Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 875928 

WHO WE ARE: We are people who take great pride and deep satisfaction in providing America's veterans with the best clinical care, the most innovative technology, and the most comprehensive array of benefits America has to offer.


MISSION & VISION: "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." –Abraham Lincoln


VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.


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. Come join our team and get pure job satisfaction, while caring for those who have served (or are currently serving) our country...our nation's Veterans.


As one of the most modern health care facilities in the country, the Baltimore VA Medical Center offers Veterans state-of-the-art medical technology, clinical services and research programs. The medical center is home to the world’s first filmless radiology department, which allows health care providers to have nearly instant access to patient radiology images from anywhere in the facility and throughout the health care system. The medical center’s "patient friendly" design features plant-filled atriums, natural light from overhead skylights and comfortable patient rooms and waiting areas.


The Baltimore VA Medical Center is located in a vibrant city, neighbors the campus of the University of Maryland at Baltimore, and is within walking distance of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium (home of the Baltimore Ravens), Lexington Market and the Inner Harbor.


Top 5 reasons YOU should choose a career with VA:

      1.    A premium benefits package

      2.    A fulfilling and challenging work environment

      3.    Work where you want to live

      4.    On-the-job growth and advancement

      5.    To discover the career you want, for the future you deserve

Be a member of a team providing compassionate healthcare to Veterans. We are an employer of choice who is a center of excellence in patient care, education and research. We value trust, respect, commitment, compassion, and excellence; we value you. Go to for more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs.


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 through GS-13. [Please note: the MHCC Service is highly interested in applicants who meet the basic requirements and specialized experience for this position at the GS-13 level]. 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.


TOUR OF DUTY: This is a part-time position; 6 hours per week/ 0.15 FTEE, as needed for Psychology Internship Consortium activities and consultation.

PRIMARY DUTY LOCATION: Baltimore VA Medical Center. Some travel may be required at times, as needed.

INCENTIVES: Relocation Expenses, and/or Recruitment/relocation incentives are not authorized for this position.

This position is assigned to the Mental Health Clinical Center (MHCC), VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) and serves as part-time (0.15 FTEE) Psychology Consortium Consultant Psychologist, at the Baltimore VA Medical Center. This position primarily provides consultation to the VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS) - University of Maryland-Baltimore (UMB) Psychology Internship Consortium training tracks in adult clinical, child clinical, and school psychology. The incumbent will serve as the liaison between university and VA training programs in this APA-accredited internship consortium.  S/he must have unique knowledge of essential staff, policies and procedures for university clinics with respect to recruitment, hiring of new employees and training that is necessary to the consortium.  The incumbent is required to have specialized training in child and family-based research and clinical interventions that benefit the VA through mentorship, research and collaboration in training programs.


The incumbent will recruit, interview, train interns and provide leadership to the VAMHCS/UMB Psychology Internship Consortium for the psychology internship program for the University.  The incumbent will serve as the primary liaison between the Consortium and the University of Maryland faculty, staff, and programs.  S/he will serve on the Training Committee as Assistant Director of Training of the Consortium and will assist the Director of Psychology Training with the Accreditation process for the Consortium. The incumbent may perform other duties as requested or assigned.