Psychologist-Chief, Mental Health Service


Vacancy ID: 775596   Announcement Number: 610-12-290-775596-MHC   USAJOBS Control Number: 329931000

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 775596


1. Title of Job

Psychologist-Chief, Mental Health Service


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

You may omit the availability date if you can begin work immediatley. Otherwise you must provide the date you will be available for employment. Please use this format: (mm/dd/yyyy)


17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Chief, Mental Health Service

21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are intrested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


181580003 Fort Wayne, IN

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Please choose the answers below that best describe your employment and experience. Note: "Target grade" is the highest grade included in this announcement.

1. If you are a permanent employee of the facility in which this vacancy is offered, choose one of the statements below. Otherwise, choose D.

A. I have not held the target grade of this vacancy, or a grade higher than the target grade, on a permanent basis.
B. I hold the target grade, or a higher grade than the target grade, on a permanent basis.
C. I held the target grade of this vacancy, or a grade higher than the target grade, on a permanent basis, but I am currently in a lower grade.
D. I am not a permanent employee of the facility where this vacancy is offered.

2. VERIFICATION STATEMENT: Your rating is subject to verification based on the résumé, narratives and 9other relevant documents you submit, and through verification of references as appropriate. Deliberate attempts to falsify information are grounds for non-selection and for termination. In addition, falsifying information on your application can result in your being barred from federal employment. Please choose A to certify that your answers are accurate and complete.

A. I certify that my answers are accurate and complete.
B. I do not wish to certify. I understand that I will not be considered for this position.

Select the appropriate answer to each of the following questions based on your current level of education and/or experience that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of this position. When answering the questionnaire, remember that your experience and education are subject to verification by investigation. You may be asked to provide specific examples or documentation of experience or education as proof to support your answers, or you may be required to verify a response by a practical demonstration of your claimed ability to perform a task.

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Do you possess at least 52 weeks of specialized experience that equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of Psychologist at the GS-14 grade level.  This experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the federal service. Examples of specialized experience includes:  providing supervision in areas related to behavioral health and social services provision in order to accomplish the organizational goals and objectives.  Being fair, principled and providing decisive leadership for a work environment that promotes shared accountability.  Identifying and evaluating the potential impact and consequences of alternatives in making clinical, administrative, or organizational decisions.  Assessing customers’ (clients, coworkers) satisfaction to identify methods to improve services. Implementing recommendations to improve the quality of services delivered to customers.  Evaluating input and feedback from team members to facilitate collaborative decision making.  Proposing an action plan with recommendations to address clinical, research, or organizational problems.  Planning psychological intervention strategies as part of a multidisciplinary team. Developing comprehensive, customized psychological or behavioral health treatment plans for patients with complicating factors (e.g., physical disabilities, lack of support or resources).  Recommending newly proven or experimental psychological or behavioral health treatment when a clinically sound and professional argument can be made.  Evaluating effectiveness of psychological or behavioral health treatment strategies to adjust practices as necessary, etc.

A. Yes
B. No

Specialized Experience Requirement.

2. Are you a citizen of the United States of America?

A. Yes
B. No

The following questions pertain to your degree in Psychology and psychology internship training program.  You must have a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). AND have successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that has been accredited by APA.

3. Do you have a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association?

A. Yes
B. No

4. Have you successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that has been accredited by APA?

A. Yes
B. No

The following questions pertain to your licensure and/or certification.  Note:  The Psychologist must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia

5. Do you hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia? 

A. Yes
B. No

In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English.  You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to perform the duties of this position.

6. Are you proficient in basic written and spoken English?

A. Yes
B. No

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

7. Ability to effectively supervise and manage subordinate employees.

8. Skilled in assessing qualifications and abilities of current and prospective employees.

9. Ability to develop productivity standards appropriate to each service provided and each venue.

10. Skilled in interpersonal relationships, including conflict resolution.

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

12. Skilled in working collaboratively with other disciplines and supervisors.

Certification of Understanding - Select the appropriate answer to the statement below.  Failure to provide an answer will result in your not being considered for this position.

13. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith.  I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled; I may be denied an appointment; or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731).  I understand that any information I give may be investigated and that responding "No" or providing no response to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I understand the information provided above and certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith.
B. No, I do not certify this information and do not wish to be considered for this position.

REMINDER- you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations
  2. CV or Resume
  3. Proof of current certification, licensure or registration
  4. Transcripts