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Grade: 11
* 1.Basic education requirement for Clinical Psychologist, GS-11 and above: Choose an answer from one of the statements below.
  1. I have successfully completed all the requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology.
  2. I do not possess the education described above.


Grade: 12
* 1.Basic education requirement for Clinical Psychologist, GS-11 and above: Choose an answer from one of the statements below.
  1. I have successfully completed all the requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology.
  2. I do not possess the education described above.


* 2.GS-12: In addition to meeting the basic education requirement for Clinical Psychologist, applicants must also meet the specialized experience requirement. Choose the statement that best describes your experience as it relates to this position.
  1. I have at least one full year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the federal service performing the full range of psychological services, including psychotherapy and counseling, psychological testing and assessment, crisis intervention, and consultation.
  2. I do not possess the experience described above.


* 3.Which of the following best describes your experience in the field of Psychology?
  1. Organized, analyzed, interpreted, evaluated, and reported on behavioral and environmental factors and assessed or predicted their interaction under varying conditions.
  2. Gathered and organized data in accordance with a predetermined research plan, for subsequent analysis and interpretation by others.
  3. Assisted in administering or scoring tests (e.g. Rorschach, Thematic, Apperception, etc.) in accordance with clearly defined procedures.
  4. None of the above


* 4.Which of the following best describes your experience obtaining a comprehensive psychological, psychiatric, development, and medical history from patients?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Which of the following best describes your experience conducting psychological testing and interpreting results?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.Which of the following best describes your experience making treatment recommendations, writing comprehensive reports, and determining appropriate outside referrals?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.Which of the following best describes your experience facilitating group interventions?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 8.Which of the following best describes your experience analyzing large data sets or work on research projects specifically dealing with gender and diversity issues as well as advising on sustainable multicultural dialogues?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 9.I have experience counseling the following types of patients:
  1. Victims of sexual abuse
  2. Victims of spousal abuse
  3. Victims of child abuse
  4. Victims of sexual harassment
  5. None of the above


* 10.I have experience mediating disputes.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Have you counseled students in a college or educational institution?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Grade: 13
* 1.Basic education requirement for Clinical Psychologist, GS-11 and above: Choose an answer from one of the statements below.
  1. I have successfully completed all the requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology.
  2. I do not possess the education described above.


* 2.GS-13: In addition to meeting the basic education requirement for Clinical Psychologist, applicants must also meet the specialized experience requirement. Choose the statement that best describes your experience as it relates to this position.
  1. I have at least one full year of experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the federal service performing the full range of psychological services, including psychotherapy and counseling, psychological testing and assessment, crisis intervention, and consultation.
  2. I do not possess the experience described above.


* 3.Which of the following best describes your experience in the field of Psychology?
  1. Organized, analyzed, interpreted, evaluated, and reported on behavioral and environmental factors and assessed or predicted their interaction under varying conditions.
  2. Gathered and organized data in accordance with a predetermined research plan, for subsequent analysis and interpretation by others.
  3. Assisted in administering or scoring tests (e.g. Rorschach, Thematic, Apperception, etc.) in accordance with clearly defined procedures.
  4. None of the above


* 4.Which of the following best describes your experience obtaining a comprehensive psychological, psychiatric, development, and medical history from patients?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Which of the following best describes your experience conducting psychological testing and interpreting results?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.Which of the following best describes your experience making treatment recommendations, writing comprehensive reports, and determining appropriate outside referrals?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.Which of the following best describes your experience facilitating group interventions?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 8.Which of the following best describes your experience analyzing large data sets or work on research projects specifically dealing with gender and diversity issues as well as advising on sustainable multicultural dialogues?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 9.I have experience counseling the following types of patients:
  1. Victims of sexual abuse
  2. Victims of spousal abuse
  3. Victims of child abuse
  4. Victims of sexual harassment
  5. None of the above


* 10.I have experience mediating disputes.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Have you counseled students in a college or educational institution?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Grade: All Grades
YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

* 1.I am licensed to practice psychology at an independent level in at least one state, territory, commonwealth of the U.S., or the District of Columbia.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Which of the following best describes your work in the field of Psychology?
  1. Experimenting with or systematically observing organisms to develop scientific principles or laws concerning the relationship of behavior to factors of environment, experience or physiology, or to develop practical applications of findings.
  2. Applying professional knowledge of psychological principles, theories, methods or data to practical situations and problems.
  3. Providing consultative services or training in psychological principles, theories, methods, and techniques to advance knowledge of them and their appropriate use.
  4. Teaching psychology in an academic environment.
  5. None of the above


* 3.In which of the following areas of psychology do you have experience?
  1. Clinical
  2. Cognitive
  3. Counseling
  4. Neuropsychological
  5. Social
  6. None of the above


* 4.Which of the following clinical environments have you participated in?
  1. Community mental health clinics
  2. Psychiatric wards of general hospitals
  3. Extended Care Programs
  4. Medical service
  5. Neurology units
  6. Psychiatric hospitals
  7. Education Institution
  8. None of the above


* 5.Which of the following statements best describes your experience counseling patients with eating disorders?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.Which of the following statements best describes your experience counseling sexual assault victims?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.I have experience working with college age women with a variety of psychological problems and developmental issues.
  1. Yes
  2. No






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