Clinical Psychologist (Open Until Filled)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 16, 2017
Closes
Oct 24, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

This position is that of a clinical psychologist and is located in the Family Court Social Services Division of the District of Columbia Superior Court. The clinical psychologist functions in a forensic environment to administer a series of standard psychological and educational tests to determine intellectual, educational and personality functioning and to diagnose, using the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), for a population ranging in age from approximately 8 to 18 and adults serving in a care-taking capacity for pre and post adjudicated youth. Psychologist with training in neuropsychological assessment and research backgrounds are also encouraged to apply.

The incumbent is an energetic, optimistic professional who enjoys working with a diverse group of Court personnel and customers and lives the DC Courts’ values of Accountability, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, and Transparency.

First-time appointees to positions covered under federal law enforcement officer retirement provisions must not have reached their 37th birthday at the time of appointment. Applicants 37 or over who have previous federal law enforcement officer experience under the Civil Service Retirement System or the Federal Employees' Retirement System and who have either a subsequent break in service or intervening service in a non-federal law enforcement officer position may have their previous federal law enforcement officer experience subtracted from their age to determine whether they meet the maximum age requirement (Application of the previous federal law enforcement provision only applies to those considered federal law enforcement officers and have paid into either Civil Service Retirement System or the Federal Employees' Retirement System, all other law enforcement (state or municipal not paid into either retirement system) will not be considered eligible.).

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TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - Travel within the D.C. Metropolitan area and some travel outside of this locality. Local travel includes but is not limited to: home visits, school visits, community meetings, community projects, etc. Outside travel includes but is not limited to: residential treatment facilities and other Court Social Service Division activities within the U.S.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • A background and/or security investigation is required.
  • Fingerprinting and Child Protective Registry Check
  • Probationary period of one (1) year.
  • Federal law enforcement officer retirement provision.
  • Valid Driver's License
  • To qualify for this position, the following must be submitted:

    1. Résumé
    2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
    3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or degree)
    4. Professional License
    5. Copy of your driver's license must be included with your application.
    6. SF-50 (if applicable)
    7. List of Professional References

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the vacancy questionnaire. Click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

    All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

    For more information about vacancies, visit us on the web at www.dccourts.gov or call 202-879-0496.

    A doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an APA accredited psychology program located from an accredited college or university, a license to practice psychology in the District of Columbia, three (3) years of experience where the candidate had to apply established scientific methods and principles of psychology. Documentation of education and licensing must be included with your application or it will not be considered.

    Candidates licensed to practice psychology in another jurisdiction may apply. If selected, candidate must obtain a D.C. License within 180 calendar days of appointment. Failure to obtain a D.C. License will result in termination.

    Additionally, first-time appointees to the clinical psychologist position must not have reached their 37th birthday at the time of appointment. Applicants 37 or over who have previous federal law enforcement officer experience under the Civil Service Retirement System or the Federal Employees' Retirement System and who have either a subsequent break in service or intervening service in a non-law enforcement officer position may have their previous law enforcement officer experience subtracted from their age to determine whether they meet the maximum age requirement (Application of previous law enforcement provision only applies to those considered federal law enforcement officers and have paid into either Civil Service Retirement System or the Federal Employees' Retirement System, all other law enforcement (state or municipal not paid into either retirement system) will not be considered eligible.).

    Please note that if you are applying for consideration as a non first-time appointee and you have reached or exceeded your 37th birthday you must attach your SF-50 or your application will not be considered.

    Preferred Experience
    • Experience working with juveniles
    • Clinical applied research experience
    • Clinical forensic experience
    • Judicial consulting experience
    Additional Requirements:
    • Authorization for the release of your adult criminal record revealing any convictions and forfeitures, and any criminal cases currently pending before the courts is required. If you are selected for the position a criminal history records check will be conducted.
    • Documentation of your education and licensing must be included with your application.
    • Copy of your driver’s license must be included with your application.
    • SF – 50 (if applicable)

    You must upload copy of your college transcript or degree. The transcript must show the name of the college or university, your name, list of courses with credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking.

    Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

    This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

    Please note there is a mandatory one year probationary period for all non-judicial new employees.

    All required information must be received by the closing date.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure that you meet the basic qualification requirements. Answers submitted in the questionnaire must be supported on your resume.

    Your resume must reflect the relevant experience and that you meet the minimum qualifications or your application will not be considered.
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