Clnicial Psychologist (Federal Government)

Air Force Civilian Service
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.

The Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS) is looking for a Clinical Psychologist (GS-0180-13) to join the Base Operational Support Team (BOST) at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. The BOST is a group of healthcare professionals that are embedded with Air Force units at Sheppard from 4-6 months at a time. Their mission is to incorporate prevention techniques to decrease musculoskeletal injuries and psychosocial stressors. As a multidisciplinary team of professionals the BOST observes Air Force units in and out of their working environments, identifies challenges that compromise mission-readiness and recommends sustainable solutions to mitigate priority concerns. Their goal is to optimize mission performance by enhancing physical/psychosocial resilience and prevent military occupational injury. This Clinical Psychologist position is the last remaining vacancy before the team is fully staffed. This unique federal job offers a rewarding and exciting career with exceptional benefits!

Salary Range $92,143 - $119,787

Duties and Responsibilities

- Screens and interviews patients, and performs bio-psychological social evaluations (although only approximately 10% of the duties performed are expected to be in the office/clinical setting)
- Uses expert knowledge of general and specific concepts, principles, procedures, and practices relating to psychological counseling to identify psychosocial stressors and barriers to optimal human performance
- Integrates into the full spectrum of unit activities, treating and observing unit personnel in the conduct of their duties across the full span of worksites, processes, and shifts
- Participates in unit activities being observed to include all mission sets, functional teams, duty locations, and work shifts
- Utilizes information gathered by direct observations and treatment within unit worksites, interviews with unit personnel, and objective medical, safety, and fitness data, in order to select or develop evidence-based initiatives to mitigate identified hazards and barriers to optimal health and performance
- Exercises full professional responsibility in psychological consultation, education, and training to military commanders/senior leaders, other health professionals, and medical staff

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

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


- US Citizenship is required
- Must possess 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).
- A completed APA-accredited predoctoral internship in professional psychology (This 1-year internship is part of an APA accredited doctoral program.
- Must possess a current/valid license to practice psychology from a US jurisdiction.
- Must possess and maintain a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
- This is a drug testing position. The employee is subject to random drug testing
- The position may be identified as having “regular contact with children,” requiring a State Criminal History
Repository (SCHR) check to be completed on any person selected for the position

This position is being filled using direct hiring authorities and can close at any time. Apply Now!

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Equal Opportunity Employer. U.S. citizenship required. Must be of legal working age.


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