Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1021390

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.  

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

America's Veterans need you!

Note:  The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11.  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.

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



One Full-time position available at the VA Western New York Healthcare System to cover physical therapy services at our Jamestown HBPC (Home Based Primary Care) Program; and Jamestown, Dunkirk and Olean outpatient clinic locations (Community Based Outpatient Clinics).

Independently plans, develops, and administers Physical Therapy for referred inpatients and outpatients that range from acutely ill to those with combination of severe physical and/or mental disabilities with secondary complications.  Performs and interprets results of tests and measurements of the patient’s condition in order to prepare an appropriate comprehensive treatment plan, modifying treatment and evaluating patient’s response to progressive treatment.  Provides written documentation to the patient’s physician as well as interfacing with the physician/team on a one to one basis.  Provides technical information/instruction to other professional staff, students, volunteers and patient’s families. Represents  Physical Therapy on Interdisciplinary Team.

Tour of Duty:  Monday - Friday (7:00am to 3:30pm, 7:30am to 4:00pm or 8:00am to 4:30pm)

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No