Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:
This position is for the Warrior Behavioral Health (WBH). This work involves treating soldiers with a broad range of behavioral health concerns.
Federal employees in Hawaii are currently entitled to receive a 12.25% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) in addition to the base salary.
Who May Apply:
U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States.
- Incumbent must be a Licensed Psychologist.
- Recruitment and/or relocation incentives will not be authorized.
- Moving expenses will not be provided.
As a Clinical Psychologist, you will perform the following duties:
Make mental health diagnoses as appropriate in accordance with DSM-IV-TR criteria, or other, more current, accepted standards.
Provide individual and group therapy, using various modalities as clinically indicated to include brief problem-focused psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and client-centered therapy.
Assess acute mental health conditions in beneficiaries who present with such issues.
Maintain appropriate documentation of patient care.
Assess and provide crisis intervention for individuals and families.
Screen and interview patients, perform bio-psychological social evaluations using expert knowledge of general and specific concepts, principles, procedures, and practices relating to psychological counseling.
Select, approve, and document treatment priorities through a treatment plan.
Evaluate overall effectiveness of therapeutic effort and institute changes to increase effectiveness of therapeutic efforts.
Degree: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology.
Specialized Experience: One year of experience in the same or similar work equivalent to at least the next lower level (GS-12) requiring application of the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position being filled. Candidates for this position must clearly demonstrate in their resume that they possess specialized experience which involves performing bio-psychological social evaluations; using risk assessment methods and techniques; interpreting psychological tests; providing consultation and therapy to complex or difficult cases.
This position requires that you have a current, active, valid, and unrestricted license as a Psychologist in a State, the District of Columbia, or a territory of the United States.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Ability to provide clinical assessment
Ability to provide theraputic services
Knowledge of clinical testing
Knowledge of administrative procedures
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application.
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Personnel security investigation required.
A medical examination is required prior to employment.
Hepatitis B immunization is required (direct patient contact).
Mandatory seasonal influenza vaccinations required annually.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
Direct Deposit of pay is required.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
If selected, official college or university transcripts must be submitted.
If selected, candidate must provide documents for credentialing.
This position may require scheduled work hours that include evenings, weekends, holidays, and other schedules common to health center operations.
This is an Inclement Weather Essential Position: Incumbent is expected to make every attempt to report for duty on time and/or remain on duty during severe weather conditions
Must obtain and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and Certification.
You may claim Military Spouse Preference.
A Childcare Background Check (CNACI) may be required.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
· Comprehensive health and life insurance
· Competitive salaries
· Generous retirement programs
· Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
· Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
· Paid employment related training and education
· Possible student loan repayment
· Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
· Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.
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Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf .
In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)
Applicants must comply with the Exceptional Family Member Program requirements as outlined in the DoD Instruction 1315.19 at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/131519p.pdf .
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