Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 981568 (Include # on all documents)

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?

Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

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 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 .  


1.     WORK SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday: 8:00AM to 4:30PM

2.     The annual salary is determined by Boarding.

3.     Relocation expenses will NOT be reimbursed.

4.     Functional Statement Number: 000000

5.     Position Information:    

This is the full performance level for staff psychologists. The VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) consist of three inpatient facilities located in Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Livermore, plus 7 outpatient clinics in San Jose, Capitola, Monterey, Stockton, Modesto, Sonora, and Freemont. This position is located in the Mental Health Clinic (MHC) at the San Jose Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), located in San Jose, CA. The MHC provides a wide range of outpatient, general  health services. There is a major emphasis for this position on the initial assessment and diagnosis of mental health conditions. The incumbent also serves as the Coordinator of Mental Health services for a panel of MHC patients, insuring they are connected with and receiving the services outlined in their interdisciplinary treatment plan. He/she provides crisis intervention and other types of emergent mental health services and is involved in case management activities as needed. The incumbent also provides psychotherapy interventions using individual and group modalities, with an emphasis on evidence based practices. 

Relocation Authorized

  • No