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Job Title:  Supervisory Psychologist
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  VHA-565-14-SQ1165600-JAM

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$100,634.00 to $130,819.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 to Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Fayetteville, NC View Map
US Citizens and Status Candidates
Public Trust - Background Investigation



This is an open continuous announcement until filled. Applications will be considered as received.


OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Supervisory Psychologist is assigned to the Mental Health Service Line (MHSL) at the VA Medical Center, Fayetteville, NC. The incumbent serves as a member of the MHSL management team under the direct supervision of the Chief of MHSL. Work may include any one or a combination of providing professional clinical services, conducting research, carrying out education and training activities, clinical consultation, supervision and administration.


NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program. Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be authorized.

Relocation Expenses are not authorized.



  • Occasional Travel
  • May Travel to CBOC's and surrounding areas


  • No


  • 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
  • Must submit all required documentation by the closing date.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.


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The incumbent serves as the Supervisory Psychologist at the VA Medical Center, Mental Health Service Line (MHSL) in Fayetteville, NC and all other sites of care. The incumbent has the overall responsibility for all professional Psychology services provided at the various campuses, clinics and Community Based Outreach Clinics (CBOC) of the Fayetteville VA Medical Center (FVAMC). The Supervisory Psychologist is responsible for coordinating the "professional community" for the practice of Psychology. Responsibilities include but not limited to performing line and staff authority for resource allocation within the area of responsibility, ensuring the efficient operation of the organizational unit, and working under the direct supervision of the Chief, Mental Health Service Line (MHSL). The incumbent responsibilities also include development and implementation of programs, policies and procedures; oversight of administrative and programmatic resources and monitoring of outcomes using a data driven quality assurance process. Represents the discipline of Psychology at relevant management meetings and to outside groups such as local universities, Veteran Service Organizations (VSO), community mental health organizations and other relevant groups. Work may also include any one or a combination of: providing professional clinical services, conducting research, carrying out education and training activities, clinical consultation, supervision and administration. Perform other functional duties as assigned.

WORK SCHEDULE:  1st shift 7am to 7pm; Monday - Saturday; varying tours of duty available.



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BASIC REQUIREMENTS: The basic requirements for employment as a VHA psychologist are prescribed by: Public Law 96-151 codified in Title 38, U.S.C. § 7402. To qualify for appointment, all applicants for the position of psychologist in VHA must meet the following:

            a. Citizenship. 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.)

            b. Education

     (1) Have a 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 employed.


     (2) Have 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.      

  • Licensure. 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.
  • Loss of Credential. An employee in this occupation who fails to obtain licensure/certification/registration within the required time frame, or who fails to maintain the required licensure/certification/registration must be removed from the occupation, which may also result in termination of employment.

Preferred Criteria:

  • Certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, per training protocol as approved by the Medical Center
  • Research publications and academic experience to assist with future university duties.


At least 1 year of professional psychologist experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-13), and must fully meet the KSAs for that level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following professional KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):

a. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  (1) Ability to organize work, set priorities, delegate tasks, and meet multiple deadlines.

*(2) 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.

*(3) Ability to translate management goals and objectives into well-coordinated and controlled work operations.

*(4) Ability to establish and monitor production and performance priorities and standards.

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

  (6) Ability to deal effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view.

*(7) Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in sound operation of the program.

(8) Ability to effectively supervise and manage subordinate employees.

*(9) Skill in  assessing qualifications and abilities of current and prospective employees.

References: VA Handbook 5005/15 PART II APPEDNDIX G18

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: 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Light Carrying of items under 15lbs. Walking(moderate) hours; Standing(moderate) hours; Hearing( aid permitted) Other: Emotional and Mental Stability.

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


Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.


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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

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.


This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 


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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen 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.

YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850c IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY. You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online. Please see this guide ( for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications. Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way. Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

Note: To return to a previously saved or incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS. Check your account ( ) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

1.    Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: TAG:Link to Full Questionnaire.

2.    Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire:

3.    Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144. Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

4.    Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

1.    Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: TAG:VacancyID. You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.

2.    Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on TAG:Closing Date.


The following documents are required:

1. Resume

2. Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire

3. Other documents - use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for well-qualified, displaced Federal employees), or documentation to support Veterans Preference claims. You will not be contacted for additional information.

4. Copies of transcripts or any education that is being claimed. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for the initial application process. If selected, official transcripts may be requested at that time.

5. VA FORM 10-2850c (Available at (required).


Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

Applications are not accepted through email. Do not email your application.



Judy A. Moses
Phone: (910)488-2120x7055
Agency Information:
VHA Fayetteville NC VAMC
Department of Veterans Affairs
2300 Ramsey Street Bldg 6
Fayetteville, NC


We will not make assumption of your experience. Please submit and reflect all qualifying information in your resume and application.

You must submit the proper required documentation.

Current permanent/former/reinstatement eligible Federal employees must submit their latest most recent non-award SF50. SF50 must be legible.

Please allow at least 24 hours for application status update.

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.

Ensure you have submitted the proper corresponding documentation.

Missing documents will result in an ineligible rating and a code of missing documents (IFM) selected for your application rating. Examples of supporting documentation are:

Military Spouse Preference: If you are a military spouse and you are applying for military Spouse Preference, you must submit a copy of your sponsor’s orders, marriage license, birth certificate and a copy of your most recent non-award SF 50 if you are a qualifying federal employee.

30% or more Disabled Veteran: Applicants applying with status as a 30% or more disabled veteran must apply submit a copy of their DD214, SF 15 and a copy of your disability memo with the visible eligibility.

Current VA: employees must submit a recent, legible, non-award SF50.

Schedule A: applicants must submit proper qualifying documentation.

Veterans: must submit a DD214 and submit an SF15 if applicable.

All other applicants must submit required documentation, clarifying eligibility.

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