The selectee for this position will serve as a Psychologist for the DEPARTMENT OF THENAVY.
THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT.
The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions.
This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements for the acquisition of systems, equipment and facilities.
This public notice announcement is for anticipated vacancies to be filled under the Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for acquisition positions located at Department of Navy installations identified in this public notice.
Positions may be filled as permanent, term, or temporary with a full-time or part-time work schedule.
Pay will vary by geographic location.
There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application.
As such, Notices of Results (NORs) may or may not be sent to applicants who apply to this announcement.
Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.
Vacancies filled from this announcement may be filled at any grade level listed and in equivalent pay systems (e.g., NH, NJ, NK, etc.).
Selectees may be appointed to a position with promotion potential (e.g. selected at the GS-5 grade with potential to the GS-11).
If selected below the full performance level, incumbent may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management.
Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.
Recruitment incentives may be authorized.
Information on Temporary and Term Appointments: Temporary appointments may be extended up to 3 years at the discretion of management and in accordance with applicable regulations.
Temporary actions taken under this announcement may be made permanent without further competition.
Term appointments may be extended up to 6 years at the discretion of management and in accordance with applicable regulations.
Additionally, selectees may be noncompetitively converted to permanent career-conditional or career appointments under specific conditions.
Temporary or term positions may be terminated at any time before the established not-to-exceed date.
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.
Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position.
Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.
Successful completion of a degree in a major or equivalent in psychology for all specializations except clinical psychology and counseling psychology.
These two specializations have additional educational requirements, as stated below: Clinical psychology: For positions at grades GS-11 and above, satisfactory completion of all the requirements for the doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology is required.
Counseling psychology: For positions at grades GS-9 and above, satisfactory completion of 2 full academic years of graduate study directly related to professional work in counseling psychology, or satisfactory completion in an accredited educational institution of all the requirements for a master's degree directly related to counseling psychology is required.
GS-07: Your resume must also demonstrate that you have successfully completed one full year of graduate level education OR you have have successfully completed a bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement OR you have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector gathering data; searching files, libraries or other sources of information, published or unpublished, for designated topics and assembling data relevant to studies in progress; making or recording observations during experiments when the phenomena are readily identifiable and observable; and interviewing and obtaining data from clients or participants in research investigations OR you have a combination of education and experience that equates to one year of experience.
GS-09: Your resume must also demonstrate that you have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree OR have successfully completed two full years of progressively higher graduate level education leading to a master's degree OR you have obtained an LL.B. or J.D. that is related to the position being filled OR you have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector constructing testing and other measurement devices and questionnaires that parallel existing instruments; interviewing experimental subjects, counseling and clinical clients, employees, and others in order to obtain specific factual data or opinions on specific issues; and comparing test scores and interview responses and results with established norms, and present factual data to be used in interpretation of achievement, maturity, mental ability, etc OR you have a combination of education and experience that equates to one year of experience.
GS-11: Your resume must also demonstrate that you have have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR you have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree OR you have successfully completed an LL.M. degree that is related to the position being filled OR you have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector providing factual data to clients concerning their aptitudes, interests, abilities, and achievement levels as revealed by objective tests, information concerning occupational characteristics and requirements, job opportunities, relative salaries, etc.; evaluating overall patterns of personality-related characteristics revealed by tests; and collecting, recording, and analyzing information, and making a preliminary interpretation of results OR you have a combination of education and experience that equates to one year of experience.
GS-12: Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector evaluating clients who represent a wide variety of vocational, educational, and disability problems, although normally not including disabilities with serious handicapping effects that require long-range vocational rehabilitation; employing counseling and therapeutic techniques over an extended period of time in order to help the client recognize and resolve problems relating to his attitudes towards himself, family, supervisors, etc.; and utilizing the full range of diagnostic tests for psychological assessment, and employ generally accepted psychotherapy techniques.
GS-13: Your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector recognizing the need for personal adjustment counseling and may provide such counseling over a period of time; conduct group therapy sessions, consulting with the professional treatment team on the selection of patients and objectives to be sought; and making psychological assessments, and present diagnostic and treatment recommendations.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0100/psychology-series-0180/ Warrant authority above the small purchase threshold may be required.
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