Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 884312 

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.


The Perry Point VA Medical Center provides primary care and specialty outpatient services in a new outpatient care facility that was designed and constructed to better meet the needs of veterans by offering the latest medical technology, expanded clinical space and comfortable waiting areas and exam rooms.


The Perry Point VA Medical Center is located on a beautiful campus of approximately 400 acres on the banks of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay where patients can enjoy a variety of recreational activities, including fishing, swimming, bicycling and jogging. Plus, there is ample, free parking on the grounds.


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. 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 full-time position; 8:00am-4:30pm. Some early morning and evening hours are required to improve Veteran access to services.

PRIMARY DUTY LOCATION: Perry Point VA Medical Center. Some travel may be required to better meet Veterans’ needs.

INCENTIVES: Relocation Expenses are not authorized for this position. Recruitment/relocation incentives may be authorized for this position.

This position is assigned to the Mental Health Clinical Center (MHCC), VA Maryland Health Care System (VAMHCS), and serves as a Staff Psychologist for the Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (DRRTP) at the Perry Point campus of our multi-site Health Care System. The DRRTP provides treatment to Veterans suffering a range of mental health disorders including but not limited to chronic, severe mental illness including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, suicidal and violent behaviors, substance use disorders, personality disorders, homelessness, and unemployment. 


The duties of the incumbent will include, but are not limited to, psychodiagnosis, evidence-based individual, group, marital, and family and couples psychotherapy, development of individual treatment plans, setting of treatment goals, patient screening and evaluation, referrals, follow-up care, performance measures and clinical reminders. As a clinician, the incumbent will serve as a consultant to others needing guidance and direction in the management of complex, difficult patient care cases.  The incumbent will consult with staff when they have questions about patient/resident behavior, diagnosis, treatment, etc.  S/he will also collaborate with colleagues in allied disciplines such as Vocational Rehabilitation, HUD-VASH and other Homeless programs, etc. The incumbent will perform other duties as requested or assigned.