Job Overview


 Service: National Center for PTSD 

 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 933830 


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 and leadership positions 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 Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade. 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.


·   Open to all U.S. Citizens


The Graduate Psychologist will be funded on a 1-year T32 training grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. The position is designed to prepare psychologists for academically-oriented careers involving the scientific study of stress, trauma, and PTSD. He/she will collaborate with a staff member of the National Center for PTSD on ongoing research projects. The incumbent will be involved with the production and submission of manuscripts to various academic journals. He/she will be extensively involved in study-design, planning and execution as well as data analysis of existing data sets. The Graduate Psychologist will be actively involved with the presentation of research results at national meetings.

WORK SCHEDULE :   Part-time -  1st week - Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; 2nd week - Wednesday, 2:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 


NOTE :   This position will be an Excepted Service Time-Limited NTE 1 year.

NOTE :   This position is an AFGE Bargaining Unit position.

NOTE :   This position is covered by locality-based comparability pay.

NOTE :   Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.

NOTE :   Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed.

NOTE :   Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered.

NOTE :   Time-in-Grade Restriction – Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. The grade may have been in any occupation but must have been held in the Federal service.

NOTE : Salary will be commensurate with experience.

NOTE :   Incomplete applications will not be considered.