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Grade: 11
Carefully read each question and all possible answers before selecting a
response. Some questions will be used to screen out ineligible applicants.
Applicant errors in responses will not be corrected. You are responsible for the
accuracy of your application.
Your application must describe your work and
experience, in your own words. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. "Plagiarism is
reproducing someone else's work and submitting it as your own or allowing
another person to alter or revise your work and submit it as their own." If you
fail to provide requested information, or the information submitted is
insufficient, you may lose consideration for the position.


* 1.Choose ONE Statement from the descriptions below that best describes you.
  1. A. I have completed a Doctoral Degree, or equivalent, directly related to full professional work in Clinical Psychology (i.e., PH.D. Degree, or equivalent, in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology).
  2. B. I will complete a Doctoral Degree, or equivalent, directly related to full professional work in Clinical Psychology (i.e., PH.D. Degree, or equivalent, in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology) within the next 30 days.
  3. C. I have not completed any of the above.


ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

LISTED BELOW ARE GROUPED STATEMENTS RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENTS/COMPETENCIES NECESSARY FOR THE POSITION. Read each question carefully and select the answer choice that best describes your experience.

2.Staff Psychologists must be able select, administer, score and interpret a variety of assessments, using a multi-method approach to form a diagnosis, accurately evaluate presenting question, and communicate results in written and verbal formats appropriate to the site. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.

  1. As an intern from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have completed and communicated findings of at least five suicide risk assessments in a secure/locked mental health setting; and/or as an intern from an APA accredited clinical and counseling graduate program, I have completed and communicated findings of at least five personality and/or five intellectual assessments in a secure/locked mental health setting.
  2. As an intern from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have completed and communicated findings of at least five suicide risk assessments in a criminal justice setting; and/or as an intern from an APA accredited clinical and counseling graduate program, I have completed and communicated findings of at least five personality and/or five intellectual assessments in a criminal justice setting.
  3. As an intern from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have completed and communicated findings of at least five suicide risk assessments in a non-secure/outpatient mental health or other setting; as an intern from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have completed and communicated findings of at least five personality and/or five intellectual assessments in a non-secure/outpatient mental health or other setting.
  4. As an intern from an APA accredited clinical and counseling graduate program, I have elicited relevant history from interview, collateral narratives and staff consultation to formulate and understand mental status and diagnostic components for a wide range of disorders in a criminal justice setting.
  5. As an intern from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have elicited relevant history from interview, collateral narratives and staff consultation to formulate and understand mental status and diagnostic components for a wide range of disorders in a non-secure/outpatient mental health or other setting.
  6. As an intern from an APA accredited clinical and counseling graduate program, I have elicited relevant history from interview, collateral narratives and staff consultation to formulate and understand mental status and diagnostic components for a wide range of disorders in a secure/locked mental health setting.
  7. None of the above.


3.Staff Psychologists must be able to conceptualize, plan and implement, through multiple therapeutic modalities, interventions with fidelity to empirical models and flexibility to adapt where appropriate while evaluating treatment progress and modifying planning as indicated by the context or case. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. As an intern in an APA accredited graduate program, I have responded to at least 12 crisis or potential crisis (i.e., suicidal, self-harm thoughts/behavior, perpetrator or victim of violence) cases in a secure/locked mental health setting; and/or as an intern from an APA accredited graduate program, I have conducted three types of group interventions in a secure/locked mental health setting.
  2. As an intern from an APA accredited graduate program, I have responded to at least 12 crisis or potential crisis (i.e., suicidal, self-harm thoughts/behavior, perpetrator or victim of violence) cases in a criminal justice setting.
  3. As an intern in an APA accredited graduate program, I have responded to at least 12 crisis or potential crisis (i.e., suicidal, self-harm thoughts/behavior, perpetrator or victim of violence) cases in a non-secure/outpatient mental health or other setting; and/or as an intern from an APA accredited graduate program, I have conducted three types of group interventions in a non-secure/outpatient mental health or other setting.
  4. As an intern from an APA accredited graduate program, I have conceptualized cases from more than one theoretical perspective and articulated clear rationale matching model to patient in a secure/locked mental health setting.
  5. As an intern from an APA accredited graduate program, I have conducted three types of group interventions in a criminal justice setting; and/or as an intern from an APA accredited graduate program, I have conceptualized cases from more than one theoretical perspective and articulated clear rationale matching model to patient in a criminal justice setting.
  6. As an intern from an APA accredited graduate program, I have conceptualized cases from more than one theoretical perspective and articulated clear rationale matching model to patient in a non-secure/outpatient mental health or other setting.
  7. None of the above.


4.Staff Psychologists must relate effectively and meaningfully with other professionals by providing expert assistance and communication (verbal and written) in response to client or system needs and goals. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. As an intern from an APA accredited graduate program, I have maintained an effective relationship with my supervisor(s) by providing weekly written updates on my case load; and/or as an intern from an APA accredited graduate program, I have verbally communicated with my supervisor(s) and solicited advice and/or feedback regarding client progress.
  2. As an intern from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have developed and maintained effective relationships with mental health treatment teams; and/or as an intern from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have provided written feedback/notes on clinical cases to the mental health treatment team.
  3. As an intern from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have developed and maintained effective relationships with staff external to Psychology, including, Medical, Case Management, Correctional Services; and/or as an intern from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have contributed relevant client case data to Case Management or Release Preparation Team meetings.
  4. As an intern from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have provided verbal feedback and opinions during treatment team meetings.
  5. As an intern from an APA accredited graduate program, I have provided clinical opinion on clinical case management or treatment recommendation during peer review or group supervision.
  6. As an intern from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have prepared reports and communicated findings to upper management on high risk or crisis cases; and/or as an intern from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have trained non-medical staff on managing a client whose behavior was continuously disruptive.
  7. None of the above.


5.Staff Psychologists are oriented toward furthering their professional identity and growth including receiving and providing supervision, engaging in scholarship and demonstrating their commitment to the development of the profession. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. As an intern from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have used professional experience to resolve high-stress ethically unclear situations that had custodial and treatment implications; and/or as an intern from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have provided instruction to non-clinical staff about ethically maintaining the treatment and custody needs of disruptive inmates/patients/clients.
  2. As an intern from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have taken a class on professional psychology ethics; and/or as an intern from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have taken a class or had training in legal issues relevant to the practice of professional psychology; and/or as an intern from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have attended a professional psychology seminar or scientific session at a conference.
  3. As an intern from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have independently identified and resolved complex legal and ethical issues that arise in the custody and care of inmates; and/or as an intern from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have authored a paper on professional psychology in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
  4. As an intern from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, with supervisory guidance, I have resolved situations that had custodial or treatment implications; and/or as an intern from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, during clinical supervision, I have identified complex legal and ethical issues that arise in the custody or care of inmates.
  5. As an intern from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have made a presentation on professional psychology at a scientific meeting and/or professional conference.
  6. None of the above.


Grade: 12
Carefully read each question and all possible answers before selecting a
response. Some questions will be used to screen out ineligible applicants.
Applicant errors in responses will not be corrected. You are responsible for the
accuracy of your application.
Your application must describe your work and
experience, in your own words. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. "Plagiarism is
reproducing someone else's work and submitting it as your own or allowing
another person to alter or revise your work and submit it as their own." If you
fail to provide requested information, or the information submitted is
insufficient, you may lose consideration for the position.


* 1.Choose ONE Statement from the descriptions below that best describes you.
  1. A. I have completed a Doctoral Degree, or equivalent, directly related to full professional work in Clinical Psychology (i.e., PH.D. Degree, or equivalent, in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology) AND I have completed one full year of professional experience as a Clinical Psychologist equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service.
  2. B. I have not completed the education and/or experience described above.


ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

LISTED BELOW ARE GROUPED STATEMENTS RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENTS/COMPETENCIES NECESSARY FOR THE POSITION. Read each question carefully and select the answer choice that best describes your experience.

2.Staff Psychologists must be able select, administer, score and interpret a variety of assessments, using a multi-method approach to form a diagnosis, accurately evaluate presenting question, and communicate results in written and verbal formats appropriate to the site. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.

  1. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program and worked in a non-secure/outpatient mental health or other setting, I have independently completed and communicated findings of suicide risk assessments and recommended suicide watch when appropriate.
  2. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program and worked in a criminal justice setting, I have independently completed and communicated findings of at least five suicide risk assessments and recommended suicide watch when appropriate.
  3. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program and worked in a secured/locked mental health setting, I have independently completed and communicated findings of at least five suicide risk assessments and recommended suicide watch when appropriate.
  4. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program and worked in a non-secure/outpatient mental health or other setting, I have independently elicited relevant history from interview, collateral narratives and staff consultation to formulate and understand mental status and diagnostic components for a wide range of disorders.
  5. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program and worked in a secured/locked mental health setting, I have independently completed and communicated findings of at least five personality and/or five intellectual assessments and recommended placement in various Psychology Treatment Programs.
  6. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program and worked in a criminal justice setting, I have independently completed and communicated findings of at least five personality and/or five intellectual assessments and recommended placement in various Psychology Treatment Programs.
  7. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program and worked in a non-secure/outpatient mental health or other setting, I have independently completed and communicated findings of personality and/or intellectual assessments and recommended placement in various Psychology Treatment Programs.
  8. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program and worked in a criminal justice setting, I have independently elicited relevant history from interview, collateral narratives and staff consultation to formulate and understand mental status and diagnostic components for a wide range of disorders.
  9. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program and worked in a secured/locked mental health setting, I have independently elicited relevant history from interview, collateral narratives and staff consultation to formulate and understand mental status and diagnostic components for a wide range of disorders.
  10. None of the above.


3.Staff Psychologists must be able to conceptualize, plan and implement, through multiple therapeutic modalities, interventions with fidelity to empirical models and flexibility to adapt where appropriate while evaluating treatment progress and modifying planning as indicated by the context or case. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program and worked in a criminal justice setting, I have independently responded to, and resolved crisis situations (i.e., suicidal, self-harm thoughts/behavior, perpetrator or victim of violence).
  2. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program and worked in a secured/locked mental health setting, I have independently responded to, and resolved crisis situations (i.e., suicidal, self-harm thoughts/behavior, perpetrator or victim of violence).
  3. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program and worked in a criminal justice setting, I have independently conducted treatment with inmates on suicide watch.
  4. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program and worked in a non-secure/outpatient mental health or other setting, I have independently conducted various group and individual interventions.
  5. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program and worked in a secured/locked mental health setting, I have independently conducted various group and individual interventions.
  6. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program and worked in a criminal justice setting, I have independently conceptualized cases from more than one theoretical perspective and matching model to patient.
  7. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program and worked in a non-secure/outpatient mental health or other setting, I have independently responded to, and resolved crisis situations (i.e., suicidal, self-harm thoughts/behavior, perpetrator or victim of violence).
  8. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program and worked in a secured/locked mental health setting, I have independently conceptualized cases from more than one theoretical perspective and matching model to patient.
  9. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program and worked in a non-secure/outpatient mental health or other setting, I have independently conducted treatment with inmates on suicide watch.
  10. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program and worked in a secured/locked mental health setting, I have independently conducted treatment with inmates on suicide watch.
  11. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program and worked in a non-secure/outpatient mental health or other setting, I have independently conceptualized cases from more than one theoretical perspective and matching model to patient.
  12. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program and worked in a criminal justice setting, I have independently conducted various group and individual interventions.
  13. None of the above.


4.Staff Psychologists must relate effectively and meaningfully with other professionals by providing expert assistance and communication (verbal and written) in response to client or system needs and goals. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program, I have provided verbal feedback and opinions during treatment team meetings.
  2. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program, I have communicated with other disciplines (i.e., contract health care providers, Medical, Correctional Services, Case Management) to defuse and/or resolve conflicts over treatment or management approaches with offenders.
  3. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program, I have developed and maintained effective relationships with staff external to Psychology, including, Medical, Case Management, Correctional Services.
  4. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program, I have contributed relevant client case data to Case Management or Release Preparation Team meetings.
  5. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program, I have maintained verbal and written communication with upper management and other disciplines (i.e., contract health care providers, Medical, Correctional Services, Case Management) to ensure continuity of care of high risk or crisis cases.
  6. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program, I have prepared reports and communicated findings to upper management on high risk or crisis cases.
  7. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program, I have developed and maintained effective relationships with mental health treatment teams.
  8. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program, I have written or edited curricula to train non-medical staff on managing a client whose behavior was continuously disruptive.
  9. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program, I have trained non-medical staff on managing a client whose behavior was continuously disruptive.
  10. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology graduate program, I have provided written feedback/notes on clinical cases to the mental health treatment team.
  11. None of the above.


5.Staff Psychologists are oriented toward furthering their professional identity and growth including receiving and providing supervision, engaging in scholarship and demonstrating their commitment to the development of the profession. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  1. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have resolved situations that had custodial or treatment implications with supervisory guidance.
  2. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program and an Employee Assistance Program coordinator or provider or member of a Crisis Support or Confrontation Avoidance Team, I have provided professional expertise to resolve ethically unclear situations involving staff, inmates, or both.
  3. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have used professional experience to resolve high-stress ethically unclear situations that had custodial and treatment implications.
  4. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have identified complex legal and ethical issues that arise in the custody or care of inmates during clinical supervision.
  5. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have provided instruction to non-clinical staff about ethically maintaining the treatment and custody needs of disruptive inmates/patients/clients.
  6. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have independently identified and resolved complex legal and ethical issues that arise in the custody and care of inmates.
  7. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have created or edited curriculum to train non-clinical staff about ethically maintaining the treatment and custody needs of disruptive inmates/patients/clients.
  8. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have authored a paper on professional psychology in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
  9. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have made a presentation on professional psychology at a scientific meeting and/or professional conference.
  10. As a Clinical Psychologist who graduated from an APA accredited clinical or counseling graduate program, I have authored a paper on a topic of relevance to criminal justice and professional psychology in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
  11. None of the above.


Grade: All Grades
1.Previous law enforcement experience or Veterans Preference:
  1. I have previously held a Federal civilian law enforcement position covered by special retirement provisions and can provide an SF-50 upon request as proof of such service; or I am a qualified preference eligible.
  2. I have not previously held a Federal civilian law enforcement position; and I am not a preference eliglble.


2.How did you hear about this employment opportunity with the Bureau of Prisons (BOP)?
  1. Private information service
  2. Magazine
  3. Newspaper
  4. Radio
  5. Television
  6. Poster/Flyer
  7. Private employment office
  8. State Employment/Unemployment Office or Career Service Center
  9. State or local Job Information Center
  10. BOP Employee Services Department (bulletin board or other form announcement)
  11. School or college counselor or other official
  12. Agency or other Federal government recruitment at school or college
  13. Recruitment event (other than school or college)
  14. Friend or relative working for the BOP
  15. Friend or relative not working for the BOP
  16. Religious organization
  17. USAJOBS, the official job site of the US Federal Government
  18. BOP Website
  19. Internet job site
  20. Contacted the BOP on my own
  21. Military publication
  22. Military Separation Center
  23. Professional Organization
  24. Federal Job Publication (i.e., Federal Jobs Digest, etc)
  25. Other