by the closing date of the vacancy.
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see http://www.ed.gov.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories; Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligible.
Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be Evaluated," veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category (i.e. Best Qualified).