Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Psychologist (Neuropsychologist), GS-0180-13, Mental Health in Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Saint Cloud, MN
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 10/14/2016 (52 day(s) ago)

** Closes Friday 12/9/2016 (4 day(s) away)

Job Overview
Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1825797

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ **VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Duties

Incumbent is a Clinical Psychologist assigned to the Mental Health Service Line and works under the direction of the Chief Psychologist and Mental Health Programs Manager. The clinical psychology program is designed to assist in patient care through psychodiagnostic testing and interviewing, individual and group psychotherapy, training, research, consultation, and other services typically provided by a clinical psychologist in a Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System.

Work Schedule:Administrative Days Functional Statement Title/#:* *Clinical Neuropsychologist

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • 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.
  • Have successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that has been accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or am covered by one of the following exceptions. Exceptions: 1) new VHA psychology internship program that are in the process of applying for APA accreditation are acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement, provided that such programs were sanctioned by the VHA Central Office Program Director for Psychology and the VHA Central Office of Academic Affiliations at the time that the individual was an intern and (2) VHA facilities who offered full one-year pre-doctoral internships prior to PL 96-151 (pre-1979) are considered to be acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirements.

Preferred Experience: Mental Health

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; 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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Grade Determinations:

For the GS 13 position, in addition to the basic requirements, the applicant must have a full , current and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a state, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g. Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.

Experience: at least one additional year of experience as a psychologist equivalent to the next grade level.

References: HR users - Input applicable VA Handbook 5005 reference and Appendix G 18, Psychologist VA Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

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.

Physical Requirements:Must pass pre employment physical.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points

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BENEFITS

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

FAIR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES WEB SITES

OPM Letter:http://chcoc.gov/transmittals/TransmittalDetails.aspx?TransmittalID=6465

Mythbusters: https://hru.gov/StudioRecruitment/tools/MythbusteronFederalHiringPolicies.pdf

Hiring Official Presentation:

http://chcoc.gov/files/Fostering-Fair-Employment-Opportunities-for-Applicants.pdf

Fair Credit Reporting Act Notice:

http://www.opm.gov/investigations/background-investigations/federal-investigations-notices/2015/fin-15-01.pdf

This position is located at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System which is part of the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23).

Service Line: Mental Health

Tour of Duty: Administrative Days

Salary Range: $89,575.00 to $116,453.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0180-13/13

Promotion Potential: 13

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453425700

Job Announcement Number: BA-17-KAE-1825787-BU