You will serve as an Occupational Therapist in the Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS) Department of NAVAL HOSPITAL OKINAWA. In this position you will provide early intervention and related services to developmentally delayed and disabled children and adolescents including their families.
Manage clients with a combination of mild to severe physical, developmental, learning, and behavioral impairments from birth through 21 years.
Evaluate clients for treatment planning and determine current levels of function.
Attend case study committee meetings and other meetings impacting the child's care.
Design therapeutic programs to enhance development and/or school performance.
Teach and provide technical assistance to parents, teachers and Occupational Therapy Assistants.
Monitor and reevaluate the child?s performance, making appropriate modifications to the treatment plan.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed - Yes Relocation expenses (i.e. PCS) for candidates outside of the commuting area are authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations and Department of Navy Policy. Relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable command policy.
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 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.
Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
You position requires the ability to operate a motor vehicle.
You will be required to meet any applicable credentialing or privileging requirements prior to appointment.
APPLY NOW! This job opportunity announcement has a first cut-off date. Applications received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the cut-off date of 07/05/2019, will receive first consideration for this vacancy. Depending on staffing needs a 2nd cut-off date may be used.
In addition to meeting the Basic Requirement, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of professional Occupational Therapist 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 developing Individualized Family Service Plans or Individualized Educational Plans; analyzing, designing or implementing intervention programs to meet the individual needs of the child; identifying therapeutic programs to enhance development and/or school performance; evaluating and analyzing sensory motor skills, cognitive skills, psychosocial skills, or daily living skills in order to screen children and students for habilitation or rehabilitation services related to developmental delays and/or educational handicapping conditions. OR you must have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D., possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree which demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
This position has two selective placement factors that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. The selective placement factors are: 1) possession of a permanent, full and unrestricted license as an Occupational Therapist issued by a state, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States; and 2) clinical experience as an Occupational Therapist providing occupational therapy early intervention services to pediatric patients ages birth to 21 years of age. Failure to document the factors in your resume or application documents will result in an ineligible rating.
Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:
Applicants must have successfully completed a graduate or higher level degree that included an occupational therapy curriculum approved by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) or a professional accrediting organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time my degree was obtained AND Successfully completed the clinical requirements prescribed by the school AND Successfully passed the national examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). OR Currently assigned to a position in this occupational series as of September 2017 who has a bachelor's degree, post-baccalaureate certificate, or an entry-level master's degree that included an occupational therapy curriculum approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association at the time the curriculum was completed, and have completed the clinical requirements prescribed by the school.
In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, you may also qualify based upon the following education or the combination of education and specialized experience stated in the Qualifications Section of this announcement:
You must have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. OR A combination of experience and education as described above that equates to one year of experience.
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.
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
If you have previously worked in a federal position for 5 years or more in a foreign location and have not had a continuous physical presence in the United States or a non-foreign area (i.e. Guam), a waiver to the 2-year physical presence requirement and an overseas tour extension must be requested and approved prior to appointment. Approval of either request is not guaranteed.
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. If you are a preference eligible please apply to announcement number: ST-10536804-19-RRR.
Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.
A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. Relocation incentive may be authorized.
This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.
In addition to meeting all minimum qualification and eligibility requirements, ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one who possesses the competencies and experience to perform the duties of the position successfully with orientation to learn/understand the activities, procedures, policies and processes. Demonstrated work experience in the occupation is typically qualifying for placement.
Background checks, security clearance and drug testing required.
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. Please visit http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Benefits/Pages/Default.aspx to learn more.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Please visit http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Benefits/Pages/Default.aspx to learn more.
How to Apply: In order to receive consideration for this position you must apply by visiting the following link https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/537393000 and following the instructions under the How To Apply section. We are not able to accept your application from https://jobboard.specialedcareers.org/hr/jobs/ site.
Internal Number: DE-10531136-19-SB
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