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    Recruitment (or Relocation) Incentive (Sign-on Bonus): Authorized
    Permanent Change of Station (Relocation Assistance): Not Authorized
    Education Debt Reduction Program (Student Loan Repayment): Authorized

    Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases
    Paid Time Off: 49-54 days of annual paid time offer per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 10 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME)
    Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA
    Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement)
    Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory
    CME: Possible $1,000 per year reimbursement
    Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided
    Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting

    The National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (NCPTSD) is a Congressionally mandated center of excellence within the Department of Veterans Affairs responsible for providing research, education, and training in the science, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and stress-related disorders. The NCPTSD is a collaborative consortium of seven divisions located in VA Medical Centers throughout the country that advances scientific understanding of PTSD and provides scientific input to policymakers and program managers throughout the Veterans Health Administration. The Dissemination and Training (D&T) Division at NCPTSD is located in Menlo Park, California in the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. The NCPTSD D&T reports to the Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention and the Executive Division located in White River Junction, VT. The D&T Division also administers special projects for VA Central Office, including the Prolonged Exposure National Training Program, dissemination of WebSTAIR for rural veterans, and members of the Military Sexual Trauma Support Team. The D&T Division also manages a VA Advanced Fellowship in Mental Health Treatment and Research.

    The mission of D&T involves providing PTSD-related training/instructional programming; developing, disseminating, and evaluating educational products and services that promote the use of best practices for PTSD; and conducting research that informs the assessment, treatment, and delivery of services for PTSD. Areas of special focus in the Division include implementation science, mobile and web-based interventions, promotion of evidence-based treatments, training methodologies, and research on improving access to and quality of VA care for PTSD and military sexual trauma. The D&T Division serves healthcare providers, mental health clinicians, and administrative staff located within the entire VA system (e.g., VACO, VISN, Healthcare System levels); as appropriate, the Division also provides education-related services to Department of Defense and other federal, state, and non-governmental public health-related organizations that address PTSD and other trauma-related problems.

    The incumbent serves as the Deputy Director of the NCPTSD and reports to the Director, who has full programmatic authority for all professional, management, and administrative aspects of the Division. The Deputy Director oversees and directs NCPTSD-related research projects, educational programs, strategic planning, and other national programs such as the VA Prolonged Exposure Training Program. The Deputy Director of the D&T Division is equivalent to the Deputy Directors of NCPTSD's Behavioral Sciences, Women's Health, Clinical Neurosciences, and Evaluation Divisions.

    Functions of Duties:

    • Responsible, with the Director, for all components of Division functioning including its strategic and long-range planning, programmatic design, interpretation and implementation of the Division priorities within the NCPTSD and Congressional mandates, delineation of administrative, research and clinical structures and all activities of the Division's staff.
    • With the ADO and in conjunction with the Director, manages administrative and programmatic resources including a recurring budget of approximately 8 million dollars ($4 million in core Center funding and $4 million for VACO special projects).
    • Develops short- and long-range Division strategy, goals, and plans, and develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure goal attainment.
    • Directly or indirectly supervises 40 to 45 employees, including 3 GS-14 and 17 to 20 GS-13 doctoral-level principal investigators and team leads, research staff, contractor workers, and trainees working under the direction of the principal investigators and team leads.
    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/604954900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.