Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 951052 (Include # on all documents)

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 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.

Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities ; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.  

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




The incumbentwill serve as a professional staff member of the Mental Health Service Line at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The incumbent provides a full range of psychological services within the areas of assignment to include but limited to:  Assessment, Diagnosis, Case Management, and Psychotherapy. Administrative duties include comprehensive documentation that details adequacy, nature, and scope of services rendered and validation of responsibility. Main duties will include psychological evaluation and treatment.

The incumbent conducts interviews, uses rating scales, questionnaires or other measurement devices, or observes the patient to assess emotional, functional or psychological condition. Based on data gathered during the assessment, plans an appropriate clinical treatment for individual patients. Promotes, supervises or provides individual and group psychotherapy. Leads a group or conducts individual therapy sessions using a full range of therapeutic techniques and skills.  The incumbent will evaluate/adjusts treatment as necessary.  Incumbent may also administer a wide variety of individual tests including a variety of intelligence and personality assessment measures as needed.

Multiple positions are currently available including:  General MH Position in East Point/Ft. McPherson CBOC, 2 Positions in Acute Inpatient Unit, and Primary Care/Mental Health Integration positions to serve multiple locations.  This announcement may be used to recruit for other positions that come available in the near future.

Multiple locations: Decatur, and surrounding CBOCs (Satellite Clinics) in the metro Atlanta area.

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday generally, but some positions may require evening and weekends.

(Management can determine work schedules)

Travel Required

  • Not Required