Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1045399

Salary: To be determined by Professional Standard Board of your peers and based on your education, experience, and professional accomplishments.


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs mental health professionals 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!

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PLEASE NOTE: Qualified clinical trainees, residents, fellows, interns, etc. are encouraged to apply; please follow the instructions in the How to Apply section.

The one(s) selected for the position(s) advertised may be eligible to participate in the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) if funds are available and all criteria is met. For more information about the EDRP program you may contact the facilities EDRP coordinator for more information if selected.

The Huntington VAMC is seeking highly qualified Psychologist to join our rapidly growing mental health team. We have openings in the following sections:

Substance Abuse;

Trauma Recovery; or,

Behavioral Health.


Work Schedule: Monday - Friday. 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Compressed tours MAY be available.

Relocation expenses and/or incentives may be authorized for highly qualified candidates.

The selected individuals will be placed on one of the following areas:

Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program;

Substance Abuse; or,

Trauma Recovery.

1. At the GS-11 level, the following general clinical activities are expected in the assignment:

(a) Ability to diagnose mental disorders, conduct psychological and/or neuropsychological assessments.

(b) Ability to treat mental disorders through a variety of modalities, and provide adjunctive interventions for treatment of medical disorders.

(c) Practice is under the close supervision of a licensed psychologist.

2. At the GS-12 level, the following general clinical activities are expected in the assignment:

(a) Provides a full range of psycho-diagnostic services including assessment and uses the most appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques in providing quality care.

(b) Performs evaluations for wide array of patients representing diverse diagnostic entities.

(c) Provides a full range of therapeutic interventions.

(d) If unlicensed, the individual must be supervised by a licensed psychologist and the experience and supervision must meet the standards for psychology licensure.

3. At the GS-13 level, the following KSAs are required:

(a) Knowledge of, and ability to apply, advanced professional psychological theories and techniques to the full range of patient populations.

(b) Ability to provide professional advice and consultation in areas related to professional psychology and behavioral health.

(c) Knowledge of clinical research literature.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No