Chief Clinical Psychologist

US Other Agencies and Independent Organizations - Washington, DC4.5

Full-time | Part-time$120,000 - $150,000 a year
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Summary
The Chief Clinical Psychologist is located in the Family Court Social Services Division of the District of Columbia Superior Court. The incumbent functions in a forensic environment and will supervise a comprehensive child and adolescent mental health clinic.

Responsibilities

The Chief Clinical Psychologist brief description of duties:
Supervises and administers a series of standard psychological and educational tests to determine intellectual, educational and personality functioning, screening for signs of neuropsychological impairment and diagnoses using the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), for a population ranging in age from approximately ten to eighteen for pre and post adjudicated youth. Uses computer technology for scoring test instruments and production of final report product.
Analyzes, interprets, synthesizes and integrates test results into clinically sound, cohesive, practical and functional written evaluation appropriate to a forensic domain.
Provides clinical expert testimony to Court officials in matters related to evaluations and clinical procedures and findings.
Serves as a clinical supervisor for graduate and post-doctoral level psychology trainees and interns including, but not limited to, psychological evaluations, individual, group and family psychotherapy, case consultation and case conference.
Guides, directs and participates in case conferences and consultation with Court officials such as judges, probation officers, social workers, case managers or affiliates with regard to psychological issues related to adjudication and or disposition.
Performs other clinic or division duties such as clinical research projects or interagency assignments, as assigned by the Director or Deputy Director.
Supervises and conducts face-to-face interviews with youth, family and identified individuals active in the maturation of the youth; evaluates youth’s mental health and risk to public safety (including sex trafficking and exploitation risk), and develops associated psychological reports for the judiciary.
Prepares accurate and proficient reports and makes oral and written presentations of facts, which impact the judicial decision-making process as well as the rehabilitation of the youth and his/her family.
Serves as a key member of the Senior Management Team and other committees. Also leads special initiatives as assigned by the Director or Deputy Director.
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.

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.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
14

Job family (Series)
0180 Psychology

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Requirements

Requirements
Conditions of Employment
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 doctorate degree)
4. Professional License (or to be obtained in 180 days)
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.

Qualifications
A doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited psychology program from an accredited college or university, a license to practice psychology in the District of Columbia, four (4) 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)
Education
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.

Additional information
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.

How You Will Be Evaluated
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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Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Required Documents
1. Résumé
2. Completed Vacancy Questionnaire
3. Documentation /Proof of Education (e.g. copy of college transcript or doctorate 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

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

Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

This is not a federal position.

The District of Columbia Courts is an independent agency of the District of Columbia Government and is not under the authority of the City Mayor or the D. C. Council. DC Courts' appropriation comes directly from Congress. All DC Courts non-judicial employees receive federal benefits for the following programs: Life Insurance, Retirement Benefits, Health Insurance and Workers Compensation.

Please click on the following for more information about these benefits:

http://www.opm.gov/Insure/health/enrollment/new_employees.asp

The DC Courts leave policy is as follows:
Annual Leave: New full-time employees earn four (4) hours of annual leave biweekly. After three years of service this increases to six (6)hours biweekly, and at 15 years it increases to eight(8)hours biweekly. Most military, federal and District of Columbia government service counts toward the time required to go into the next higher annual leave category. Employees can carry over no more than 240 hours of annual leave into the next leave year.

Sick Leave is used for personal medical needs, care of a family member, or adoption related purposes. Full-time employees earn four(4)hours of sick leave biweekly. This leave can be accrued without limit.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.