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Social Worker, Mental Health Service Line Director-GS-0185-14
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Social Worker, Mental Health Service Line Director-GS-0185-14
* Duties
## Duties
### Summary
This is one supervisory position advertised under four different disciplines, Psychologist, Social Worker, and Nurse V. One selection will be made from among those eligible and qualified from one of the four different disciplines.
As the Director of Mental Health of the St. Cloud VA Health Care System (SCVAHCS), the incumbent has administrative, professional, and technical responsibility for the mental health delivery system within SCVAHCS. The SCVAHCS consists of the main facility located in St. Cloud, Minnesota and outlying CBOCs in Alexandria, Brainerd and Montevideo, Minnesota.
The incumbent has professional management and administrative responsibilities that are broad and complex in scope, and constitute a significant part of this VA Health Care System. Decisions are made exercising wide latitude and independent judgement. He/she has line and staff authority for resource allocations within his/her area of responsibility. He/she ensures the efficient operations of the organizational unity.
The Director for MH directly supervises and is assisted by the MHSL Administrative Officer, the Chief of Psychology, Nurse Administrator and Chief of the Domiciliary in administration of the MHSL. Through the MHSL leadership team, the Director for MH also supervises the Clinical Managers of the major product lines in Mental Health.
**Work Schedule:** Monday-Friday 8am to 4:30 pm - Occasional travel - Travel to CBOCs and VISN meetings
**Financial Disclosure Report:** Required
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### Responsibilities
The Director of Mental Health (MH) has full and final authority with respect to administration of the service line. The Director for MH is responsible for goals, priorities, policies, procedures, clinical programs and resource allocations pertaining to the MHSL. Staff directly assigned to the MHSL are accountable to the Director of MH. All such personnel appointments are subject to the initial and continuing approval authority (within the limits imposed by fiscal realities), for all decision relative to staffing, including individual assignments, team composition (size, and professional mix), performance measures and productivity standards. The Director for MH is responsible for establishing an organizational structure and an operating system that ensures the efficient and timely accomplishment of MHSL goals and priorities. He/she will ensure that MHSL programs reflect and support the mission and priorities of SCVAHCS. He/she will participate actively in the strategic planning process, in collaboration with other SCVAHCS Clinical Directors, the Associate Director, the Chief of Staff, and the SCVAHCS Director. The MHSL is responsible for representing the MHSL internally and externally, as one of the major service lines within the SCVAHCS. He/she will establish and ensure the integrity and full functionality of communication systems within the MHSL to inform personnel in a timely manner of program developments which affect them. He/she will establish and maintain policies and procedures that contribute effectively to excellence in customer service. He/she will allocate financial, space, equipment and human resources effectively within the MHSL in a manner which demonstrates commitment to quality health care delivery, improved productivity, technological advances and cost effectiveness.The Director for MH is responsible for ensuring that internal control systems consistent with OMB, GAO, CARF and VA guidelines are in place, and identified problems are corrected in a timely manner. This responsibility includes ensuring that complaints from internal and external customers are received and addressed effectively. The Director will ensure that complaints and problems of a recurring nature are investigated and corrective actions are initiated in a timely manner.
The Director for MH functions as a top management official with SCVAHCS. As such, the incumbent serves as a member of the SCVAHCS Medical Executive Board, as well as appropriate Executive Committees at the VISN level.
### Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
##### Supervisory status
##### Promotion Potential
* #### Job family (Series)
0185 Social Work
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* Requirements
## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
* Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English
### Qualifications
**Basic Requirements**:
* United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
* License, Registration, Certification Requirements (as applicable)
* Master's degree in social work from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
GS-14 Social Worker - You must be licensed or certified in a state at the advanced practice level.
Experience, Education and Licensure.
GS-14- Individuals assigned as a Supervisory Social Workers must be licensed or certified at the advanced practice level and must be able to provide supervision for subordinate staff to qualify for licensure. Their experience must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment. They may have certification or other post-master's degree training from a nationally recognized professional organization or university that includes a defined curriculum/course of study and internship, or equivalent supervised professional experience.
NOTE: For appointment licensure or certification at this level please refer to paragraph 2c.
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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
**Grade Determinations**: Salary to be determined by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.
**References:** VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G39, Social Worker QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated February 29, 2012.
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-14. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-14.
**Physical Requirements:**Must pass pre-employment physical.
### Education
**IMPORTANT:**A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
**Note:**Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: -visitus-forrecog.html.
### Additional information
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Selected applicants maybe required to complete an online on boarding process.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
**IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.**Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
**NOTE:** The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.
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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
* Required Documents
## Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. **VA Form 10-2850c - (REQUIRED)** Completed application for Associated Health Occupations (required). Available at the VA Forms website:-10-2850c-fill.pdf
2. A copy of your most recent SF-50B "Notification of Personnel Action" (if a federal employee)
3. A photocopy of your transcripts with degree awarded if you are using education to qualify
4. DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, indicating your Character of Service (if applicable)
5. Documentation of Service-Connected disability: Service-Connected disability letter and SF-15 Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (if applicable)
6. Documentation of eligibility to be considered as surplus or displaced federal employee (if applicable)
Forms can also be found at:
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
* Cover Letter
* DD-214
* Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
* OF-306
* VA Form 10-2850c
* Other Documents
* Resume
* SF-15
* SF-50
* Transcript
**Veterans' Preference:** When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
* Benefits
## Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
* How to Apply
## How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 03/16/2018 to receive consideration.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
**NOTE:** It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
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### Agency contact information
### Human Resources
##### Phone
##### Fax
##### Email
##### Address
St Cloud VA Medical Center
4801 8th Street North
St Cloud, MN
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### Next steps
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.
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* Fair & Transparent
## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 03/09/2018 to 03/16/2018
*Salary:* $110,256 to $143,332 per year
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 14
*Work schedule:* Full-Time
*Appointment type:* Permanent

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