In this position you will provide early intervention services to developmentally delayed and disabled children and their families. This position involves professional work requiring the application of a professional knowledge of concepts, principles and practices of speech and language clinical services. The primary function is to provide speech and language diagnostic/evaluation and treatment services to eligible children age's birth to 3 years old.
Priority consideration will be given to military spouse preference and family member preference eligible residing in the commute area of the duty location for this position. Commute area is defined as the geographic area surrounding the duty location in which people can reasonably be expected to travel back and forth daily.
Military Spouses and Family Members may apply 30 days before their anticipated arrival date. However, they will not receive preference until arrival at the foreign location. Additional documentation may be required prior to granting preference.
Military spouses and family members who are appointed may not extend longer than 2 months following the transfer of the sponsor from the commuting area of the foreign duty station; 2 months beyond the separation of the appointee's sponsor; or any time beyond the time employee ceases to be a family member.
THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT. Section 1599c, title 10, United States Code provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions. This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements in health care occupations.
APPLY NOW! This job opportunity announcement has a first cut-off date of 5/14/2018. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of 5/14/2018 will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Candidates who apply after may be referred on a periodic basis depending on staffing needs.
Execute a full range of direct pediatric Speech-Language procedures and treatment services.
Employ pediatric specialty techniques to manage clients with a combination of mild to severe speech impairment, developmental, learning, and behavioral impairments from birth through 3 years of age.
Serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team to evaluate referred clients for treatment planning and to determine current levels of function.
Establish short and long term achievement goals, outcomes, which are family and child specific.
Analyze child's developmental skills, preverbal skills, infant-caregiver interaction, play behavior, pragmatics, gestural, vocal, verbal, social affective and symbolic communication in conjunction with family, school, and other EDIS members.
Conduct evaluation of oral facial musculature.
Help to coordinate and participate in community outreach programs.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions Of Employment
Must be a US Citizen.
Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
This is an overseas position. You will be subject to and must be able to satisfy the overseas requirements of the 26Jul12 DODI 1400.25 V1230: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/140025v1230.pdf
Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States drivers license.
You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
You will be required to meet any applicable credentialing or privileging requirements prior to appointment.
Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess the following:
A graduate or higher level graduate degree that included 18 semester hours in the field of Speech-Language Pathology with approved clinical practice that was approved, recognized, or accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) at the time the degree was obtained.
A full, current, and unrestricted license to practice Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector; OR have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: providing speech and language diagnostic, evaluation and treatment services to developmentally delayed and disabled children who have been identified as needing early intervention services.
SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS: This position has selective placement factors that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. Failure to document the selective placement factors in your resume or application documents will result in an ineligible rating. The selective placement factors are: 1) Possession a Certificate of Clinical Competency (Speech-Language Pathology) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). 2) Experience as a licensed Speech Pathologist providing speech and language evaluation and treatment services to developmentally delayed and disabled children, birth to 3 years of age, who have been identified as needing early intervention services
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, 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.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
For those applicants located outside of the commuting area, a service agreement may be negotiated in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulation and applicable Department of the Navy policies.
Tour of duty will be 24.
Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.
Civilian employment in the competitive service in foreign areas shall be limited to a period of 5 continuous years unless interrupted by at least 2 years of physical presence in the United States or non-foreign area.
ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the well qualified category or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/
In the overseas areas, access for civilian employees and their families to military medical and dental treatment facilities is on a space-available and reimbursable basis only. Medical care may be provided by host nation providers. The availability and level of care at host nation medical facilities will vary by location. Movement overseas may require you to initiate a change in your health benefits plan to ensure coverage. For positions in a foreign country, that country's laws or international agreements may have a direct impact of an employee's same sex domestic partner or spouse to accompany the employee and receive certain benefits. If you believe you may be affected by these laws and agreements, you should familiarize yourself with relevant information before applying for or accepting this position. http://cpol.army.mil/library/permiss/2801ss.html.
Work requires extensive walking, standing, stretching, lifting, transporting and bending in caring for patients; the ability to influence confused patients regarding their care, and physically control or defend against emotionally ill or confused patients. Work is performed in a health care setting where there is contagious disease, radiation, and infection. Gloves, gowns, and masks are frequently necessary.
How You Will Be Evaluated
When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
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.
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 - In order to receive consideration for this position, you must visit https://www.usajobs.gov/getjob/printpreview/498612400 and follow the instructions under the "How to Apply" section. We are not able to accept your resume from careers.asha.org site.
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