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Job Title:Supervisory Physician, Psychiatrist, Mental Health

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:T38 13-835831-03

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

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$97,987.00 to $250,000.00 / Per Year


Friday, February 01, 2013 to Thursday, March 14, 2013




Part Time - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Saginaw, MI United StatesView Map
Cheboygan, MI United StatesView Map
Clare, MI United StatesView Map
Gaylord, MI United StatesView Map
Oscoda, MI United StatesView Map
More Locations  (5)


United States Citizens


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 835831

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 physician, 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.


Note: Applicant's education and length of practice (experience) will be considered by a Professional Standards Board and Compensation Panel in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.  Relocation/Recruitment incentive MAY be authorized upon review and approval by management.


Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.


The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.  Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.


This announcement will be subject to cut-off dates at 11:59pm on the first and third Friday of each month until the closing date of March 29th, 2013.


VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life.  VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to



  • 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 Suitability Investigation required
  • English Language Proficiency required


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The Supervisory Psychiatrist (MD or equivalent) has both clinical and administrative roles.  The physician is to be board certified or eligible in general psychiatry practice.  As a leader in the Mental Health Service, the Supervisory Psychiatrist is responsible for the overall operation of the Psychiatry Team, whose mission is to provide Veterans in need of mental health services with high quality clinical treatment, case management, advocacy and coordination of care.  He/she oversees the clinical and administrative activities, including budget and fiscal management, human resource management, strategic planning, and program evaluation, assuring that the clinical and administrative functions are integrated in order to provide optimum utilization of the available services.  He/she will ensure the quality and timeliness of the services provided, customer satisfaction, as well as compliance with standards of accrediting bodies such as the Joint Commission and the Inspector General’s Combined Assessment Program.  He/she ensures appropriate use of the available resources and is responsible for inspiring, motivating and guiding the mental health staff in achieving the strategic goals and plans of the service, to include Saginaw and the Community Based Outpatient Clinics.  He/she collaborates with the Chief and Assistant Chief, Mental Health Service, as well as other service chiefs and program managers to fulfill responsibilities associated with the Supervisory Psychiatrist position.


Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.


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      U.S. Citizenship (Non-citizens may be appointed only if it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens)

      Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine.

      Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia.

      Must be board certified or eligible.

      Physicians, including residents, appointed to direct patient-care positions must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d) and 7407(d).


Preferred Qualifications:


First Year Residency (Internship) - a first-year residency, or its equivalent, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed.


Board Certified/Eligible in general psychiatry practice preferred.


Must have excellent communication skills and willing to use a computerized patient record.




Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-2 PHYSICIAN QUALIFICATION STANDARD   


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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.)  Therefore, applicants must report only 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


Probationary Period: You will be required to complete a two year probationary period.


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.


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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 job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


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


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Actions to fill this position will not be based on discriminatory factors such as sex, race, color, national origin, lawful political affiliation, marital status, physical handicap or age, which are prohibited by law.


REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: Department of Veterans Affairs provides reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodations for any part of the applicant and hiring process, please notify Ms. Jacqueline Hill, Selective Placement Coordinator at (989) 497-2500, extension 13085. Reasonable accommodation decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.


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For additional information on this posting please contact:

Ricardo Davila

Human Resources Staffing Specialist

(989)497-2500 ext. 13086


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 10-2850 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: 835831.  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 Friday, March 29, 2013.


The candidate’s salary will be determined by the Compensation Panel.  The Compensation Panel is a peer review process.  The Compensation Panel will review the candidate’s individual qualifications, board certifications, professional training/fellowship(s) and professional experience to determine the most appropriate salary based on your individual accomplishments.


You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

1.       CV or Resume.

2.       VA Form 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors (Available at (required).

3.       If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214  or proof of service (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

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


Ricardo Davila
Phone: (989)479-2500x13086
Agency Information:
VHA Saginaw VAMC
Department of Veterans Affairs
1500 Weiss Street
Saginaw, MI


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.

Additional Duty Location Info

1 vacancy in the following locations:
Saginaw, MI United StatesView Map
Cheboygan, MI United StatesView Map
Clare, MI United StatesView Map
Gaylord, MI United StatesView Map
Oscoda, MI United StatesView Map
Traverse City, MI United StatesView Map
Bad Axe, MI United StatesView Map
Grayling, MI United StatesView Map
Alpena, MI United StatesView Map
Cadillac, MI United StatesView Map

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