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The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The IHS provides a comprehensive health services delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives with opportunity for maximum tribal involvement in developing and managing programs to meet their health needs.
To be eligible for this position under the Delegated Examining (DE) hiring plan, you must be a U.S. Citizen.
This position is also being announced under Announcement # IHS-13-BI-766453-ESEP/MP for those who want to be considered under Merit Promotion Plan/Excepted Service Examining Plan. If you wish to be considered under all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.
Your application will expire in 3 months and you will need to reapply to keep your
This is an open continuous vacancy announcement and applications will be referred when vacancies occur. This Announcement is intended as a mechanism of providing consideration for the greatest number of potential candidates. Candidates with a complete application will be considered for all vacancies that occur for a 3 month period or the announcement is cancelled, whichever comes first. You will be considered for those vacancies that match your desired geographic locations, skills and or job preferences.
NUMBER OF VACANCIES AND APPOINTMENT TYPES: The Northern Plains Region Human Resources Office fills vacant positions for the Billings Area Indian Health Service, an Agency within the Department of Health & Human Services and is accepting applications at the multiple grade levels for recruitment of the greatest number of candidates who will be considered for all vacancies for a 3-month period . Appointments may be in the Excepted Service under the Indian Preference hiring authority. This announcement may be used to fill jobs with multiple appointment terms: permanent or temporary. Temporary/Time limited appointments made from this announcement may be extended without further competition, up to the time frames allowed by law or regulation or made permanent without further competition; but extension is not guaranteed. Some temporary appointments are eligible for benefits. Positions may be filled at ANY of the grade levels indicated in this announcement, with or without promotion potential as vacancies occur. Applicants should specify the lowest grade (GS-level) that they will accept.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Billings Area, Crow Service Unit, Indian Health Hospital, Crow Agency, MT United States 1 vacancy
POSITION DETAILS: Permanent position to be filled
Salary range: $68,804.00-$106,369.00 (Annually)
Promotion potential: GS-13
Merit Promotion Position: Yes
Travel Required: Yes, Occasional
Supervisory/Managerial Position: No
Relocation Expenses Paid: Paid, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are authorized and will be paid only if this would NOT be the first official duty station for the new appointee. If relocation expense allowances are paid, employee will be required to sign a one-year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the one-year service agreement may require repayment of relocation expense allowances.
Is position covered by PL 101-630? Yes, (See item #2 in the How to Apply Tab)
Is drug testing required? No
Is government housing available? No
Is this a bargaining unit position? No
Alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? No
This position requires that you obtain and maintain clinical privileges. If they are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee may be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from the Federal service.
Who may apply section
Any U.S. Citizen
***This position is also being announced under Announcement # IHS-13-BI-766453-ESEP/MP for those who want to be considered under Merit Promotion Plan/Excepted Service Examining Plan. If you wish to be considered all hiring plans you must submit an application to both job opportunity announcements.***
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Position subject to background investigation.
As part of the pre-employment process, fingerprint checks are required.
If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
Must be a US Citizen
DUTIES: Back to top
Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you losing consideration for the job.
local agencies and schools, including individual and group psychotherapy, mental
- Provide clinical and preventative services to children and families in coordination with
status evaluations, crisis intervention, suicide assessments, psychological testing,
and consultation with a multi-disciplinary treatment staff.
Tribal Court and community mental health center programs to develop
- Coordination of services with providers, agencies, families, and individuals.
- Develops effective case management services for child abuse, suicide, family violence, chemical dependency and chronically mentally ill clients.
- Collaborates with tribal and IHS chemical dependency programs, BIA Social Services,
Comprehensive services and provide continuity of patient care.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top
All applicants must meet the qualification requirements of this position by the closing date of the job announcement: Monday, December 31, 2012
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR : Selective factors are knowledge, skills, abilities, or special qualifications that are in addition to the minimum requirements in a qualification standard, but are determined to be essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of a particular position. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT MEET THE FOLLOWING SELECTIVE FACTOR ARE INELIGIBLE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION: A COPY OF THIS LICENSURE MUST BE
SUBMITTED WITH YOUR APPLICATION.
Clinical Psychologist: Must possess and maintain a valid, current, unrestricted license or certification in a State.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS :
Clinical psychology -- For positions at grades GS-11 and above, satisfactory completion of all the requirements for the doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology is required.
- Degree: major or equivalent in psychology for all specializations except clinical psychology. The specialization has additional educational requirements, as stated below:
Where specific course requirements are not indicated in paragraph A, the number of semester hours
- Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements generally as stated in paragraph A in the individual occupational requirements.
required to constitute a major field of study is the amount specified by the college or university attended. If
this number cannot be obtained, 24 semester hours will be considered as equivalent to a major field of
study. The nature and quality of this required course work must have been such that it would serve as a
prerequisite for more advanced study in the field or subject-matter area. Related course work generally
refers to courses that may be accepted as part of the program major.
The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the
- Appropriate combination of education and experience that is typically specified in paragraph B of the individual occupational requirements. The "paragraph B" method generally requires that an applicant possess a core of educational credit, such as described in paragraph A above, plus additional education and/or experience. The method of determining the number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the same as described in paragraph A.
applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is
comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study
with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college
degree would have included courses that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These
courses would have provided an applicant with skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more
responsible work in the occupation. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly
appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation.
The individual occupational requirements for some series make no provision for combining experience and education. Therefore, they do not include paragraph B provisions.
For a small number of occupations or positions covered by this standard, applicants may possess certain kinds of experience in lieu of education. In such cases, applicants may meet minimum qualification requirements through experience equivalent to a 4-year degree. These situations are generally described in paragraph C of the individual occupational requirements.
Applicants whose experience is used to meet the basic requirements through a paragraph B or C provision may qualify for grades above the entry level if that experience includes 1 year of specialized experience. In such cases, the specialized experience would have to be evaluated to determine if it is at the appropriate grade level in the normal line of progression.
Experience and Education:
In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown below:
GS-12: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level.
Specialized Experience: For GS-12 level, you must have one year of experience (equivalent to the GS-11) that included duties such as:
GS-13: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level.
- Serve as member of a patient treatment unit where they perform psychological diagnosis and treatment; and participate in staff discussions of patient diagnosis, treatment, and progress.
- Carry out clinical psychological work in testing and assessment of personality and in individual and group psychotherapy.
- Use the full range of diagnostic tests for psychological assessment, and employ generally accepted psychotherapy techniques.
Specialized Experience: For GS-13 level, you must have one year of experience (equivalent to the GS-12) that included duties such as:
Your education and work experience may be combined to meet the qualification requirements of this position.
- Performing psychodiagnosis and psychotherapy at a level of professional maturity for the full range of mentally disturbed patients.
- Make psychological assessments, and present diagnostic and treatment recommendations to the professional team.
- Formulate patient treatment plans, contributing their knowledge of psychological and personality assessment and evaluation.
- Utilize any therapeutic technique or combination of techniques indicated by the specific needs of the patient.
- Organize, structure, and conduct group therapy sessions, consulting with the professional treatment team on the selection of patients and objectives to be sought.
- Keep their superiors informed of the status and progress of individual cases and projects.
- Make decisions on the course of action that is professionally sound in light of current scientific information.
You must provide the required information during the online application process; if any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete:
Resume complete in USAJOBS
Responses to Questionnaire
Applicable Supporting Documentation (see Required documents section in this announcement for more details)
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.
Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of three quality categories:
Best Qualified Category -- Meet the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most requirements of the position
Well Qualified Category -- Meets the minimum qualifications requirements and meets most requirements of the position.
Qualified Category -- Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but do not possess the relevant competencies to a substantive degree.
Names of candidates in the Best Qualified Category will be sent to the Hiring Manager for employment consideration.
If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veteran's preference you are claiming on your resume, and ensure you submit the appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. If you are entitled to veterans' preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above qualified non-preference eligibles in your assigned category. Qualified veterans' preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement, see http:www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
For I/CTAP purposes, you will be deemed well-qualified if you are placed in at least the well-qualified category.
BENEFITS: Back to top
The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at https://my.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits .
If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be well qualified with a score of at least 85 for this position. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit:
Additional selections of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement, for filling additional or similar positions. However if there are no qualified Indian Preference candidates on the Certificate the vacancy must be re-announced.
Candidates must meet qualification requirements, licensure requirements (possess and maintain a current, valid, active State license/registration as a Psychologist), performance requirements, citizenship and suitability requirements, and any other eligibility requirements by the closing date of the vacancy announcement: Monday, December 31, 2012 .
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the selective Service.
Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957.
Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
IF you are selected for this vacancy, you MUST undergo a fingerprint check . Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints.
After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position.
The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.
IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free
HOW TO APPLY: Back to top
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes the following parts:
Résumé Required Documents (Specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. An applicant may not be considered if proper documentation is not received.)
Option A: Online application process (USAJOBS to Application Manager) the preferred method to receive automatic updates on your application status.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button on this page to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link : https://applicationmanager.gov/ .
Your Application Package status must be Complete by, Monday, December 31, 2012, the closing date of this announcement.
Option B: Fax
If it is not possible for you to use the USAJOBS Account to Application Manager Account online application process (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can apply for this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method. Please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.
Follow these steps:
Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline. View Occupational Questionnaire . You can obtain the OPM1203fx form at this URL http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf
You may submit the OPM Form 1203-FX (hard copy questionnaire), résumé, and/or any supporting documents by fax.
If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.
If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet which is here -- http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly and include the Vacancy Identification Number 766527 in the spaces provided. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144. Feed all documents into your fax machine top first so that we receive them right-side up.
Faxed documents will take 2-3 business days to process. Faxed documents submitted with missing information will not be processed. The following will prevent your documents from being processed:
Not using the special cover page mentioned above.
Missing, incomplete, or invalid Vacancy Identification Number 766527
Missing or incomplete Social Security Number or name
Note: If you have documents in your Application Manager account from a previous vacancy announcement they can be opened, copied and saved then reused as an upload file for this vacancy. Uploading your documents will speed the processing of your application for this announcement.
PLEASE NOTE: In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one.
Submission of a resume' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under Required Documents section. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office, Shelly Macdonald, (406)247-7196, SHELLY.MACDONALD@IHS.GOV "The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis."
You MUST provide the required documents listed below during the online application process either through the document upload process or fax using instructions outlined in Section B above . If any of the following are missing when the announcement closes we will deem your application incomplete:
___ Resume -You are encouraged to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you use your own résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that include beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed.
___ Transcripts - Transcripts must be provided if substituting education for experience and/or if education is required for this position. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty.
- __Qualifications Copy of current Psychology license required during the hiring process
___ Veteran's Preference -If claiming Veteran's Preference, include a copy of DD-214 Form, and SF-15 Form if claiming 10 point Veteran's Preference click on this link: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf
- ___ Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment , This is designated as a Childcare position under P.L. 101-630 Indian Child Protection Form click on this link: http://www.ihs.gov/JobsCareerDevelop/JobsatIHS/doc/ChildcareAddendumOMBApprovedForm-2012.doc
___Response to Assessment Questionnaire.
Applicants may submit optional documents and place these under the Miscellaneous document type. Documents could include performance reviews, copies of job-related certifications, cover letter, letters of recommendation, SF-50. Suggest documents submitted are job-related and current.
PLEASE NOTE : IF selected, applicant may be required to submit additional documents to confirm their submitted application has met the positions educational and eligibility requirements (if any). These materials could include official transcripts, copy of license or certification, the Child Care Addendum Form, and/or veterans preference documentation, all of which are now a part of the pre-appointment process. This means the tentative job offer would be contingent upon receipt of these materials within a 24 hour time frame or offer is subject to withdrawal.
IN ADDITION : All information provided by the candidate will be verified, Reference checks will be conducted from current and past supervisors on tentative selectees.
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