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Chief Clinical Psychologist

District of Columbia Courts Washington, DC
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Chief Clinical Psychologist
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District of Columbia Courts

Overview
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- ##### Open & closing dates

07/24/2019 to 09/24/2019

- ##### Service

Competitive

- ##### Pay scale & grade

JS 14

- ##### Salary

$117,191 to $152,352 per year

- ##### Appointment type

Permanent

- ##### Work schedule

Full-time

Location
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1 vacancy in the following location:

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Washington, DC 1 vacancy

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

##### Telework eligible

No

- Duties
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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.

Learn more about this agency

### 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

#### Similar jobs

- Clinical Psychologists
- Forensic Psychologists
- Management Psychologists
- Psychologists
- Psychologists, All Other
- Psychologists, Clinical

- Requirements
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### 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. R?sum?
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 37^(th)
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.**
**To preview questions please click here.**

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance

Other

##### Drug test required

No

- Required Documents
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1. R?sum?
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
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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.

- How to Apply
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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. Afterward, click the
Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To process your application successfully, DC Courts encourages
applicants to use Internet Explorer (IE) 9 or IE 10 since these are
internet browsers supported by our system.

### Agency contact information

### S.Juarez

##### Phone

202-879-0496

##### Fax

000-000-0000

##### Email

jobs@dcsc.gov

##### Address

District of Columbia Courts
Moultrie Building
500 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
United States

Learn more about this agency

### Next steps

Once your completed application is received, the qualified
candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further
consideration and possible interview. If a writing test or other
testing is required, qualified candidates will be notified of
testing dates and times via e-mail. All applicants will be notified
of the final outcome.

- Fair & Transparent
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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job
applicants

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to
apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540590900. Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

District of Columbia Courts

Address

Washington, DC
USA