Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1008294

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.  

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 and leadership positions 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

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 in the range of GS-11 to GS-13.  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.

The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.  Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

The payment of recruitment/relocation incentives is not authorized.

Applications that are received by 11:59 PM (EST) on January 6, 2014, will be considered first.  If no selection is made from the first group of applications, applications that are received on or after December 31st, will be reviewed and referred for consideration until position is filled.

WORK SCHEDULE: M-F, 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM. You may be required to provide service evenings and weekends as needed.



The incumbent serves as a staff neuropsychologist and conducts a full range of neuropsychological assessment services for veterans at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System.  Additionally, the incumbent may provide psychotherapy and both group and individual cognitive rehabilitation services as needed.  The veterans are typically between 18 and 85 years of age and many are bilingual Spanish-English speakers, requiring the incumbent to be sensitive to the impact of age, culture, and developmental issues on assessment and treatment.  Preferred applicants will have completed a two-year clinical neuropsychology post-doctoral residency with training in adult and geriatric neuropsychological assessments and experience with veteran populations.

·         Provides a full range of neuropsychological diagnostic services including the use of neuropsychological and psychological testing for patients within STVHCS in areas of special interest/expertise.

·         Performs neuropsychological evaluations for individuals with mental health and medical disorders for purposes of diagnostic clarification and treatment planning recommendations. These evaluations employ a comprehensive diagnostic interview, review of available records, collateral contact when available, as well as objective neuropsychological tests when indicated.

·         Assists the neuropsychology program manager, as needed, to manage the work of the neuropsychology program and staff, including the psychology technician, ensuring that work is assigned in a systematic way and meets facility and VA guidelines/standards.

·         May be asked to serve as a clinical supervisor for psychology pre-doctoral interns, postdoctoral residents, and doctoral-level practicum students in psychology and other disciplines.

·         Assists with management of resources, including test materials and test inventory.

·         May choose to conduct approved psychological research that supports the mission of STVHCS alone or in collaboration with other professionals in STVHCS or affiliated academic institutions.

·         May serve as the representative for Psychology Service on various Psychology Service, Mental Health Service Line, System, or VISN administrative committees or work groups.

·         May choose to apply for a faculty appointment at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No