Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 15 days of the closing date of this announcement. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: · Must be a U.S. citizenship. · Must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3j, this part. · Must have a Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from a school of social work fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Graduates of schools of social work that are in candidacy status do not meet this requirement until the school of social work is fully accredited. A doctoral degree in social work may not be substituted for the master's degree in social work. (Transcripts Required) · Must be licensed or certified by a state to independently practice social work at the advanced practice level. (Must Provide Copy) IN ADDITION TO THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING GS-12 GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Experience: Must demonstrate possession of advanced practice skills and judgment, demonstrating progressively more professional competency. Experience should include being administratively responsible for a clinical program providing treatment to patients in a major specialty, such as a mental health intensive case management program; providing direct patient care services; managing the daily operation of the program, developing policies and, and preparing reports and statistics for facility, VISN, and national use. AND Applicants must also meet the Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities listed below: 1-In-depth knowledge of the program coordinated, and demonstrated knowledge and ability to write policies, procedures, and/or practice guidelines for the program. 2 - Knowledge and skill in management/administration, which includes supervision, consultation, negotiation, and monitoring. 3 - Ability to supervise multidisciplinary staff assigned to the program. 4 - Ability to organize work, set priorities, meet multiple deadlines, and evaluate assigned program area(s). 5 - Ability to provide training, orientation, consultation and guidance within clinical specialization of practice. 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. References: VA Handbook 5005/50, Part II, Appendix G39. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. 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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary. Physical demands do not exceed those of a typical office setting. There may be some walking, standing, twisting, turning, sitting, pushing, bending, repetitive keyboarding, or carrying of light items.