Job Overview


Vacancy ID: 1006333 

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?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served 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. 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. 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”).

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LOCATION: 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025

NOTE: This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 3 year term more or less depending on funding , but may be extended up to 4 years). A term appointment is a non-permanent appointment expected to last longer than one year, and can be extended non-competitively for a maximum of four years. Typically, the employing agency hires the term appointee for work of a specific project. Term appointments are non-status, and nonpermanent appointments. Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage.

This position supports the Dissemination and Training Division at the National Center for PTSD (NC-PTSD) Menlo Park Division. The incumbent serves as a Program Specialist performing a variety of office management, administration, and personnel management duties in support of the NC-PTSD. The incumbent resolves a variety of substantive problems related to the assignment, preparation, administrative processing, support and management of key areas of our operations to include quality assurance, personnel management, performance, staff in-processing, fiscal management, and personnel pay. The incumbent can also function as an LMS administrator, timekeeper back-up, PM trusted Agent, PIV sponsor, COR, Fed Traveler preparer, custodial manager and control point clerk. The incumbent works under the direction of the Administrative Officer, but directly supports the various functions of the organization to include fiscal, technical, and human resources.

The mission of the Dissemination and Training Division involves providing PTSD ­related training/instructional programming; developing, disseminating, and evaluating educational products and services that promote use of best practices; and conducting research that informs the assessment, treatment, and delivery of services for PTSD. Areas of special focus in the Division include dissemination science, web-based interventions, web-based training methodologies, promotion of evidence-based treatments, research on improving access to and quality of VA care for PTSD and for military sexual trauma. The Dissemination and Training Division primarily serves healthcare providers, mental health clinicians, and administrative staff located within the entire VA system (e.g., VACO, VISN, Healthcare System levels); as appropriate, the Division provides education-related services to Department of Defense and other federal, state, and non­governmental public health-related organizations that address PTSD and other trauma-related problems.

Work Schedule: Full-time employment;Monday thru Friday:  8:00am to 4:30pm.


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No