Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1048346

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.

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


This position independently performs psychological and substance abuse assessments of patients seen in the Substance Abuse Residential Recovery Treatment Program (SARRTP). Provides a full range therapeutic interventions including: individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, psychoeducation, case management and care coordination. Primary assignment is with the residential treatment program, services may also be provided on an outpatient basis. Provides psychological consultation to a multidisciplinary team on a wide variety of patient care issues. Provides crisis intervention services to patients, seeking to address the cause as well as the presenting complaint.  Develops treament plans in collaboration with the patient/family and with a multidisciplinary treatment team.  Possesses the skills to measure outcomes to interventions. 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.  May be required to work some evening hours and during weekends.  Hours will be negotiated with supervisor.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No