Job Overview


Department of Veterans Affairs

Psychologist (Compensation and Pension); GS-0180; 2 vacancies; Pensacola, FL

Announcement Number: RV-14-BG-1176069-BU

Open Date: 07/25/14    Close Date:  08/13/14

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.  

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees 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”).

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 will perform Compensation & Pension evaluations for Veterans requesting or receiving service-connection for disabilities related to TBI, PTSD and/or mental disorders based on requirements listed in the 2507 received from the Veterans Affairs Regional Office (VARO).  The incumbent performs the required examination and/or provides the requested opinion necessary to make a decision on a Veteran's claim for service-connected disability.  The incumbent is required to perform a clinical interview and determine diagnoses based on DSM-IV criteria.  The incumbent may also be requested to conduct competency evaluations and psychological testing.

Work Schedule:Administrative Hours; Monday through Friday


Note: The duty station, based upon the needs of the health care system, may  require the individual to work from other facilities (e.g., Biloxi, MS; Mobile Outpatient Clinic, Alabama; Eglin Outpatient Clinic, Florida; Joint Ambulatory Care Center Pensacola, Florida; and Panama City Outpatient Clinics, Florida).

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No