Clinical Psychologist


Vacancy ID: 820392   Announcement Number: JV-13110DS-820392   USAJOBS Control Number: 335103000

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820392
1. Title of Job

Clinical Psychologist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

12
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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

131610089 Decatur, GA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

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.

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

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

2. Are you licensed or certified by a state to practice psychology at the doctoral level?

A. Yes
B. No

Licensure requirement may be waived by the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs for a period not to exceed two (2) years from the date of employment on the condition that the psychologist provide care only under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.

3. Are you a non-licensed psychologist and meet the eligibility requirements as stated above?

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.

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

A. Yes
B. No

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

A. Yes
B. No

New Veterans Health Administration (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 on-year pre-doctoral internships prior to PL 96-151 (pre-1979) are considered to be acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirements.

In addition to the basic requirements at the GS-11 level, at least 1 year of experience as a professional psychologist equivalent to the next lower grade level.  Individuals assigned as GS-12 psychologists may be in the process of obtaining licensure at the independent practice level. If unlicensed, the individual must be supervised by a licensed psychologist and the experience and supervision must meet the standards for psychology licensure. 

6. Do you have one year postdoctoral experience equivalent in level and difficulty to the GS-11 grade in the Federal Service ?

A. Yes
B. No

INSTRUCTIONS: In the space provided below, you must also include information to support your possession of each of the required professional knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA).  This information will be used by the Professional Standards Board to determine your salary.  The questionnaire will not allow you to skip any of the following KSAs.  If these KSAs are fully addressed in your resume or vitae, please insert "See resume or vitae" in the space provided in order to proceed to the next item on the questionnaire.

KSAO #1: Knowledge of, and ability to apply, a wide range of professional psychological theories and assessment methods to a variety of patient populations.

KSAO #2: Ability to develop coherent treatment strategies.

KSAO #3:  Ability to incorporate new clinical procedures.

The following questions pertain to your experience.  In additional to meeting the basic requirement, you must also have experience that was obtained through employment as a psychologist or through participating in a supervised post-doctoral psychology training program that demonstrates 1) active professional practice that was paid/non-paid employment and/or 2) a full, current and unrestricted license. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with current psychology practice and must also have been at the level comparable to professional psychology experience at the next lower grade. This experience is only creditable if it is post-doctoral degree experience as a professional psychologist directly related to the duties performed.

7. Do you have two years of postdoctoral experience demonstrating possession comparable to professional psychology practice skills as described in the paragraph above?

A. Yes
B. No

In the space provided below, you must also include information to support your possession of each of the required professional knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA).  This information will be used by the Professional Standards Board to determine your salary.  The questionnaire will not allow you to skip any of the following KSAs.  If these KSAs are fully addressed in your resume or vitae, please insert "See resume or vitae" in the space provided in order to proceed to the next item on the questionnaire.

KSAO #1:  Knowledge of, and ability to apply, advanced professional psychological theories and techniques to the full range of patient populations.

KSAO #2:  Ability to provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health.

KSAO #3:  Knowledge of clinical research literature.

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.

8. 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

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.