Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy ID: 915437 

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?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served 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. 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. 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! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

Duties

Location: This position is located in the Mental Health Service (MHS) at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) in Seattle, WA.  (The incumbent will rotate working out of the Seattle and Tacoma offices.)

Multi-Grade Career Ladder

This position involves a multi-grade career ladder.  The major duties listed below represent the full performance level of GS-09.  At the GS-08 grade level, you will perform assignments of a more limited scope and with less independence.  You will progressively acquire the background necessary to perform at the full performance level of GS-09.  Promotion is at the discretion of the supervisor and is contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of higher level work and availability of funds.

Major duties and responsibilities include:

This position will administer and score a wide range of neuropsychological and psychological tests.  Major duties include:

·         Independently administer neuropsychological and psychological assessment measures to patients, such as the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV), Wechsler Memory Scale-Fourth Edition (WMS-IV), California Verbal Learning-Second Edition (CVLT-II), Boston Naming Test, Trail Making Test, Wisconsin Card Sorting Test,  Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-II) and Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI).

·         Score tests and prepare neuropsychological assessment results for review by neuropsychologist.

·         Conduct clerical duties including scheduling patients, managing incoming consults and maintaining a database for quality improvement purposes. 

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

***RELOCATION EXPENSES AND/OR INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***