Clinical Psychologist

Department of Defense Fort Knox, KY
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

About the Position: This position is located with the US Army Recruiting Command, office of The Command Psychologist, OCP Assessment/Selection, Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Preferred candidates will have completed an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited doctoral graduate program and an APA accredited predoctoral internship.

A recruitment or relocation bonus may be authorized.

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* As a Clinical Psychologist, assists the program manager with implementation of the OCP Assessment and Selection team, to include consultation with three behavioral health specialists and two noncommissioned officers.

* Develop, recommend and utilize unique interviews, psychometric assessments and direct psychological assessments as well as electronic medical records reviews to evaluate the reliability and suitability of all recruiting candidates.

* In coordination with the program manager, integrate and synchronize the Assessment and Selection Division with the Recruiting and Retention College, Command Psychologist and staff sections as appropriate.

* Provide wellness screenings, suitability determinations, and leadership development for RRC students.

* Provide crisis management and clinical assessment of mental health problems, and organizational and team-building matters.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Up to 20% business travel required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0180 Psychology

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

* Two year trial/probationary period may be required.

* Selectees will be required to sign a statement (Condition of Employment) consenting to seasonal influenza vaccinations or must provide a recognized exemption.

* Immunization screening is required. Hepatitis B immunization is required for all positions with direct patient contact. Applicants may be required to show proof of other immunizations depending on the type of position.

* Must be able to obtain and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) Training and certification sponsored or endorsed by the American Heart Association (AHA). Advanced certification (e.g., Advanced Life Support) does not supersede BLS completion.

* Applicants must be able to fulfill credentialing requirements and obtain and maintain appropriate/relevant clinical privileges.

* Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

* This position is a Testing Designated Position subject to applicant testing and random drug testing. Selectees will be required to sign DA Form 5019 requiring participation in random drug urinalysis testing.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Basic Requirement for Clinical Psychologist Position:

Degree: Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology.

In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Experience required: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.

Specialized experience is defined as: managing employees, training students and/or clinical psychologist, performing psychological assessments and providing consultation services to other medical professionals. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Licensure Requirement: A current, active, valid, and unrestricted clinical license to practice Psychology independently from a U.S. State, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth, territory, or jurisdiction is required.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* Customer Service

* Education and Training

* Self-Management

* Teaching Others


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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:

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