- U.S. citizenship
- English language proficiency (written and spoken)
- Physical standards - All applicants must meet the physical standards for the position. A physical examination prior to employment may be required.
Qualifications : All interested applicants must hold a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from an accredited college or university; whose curriculum in psychology is approved by the APA (American Psychological Association). Applicants must, in addition, have completed a one year APA approved internship and be licensed or certified as a Psychologist in a State. The Secretary of the VA may waive the requirement of the licensure for an individual Psychologist for a period not to exceed two (2) years on the condition that such Psychologist provide patient care only under the direct supervision of a Psychologist who is licensed or certified.
GS-11 Level: APA approved doctoral degree and APA approved internship. The specialty area of the degree must be the same as that in which the applicant is to be employed.
GS-12 Level: (1) year of supervised post-doctoral experience in clinical psychology gained in a professional post doctoral program, appropriate to the specialty area of the position or gained in a supervised professional setting concerned with health, rehabilitation or vocational restoration.
GS-13 level: (2) years of post-doctoral experience as described above for the GS-12 level.
Experience: The experience cited must indicate the applicant's ability to perform the duties of the Psychologist in the area of work and at the level of difficulty and responsibility of the grade being considered. An applicant must have demonstrated abilities for the position including these responsibilities. For positions in grades GS-12 & GS-13 levels, (1) year of experience must have been at a level of difficulty comparable to that of the next lower grade in the Federal service.
Note: Qualification Requirements are from the VA Staffing Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G18, dated March 17, 2006.
NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the United States Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards your qualifications for this position. You can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Veteran's Preference: When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, nonservice-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and required documentation with your application materials.
For more information on Veterans' Preference, go to http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetsinfo.asp.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Complete application packages will be reviewed to determine if the basic qualifications for this position have been met. A listing of candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the hiring facility where the credentialing and privileging screening process is completed.