Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 888160

Salary: To be determined by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.


Clinical Psychologist (Couples and Family Therapy); GS-0180; 1 vacancy; Pensacola, FL

Vacancy Announcement Number:  RV-BLG-13-888160-R19

Open Date:  05/07/13    Close Date:  09/30/13



You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans!

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be adding approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians – to include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce.    

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country.  Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.

Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA.   The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer.  It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care.  Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.   The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department.  The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries.  The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

America's Veterans need you!

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PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section.


The incumbent deals with extremely complex diagnostic, therapeutic, and administrative questions involving patient care.  The incumbent must recognize deficits and problems which may be encountered in a diverse patient population with varying and complex medical and/or psychological problems in achieving satisfactory psychological adjustment.  This candidate will provide couples and family counseling with an emphasis on integrated behavioral therapy.  On occasion the candidate will provide general mental health services to eligible Veterans who may have a variety of problems, illnesses, or rehabilitative care needs and focuses on the Veteran's needs, abilities, strengths, and preferences.  The optimal candidate will provide a variety of time limited groups and may provide evening appointments.  Eligible recent post-docs and other new graduates are encouraged to apply.

Work Schedule: Administrative Hours; Monday thru Friday

A Recruitment Incentive may be authorized.