The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking interested applicants for the position of Health Science Specialist-Crisis Responder in Topeka, KS.

The Health Science Specialist – Crisis Hotline Responder works within the National Veterans Crisis Line Program to assist in the delivery of evidenced based practice for Veterans who need assistance.

All applicants must meet the BASIC REQUIREMENT: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university in a major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of a Health Science Specialist – Crisis Hotline Responder. To be appropriate to the work of the position, the program and coursework must focus heavily on psychology, mental health, counseling, and/or the provision of social services.

Selectee start dates will be targeted between November and February

There will be up to 7 weeks of mandatory training where employees will not be able to request any time off work. These trainings may take place on holidays. Several weeks of training may require travel to an alternate site in Canandaigua, NY or Atlanta, GA

Work Schedule: Varied work schedule to include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. Selectees will be expected to work all shifts.

To apply online, visit and search for announcement number 10046052. Open/Close Dates: 9/5/2017 to 9/22/2017.

If you are a status employee, you can apply here and search for announcement number 478638700. Open/Close Dates: 9/5/2017 to 9/25/2017.

Please contact Jessica Travers or Jessica Tovar at or if you have any questions.

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Published on Sep. 19, 2017

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