Company Name:

Bureau of Medicine and Surgery


Twentynine Palms, California

Approximate Salary:

$98,747 Per Year

Job Category:

Clinical Psychology

Work Setting:


Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:


Date Posted:

March 20, 2019

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Clinical Psychologist


This position is that of a clinical psychologist with advanced educational preparation, expanded knowledge, and clinical expertise in mental health screening, assessment, referral, consultation, and treatment.

The Mental Health Clinic was established to provide a means to identify and address health concerns of service members, with a specific emphasis on mental health, that have emerged in the three- to six- month time period after return from deployment.


  • You will provide a full range of direct clinical services
  • You will provide consultation and clinical supervision
  • You will conduct initial interviews/diagnostic assessments
  • You will establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • You will conduct mental health screenings
  • You will provide intervention

Travel Required - Not required

Conditions Of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver?s license
  • You will be required to possess or obtain and maintain Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Certification
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing
  • You will be required to meet any applicable credentialing or privileging requirements prior to appointment
  • Seasonal influenza vaccine is required
  • You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination

Qualifications APPLY NOW! This job opportunity has a first cut-off date. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of 4/01/2019 will received first consideration for this vacancy. Depending on staffing needs a second cut-off date may be used.

This announcement uses the Health Care expedited hiring authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.

Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology.

In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of clinical psychologist 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: independently evaluating, diagnosing and assessing a variety of patients with mental health disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder/traumatic brain injury; applying psychological theories, principles to explain or justify psychological and post-traumatic stress/traumatic brain injury diagnoses, conclusions, findings or treatment recommendations.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS: This position has selective placement factors that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. Failure to document the selective placement factors in your resume or application documents will result in an ineligible rating. The selective placement factors are:

  1. Possession of a permanent, full and unrestricted clinical psychologist license issued by a state, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States
  2. Completion of 1-year American Psychological Association (APA) accredited clinical internship; OR completion of 1-year clinical internship NOT American Psychological Association (APA) accredited, but have completed an APA-accredited postdoctoral residency or fellowship or have attained board certification by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP); OR previous employment as a Clinical Psychologist commissioned/employed in the Navy prior to March 27, 2015 and has completed 1-year clinical internship training program NOT American Psychological Association (APA) accredited


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 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.

Additional information

  • This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program
  • Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement
  • A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments
  • A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized
  • 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:

In addition to meeting all minimum qualification and eligibility requirements, ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.

Background checks, security clearance and drug testing required


  • 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

Please visit to learn more

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.

How to Apply: Please visit and follow the instruction under the How to Apply tab.

Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Monday, April 15, 2019.

You must apply through the link mentioned above. We are unable to accept applications submitted through American Psychological Association or via email.

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