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COVID-19 Response Program - Clinical Psychologist

Thursday, August 12, 2021 9:48 AM | Anonymous

OPM has authorized the use of excepted-service, temporary appointments under 5 CFR 213.3102(i)(3) to address the need for hiring additional staff in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

COVID-19 Response Program - In response to the National Emergency declared for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), federal agencies can post details, micro-details, and temporary rotational assignments for those who can support the COVID-19 response.

Title, pay scale, series and grade: Clinical Psychologist, GS-0180-14

Salary: $108,885- $141,548 per annum

Number of vacancies: 1 Vacancy

Work Schedule, Appointment Type: Part-Time (24 hours a week), Not to Exceed 1 Year, Telework available - Will need to report onsite quarterly, Occasional Travel required

Location: To be decided after hiring

Opens: 8/10/2021 Closes: Open until filled

Must pass pre-employment background investigation.

Indian Preference (Please provide BIA 4432 to verify preference) and Veteran's Preference apply with this hiring.

Introduction: This position is a Clinical Psychologist - Behavioral Health position located at the Great Plains Area Office supporting COVID-19 activities due to the sharp increase of suicidal, substance use and mental issues due to the pandemic.

Qualification requirements: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0100/psychology-series-0180/ 

What you'll do: Incumbent will provide assessment, counseling, and management of crises during psychiatric emergencies at the DDU and YRTC. Incumbent will provide behavioral health services in person and/or via telehealth services as determined by the Great Plains Area Behavioral Health Director.

Selective Placement Factor - Candidates must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, or Common Wealth of the United States, or the District of Columbia.

Expert professional knowledge of medical and psychopharmacology science as evidenced by licensure as an independent or conditional practitioner with prescriptive authority to prescribe psychotropic medications to treat mental and emotional disorders.

How to apply: Please email your resume to Michona.ghost@ihs.gov and be sure to include the location you are applying. Please do not include any personally identifiable information (PII) (i.e., social security number or date of birth).

Other information: Selectee must pass a pre-employment background investigation and is eligible to enroll in a Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan. The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The rules regarding Veterans preference apply in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 1. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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