Jobs & Careers
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How to Apply
Our nation's Veterans need your skills and experience, and we want you to join our team!
The St. Cloud VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for numerous health care and other administrative and non-technical positions.
Every available position is posted on USAJobs, and all federal job applications must be submitted via USAJobs.
The St. Cloud VA Human Resources Depatment has developed the St. Cloud USA Jobs Application Instructions to assist with the process of applying for positions.
Since 1924, the St. Cloud VA Health Care System has delivered excellence in health care and compassionate service to central Minnesota Veterans in an inviting and welcoming environment close to home. We serve over 37,000 unique Veterans per year at the medical center in St. Cloud, and at three Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Alexandria, Brainerd, and Montevideo. The St. Cloud VA Health Care System is headquartered at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center, located in St. Cloud, Minnesota, on 218 acres of wooded grounds on the banks of the Sauk River.
We provide primary care, surgical care, specialty care, extended care/rehabilitation, and mental health services.
Our focus is on excellence in health care, high patient satisfaction, and compassionate, hometown service.
We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and great patient customers.
Located at just the right distance (Sixty-five miles northwest) from the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the City of St. Cloud and adjoining communities have a population of more than 100,000 people. The area is one of the fastest growing areas in Minnesota.
Enjoy a superb quality of life here; nearly 100 area parks; sparkling lakes; the Mississippi River; friendly, safe cities and neighborhoods; hundreds of restaurants and shops; a vibrant and thriving medical community; a wide variety of recreational, cultural and educational opportunities; a refreshing four-season climate; a reasonable cost of living; and a robust regional economy!
A description of employee benefits is available on the US Office of Personnel Management Employment and Benefits page*. Please note that benefits may differ for professional clinical occupations including physicians and registered nurses.
The St. Cloud Veterans Affairs Health Care System will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, marital status, public assistance status, familial status, sexual orientation or gender identity. Upon request, accommodations will be provided to allow people with disabilities to participate in all VA programs and activities including employment.
The St. Cloud VA Health Care System (VAHCS) is a newly funded program, and is not yet accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of American Psychological Association (APA). The program has registered with the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) in the capacity of non-member status. The internship program intends to apply with APPIC for membership within the next year; and the program intends to apply for APA accreditation within the next 3 years. However, prior to APA accreditation, graduates of this internship are eligible to apply for APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship positions or jobs within the VA.
The predoctoral internship at St. Cloud VAHCS offers internships to U.S. citizens who are pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited institution. Applicants must demonstrate completion of at least three years of graduate course work and a minimum of 250 direct intervention hours and 50 direct assessment hours. Applicants must have completed their comprehensive examinations, proposed their dissertations, and be certified as ready for internship by their Director of Training.
VA Job Applications and Forms
Application instructions specific to each job posting can be found at the end of the announcement. Some positions require you to apply online, while others require that you submit a paper application directly to each VA facility where you desire employment.
VA has several different application forms based on your occupation type. Look in the table below to find the correct application for your occupation, as well as additional required forms.
Responding to a Job Announcement
Be sure to follow the application instructions given in the job announcement. They are your primary guide for responding to a posted opening. Here are additional reminders for submitting an application:
- Please send your signed, completed application and any other required forms to the Organization Contact at the Organization Address, both of which are listed at the end of the job announcement.
- Write the Announcement Number, also listed at the end of the job announcement, on your application.
- Keep a copy of the entire application package for your records.
The documents below are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. Acrobat Reader software can be downloaded for free.
|Form Number||Form Description|
|Download 10-2850||Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors|
|Download 10-2850A||Application for Advanced Practice Nurse, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, and Registered Nurse|
|Download 10-2850B||Application for Medical Residents|
|Download 10-2850C||Application for Audiologist, Audiologist — Speech Pathologist, Biomedical Engineer, Blind Rehabilitation Specialist, Certified Registered Respiratory Therapist, Dental Technologist, Diagnostic Radiologic Technician, Dietitian, Expanded-function Dental Auxiliary, Kinesiotherapist, Licensed Practical Nurse, Medical Instrument Technician, Medical Records Administrator, Medical Records Specialist, Medical Records Technician, Medical Technologist, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Orthotist-Prosthetist, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist, Physician Assistant, Psychologist, Prosthetic Representative, Registered Respiratory Therapy Technician, Social Worker, and Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist|
|Download OF-306||Declaration for Federal Employment form|
|Download OPM Form 1203 FX||Qualifications and Availability Form C and Occupational Questionnaire|
|Download SF 15||Application for 10-point Veterans Preference|
|Download US Application
|Use this cover page when faxing application materials for jobs posted by a Delegated Examining Unit, or in other limited cases when instructions indicate a fax will be accepted.|