Psychologist


Vacancy ID: 815083   Announcement Number: BH-12-242-SV-815083   USAJOBS Control Number: 334496900

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1. Title of Job

Psychologist
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

17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Psychologist

21. Geographic Availability

461360047 Hot Springs, SD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

This section is related to the graduate program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). If you are unsure as to whether or not you attended a graduate program that was accredited by the APA, please reference http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/programs/index.aspx for a list of programs that have been accredited by the APA. Please select the response that best describes your education. You may only select one response for each item.

1. Which of the following best describes your doctoral education?

A. I possess a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The program was accredited at the time I completed the requirements for my degree. The specialty area of the degree is consistent with the assignment for which I am applying.
B. I am currently in training, and within the next nine months I will possess a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The specialty area of the degree is consistent with the assignment for which I am applying.
C. My education is not reflected by either of the above options.

This section is related to the internship accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). If you are unsure as to whether or not you attended an APA accredited internship program, please reference http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/programs/index.aspx for a list of internships that have been accredited by the APA. Please select the response that best describes your internship status. You may only select one response for each item.

2. Which of the following best describes your internship status?

A. I have completed a professional psychology internship that was accredited by the APA at the time I completed the internship.
B. I am currently an intern, and within the next nine months I will have completed a professional psychology internship that is accredited by the APA.
C. My internship status is not reflected by either of the above options.

This section irelates to the experience requirement for this vacancy. Please select the response that best describes your level of experience. You may only select one response. If you feel that your experience exceeds all of the descriptions, choose the description that is the closest to the level of experience that you possess. If you are unsure as to whether or not you participated in an internship that was accredited by the APA, please reference http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/programs/index.aspx for a list of internships that have been accredited by the APA.

3. Select the response that best describes your level of experience.

A. I am currently an intern, and within the next nine months I will possess the equivalent of at least one year of experience gained through a professional psychology internship accredited by the APA.
B. I possess the equivalent of at least one year of experience gained through a professional psychology internship accredited by the APA.
C. I possess the equivalent of at least one year of postdoctoral experience equivalent in level and difficulty to the GS-11 grade in the Federal Service. Practice at the GS-11 grade level is performed under close supervision by a licensed psychologist and includes diagnosing mental disorders, conducting psychological and/or neuropsychological assessments, treating mental disorders through a variety of modalities, and providing adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders.
D. I possess the equivalent of at least one year of postdoctoral experience equivalent in level and difficulty to a GS-12 in the Federal Service. Practice at the GS-12 level includes diagnosing mental disorders, conducting psychological and/or neuropsychological assessments, treating mental disorders through a variety of modalities, and providing adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders.
E. I do not possess the experience described in A, B, C, or D above.

Psychologists are required to 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. This requirement may be waived for a period not to exceed 2 years from the date of employment, on the condition that such a psychologist provide care only under the supervision of a psychologist who is so licensed. Non-licensed psychologists who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements may be given a temporary appointment as a graduate psychologist. Failure to obtain licensure during that period is justification for termination of the appointment. The following item is for informational purposes only - you will not be screened in or out of the selection process on the basis of your response to this item.

4. 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 (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia?

A. Yes
B. No

The following items are related to agency employment eligibility requirements. Please respond "Yes" or "No" to each of the following questions.

5. Are you a U.S. Citizen?

A. Yes
B. No

6. Can you proficiently speak, read, write, and understand the English language?

A. Yes
B. No

7. Are you willing to undergo a comprehensive background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, contact with all references, employers, co-workers, personal associates, and review of your driving record, credit history, criminal history, and military service?

A. Yes
B. No

8. Applicants must undergo a pre-employment medical examination and be medically suitable to perform the essential duties of a Psychologist efficiently and without hazard to themselves and others. Are you willing to undergo a pre-employment medical examination?

A. Yes
B. No

9. Prior to appointment or following appointment to a position you may be selected for random testing for illegal drug use. Are you willing to undergo urinalysis drug tests?

A. Yes
B. No

Responses to the items in the following sections will be used to clarify your training, experience and demonstrated capability in performing duties related to the Psychologist position. For each of the items below, select the ONE statement that BEST describes your training and experience using the scale provided. In determining which option best reflects your own experience and demonstrated capability, consider your past experiences such as paid work, educational pursuits, volunteer service, professional organization membership, task forces, or committees. When answering each question, remember that your experience and education are subject to verification.

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.

10. Knowledge of, and ability to apply, advanced professional psychological theories and techniques to the full range of patient population.

11. Ability to provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health.

12. Knowledge of clinical research literature regarding issues of psychiatric rehabilitation.

13. Knowledge of, and expertise in, evidence-based techniques with regard to treatment of substance use disorders and PTSD.

14. Knowledge of, and expertise in, using the Recovery Model with a wide range of patients, including those with serious mental illness, PTSD, Substance Use Disorder, Homelessness and Vocational issues.