Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 943424

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.  

Note:  The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-13.  The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-11 to GS-13.  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.

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.  Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.


This position is a staff Psychologist appointment located within the Mental Health Service of the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS). The incumbent is assigned to PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) and is a designated psychological specialist on substance use disorder problems in PTSD patients.

These programs provide group and individual treatments in accordance with the Uniform Mental Health Services Policy and Handbook (VA 1160.1) which specifies evidence-based therapies to be provided to patients with PTSD, as well as substance use disorders.

The incumbent should be familiar and skilled with evidence based treatments such as Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing/Enhancement Therapy, Seeking safety, and Interpersonal Therapy. The incumbent should also have training and experience in consultation and interdisciplinary Psychology practice.

The VHAAAHS has a close affiliation with the University of Michigan Medical School and Addiction Research Center, and this position may be eligible for a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry in the Medical School at the University of Michigan.