Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1080784

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.  
How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to 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 Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade.  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.

 The incumbent for this position may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program.  Please contact Human Resources at this medical center and speak with the Education Debt Reduction Program Coordinator for additional information.

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

Recruitment or relocation incentives have been authorized for this position.

WORK SCHEDULE:  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  You may be required to provide service evenings, weekends and holidays as needed. 

Applications that are received by 11:59 PM (EST) on May 28, 2014, will be considered first.  If no selection is made from the first group of applications, applications that are received after May 28th will be reviewed and referred for consideration every two week until the position is filled.

ANNOUNCEMENT AMENDED TO STATE THAT RELOCATION/PCS EXPENSES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.

Duties

DUTIES:

If selected for this position, you will serve as the Chief of Psychology for the South Texas Veterans Health Care System. This position has primary responsibility for and oversight of the supervision and resource management decisions for the operation of the STVHCS Psychology Service, a highly complex and broad in scope Service Line consisting of over 96 professional and support FTEE staff positions including 65 staff psychologists (general mental health, neuropsychology, health psychology, geropsychology, behavioral health, compensation and pension, and Doctoral trainees). Also responsible for 10 vocational counselors, 7 peer counselors/technicians, and 10 administrative/clerical support staff. Staff are matrixed to or located in 9 medical service lines within the major medical center, 7 community outpatient clinics, and 5 recovery based programs. Major programs include the Veterans Industries (Community Work Therapy), STVHCS’s Employee Assistance Program, the APA approved Psychology and Neuropsychology Training programs which include joint VA/DOD rotations, Mental Health Intensive Case Management, Psychosocial Recovery and Rehabilitation Center (PRRC), the Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP), the PTSD Clinical Team (PCT), Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI), Research, and the STVHCS Police Department’s new and recurrent police officer psychological employment evaluations.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No