This announcement will remain open until the position is filled or until the closing date.
Each week any qualified applicants who applied during the week will be evaluated by the Board and referred to the selecting official.This is an intermittent permanent position.
Intermittent has no work-schedule.
If appointed you will be call-back as needed.Job Summary: Thechaplainprovides a complete religious ministry to meet each Veteran's individually expressed desires and needs.
The chaplain will perform Roman Catholic Worship Services and provide all sacraments, rites and ordinances needed by Roman Catholic patients.Position Description: 16218-0The Department of Veterans Affairs is an equal opportunity employer.Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.Please read the entire vacancy announcement before applying.
To be considered for this position applicants must meet all of the following requirements:Ecclesiastical Endorsement: An ecclesiastical endorsement, dated within 12 months prior to the closing date of the announcement, from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services USA.
An ecclesiastical endorsement is the written official statement by the endorsing body certifying that you are in good standing with the faith group or denomination and that you, in the opinion of the endorsing body, are qualified to provide the full range of ministry required in the VA's pluralistic setting.
Education: A Master of Divinity from an institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, or the equivalent.
Equivalent education is a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution plus at least 70 graduate semester hours which included all of the following: at least 20 semester hours in pastoral ministry; 20 semester hours in any combination of theology, ethics, and philosophy of religion; 20 semester hours in the study of sacred writings, including the study of languages in which sacred writings are written; and 10 semester hours in religious history and/or world religions.Clinical Pastoral Education: In addition to the education requirement, applicants must have completed at least 2 units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) in program(s) accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education or have equivalent training.Equivalent training is800 hours of supervised ministry in a formal training program which incorporated both ministry formation and pastoral care skills development.
The training program must have included the supervised performance of ministry, didactics (classroom study), interaction with a peer-group of students, and one-on-one supervision withthe training leader.Experience: 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; religious; spiritual; community; student; social).
Volunteer work can help 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.At least3 years of ministry experience is required.
At least2 years of this experience must have followed completion of the Master of Divinity or equivalent education.
Experience during graduate education may count for up to one year of the two years of required experience.
Completion of a doctoral degree directly related to pastoral ministry may be substituted for one year of this experience.
Clinical Pastoral Education in excess of two units counts toward the experience requirement.
English Language Competency: All applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.Selective Service Registration: By law, all males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service (the military draft) or have a valid exemption
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