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Job Title:  Clinical Psychologist ( Neuropsychology)
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  VHA-12-780920-BWS

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$0.00 to $0.00 / Per Year
Friday, November 02, 2012 to Monday, December 03, 2012
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United States


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 780920 

The incumbent is responsible for all neuropsychological assessments for the War Related Injury and Illness Study Center (WRIISC).  The WRIISC neuropsychologist provides neuropsychological and other psychological evaluations ranging from screening evaluations, limited focal evaluations and complete neuropsychological batteries for veterans enrolled in the WRIISC program.  This incumbent psychologist supervises psychology interns, externs and post-doctoral fellows interested in specialized training in neuropsychological assessment and therapeutic work with individuals with a wide variety of cognitive difficulties and other neurologically mediated symptoms and difficulties.


To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. 


How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?



As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.


Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.


  • Doctoral degree from an APA approved program
  • APA approved pre-doctoral internship
  • Two year post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology
  • U.S Citizenship
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Must pass pre-employment examination


The psychologist is responsible for supervising or directly coordinating responses to consultation requests for neuropsychological evaluations in WRIISC.The incumbent is either the direct provider of these services or supervises others in the provision of clinical neuropsychological services. The incumbent tends to the scheduling of referred veterans, supervision of assessments, evaluation of test results, monitoring of test interpretation, review of reports and recommendations and appropriate communication of results to referral agencies. In addition, maintenance of all neuropsychological resources including testing equipment, forms, manuals, and materials are under the purview of the incumbent. The incumbent seeks to maintain outstanding working relationships with the WRIISC team, and staff in other departments. As a provider of care, the psychologist is a credentialed and privileged Licensed Independent Practitioner with specialized training and expertise in neuropsychology and psychology assessment procedures. The incumbent’s role is to ensure the correct administration, scoring, and interpretation of psychological and neuropsychological measures. In addition, the accurate presentation of these data in the form of a narrative report to the referring entity is performed and results may be shared directly with the patient and with the patient’s consent and concurrence, with family members. The neuropsychologist is also available to provide (or supervise) cognitive rehabilitation, psychoeducation, and/or psychotherapy to patients (and possible their family or other caregivers) who have a variety of neurological disorders. Direct supervision is provided to psychology interns, externs and post doctoral fellows by the incumbent The neuropsychologist might also supervise a psychology tech in providing these services As a clinician investigator, the incumbent routinely searches literature relevant to psychological and neuropsychological assessment. The incumbent engages in activities both within and outside the facility that promote best practices as well as to seek to develop or maintain rigorous, independent, peer-reviewed, and/or funded research projects The psychologist functions as a principal, co-principal, or collaborative investigator. Activities may include proposing investigations, coordinating their progress, recruiting subjects, reviewing data, analyzing data, and submitting findings in publishable form to professional meetings or journals.



  • U.S. citizenship.  




APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.  Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:  All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** 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. ***

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit


Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.   You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.


Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at .


This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:  Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.   VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service.  This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.


To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850c IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.   You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies.  Please see this guide ( for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications.  Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way.  Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account ( ) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire:
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID: 780920.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, December 03, 2012.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. CV or Resume.
  2. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at (required).
  3. Occupational Questionnaire
  4. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at  This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.
  5. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required).   Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at  
  6. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).


Brenton W. Service
Phone: (202)745-8000x2231
Agency Information:
VHA Washington DC VAMC
Department of Veteran Affairs
50 Irving Street NW
Washington, DC


After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.

Control Number: 330501900
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