Job Overview


Service: Research and Development



Vacancy Identification Number (VIN)    975223 

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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. 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.


·  Open to all U.S. Citizens


The Research and Development Program currently has one full-time Graduate Psychologist position that is located in the Jamaica Plain campus. The Graduate Psychologist will serve as a project coordinator for the multi-site, randomized control trial. Specific responsibilities will include assisting with recruitment of veteran participants, screening veteran participants for potential eligibility, conducting initial assessments to determine eligibility for enrollment in the clinical trial. The incumbent will provide comprehensive psychological assessments to veteran patients, including structured diagnostic interviews (e.g., SCID-IV, Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale), and self-report measures of symptom severity (e.g., the Beck Depression Inventory, PTSD Checklist). The incumbents will be conducting comprehensive psychological assessments under the close clinical supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist.

WORK SCHEDULE: Full-Time, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


NOTE: This position is an AFGE Bargaining Unit position.
NOTE: This position is covered by locality-based comparability pay.
NOTE: Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.
NOTE: Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed.
NOTE: Applicants within six months of completion of their internship/fellowship may apply. Completion of all education requirements must be fulfilled prior to appointment. If an applicant is selected and has not successfully completed internship/fellowship requirement, the applicant would not be eligible for employment.
NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered.
NOTE: This position is in the Excepted Service. Initial appointment to this position is subject to the recommendation of a professional standards board and approval by the Medical Center Director. Grade and salary will be recommended by the board and is based on the personal qualifications of the candidate (i.e. education, certification, experience, etc.)

Travel Required

  • Not Required