Job Overview


Department of Veterans Affairs

Psychologist GS-0180; 1 vacancy; Mobile, AL

Announcement Number: RV-14-BG-1176101-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 deals with extremely complex diagnostic, therapeutic, and administrative questions involving patient care. The incumbent must recognize deficits and problems which may be encountered in a diverse patient population with varying and complex medical and/or psychological problems in achieving satisfactiory psychological adjustment. The ulitmate psychological rehabilitation of patients depends upon the functions of this position. The incumbent ensures that all Healthcare System patients referred for psycholgoical evaluation and/or treatment are provided appropriate services in a comprehensive, unified manner, and on a timely basis. The incumbent reports directly to the Lead Psychologist or his/her designee.

TOUR OF DUTY: Monday thru Friday; 8:00am to 4:30pm

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