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Job Title:  Clinical Psychologist - Associate Chief of Staff for the Mental Health Care Line
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  VI-13-821487-MHC

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$96,690.00 to $125,695.00 / Per Year
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 to Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
White City, OR United States
United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 821487

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.

This position is being concurrently advertised for the following:  Psychiatrist and Social Worker; Only one position will be filled. 

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive may be available. No PCS Approved.

Education Assistance; Selection for this position may entitle you to an education ASSISTANCE BENEFIT through the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Eligibility is determined on a case by case basis.

Subject to completion of a 1 year probationary period.

Must serve a (1) One year Supervisory Probationary period.



  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Full unrestricted Licensure, Certification, or Registration required.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • English Language Proficiency required.


This position is the Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health Care Line – Clinical Psychologist. As a supervisory Psychologist for Mental Health Care Line at the VA SORCC; you are responsible for articulating the mission and vision of the Mental Health Services, developing the functional statements or scope of practice for all Psychiatrist, Psychologists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Social Workers in MHCL designing a service plan, and assuring implementation of quality improvement measures. The incumbent is responsible for developing, planning, clarifying administering and managing all areas of mental health care including the implementation of VA Handbook 1160.01, Primary Care-Mental Health integration, and requirements of oversight agencies including The Joint Commission and Office of Inspector General.  The successful candidate for this position will have experience running large and complex social and behavioral programs and possess extensive management/supervisory experience that involve several clinical disciplines that provide mental health care to veterans.


Doctoral degree in psychology from APA Accredited Graduate Program in an area of training consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed

Doctoral degree in psychology from APA Accredited Graduate Program in an area of training consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed Two or more years of clinical experience comparable to what one would get in a VA setting, either by post-doctoral employment or two years of employment as a psychologist. Maintain a psychologist license.

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 will be filled on a full-time permanent basis.  Upon completing any required probationary period, the position will be permanent.

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


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.

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.


The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1.  CV or Resume.

2.   VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Other Health Occupations (Available at (Optional).

3.   Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at  (Optional)

4.  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

5.   If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).


Susan A. Black-Huff
Phone: (541)826-2111x3207
Agency Information:
VHA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Cntr and Clinic
Department of Veteran Affairs
Human Resources
8495 Crater Lake Hwy
White City, OR


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: 335224100
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