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Staff Psychologist Job in SIOUX FALLS, SD

Staff Psychologist Job in SIOUX FALLS, SD

Vacancy No. SU-17-CLM-1994283-BU-SR Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $60,210.00 to $111,560.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 8/1/2017 Close Date 9/29/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    2017-08-01 to 2017-09-29

  • Salary

    $60,210 to $111,560 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 00

  • Series

    0180 Psychology

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



1 vacancy in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview


Throughout the duration of this vacancy announcement, applications that are received will be referred to the selecting official on a bi-weekly basis.

This is an INTERNAL announcement. Current permanent Sioux Falls VAHCS employees, current permanent VA employees from other facilities, and current permanent employees from other Federal Agencies should apply under this announcement. An external announcement will be opened for external (non-federal employees) applicants to apply under, with the announcement number SU-17-CLM-1994445-BU-SR.

Veterans Preference is not used on internal announcements. If you wish to apply using your Veterans Preference, you should also apply under the external announcement.

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1994283
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?

At the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS), we strive to hire only the best! Working with and for America's Veterans is a privilege, and we pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide. In return for your commitment to quality health care for our nation's Veterans, VA offers an incomparable benefits package. No state income tax.

The SFVAHCS is a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care service, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. Care is provided to eligible Veterans in eastern South Dakota, northwestern Iowa, and southwestern Minnesota. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in the areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and transitional care. The SFVAHCS is part of VA Midwest Healthcare System (VISN 23), which includes facilities in Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve. You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve.

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 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/

The procedures outlined in AFGE Master Agreement, Article 23, Section 8 will be followed. First consideration will be given to current Sioux Falls VAHCS employees.

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.

Requires Filing a Financial Disclosure Report: No

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.


The Sioux Falls VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for one Full-time, Permanent, Staff Psychologist (Compensation & Pension). This position will be located in the Mental Health Service Line. As a Staff Psychologist, you are responsible for the following duties to include, but not limited to:

  • Performs Compensation and Pension/Disability mental health evaluations for service members and Veterans based on requirements listed in the VA Form 2507 received from the Veterans Affairs Regional Office (VARO).
  • Performs the examination using established guidelines published by the Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA), Compensation and Pension Evaluation Project (CPEP), Disability Examination Management Office (DEMO), the C&P Service, and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). 
  • Performs the required examination and/or provides the requested opinion necessary to make a decision on a service member's or Veteran's claim for service-connection.
  • Performs a clinical interview and determine diagnoses based on standardized criteria. 
  • Conducts competency evaluations and/or psychological testing when needed. These examinations are for use by the VARO for rating purposes only and there is no treatment involved.
  • Participates in education, research and clinical consultation as needed. 
  • Generates C&P exam reports utilizing appropriate templates provided by VARO or VACO for the official record of the Veterans'/service members' C&P examination.
  • Engages in CPEP/DEMO internal review procedures and other C&P administrative duties as necessary and assigned.
  • The C&P psychologist must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate Veterans/service members served by the Sioux Falls VAHCS. 

Work Schedule: The tour of duty for this position is typically Monday - Friday, Day Administrative hours. Rotating Weekends and Holidays may be required. Additional information regarding the work schedule of this position will be discussed during the interview process.

Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Psychologist (Compensation & Pension)

Preferred Experience: The incumbent should possess knowledge of and ability to provide Compensation and Pension disability mental health evaluations and perform the duties listed in the announcement above.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel to CBOC's and training

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Current permanent Sioux Falls VA HCS employees, current permanent VA employees at other facilities, and current permanent Federal employees at other agencies.

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements
Additional Information
How to Apply
Required Documents

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Courtney McDaniel
Phone: (605)336-3230x7710


VHA Sioux Falls HCS
Department of Veterans Affairs
2501 West 22nd Street
Sioux Falls

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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