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St. Cloud VA Health Care System


Jobs & Careers


By working for the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, you’ll have access to a wider range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips.

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.

About Us

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.

We value Veterans as employees, and encourage Veterans to apply for openings.

Our Community

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!

Employee Benefits

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.

Psychology Internship

The Doctoral Internship Program at St. Cloud VA Health Care System (VA HCS) is a newly funded training program; and it is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association (APA) under the status of “Accredited, on Contingency.”  The program meets all of the requirements, with the exception of outcome data for two (2) completed cohorts.  Questions related to the program's accreditation status should be addressed to: APA, Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242; (202) 336-5979; e-mail:; Web:  The program is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). 

The Doctoral Internship Program in Health Service Psychology at St. Cloud VA HCS offers internships to US citizens who are pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical, counseling, or combined psychology from an APA- or CPA-accredited institution.  The program accepts three interns per year.  Applicants must demonstrate completion of at least 4 years of graduate coursework. Potential interns must have a minimum number of supervised graduate level pre-internship practicum experience hours to include 250 intervention and 50 assessment hours.  Applicants must have completed their comprehensive examinations, proposed their dissertations (or equivalent), and be certified as ready for internship by their Director of Clinical Training.

Application for Internship

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Write the Announcement Number, also listed at the end of the job announcement, on your application.
  3. 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.

VA Job Applications and Forms
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 10-2850C Application for Associated Health Occupations
Download 10-2850D Application for Health Professions Trainees
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
Cover Page
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.