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Speech Pathologist & Audiologist

Company: Department of Defense
Location: Port Hueneme
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

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Summary

You will serve as a Speech Pathologist or Audiologist in the Department of the Navy, Navy Medical Command.

This announcement is for anticipated vacancies under the Direct Hire Authority for Certain Personnel within DoD, and may be used to fill similar vacancies for up to 120 days from the date of your application. Applicants may need to reapply to be considered on future vacancies filled through this announcement.

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Responsibilities

  • Investigate and study the underlying causes, precipitating factors, symptomatic behavior and the emotional/practical effect upon the patient of a particular impaired speech pattern. Resolve speech impairments.
  • Counsel patients and/or families in the adjustment to the speech impairment (for speech pathologist positions).
  • Evaluate, analyze and treat communicative handicaps resulting from hearing impairments (for audiologist positions).
  • Investigate methods to improve the clinical management of communicative disorders and to increase the basic scientific understanding of communicative processes and other factors causing their disruption.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

None

  • Job family (Series)

0665 Speech Pathology And Audiology

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Requirements

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 e-verify.gov
  • 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.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) may be 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 A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test.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.
  • Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays.
  • Salary listed is based on a full-time work schedule; Salary will vary depending on location of the position due to different locality salary charts.
  • Employee must maintain current certifications.
  • Shift work and emergency overtime may be required.
  • You may 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.
  • Full time, part time, intermittent, permanent, term, and/or temporary appointments are available.
  • May be required to serve a probationary period.
  • You may be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
  • You may be required to obtain and maintain a current license/certification as required for various specialties.
  • You may be required to receive and maintain appropriate vaccinations and immunizations.
  • You will be required to meet any applicable credentialing or privileging requirements prior to appointment.
  • Telework eligibility varies depending on position.

Qualifications

We are looking for the following specialties: Speech Pathologist, Audiologist, Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS) and/or other specialties not listed.

In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position:

GS-11: Applicants must possess 1 year specialized experience at the GS-09 level or equivalent pay plan. Example of specialized experience involves experience that was obtained in a hospital, special treatment center for the disabled, university or community clinic, or industrial or educational institution investigating and studying the underlying causes, precipitating factors, symptomatic behavior, and the emotional and practical effect upon the patient of a particular impaired speech pattern; assessment and treatment of auditory and balance disorders and the diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia; ability to develop and implement, comprehensive treatment plans.

GS-12: Applicants must possess 1 year specialized experience at the GS-11 level or equivalent pay plan. Example of specialized experience involves experience that was obtained in a hospital, special treatment center for the disabled, university or community clinic, or industrial or educational institution investigating and studying the underlying causes, precipitating factors, symptomatic behavior, and the emotional and practical effect upon the patient of a particular impaired speech pattern; resolving speech impairments; and counseling patients and/or families in the adjustment to the speech impairment (for speech pathologist positions); assessing, evaluating, analyzing, and treating communicative handicaps resulting from hearing impairments (for audiologist positions);investigating methods to improve the clinical management of communicative disorders and to increase the basic scientific understanding of communicative processes and other factors causing their disruption.

GS-13: Applicants must possess 1 year specialized experience at the GS-12 level or equivalent pay plan. Examples of specialized experience involves professional experience that was obtained in a hospital, special treatment center for the disabled, university or community clinic, or industrial or educational institution performing research studies to resolve fundamental issues in speech science, hearing and balance deficiencies; investigating and studying the underlying causes, precipitating factors, symptomatic behavior, and the emotional and practical effect upon the patient of a particular impaired speech pattern; resolving speech impairments; and counseling patients and/or families in the adjustment to the speech impairment (for speech pathologist positions); assessing, evaluating, analyzing, and treating communicative handicaps resulting from hearing impairments (for audiologist positions); investigating methods to improve the clinical management of communicative disorders and to increase the basic scientific understanding of communicative processes and other factors causing their disruption.

GS-14: Applicants must possess 1 year specialized experience at the GS-13 level or equivalent pay plan. Examples of specialized experience involves professional experience that was obtained in a hospital, special treatment center for the disabled, university or community clinic, or industrial or educational institution performing broad and overall responsibility for a service-level department, or its organizational equivalent in large, complex, or multi-division facilities. Experience developing, organizing, directing, managing, supervising, and implementing policies and procedures for complex service-level departments; developing and directing educational and training programs; negotiating affiliation agreements with academic partners; and setting training objectives; management and direction of both professional areas in a unified audiology and speech-language pathology service or equivalent service-level department, or administrative management and program direction of other rehabilitation-related areas.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF.

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.

Education

Basic Qualifications for GS-11 through GS-14 - https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/speech-pathology-and-audiology-series-0665/

Degree:

  • For speech pathologist positions, a graduate or higher level graduate degree that included 18 semester hours in the field of speech pathology with approved clinical practice.
  • For audiologist positions, a graduate or higher level graduate degree that included 18 semester hours in the field of audiology with approved clinical practice.
  • Applicants for positions with both speech pathologist and audiologist duties must have successfully completed all the requirements for a graduate or higher level degree with 18 semester hours in one of the fields with approved clinical practice and, in addition, must have either completed a minor in the other field or must have had at least 1 year of professional experience in the other field.

AND

License: In addition, 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 is required.

Applicants may substitute education for experience in the following situations:

FOR THE GS-11 (or equivalent pay band): Your resume must demonstrate that you have have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR you have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.

NOTE: Education and experience may be combined for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.

Evaluation of Experience:

Experience must have demonstrated breadth and level of knowledge of the principles and theories of speech pathology and/or audiology; skill in analyzing and interpreting test results in the evaluation of communicative disorders; ability to plan and conduct a program of therapy independently; ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; and ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with individuals and groups in evaluating and resolving problems in hearing, voice, language, or speech. Applicants for the speech pathologist/audiologist combined positions must have had sufficient professional experience in both speech pathology and audiology to demonstrate their competence to perform the duties involved. The following are examples of qualifying professional experience that may have been obtained in a hospital, special treatment center for the disabled, university or community clinic, or industrial or educational institution: Investigating and studying the underlying causes, precipitating factors, symptomatic behavior, and the emotional and practical effect upon the patient of a particular impaired speech pattern; resolving speech impairments; and counseling patients and/or families in the adjustment to the speech impairment (for speech pathologist positions). Assessing, evaluating, analyzing, and treating communicative handicaps resulting from hearing impairments (for audiologist positions). Investigating methods to improve the clinical management of communicative disorders and to increase the basic scientific understanding of communicative processes and other factors causing their disruption. Providing instruction in the principles and bases of communication including clinical techniques and methods of assessment, evaluation, and treatment to audiologists, speech pathologists, and specialists in related fields (such as medical residents in otolaryngology). Teaching audiology or speech pathology at the graduate level.

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

Keywords: Department of Defense, Thousand Oaks , Speech Pathologist & Audiologist, Other , Port Hueneme, California

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