Clinical Psychologist

US Department of Defense - St. Louis, MO4.3

Full-time
Duties
Summary
JOB DESCRIPTION: Clinical Psychologists provide behavioral science expertise and guidance to detect, deter, and mitigate personnel behaviors that may harm or undermine NGA's assets, critical infrastructure, sensitive information and mission accomplishment. They serve as consultants to the Agency by supporting counterintelligence, personnel security and insider threat programs. They conduct psychological assessment

Responsibilities
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: HDCR is looking for a detailed-oriented, compassionate, and innovative professional to serve as a Clinical Psychologist. The incumbent must be capable of handling multiple tasks while working independently. The selectee will oversee the delivery of behavioral health assessments that are a part of a comprehensive medical process for civilian employees. The Clinical Psychologist will work with physical health providers and the NGA Medical Advisor to provide feedback on an employee's fitness to serve, in accordance with all privacy regulations. The incumbent will conduct pre- and post-deployment assessments for civilian employees; implement medical services processes and procedures relating to reporting on fitness to serve; support the Employee Assistance Program providers with follow-up counseling as needed; deliver metrics on behavioral health services provided by HDCR clinical psychologists in the East and West locations; review current processes and propose recommendations for efficiencies; lead efforts to develop and implement a civilian resiliency program; serve as the lead NGA representative on Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense working groups; and be the behavioral health SME for the holistic NGA wellness program, which includes planning events or programs to educate and engage the workforce.

Travel Required
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel Required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
4

Job family (Series)
0180 Psychology

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Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship is required.
Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
Security Investigation

SPECIAL INFO:
As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information)
  • Polygraph Test Required
  • Position Subject to Drug Testing
  • Two Year Probationary Period
  • Direct Deposit Required
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.

This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in our ERecruit application.

Qualifications
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement: 1. Experience working with behavioral health issues; 2. Experience in collaborating with a team to deliver holistic (physical and behavioral) assessments; 3. Demonstrated ability to develop innovative programming to educate others about behavioral health. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: EDUCATION: Must have a doctorate degree in clinical or counseling psychology from a graduate program by the American Psychological Association (APA). LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Must hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:

1. Experience working with behavioral health issues related to military/DOD deployments; 2. Three years of clinical experience; 3. Ability to continuously look for ways to improve results, show resourcefulness, and drive for excellence; 4. Ability to identify, develop, and prioritize tasks within schedule or timeline; 5. Demonstrated strong oral communication skills.

Education
Additional information

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

Applicants are not required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered. THE COVER LETTER IS RECOMMENDED BUT IS NOT REQUIRED FOR EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION WITH THE NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY.

APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages: 1) All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria, 2) Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to determine the best-qualified candidates, 3) Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through an interview process. Military retiree applicants, if selected, may be impacted by the 180-day appointment restrictions of DODI 1402.01. HD personnel will provide additional information if applicable. Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. This description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted. As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards. In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.) All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applications will only be accepted online. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at recruitment@nga.mil. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

Required Documents
None

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Benefits

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