Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1071112 (Include # on all documents)

Carl Vinson VAMC is seeking a Supervisory Psychologist to serve in the role as a Substance and Abuse Treatment Program /Substance Use Disorder Program Manager.

Recruitment/Relocation Incentive May be Authorized for a well-qualified candidate.  

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.  How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA Psychologist, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities 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 .  

Special Employment Consideration: Individuals eligible for the following appointments are encouraged to apply: 5 CFR 213.3102 "u", Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities ; mental retardation, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities; and Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

EDRP: The applicant selected for this position MAY BE eligible to apply for an education loan reimbursement award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program. Eligibility to apply does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Approval for EDRP awards are subject to the availability of funding

Your grade and step will be determined by the Psychologist Professional Standards Board (PSB). The PSB is a peer review process. The PSB will review your qualifications, education, professional training/internship(s) and professional experience to determine the most appropriate grade and step based on your individual accomplishments


The Substance Abuse Treatment Program/Substance Use Disorder Program Manager (SATP/SUD) serves as a program manager for veterans in the substance abuse treatment program in the mental health residential rehabilitation treatment program.(MH RRTP) and the outpatient Substance Use Disorder program.  The incumbent engages in no less than 35% general management activities, including clinical and administrative supervision/training including direction of staff meetings, data management and program development.  Incumbent establishes performance standards for staff, review work compliance and reporting requirements.  Selects, retains, recommends promotions, assigns and directs staff.  Approves leave, hears/resolves staff complaints and grievances, investigates instances of misconduct, effecting disciplinary and adverse actions when required.  Identifies staff training and development needs ensuring their implementation.  Clinical responsibilities is to provide a full range of psychological assessment services and diagnoses mental disorders particularly for complex or unusual difficult patients.Assist the MHSL Director in the design, development and implementation of clinical programs

Work schedule:  8:00 am - 4:30 pm  Mon thru Fri.

Functional Statement # F557164

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation incentive May Be authorized for a well qualified candiate