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Shiprock, NM 87420
- Department of Health And Human Services
Indian Health Service
- ##### Open & closing dates
12/04/2018 to 11/08/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
- ##### Salary
$88,704 to $115,313 per year
- ##### Appointment type
- ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:
- Relocation expenses reimbursed
Yes You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in
accordance with agency policy.
- Telework eligible
This position is located with the Division of Clinical Services,
Branch of Mental Health Service at the Northern Navajo Medical
Center in Shiprock, NM. The primary purpose of the position is to
serve as a full time clinical psychologist providing mental health
services to children, adolescents, and families, and to a limited
number of adults as time permits or is required. Providing
comprehensive and skilled psychological evaluations and treatment
\NOTE: Position is open until filled.**
Learn more about this agency
- Administers, scores, interprets psychological tests of children
and adolescents and, as time permits, adults. Conducts tests
which include but are not limited to intelligence, projective,
and diagnostic instruments, limited to psychoeducational
testing, and personality inventories.
- Provides assessment, diagnosis and psychotherapy utilizing a
broad range of therapeutic techniques as indicated by the
specific needs of juvenile individuals and groups, and their
- Formulating patient treatment plans and treatment
recommendations through contributions of psychological and
personality assessments and diagnostic evaluations, and
knowledge of treatment modalities.
- Provides through and concise written documentation of
evaluations, treatment and case management services,
psychological test summaries, treatment plans, referrals, and
- Provides consultation to a wide variety of IHS staff including
physicians and other health professionals, paraprofessionals,
and mental health clinicians in providing and interpreting
psychological evaluations and testing.
- Provides, participates in and /or initiates educational and
preventive efforts in the community. Actively involved in
developing preventive and health promotion programs in schools
and human services agencies.
- Travel Required
Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.
- Supervisory status
- Promotion Potential
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- Conditions of Employment
- Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period.
- ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period.
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Must pass pre-employment examination.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.
- On-call hours or standby duty may be required.
- Maybe required to work on a rotating shift of day, evenings,
nights, weekends, and holidays to provide coverage.
Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must
undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background
investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation
documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive
instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background
investigation documentation. After you begin your employment, your
continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete
background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of
your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for
Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable,
you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false
statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you
may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal
This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630,
requiring contact or control over Indian children. Upon tentative
selection, selectee will be requested to complete, sign, and submit
the Addendum to OF-306, Child Care & Indian Child Care Worker
Position form. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that
persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or
pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.
Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born
after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian
health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health
The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain medical
staff clinical privileges, including any licensure requirements. If
privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the
employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including
removal from Federal service.
You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59pm (Eastern
Standard Time) of the closing date: 11/08/2019
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient
experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific
position for which you are applying.
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; social). You will
receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer
and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and
responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you
are using education to meet all or part of the qualification
requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an
itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent
information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter
hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.
Degree: major or equivalent in psychology for all specializations
except clinical psychology and counseling psychology**.**
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.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR:
Licensure: Applicants will be required to verify they possess a
current, valid, unrestricted license as a Clinical Psychologist.
\* In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the
Minimum Qualifications stated below-
GS-13: Candidates must have 1 year of specialized experience
equivalent to the GS-12 grade level to qualify.
Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized
experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in
the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector
performing the following type of work and/or tasks: *work as a
psychologist in a mental health setting clinic or hospital while
providing psychological evaluations, delivering therapeutic mental
health treatment modalities for patients. Provide consultation,
collaboration and follow up. Assist and refer patients with acute,
chronic or severe mental illnesses an