Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 973780 (Include # on all documents)


You could be part of an important initiative to provide mental health care for our nations Veterans!

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be adding approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians – to include nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce.    

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country.  Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.

Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA.   The VA is committed to hiring Veterans.

The VA is much more than just another employer.  It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care.  Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.   The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department.  The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries.  The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

America's Veterans need you!

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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 GS-11 to GS-13.  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's qualifications 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.   

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.


The G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center is recruiting for one full-time staff psychologist.  The position will emphasize the use of Evidenced Based Psychotherapies (EBP) for a full range of anxiety, mood, adjustment, substance use, and other psychiatric disorders. The incumbent psychologist will work with a diverse Veteran population and will have the opportunity to provide assessment  and intervention using individual, group, and telemedicine based modalities.  The incumbent psychologist will work as part of multidisciplinary teams in a collegial and collaborative environment. Details regarding the vacancies are listed below:

Evidenced Based Practice Section– one vacancy:  The incumbents will work across Mental Health and Primary Care teams to deliver EBPs to Veterans that are likely to benefit from the time-limited-symptom focused nature of these interventions. Duties will include, but are not limited to, screening high risk patients, expert evaluations for diagnosis and treatment planning, and providing a full range of time-limited, evidenced based psychological interventions, using individual and group psychotherapy and family modalities. The psychologist will work as a member of the EBP team and will have a major responsibility for evidence-based assessment and treatment in this program. 

Travel Required

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