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Counseling Psychologist/Social Worker (Substance Abuse)

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Department of Defense
United States Citizens Permanent Full Time Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:
The Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) is a mission critical program making a difference in the lives of returning soldiers and their family members. We need professionals to provide assessment and counseling in the treatment of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Together, we can make a difference.
An Independent license is preferred.
This is an interdisciplinary position which may be filled under any of the following titles and occupational series, depending on the qualifications of the applicant and the needs of the agency:
Counseling Psychologist, GS-0180
Social Worker, GS-0185
Selectees will be required to submit a complete credentialing packet within 10 days of job offer. Instructions will be provided by the local credentialing office.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
PCS costs MAY be authorized Relocation costs are NOT authorized
You will as a Counseling Psychologist/Social Worker:
Hold primary case management responsibility for patients.
Develop methods, approaches, or procedures to meet program requirements and patient needs.
Implement treatment plans to treat clients with substance abuse issues by conducting patient assessment and evaluation using psychosocial instruments.
Provide individual, group, and family psychotherapy.
Conduct ongoing review of patient progress.
Use data management tools to establish and maintain case records.
In order to qualify, you must meet the required education and required experience described below. Your application must include a resume and transcripts. For the required specialized experience your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. (If transcripts are not provided at the time of application you will no longer be considered for the position.)Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Basic Education Requirement:
Degree for Counseling Psychologist: You must have successfully completed at least 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.
Degree for Social Worker: You must have successfully completed a Master's degree in Social Work from a school accredited by the Council on Social Worker Education.
Required Specialized 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: providing psychological treatment and consultation services to alcohol and/or drug dependent clients while in initial treatment, undergoing rehabilitation, and during follow up care, and formulating treatment plans for alcohol and/or drug dependent clients. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Ability to identify and conduct assessments
Ability to provide treatment and rehabilitation
Skill in case management and documentation
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required specialized experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education and experience meets the definitions below:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Must have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least a GS-9, experience that demonstrates the applicant's knowledge, skills, and ability to fully perform the duties of the position to be filled OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree _or_ Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
Education above the high school level must have been completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education. Transcripts are required at the time of application or you will no longer be considered for the position.
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information on your resume: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information,
Selective Placement Factor: You must possess one of the licenses listed below:

Licensure for Counseling Psychologist: A current, active, valid, and unrestricted license as a Counselor/Psychologist at the Masters level, or higher, from a U.S. State, District of Columbia, Commonwealth, territory, or jurisdiction is required.

Licensure for Social Worker: A current, active, valid, and unrestricted license as a Social Worker at the Masters level, or higher, from a U.S. State, District of Columbia, Commonwealth, territory, or jurisdiction is required.
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Personnel Security Investigation required.
This position requires a Childcare Background Check (CNACI).
This position is subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations. Applicants tentatively selected for appointment to this position will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations or must provide a recognized exemption.
All Health Care Providers must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification that is sponsored or endorsed by the American Heart Association (AHA).
This position is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Tentatively selected applicants will be required to sign DA Form 5019 requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing. A job offer to an applicant who is a not a current employee will be withdrawn if the applicant refuses to be tested. Applicants with verified positive test results shall be refused employment. Applications from such individuals shall not be considered for employment for a period of 6 months from the date of the test results.
Applicants must be able to fulfill credentialing requirements and obtain and maintain appropriate/relevant clinical privileges.
Substance Abuse Certificate Requirement: Applicants must possess a current, professional, unrestricted substance abuse certificate OR obtain a substance abuse certificate within twelve (12) months of appointment. Certificates must be acquired from a State or nationally accredited certifying body. Failure to acquire the certification may result in termination of Federal employment.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) onMonday, November 17, 2014 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log intoyour USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log intoyour USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete .
It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in theApplicant Checklist (External).
As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
Your resume :
Your resume may be submitted in any format.
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
This position has a positive education requirement to meet qualification requirements: You MUST submit a copy of your transcript. If you do not submit a transcript, you will be found "not qualified." See:Transcripts and Licenses
If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at:Faxing Applications and Documents The Vacancy ID is1254088. You will need the questionnaire,View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.
If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described inthe USAJOBS Resource Center.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in theReemployed Annuitantinformation sheet.
You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in theMilitary Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Proceduresinformation sheet.
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
This is a Career Program (CP) 53 position.
Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work experience.
Candidates that falsify their resume may be fined, imprisoned, barred from applying for Federal employment, and/or removed from Federal employment.

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