Clinical Psychologist

Air Force Civilian Service
Wichita Falls, TX
Post Date:
December 04, 2022
Job Status:
$92,143 - $119,787

Come be a part of something big! Smart Minds, Cool Jobs and Awesome Rewards! Fueled by innovation, talent and ambition, the Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS) is seeking civilian professionals prepared to deploy war-winning capabilities on behalf of the United States Air Force (USAF).

The Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS) is currently seeking a qualified full-time Clinical Psychologist to fill one of our new Operational Support Teams (OST) Clinical Psychologist positions at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas (located near Wichita Falls, TX).  

*This Federal job offers a rewarding and exciting career with benefits.

SALARY: $92,143 - $119,787 per year


As an OST Clinical Psychologist, you have the overall responsibility for the full range of psychological services over an installation’s operational Air Force (AF) squadrons. You’ll serve as the multidisciplinary Integrated Operational Support (IOS) mental health clinical psychologist, consultant, and resource to other medical and embedded mental health staff supporting the Sheppard AFB installation’s Base Operational Support Teams (BOST) mental health program with the goal of building resiliency, enhancing human performance and improving unit mission effectiveness. You will provide Sheppard AFB organization’s leadership with professional consultation and advisement to inform, raise awareness, and provide focused solutions for issues affecting the psychological health and resilience of Airmen within the units identified at highest risk.

Some of the duties and responsibilities of this position include, but not limited to screening and interviewing patients, and performing bio-psychological social evaluations; developing and implementing initiatives to mitigate psychosocial stressors and risks and optimize Airman performance; exercising full professional responsibility in psychological consultation, education, and training to military commanders/senior leaders, other mental health professionals; and medical staff and providing evidence-based, clinical psychology services.


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain the proper security clearance

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Substantive professional knowledge of clinical psychology, human performance enhancement within neurocognitive and psychosocial domains, and improving personal resiliency

  • Expert knowledge of evidence-based treatments and standards of clinical practice for a full range of psychological disorders to plan and provide treatment to patients

  • Knowledge of military organizations and culture and the unique stressors upon workers in an operational military workplace

  • Knowledge of administration, scoring, and interpretation of select psychological and psycho-social measures to properly assess patient’s and family’s needs

  • Skill to prepare accurate written documentation in patient care and provide guidance and consultant services to medical professionals, managers, and clients

  • Ability to gather, synthesize, and apply data, including psychological testing, interviews, medical/non-medical records to the identification and mitigation of population risks

Other significant facts pertaining to this position:

  • At a minimum, qualification requirements stipulated by the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for the 0180 occupational series must be met

  • Selective Placement Factors. Must meet education and licensure requirements IAW Air Force privileging standards: Clinical psychologists must demonstrate appropriate skills, training, and experience to be considered for clinical privileges.

  • Minimum educational requirements include:

  • A doctor of philosophy (PhD) or a doctor of psychology (PsyD) degree in clinical, counseling, or combined professional-scientific psychology from a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Waiver of this requirement (i.e., graduates of regionally accredited universities or schools of professional psychology) must be staffed through appropriate AF approval authority IAW AF instruction. Note: If the requirement in (b) below is waived, the qualifying degree must be from a program accredited by the APA.

  • An APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship in professional psychology (This 1-year internship is part of an APA-accredited doctoral program. The AF accepts this internship from any APA-accredited site including designated AF sites). Waiver of an APA-accredited program must be staffed through appropriate AF approval authority IAW AF instruction. Note: If the requirement in (a), above is waived, the internship must be an APA-accredited doctoral program.

  • An optional post-doctoral fellowship allows for subspecialization in operations/aviation psychology, child/adolescent psychology, clinical health psychology, or neuropsychology.

  • Valid license to practice psychology from a US jurisdiction.

  • Government civilian providers must meet all applicable credentialing requirements IAW military treatment facility guidelines and be fully qualified to perform within the scope of their practice. Must be privileged by the Credential Board at the local military Medical Treatment Facility.

  • This position has been identified as having "regular contact with children." In accordance with Public Law 101-647 Section 231, and Public Law 102-190, Section 1094, a FBI fingerprint and State Criminal History Repository (SCHR) Check will be completed on any person selected for this position.

  • Must possess and maintain current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS).

  • May be required to work extended hours or rotating shifts to include evenings, weekends, and holidays.

  • This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.



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