Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 979574

Psychologist (Compensation and Pension Examiner), Fee Basis-0180, Fort Harrison, MT, VA Montana Health Care System

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.  
How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
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: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

This is an open continuous announcement.  We will accept applications for this occupation until filled.  Cut off dates for referral for consideration will the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.  The announcement will be closed once the position has been filled.


Incumbent will perform three to four Compensation & Pension examinations and Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) examinations one day per week, or more depending on mission requirements.  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. 

This position is fee basis which is an as-needed basis.  No benefits (annual leave, sick leave, health insurance, life insurance or retirement) come with this position.  Fee basis employees do not have status as a VA employee and this position does not confer competitive status. 

NOTE:  The Psychologist would receive $200 per exam under this Fee Basis Appointment.  Exams vary from 1 to 3 hours in length.


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No