Job Overview


 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 877970

OUR MISSION: 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.  

Note:  The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11.  The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-5 to GS-11.  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience 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.

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.


Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

More than 1 vacancy may be filled through this announcement should the need arise.

WORK SCHEDULE: Mon- Fri 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM


If applicants are interviewed for the position, performance based interview questions will be used.  For additional information regarding performance-based interviews, please review the following website on the Internet:  In addition, candidates may be interviewed by a panel.


MAJOR DUTIES:  This position functions in the Orthotics Section of the Prosthetic Treatment Center.  The Orthotist provides clinically appropriate orthotic devices and treatment.  To accomplish this goal, the Orthotist conducts a comprehensive assessment, devises a treatment plan, performs the design, fabrication and fitting of devices, documents encounters in the patient record, and provides continuing care through follow up with the patient.