RESEARCH PSYCHOLOGIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Falls Church, Virginia
Posted
Jul 06, 2022
Closes
Jul 08, 2022
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Performs duties at the Air Staff level as the Air Force Family advocacy Administrator involving the full range of planning, designing, conducting, interpreting, validating, and reporting research related to the creation and refinement of attribute measures and their psychometric assessment for selections, classification and other child and spouse maltreatment management purposes.
  • Responsible for the Congressionally mandates Air Force spouse and child maltreatment Central Registry data management office.
  • Plans, designs and conducts annual conferences and seminars for treatment managers, social workers, nurses, and program assistants to teach standardized information and data collection procedures and reporting methods of information to the Central Registry data management office.
  • Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities.
  • Participates as a member of the Family Advocacy Program Manpower Review Committee in analyzing, evaluating, planning, and initiating program criteria for the FAP world-wide manning program.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
  • TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE PAID in accordance with the JTR AND AFMAN 36-606
  • This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Disclosure of Political Appointments
  • Must possess a Masters Degree in the field of Psychology and have professional knowledge of American Psychological Association's ethics and research guidelines.
  • Must have at least 3 years current domestic violence research experience preferably working with child and spouse maltreatment programs is required.
  • Work may occasionally require travel away from the normal duty station on commercial aircraft.
  • Employee must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance as a condition of employment.
  • Superior Qualifications may be considered
  • Advance in hire may be authorized if there is demonstrable proof provided on your resume


Qualifications

In order to qualify, you must meet the specialized experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, Professional and Scientific Positions + IOR.

BASIC REQUIREMENT:

Clinical Psychology: 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.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience at the next lower grade GS-12, or equivalent in other pay systems. Examples of specialized experience includes experience applying knowledge of Family Advocacy Program (FAP) goals, objectives, policies and regulations to implement, develop and improve family violence prevention programs targeting families. Negotiating with management and outside agencies to accept and implement new policies and procedures that access organizational effectiveness. Applying advanced statistical analysis software programs as evidenced by completion of academic course in data analysis programming or actual experience in the use of statistical packages for data analysis. Experience in the development of database and management information systems, including the development, management and updating of large research databases. Directing activities of others as a team leader/ supervisor in the planning, development and implementation of data and management information systems. Applying multivariate statistical analysis techniques to assess the effectiveness of various domestic violence treatment and prevention programs. Presenting research findings and methods to a variety of audiences with differing family maltreatment and other medical and non-medical backgrounds.

FEDERAL TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR GENERAL SCHEDULE (GS) POSITIONS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-­grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-12 level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 level. TIG applies if you are in a current GS position or held a GS position within the previous 52 weeks. NOTE: Applicants applying as VEOA candidates who are current GS civil service employees or are prior GS civil service employees within the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
  • Thorough knowledge of AF and DoD Family Advocacy Program goals, objectives, policies, and regulations to effectively implement, develop, and improve family violence prevention programs targeting military families. Thorough knowledge in the use of advanced statistical analysis software programs as evidenced by completion of academic course in data analysis programming or actual experience in the use of statistical packages for data analysis.
  • Thorough knowledge of program data and resources to effectively negotiate with management as well as outside agencies to accept and implement new policies and procedures that assess organizational effectiveness even when such changes will demand extensive changes from established procedures or professional practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of program data and resources to effectively negotiate with management to accept and implement new policies and procedures to assess organizational effectiveness, even when such changes mean extensive changes from established procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge in analysis and assessment of world-wide staffing needs for the purpose of recommending or improving program needs. Considerable knowledge and experience in the development of database and management information systems; including the development, management and updating of large research databases.
  • Considerable knowledge and skill in directing activities of others as team leader/supervisor in the planning, development and implementation of data and management information systems. Considerable knowledge of multivariate statistical analysis techniques to assess the effectiveness of various domestic violence treatment and prevention.
  • Knowledge and skill in the development and implementation of training programs and curricula. Ability orally and in writing to present research findings and methods to a variety of audiences with differing family maltreatment and other medical and non-medical backgrounds.

  • PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    Education

    IF USING EDUCATION TO QUALIFY: If position has a positive degree requirement or education forms the basis for qualifications, you MUST submit transcriptswith the application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application; however, if position has a positive degree requirement, qualifying based on education alone or in combination with experience, transcripts must be verified prior to appointment. An accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education must accredit education. Click here to check accreditation.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    Additional information

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.

    Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

    120-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 120-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 120 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

    Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible: MSP applicants, if determined best qualified, must be selected at the full performance level and placed at the full performance level. You must include a completed copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist dated within 30 days along with the documents identified on the checklist to verify your eligibility for MSP. Click here to obtain a copy of the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist.

    Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

    If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. The Vacancy ID is 11540404.

    To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and restriction from the workplace.

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    Tax Law Impact for PCS: On 22-Dec-2017, Public Law 115-97 - the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017" suspended qualified moving expense deductions along with the exclusion for employer reimbursements and payments of moving expenses effective 01-Jan-2018 for tax years 2018 through 2025. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit GSA Bulletin FTR 20-04 here for additional information.