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Clinical Psychologist

Indian Health Service Fort Thompson, SD
  • Expired: August 22, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Clinical Psychologist
Department of Health And Human Services
Indian Health Service

  • ##### Open & closing dates
08/20/2019 to 09/10/2019
  • ##### Service
  • ##### Pay scale & grade
GS 13
  • ##### Salary
$88,704 to $115,313 per year
  • ##### Appointment type
  • ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Fort Thompson, SD
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Telework eligible
  • Duties

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This position is located in the Behavioral Health Department of the
Ft. Thompson IHS Clinic in Ft. Thompson, SD. The Behavioral Health
Department plays a key role in the provision of psychological/mental
health/substance abuse treatment and prevention within the
community. The position of Clinical Psychologist will be involved
with substance abuse/mental health services and consultation with a
variety of public agencies throughout the state of SD and throughout
the IHS agencies.
Learn more about this agency
  • Provides full range of psychological services including
evaluation, diagnosis, referral, psychotherapy, crisis
intervention and specialized treatment modalities for mental
health problems of adults, adolescents and families.
  • Provides consultation to wide variety of hospital staff on
mental health issues. Enter patient information into the
electronic health record system.
  • Provides crisis interventions services to residents with a wide
variety of acute mental health problems.
  • Consults with schools, courts, state social services and other
organizations to assess mental health problems or issues.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
  • #### Job family (Series)
0180 Psychology
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  • Requirements

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Conditions of Employment
Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period
ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Must pass pre-employment examination.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must
undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background
investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation
documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive
instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background
investigation documentation. After you begin your employment, your
continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete
background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of
your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for
Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable,
you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false
statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you
may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal
This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630,
requiring contact or control over Indian children. Upon tentative
selection, selectee will be requested to complete, sign, and submit
the Addendum to OF-306, Child Care & Indian Child Care Worker
Position form. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that
persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or
pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.
Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born
after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian
health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health
care facilities.
The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain medical
staff clinical privileges, including any licensure requirements. If
privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the
employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including
removal from Federal service.
You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern
Standard Time) of the closing date: 09/10/2019
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient
experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific
position for which you are applying.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer
work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps,
AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional;
philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). 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.
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 transcripts or an
itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent
information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter
hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.
Education: Satisfactory completion of all the requirements for
the doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full
professional work in clinical psychology is required.
In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the
Minimum Qualifications stated below
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Your resume must demonstrate at least
one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the
GS-12 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the
private or public sector performing the following type of work
and/or tasks: Experience in working as a psychologist in a mental
health setting clinic or hospital while providing psychological
evaluations, delivering therapeutic mental health treatment
modalities for patients. Experience in providing consultation,
collaboration and follow up. Experience in assisting and referring
patients with acute, chronic or severe mental illnesses and dual
diagnosis patient populations. Experience in using an electronic
health records for patients.
psychologist must possess and maintain a valid, current,
unrestricted license or certification in a State.
**You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the
closing date of the announcement.** Federal employees in the
competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade
Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have
completed one year of service at the next lower grade level.
Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service
Examining Plan (ESEP).
When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using
education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts
(unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that
you meet the educational requirement or substitution.
Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by
accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at
the following website:
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign
colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you
must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a
private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign
education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to
that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit
has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or
university. For further information, visit:
Additional information
Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days
from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this
Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per
pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served
as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal
employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal
experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited
service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn
annual leave is earned.
This position meets the criteria specified in pillar number one of
the five pillars of the PHS Commissioned Corps. PHS Commissioned
Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within
the Commissioned Corps MUST apply online under the merit promotion
announcement indic

Indian Health Service


Fort Thompson, SD
57339 USA