Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 969551

Psychologist - Psychosocial Rehabilitation Treatment Program (P-RRTP), one full-time, permanent position with VA Montana Health Care System at Fort Harrison, MT.

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.  

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 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.

Relocation Expenses and Recruitment Incentives are NOT authorized for this position. 

***This is an open-continuous announcement.  Qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting offical every two weeks, beginning October 10, 2013.***


The Psychosocial Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (P-RRTP) psychologist assumes treatment responsibility for the provision of substance abuse and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) services to veterans who are admitted for substance abuse rehabilitation and detoxification and/or treatment of PTSD. Services will be given to Residential Rehabilitation patients, Acute Substance Abuse Detoxification, and to selected outpatients. The P-RRTP psychologist provides consultation for complex cases, both in the inpatient and outpatient venues.  The psychologist is also responsible for completing bio-psycho-social assessments and entering this documentation into the appropriate software system.  Assessments will include data pertinent to the development of an effective treatment plan as stipulated in JCAHO and CARF standards.

Relocation Authorized

  • No