Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 671328
You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans!
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be adding approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians to include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.
Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.
If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.
The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission. The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").
America's Veterans need you!
To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.
PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section.
Salary: The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-11, GS-12 or GS-13. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's qualifications and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.
This announcement has been re-opened to allow receipt of additional applications. Applicants who previously applied and received a Eligible notice of rating DO NOT need to re-apply in order to be considered.
A recruitment/relocation incentive may be available to a highly qualified applicant. Additionally, relocation expenses are authorized. The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Permanent Change of Station (PCS) relocation services. Permanent Change of Station is the relocation of a household due to government convenience in connection with a transfer between duty stations or facilities. For more information go to http://vaww.fscdirect.fsc.va.gov/pcs.asp.
Announcement amended on 8/31/12 to extend the closed date. Applications received by the original closing date of 8/31/12 will receive first consideration. If a selection is not made, applications will be considered every two weeks until a selection is made.
- US citizenship
- English language proficiency
- Background/suitability investigation
- Physical standards - Must pass pre-employment examination
- Testing Designated Position