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Clinical Psychologist

Company: Department Of Homeland Security
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




This announcement has a first cut-off date. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of 1-MAR-2021 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Depending on staffing needs a2nd cut-off date of 1 APR-2021 may be used and every 30 days there after.

NOTE: One or more positions may be filled using this announcement. Applying to this announcement certifies you authorize DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

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As a Clinical Psychologist, you will perform the following duties:

  • Assessing and evaluating the mental health of detainees and refer to outside treatment facilities if necessary.
  • Serving as a mental health consultant to other health professionals at the facility
  • Managing all cases which may involve community treatment placement, hospital placement, or other after care situations.
  • Arranging placement in, or treatment of, detainees in appropriate settings as required by the conditions of release outlined by ICE.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may need to travel to other sites for temporary work detail as needed.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

0180 Psychology

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  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • You must successfully pass a drug screen.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service.
  • Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
  • Time in Grade: Current Federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade in the Federal service. Time in grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position (Career/Career-Conditional appointment). Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.


Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the Basic AND Minimum Qualification requirements as noted below. Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.

Basic Requirements:

You must have successfully completed all the requirements for the doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your college transcripts (official or unofficial) to support your claim.


Minimum Qualifications:

You must possess an active, current, State license in clinical psychology from a U.S. State, Territory or District? If answering "yes", make sure your resume lists the type of licensure you possess and from where it was obtained and most recent date it was awarded or submit a copy. If your resume does not reflect you possess license, your resume will not be considered.


You must be willing to maintain a current Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare provider certification? This certification shall be maintained in a current status at all times while performing services.

Specialized Experience:

For a GS-0180-12, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: You must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service OR equivalent public or private sector experience performing the following duties:

  • Evaluating, diagnosing and assessing a variety of patients with mental health disorders; AND
  • Applying psychological theories, principles to explain or justify psychological diagnoses, conclusions, findings or treatment recommendations.

Preferred: Applicants with a minimum of 3 years of experience as a Clinical Psychologist preferred.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR 315.707. Veterans, Peace Corps, VISTA volunteers, and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.


This position requires specific coursework and/or a degree to meet the basic education requirement. You must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Your transcript(s) must clearly demonstrate the course(s) listed in the qualification requirement section. If the transcript(s) does not clearly demonstrate this you must submit a copy of the course description and/or other documentation demonstrating that the courses are equivalent.

If you are claiming education as any part of your qualifications for this position, you must submit an official transcript, unofficial transcript, or a list including courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned.

Special Instructions for 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. Failure to provide such documentation with your application will result in lost consideration. For further information, visit:

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