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The primary purpose of this position is to provide a full range of psychological services for beneficiaries at the Health Clinic including assessments, interventions, evidence-based psychotherapy, and consultation to medical staff.
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Conduct intake evaluations and psycho diagnostic assessments and provide evidence-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and families. Conduct intake evaluations on routine and emergency basis.
Conduct individual, group and family psychotherapy for beneficiaries who present with a full range of psychiatric problems. Administer and interpret objective personality and intelligence measures.
Formulate patient treatment plans, administer and interpret various psychological assessment measures for children and adolescents in order to adequately assess behavior/personality, intellectual abilities and academic achievement.
Establish treatment plan, annotate adjustments to treatment plan as required over the course of therapy. Provide psychological consultation for medical providers, and military commanders/senior leaders.
Apply Industrial/Organizational (I/O) psychological principles, theories, methods, techniques and knowledge in support of personnel testing and research.
Develop test and survey policy to include planning, developing, directing, coordinating, and monitoring research activities and analysis affecting personnel testing, personnel surveys, and occupational surveys.
Develop measurement concepts and methods, including such tools as written tests, for measuring and evaluating such things as experience, current job achievement, physical and mental capabilities, and attitudes of employees
Develop, refine, advocate, and manage the combined strategic research plan, and execution thereof, for manpower and personnel purposes.
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Conditions of Employment
Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
U.S. Citizenship is required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
Total salary varies depending on location of position
PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
Recruitment incentives may be authorized
Position may be subject to random drug testing
Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays
Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
Employee must maintain current certifications
A security clearance may be required
Disclosure of Political Appointments
This position is subject to provisions of the DOD Priority Placement Program
Per National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of fiscal year (FY) 2017, Section 1111 modifies 5 United States Code (U.S.C.) 3326; Veterans who are retiring within 180 days of appointment effective date may require a 180 day waiver package
Position may be subject to Administrative Careers with America (ACWA) Assessment or a validated alternative assessment instrument
Successful completion of a full 4 year course of study in an accredited college/university leading to a bachelors or higher degree that included a major field of study or degree equivalent in psychology for all specializations except clinical psychology and counseling psychology. These two specializations have additional educational requirements:
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In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement, applicants must also meet the Specialized Experience requirements.
For GS-05: The Basic requirement also meets the Specialized Experience for a GS-05.
For GS-07: One year equivalent to at least GS-5 which involves performing recurring and developmental work assignments. Participates in
special studies and projects and prepares written correspondence and other documentation. OR satisfactory completion of one full year of
graduate-level education or superior academic achievement in an accredited college/university. OR a combination of specialized professional psychologist experience and graduate education.
For GS-09: One year equivalent to at least GS-07 which involves performing developmental assignments of moderate difficulty; selecting the most appropriate guidelines and procedures for application and assists in preparing reports and briefings. OR 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree. OR a combination of specialized professional psychologist experience and graduate education.
For GS-11: One year of specialized experience at the GS-09 level conducting evaluations and psycho diagnostic assessments and providing evidence-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults and families. Providing individual, group and family psychotherapy for beneficiaries who have psychiatric problems. OR Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. in a related field.
For GS-11: Research: Education can consist of a master's or equivalent graduate degree.
For GS-12: One year of specialized experience at the GS-11 level conducting evaluations and psycho diagnostic assessments and providing evidence-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults and families. Provides evidence-based psychotherapy for adults, intake evaluation and psycho-diagnostic assessments and provides consultations.
For GS-12: Research: Education can consist of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
For GS-13: One year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level conducting evaluations and psycho diagnostic assessments and providing evidence-based psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults and families. Provides therapy/treatment strategies; serve as the authoritative source of information; provides training; know all current concepts and techniques for treatment.
For GS-14: One year of specialized experience at the GS-13 level 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 GS-15: One year of specialized experience at the GS-14 level 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.
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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1.Knowledge of evidence-based treatments, individual, family and group psychotherapy for a full range of child, adolescent and adult psychiatric disorders. Knowledge of the field of psychology, with special emphasis in the sub-disciplines of research design psychological measurement (psychometrics), and statistical analysis or extensive work experience involving the above activities.
2.Knowledge of administration, scoring, and interpretation of at least one of the current child intelligence (e.g., WISC-IV) and achievement (e.g., WJ-III, WIAT, PIAT) measures. Knowledge of administration, scoring and interpretation of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2).
3.Knowledge of computer applications in test development and administrations; experimental design and applied research methodology.
4.Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
Duties and responsibilities vary and may increase according to grade level.
This public notice may be used to fill target grades (e.g. GS-05 Target GS 15).
There may be promotion potential up to the GS-15 or equivalent.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
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