The Psychologist's primary role is to serve as the Designated Learning Officer(DLO)/Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Education for the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center through planning, developing, implementing, directing, evaluating, and coordinating overall education programs for staff and employees.
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Incumbent is administratively responsible for the overall quality of staff education programs throughout the organization across all sites.
Incumbent is accountable for substantial participation in the executive decision making related to overall philosophy of all education activities.
Incumbent has direct supervision over Education staff.
Incumbent serves as a resource to both clinical and administrative staff in the development and review of training and education plans and strategies for employees and staff at all levels.
Work Schedule: 7:30 am
4:00 pm, Monday
Friday, weekends as needed
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Please Note: This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). As the selectee for this position, you are encouraged to apply for this award program and must meet specific individual eligibility criteria prior to program acceptance. Final award amounts are determined after review of a complete EDRP application and supporting documentation and final approval by the Under Secretary for Health or designated official. Please contact Liliana Olivera, local EDRP Coordinator, at Liliana.Olivera@va.gov for specific information.
Psychologists, All Other
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Education: Have a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS), or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) at the time the program was completed. OR Have a doctoral degree in any area of psychology and, in addition, successfully complete a re-specialization program (including documentation of an approved internship completed as part of the re-specialization program) meeting both of the following conditions: (a) The re-specialization program must be completed in an APA or a CPA accredited doctoral program; and, (b) the specialty in which the applicant is retrained must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. AND (4)(a) Have successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that was accredited by APA or CPA at the time the program was completed and that is consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. OR (c) VHA facilities that offered full-time, one-year pre-doctoral internships prior to PL 96-151 (pre-1979) are considered to be acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement.
Licensure: Hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia.
English Language Proficiency: Psychologists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j.
Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates:
Experience: At least four years of experience as a professional psychologist, with at least one year equivalent to the GS-14 grade level.
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs:
1.Skill in managing and directing the work of large, complex organizational units and in applying effective management practices.
2.Skill in persuasion, negotiation, and motivation to negotiate multiple program policies.
3.Skill in interpersonal relationships in dealing with employees and other managers using advanced consultation and problem solving skills.
4.Skill in the application and analysis of measurement tools to systems issues.
5.Ability to balance responsibilities in a complex environment and to work with great autonomy; ability to set priorities and delegate tasks, meet multiple deadlines, analyze complex organizational problems; and ability to develop and implement effective solutions for those problems.
6.Ability to assess need for basic and complex services across multiple programmatic contexts.
7.Ability to coordinate the efforts of multiple program elements across a complex system.
References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/103, PART II, APPENDIX G18
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-15 .
This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, and bending.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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