Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 883599

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.  

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.

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 .  

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-09 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.


PLEASE NOTE: In Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire, you may notice that the numbering restarts with number one. When entering your responses on the 1203-FX form please continue to enter your responses on the next available number within this section. The numbers on the 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire once it restarts with number one. Submission of a resume' or a 1203FX form alone IS NOT a complete application. This position requires the completion of additional forms and/or supplemental materials as described under Required Documents section. Please carefully review the complete job announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to provide the required information and/or materials will result in your application not being considered for employment.


The Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor is assigned to Outpatient Mental Health within the Behavioral Medicine Service at the Owensboro, KY Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) and surrounding VA locations, providing Clinical Care Coordination.   Services include specific clinical assessment and treatment including individual, group or family therapy, crisis intervention, advocacy, coordination of linkages to other VA or community service providers/agencies as needed by the Veteran.  Responsibilities include: interviewing Veterans, conducting drug/alcohol/mental health intakes, performing psychosocial assessments, preparing written assessments, providing individual, group, or family counseling, make appropriate referrals to community or other professional resources, developing curriculum and handouts, writing reports, composing correspondence and making certain all required clinical assessments, treatment notes and clinical notes are recorded in the patient charts.   The Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor will participate in the Substances Abuse Interdisciplinary Treatment Team, contributing to team decisions concerning adjustments to treatment and in the development of comprehensive individual treatment plans.  This is accomplished with other interdisciplinary treatment teams as appropriate.

Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

This position may require early mornings, evenings and/or weekends and holidays.  Participation on the On Call rotation schedule to accommodate patient care needs during weekends, holidays, evenings and nights is necessary.

Position is located in Behavioral Medicine Service.

This vacancy may be filled by MRN-HA-13-883598 (Social Worker), MRN-HA-13-883599 (Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor) or MRN-HA-13-883600 (Marriage and Family Therapist).