Naval Medical Command Clinical Psychologist in Cherry Point, North Carolina

Naval Medical Command
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Cherry Point, NC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 9/20/2016 (30 day(s) ago)

** Closes Tuesday 11/15/2016 (26 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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Consider working for the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), the U. S. Navy's CIVILIANhealth care organization, at our Joint Commission accredited Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point. You don't have to join the military to work side-by-side with our military's medical staff to care for those who serve our Nation. BUMED provides high quality patient- and family-centered care in wartime and peacetime to active duty members, their families, and beneficiaries at medical facilities around the globe. Every day, no matter what the environment, Navy Medicine is ready to provide world class care, anytime, anywhere.

This position is located in the Mental Health Department, Directorate for Health Services, Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point. The Mental Health Department provides outpatient psychiatric, psychological, and mental health services to active duty members and adult family members. The selected individual will be responsible for providing independent mental health assessments and treatment services in accordance with privileges granted.

Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point , North Carolina, "Your Gateway to Better Health", mission is to enable readiness, wellness and healthcare to Sailors, Marines, their families and all others entrusted to us worldwide - be it on land or at sea. The clinic is an outpatient medical facility with Navy Medicine's only stand alone Ambulatory Procedures Unit, providing General Surgery, Gynecology, Orthopedic, Oral/Maxillofacial and Podiatry surgical services. During a typical month, the command performs 8,381 outpatient medical appointments, 60 ambulatory surgical procedures, 18,000 laboratory studies, 2,622 radiological studies, and 22,000 prescriptions fills. The Naval Health Clinic is staffed by 433 military, civilian and contract personnel. Our staff participates in numerous community events. We are conveniently located at PSC Box 8023, Building 4389, Cherry Point, North Carolina 28533.

APPLY NOW! This job opportunity announcement has a cut-off date. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of September 27, 2016 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Depending on staffing needs those who apply after the cut-off date of 09/27/2016 may be used.

THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT. The Secretary of Defense Memorandum of 14 August 2012 designated healthcare professions as shortage and critical need positions and to appoint qualified healthcare professionals. This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements for providing care for uniformed services' family members and retirees at Military Treatment Facilities around the globe.


A typical day in the life of a Clinical Psychologist

  • Provide diagnostic assessments to eligible beneficiaries referred to the Mental Health Department.

  • Apply extensive knowledge of psychotherapeutic approaches and use professionally sound judgment in employing the most appropriate technique/approach in each case.

  • Maintain liaison with the command served in the clinic's jurisdiction as well as with treatment providers and organizations involved with active duty personnel or their family members.

  • Serve as licensed independent practitioner for the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program, providing expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of substance abuse.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • 5% travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable command policy and available command funding.
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • See special requirements section for additional requirements.

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

BASIC REQUIREMENT for Clinical Psychologist :All applicants must meet the following basic requirement:

Completion of all of the requirements for a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology (Ph.D, Psy.D, or equivalent) from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited university or professional school directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology. AND

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS: This position has selective placement factors: The selective placement factors are must possess Basic Life Support (BLS) certification AND must hold a current State license in clinical psychology from a U.S. State, territory or district ANDmust possess an one year American Psychological Association (APA) accredited clinical internship OR APA accredited postdoctoral residency OR fellowship ORhave attained board certification by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) OR Clinical Psychologist commissioned/employed in the Navy prior to March 27, 2015 who has completed an one year clinical internship. Failure to document or provide evidence of selective placement factors in your resume will result in an ineligible rating.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:Your resume must demonstrate at least one or more years of progressive related specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Experience as professional Clinical Psychologist performing duties evaluating, diagnosing and assessing a variety of patients with substance abuse and mental health disorders; applying psychological theories, principles to explain, or justify psychological diagnoses, conclusions, findings or treatment recommendations.

Applicants must meet the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:

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 per week.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the required skills for this position, click the following link: View Occupational Questionnaire

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

Are you using your education to qualify? THIS POSITION HAS A POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: 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 doctoral transcript(s) which includes (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned). Failure to submit your transcript(s) will result in a Not Qualified rating. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit:


Recruitment incentives may or may not be authorized.

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

A favorable Access National Agency Check and Inquiry (ANACI) background investigation is required.

Selectee must meet any applicable Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) credentialing or clinical privileging requirements prior to appointment.

In accordance with BUMEDINST 1500.15E, employees assigned to or subject to being assigned to duties providing direct patient care, either diagnostic or therapeutic, must possess and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.

Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation.

Qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, a 401K-type retirement plan, and an Employee Assistance Program. More information can be found at:

Other Information

This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

Federal annuitant information:

The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:

ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating of 85 or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:

Veteran's Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA):

Veteran's Preference Information:

30% or More Disabled Veterans:

Salary Range: $71,012.00 to $92,316.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0180-12/12

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 451017700

Job Announcement Number: NE60180-12-1802549NI488917E