Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 963462

Psychologist (Compensation and Pension Examiner), GS-0180, VA Montana Health Care System

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?

VA Montana Health Care System at Fort Harrison is a 43 bed, JCAHO accredited facility currently providing inpatient medical/surgical, and outpatient ambulatory medical, surgical and behavioral health care.  We also have a new 24 bed inpatient unit for Behavioral Health Services for Montana veterans.  The facility is located on 138 acres in a picturesque setting on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, just on the outskirts of the state’s capital city, Helena.  The area is well known for a colorful history, cultural and educational offerings and any number of amazing recreational activities. 

An excellent employee benefit package is offered that includes health, life and long term care insurance, the Federal Employee Retirement System and generous vacation and sick leave packages.

Relocation and/or recruitment incentives are not authorized for this position.

POSITION:  Psychologist (Compensation and Pension / Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) Examiner), GS-0180.  One full time permanent position.  Position is with the VA Montana Health Care System (VA MT HCS).  The duty station is Great Falls, Montana at the Community Based Out-Patient Clinic (CBOC).  Hours of work:  Monday through Friday, 8 hour set tour of duty starting at 0800 and ending at 1630.  Salary will be determined by a professional standards board and will be dependent upon experience and education.   

This position is also being advertised as a Psychiatrist.

**** This is an open-continuous announcement.  Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official every two weeks beginning Monday, October 7th. Once a selection is made, this vacancy announcement will close. ****

AREA OF CONSIDERATION:  All applicants who meet qualification requirements.


Incumbent will perform Compensation & Pension examinations and Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) examinations.  Position requires strong assessment skills, ability to follow required criteria given in Disability Benefit Questionnaire Forms (DBQ), as well as addressing general remarks from Veterans Benefits Administration.  Incumbent must acquire proficiency in forensic exams. 

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No