Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1035223 

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 http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

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.

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

Duties

The neuropsychologist provides a full range of psychodiagnostic services including assessment and using the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques. The neuropsychologist performs evaluations for veterans with a variety of neuropsychological, psychological, and neurological disorders including dementia, stroke, TBI, epilepsy, movement disorders, learning disability, ADHD, mood disorders, and personality disorders. The neuropsychologist provides individual and group psychotherapy for patients in Extended Care Service including the Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) and Rural Health Program. The neuropsychologist provides a full range of therapeutic interventions including: individual and family psychotherapy, caregiver stress support, neurocognitive rehabilitation, cognitivebehavioral therapy, and interpersonal therapy within the outpatient and inpatient settings. The incumbent provides supervision of trainees conducting direct clinical care and neuropsychology examinations.

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: JL-14-1035223

VACANCY ID: 1035223

POSITION TITLE:  Psychologist (Neuropsychologist), GS-0180-00 (grade, step, and salary will be determined by a Professional Standards Board based on qualifications)

WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time, Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Excepted Service Permanent

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • This position requires the incumbent to drive a government vehicle to various home-based rural locations in New Jersey. Rural areas covered will be primarily but not limited to Sussex, Warren, and Hunterdon counties.

Relocation Authorized

  • No