Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Physician Assistant (PACT Montevideo CBOC), VN-0603-00, Primary & Specialty Medicine in Montevideo, Minnesota

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Montevideo, MN
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Monday 9/12/2016 (44 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 10/27/2016 (1 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1799716 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?

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.

You 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.

Education Debt Reduction Program funding may be authorized for the health professional education that was required of the position.

Recruitment Incentive:A $10,000 recruitment incentive may be authorized.


Incumbent will work in the Primary & Specialty Medicine Service Line at the Montevideo Community Based Outpatient Clinic which is part of the St. Cloud VA Health Care System. Duties include chronic disease management, preventive health care and evaluation of episodic acute illness in a predominately male population.

Work Schedule:**Administrative Days, Monday-Friday

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • US Citizen
  • Full, unrestricted license, certification, or registration required.

Basic Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Full, unrestricted license, certification, or registration required.
  • Proficient in written or spoken English.

Candidate must meet one of the following:

(1) A bachelor's degree from a PA training program which is certified by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA); or

(2) Graduation from a PA training program of at least 12 months duration which is certified by the ARC-PA and a bachelor's degree in a health care occupation or a health-related science; or

(3) Graduation from a PA training program of at least 12 months duration which is certified by the ARC-PA and a period of progressively responsible health care experience such as independent duty medical corpsman, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, medical technologist, or medical technician. The duration of approved academic training and health care experience must total at least 5 years.

Certification: As of March 12, 1993, certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician's Assistants (NCCPA) is a requirement for employment. This requirement does not apply to non-certified PAs on VA rolls as of that date.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G8, Physician Assistant Qualification Standards. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

Physical Requirements: Applicant must pass a pre-employment physical.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is located at the Montevideo CBOC which is part of the St. Cloud VA Health Care System which is part of the VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23).

Service Line: Primary & Specialty Medicine Service Line

Tour of Duty: Administrative Days, Monday-Friday

Salary Range: $68,517.00 to $128,645.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: VN-0603-00/00

Promotion Potential: 13

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 450282100

Job Announcement Number: BA-16-NDM-1799716-BU