Peace Corps
Washington D.C.
Mar 14, 2017
Mar 29, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This position is located in the Counseling and Outreach Unit under the Office of Health Services and reports to the Director of Counseling and Outreach Unit (COU). The COU is responsible for providing mental health support to Peace Corps trainees, Volunteers, families, and Peace Corps overseas staff. The purpose of this position is to serve as an expert on mental health as well as on Peace Corps policies and procedures which pertain to Volunteer support. In this capacity, the Psychologist functions as a mental health professional performing the full range of support functions. He/She is also responsible for the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of training in the social service program support area.

  • Occasional Travel
  • Will be required to travel as a part of the position.

  • No

  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment"
  • You must meet the specialized experience at the grade level(s) in which you choose to be considered by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date of the announcement. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including Volunteer experience. To ensure full credit for your experience, please indicate dates of employment by month, day, and year and the number of hours worked per week in your resume.

    This vacancy is being announced at one (1) grade level:


    Qualifying experience for the FP-3 level includes one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-4 or GS-11/12 level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes: Demonstrated knowledge of the psychology field and its concepts; Experience researching, developing and conducting training workshops; Experience providing highly skilled counseling services to clients with different characteristics and problems.


    • Must have a valid, unrestricted license in one of the 50 states (or US territory such as Puerto Rico)
    • Ph.D. in clinical or counseling psychology.
    Additional information on qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on the OPM web site at

    Basic Requirements

    Satisfactory completion of all the requirements for the doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in psychology is required.

    Must have a valid, unrestricted license in one of the 50 states (or US territory such as Puerto Rico)

    Desired Educational Qualifications

    Peace Corps requires a Ph.D. in clinical or counseling psychology.

    Intelligence Background Information

    Peace Corps Manual Section 611 is applicable to this position. This section prohibits the employment of certain persons previously engaged in intelligence activities or connected with intelligence agencies within the past 10 years. If you have ever worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), you are not eligible for employment at the Peace Corps in any capacity, and you should not apply for employment.

    PC-1336 Form: Applicants who are found to be otherwise qualified will be required to submit upon request in the future a completed PC-1336 form, or narrative signed statement, indicating whether the applicant has been involved in or has had any connection with intelligence activities or related work and, if so, the nature and dates of his or her involvement. Failure to meet this requirement will result in the applicant being rated ineligible for further consideration. If you have any other type of possible intelligence connection, your application will not be further considered until you submit this form. Except when the CIA or the National Security Agency (NSA) is involved (see below), if your connection with an Intelligence Agency involves an immediate family member who works or has worked in intelligence, the immediate family member should complete the form, not the applicant. Usually relying on memory is sufficient to answer most if not all of the questions. If you have an immediate family member who works or has worked for the CIA, you should not give them this form to complete. Please contact your relative in person—not by phone, email, social networking, or any other means that is not in person— and ask him or her to contact the Office of General Counsel at the CIA.

    If your intelligence connection involves the NSA, you (or, if the connection is with a family member, that person) must contact NSA’s Office of the General Counsel at 410-854-3910 before submitting this form to Peace Corps.

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