Supervisory Psychologist (Chief of Psychology) Job in Albuquerque, New Mexico – Department of Veterans Affairs

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Supervisory Psychologist (Chief of Psychology) – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 152172
Start Date: 09/24/2019
End Date: 10/14/2019

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/14/2019. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. Licensure. Applicants must 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. Education. Applicant must 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. The specialty area of the degree must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicants are to be employed. For the purpose of meeting this requirement, the term “specialty area” refers to the specific specialty areas recognized by the accrediting body and not to specific job duties that might require special skills. Currently, APA accredits doctoral programs in the specialty areas of clinical psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, or combinations of two or more of those areas. PCSAS accredits doctoral programs in psychological clinical science. CPA accredits doctoral programs in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, clinical neuropsychology, and school psychology; 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: The re-specialization program must be completed in an APA or a CPA accredited doctoral program; and
The specialty in which the applicant is retrained must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed. OR
Have a doctoral degree awarded between 1951 and 1978 from a regionally-accredited institution, with a dissertation primarily psychological in nature. AND Internships. Applicants must 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 New VHA psychology internship programs 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 Office of Academic Affiliations at the time that the individual was an intern OR 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 OR Applicants who completed an internship that was not accredited by APA or CPA at the time the program was completed may be considered eligible for hire only if they are currently board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in a specialty area that is consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed OR Applicants who have a doctoral degree awarded between 1951 and 1978 from a regionally-accredited institution with a dissertation primarily psychological in nature may fulfill this internship requirement by having the equivalent of a one-year supervised internship experience in a site specifically acceptable to the candidate’s doctoral program. If the internship experience is not noted on the applicant’s official transcript, the applicant must provide a statement from the doctoral program verifying that the equivalent of a one-year supervised internship experience was completed in a site acceptable to the doctoral program. Grade Determinations: GS-14 Experience: Applicants must have at least 3 years of experience as a professional psychologist, with at least one year equivalent to the GS-13 level. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: Ability to effectively supervise and manage subordinate employees. Skill in assessing qualifications and abilities of current and prospective employees. Ability to develop productivity standards appropriate to each service provided and each venue. Skill in interpersonal relationships, including conflict resolution. Ability lo deal effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view. Skill in working collaboratively with other disciplines and supervisors. Skill in interpreting and effectively implementing local, VISN and VACO policy mandates. Assignment. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. The Psychologist Service Chief manages a stand-alone Service, Product Line or Service Line. Physical Requirements: Moderate lifting (15-44 pounds); light lifting (under 15 pounds); walking (1 hour); standing (1 hour); climbing (0.5 hours); near vision corrected to 13″ to 16″; far vision correctable in on eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; and hearing (aid permitted).

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