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Psychologist

Company: Department of Defense
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

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Summary

You will serve as a Psychologist in the Department of the Navy, Naval Medical Command.

This announcement is for anticipated vacancies under the Direct Hire Authority (DHA) for Certain Personnel within DoD, and may be used to fill similar vacancies for up to 120 days from the date of your application. Applicants may need to reapply to be considered on future vacancies filled through this announcement.

There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.

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Responsibilities

  • Duties and responsibilities vary and increase according to grade level.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

None

  • Job family (Series)

0180 Psychology

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) may be required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
  • Salary listed is based on a full-time work schedule; Salary will vary depending on location of the position due to different locality salary charts.
  • Employee must maintain current certifications.
  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required.
  • You may be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • Full time, part time, intermittent, permanent, term, and/or temporary appointments are available.
  • May be required to serve a probationary period.
  • You may be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
  • You may be required to obtain and maintain a current license/certification as required for various specialties.
  • You may be required to receive and maintain appropriate vaccinations and immunizations.
  • Work is performed in areas where potentially harmful physical and chemical agents are present (e.g. fumes, dust, heat, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and chemicals). You will be required to participate in medical surveillance programs.
  • You will be required to meet any applicable credentialing or privileging requirements prior to appointment.
  • Telework eligibility varies depending on position.

Qualifications

We are looking for the following specialties: Clinical Psychologist or Specialties not listed.

In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position:

FOR THE GS-09 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate that you have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a Psychologist constructing testing and other measurement devices and questionnaires that parallel existing instruments; interviewing experimental subjects, counseling and clinical clients, employees, and others in order to obtain specific factual data or opinions on specific issues; and comparing test scores and interview responses and results with established norms, and present factual data to be used in interpretation of achievement, maturity, mental ability, etc.

FOR THE GS-11 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate that you have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a Psychologist providing factual data to clients concerning their aptitudes, interests, abilities, and achievement levels as revealed by objective tests, information concerning occupational characteristics and requirements, job opportunities, relative salaries, etc.; evaluating overall patterns of personality-related characteristics revealed by tests; and collecting, recording, and analyzing information, and making a preliminary interpretation of results.

For the GS-12 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a Psychologist evaluating clients who represent a wide variety of vocational, educational, and disability problems, although normally not including disabilities with serious handicapping effects that require long-range vocational rehabilitation; employing counseling and therapeutic techniques over an extended period of time in order to help the client recognize and resolve problems relating to his attitudes towards himself, family, supervisors, etc.; and utilizing the full range of diagnostic tests for psychological assessment, and employ generally accepted psychotherapy techniques.

FOR THE GS-13 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a Psychologist evaluating clients who represent a wide variety of vocational, educational, and disability problems, although normally not including disabilities with serious handicapping effects that require long-range vocational rehabilitation; employing counseling and therapeutic techniques over an extended period of time in order to help the client recognize and resolve problems relating to his attitudes towards himself, family, supervisors, etc.; and utilizing the full range of diagnostic tests for psychological assessment, and employ generally accepted psychotherapy techniques.

FOR THE GS-14 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a Psychologist conducting evaluations and psycho diagnostic assessments and providing evidence-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults and families. Provides functions, structure and operations for the organization; teach graduate-level seminar courses; conduct graduate level research.

FOR THE GS-15 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-14 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector as a Psychologist conducting evaluations and psycho diagnostic assessments and providing evidence-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults and families. Provides supervisory and management responsibilities utilizing subject matter expertise and technical guidance.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

Education

Basic Requirements for GS-09 through GS-15 can be found at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0100/psychology-series-0180/

Applicants may substitute education for experience in the following situations:

FOR THE GS-09 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate that you have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree OR have successfully completed two full years of progressively higher graduate level education leading to a master's degree

FOR THE GS-11 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate that you have have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR you have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree

NOTE: Education and experience may be combined for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Keywords: Department of Defense, Bethesda , Psychologist, Other , Bethesda, Maryland

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