Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1174769

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.  

This is an opportunity to move to the Great Southwest, where shopping and museums are right in town and camping, horseback riding, biking, hiking, alpines and cross country skiing, snow tubing, Indian casinos are so close as two hours away.

El Paso is a jewel in the desert. El Paso is the 6th largest city in the state of Texas, with a population of 700,000. Nestled between the rugged Franklin Mountains and the historic Rio Grande, this dynamic community combines the advantages of a major metropolitan center with the ambience and neighborly charm of a modern western town. This is a multicultural experience as it is situated on the border of two nations and three states.

El Paso provides abundant cultural and entertainment opportunities, year-round sports and outdoor recreation, the lowest crime rate of any major city in the continental US, some of the best weather conditions on the planet. The sun shines 300 days a year! It has affordable housing, an extremely favorable low cost of living index, a medical school, several universities and a community college. We are a cosmopolitan community; and people from all over the world come here to live, work, do business, get an education, or retire.

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.

Current VA and/or Federal employees should apply under VIN 1174610


The incumbent serves as the Supervisor for the Military Trauma (PTSD Clinical Team)/Military Sexual Trauma and Suicide Prevention Programs and for the Psychologist assigned to Primary Care/Mental Health Integration and Traumatic Brain Injury clinics at El Paso VA Health Care System. This position reports directly to the Chief, Mental Health Service. Responsibilities are complex in scope, involving administrative management of the programs, supervision of multidisciplinary staff, coordination of all program elements, quality improvement monitoring and data collection, and accreditation. These programs are customer-service oriented, meeting a variety of emotional, psychological, behavioral, interpersonal, and social needs of patients. These services contribute significantly to the level of health care provided by this agency. Decisions are made exercising very wide latitude and independent judgment.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:45 pm
Functional Statement Title/#:  Clinical Psychologist

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • To and From Community Based Outpatient Clinics

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation may be authorized to highly qualified candidates