1. Are you a U.S. Citizen?A. Yes
Do you 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.A. Yes
Have you 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.A. Yes
Do you hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the
5. Do you have at least one year of experience as a professional psychologist equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12)?A. Yes
In addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements, you MUST fully demonstrate your professional knowledge, skill, and ability as it relates to the items below. For each of the following items, please provide a narrative response in the space provided. Any information indicated in your narrative response will be verified by your resume/supporting documentation. Failure to provide the narrative statements will result in your application package being considered incomplete.
Knowledge of, and ability to apply, advanced professional psychological theories and techniques to the full range of patient populations.
Ability to provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health.
Knowledge of clinical research literature.
6. INSTRUCTIONS: VETERANS PREFERENCE - Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions may be eligible for veterans’ preference. For service after October 15, 1976, the veteran must received a Campaign Badge, Expeditionary Medal, a service connected disability, or have served during the Gulf War between August 2, 1990 and January 2, 1992 or for more than 180 consecutive days, other than training, any part of which occurred during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on the date [prescribed by Presidential proclamation or by law as the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom. To claim veterans’ preference, veterans must provide a copy of their DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. Veterans with service connected disability and others claiming “10 point preference” will need to submit Form SF-15, Application for 10-point Veterans’ Preference along with any documentation indicated on the SF-15 as proof of preference.A. I am eligible for tentative (5-point) preference.