Job Posting: Senior Psychologist, CF (Supervisor) - Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility

California Correctional Health Care Services

Senior Psychologist, CF (Supervisor) - Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility

$10,362.00 - $11,093.00

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

In a correctional setting, plans, organizes, and coordinates a special program of direct or indirect services based primarily on psychological techniques; with medical and other clinical consultation as necessary, carries project responsibilities; coordinates work of a multidisciplinary treatment staff for whom the incumbent has program responsibility at a ward level; trains treatment staff in applying psychological treatment methods to patient programs; may plan, organize, and direct the work of a psychology unit and integrate it with that of other services in a health facility; may supervise other psychologists and provide facility-wide direction for specific areas of a psychology program such as program research, behavior modification, or assessment; may direct ward staffing conferences of patients and have authority over the special patient privileges of this group; consults with medical, social work, rehabilitation, education, nursing, custody, and other personnel regarding program planning and evaluation and the development of direct and indirect services; conducts and participates in staff meetings; interprets the objectives and procedures of the program to other health facility personnel, members of the public, and other agencies and organizations; may perform operational and systems research studies of program effectiveness; participates in selection or exit interviews for personnel; develops and maintains working relationships with other facility units and with other agencies and organizations and may work with community groups and agencies to develop supportive resources; prepares progress, financial, and other statistical and narrative reports on the project; may submit budget requests for associated personnel, equipment, and supplies; participates in training programs for Clinical Psychology Interns, Psychiatric Technicians, Psychiatric Residents, other student staff and volunteers, and may develop seminars in psychology; may select and train technical and nontechnical assistants and volunteers and assign, supervise, and evaluate their work; maintains familiarity with professional development and research; may write articles for presentation or publication; maintains order and supervises the conduct of persons committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; prevents escapes and injury by these persons to themselves, others, or to property; maintains security of working areas and work materials; and inspects premises and searches inmates for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs.

A detailed duty statement is available upon request to the Hiring Unit Contact. 

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Additional Documents

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Senior Psychologist, CF (Supervisor) - Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility
$10,362.00 - $11,093.00 P
# of Positions:
Work Location:
San Diego County
Job Type:
12 Month Limited Term - Full Time
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility

Department Information

  • This advertisement is for a Senior Psychologist, Correctional Facility (Supervisor) position(s) located at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility  (RJD), in San Diego, CA, located in San Diego County.
  • Please write the position number on your application: 030-220-9288-XXX.
  • Please Note: Main communication for this position will be through email. Please ensure to have a valid email address on your application.
  • This position MAY require working Evening and Weekend shift hours. 

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Valid CA Psychologist License License. You will be required to provide a copy of your license prior to being hired.

Minimum Qualifications

License: Possession of a valid license as a Psychologist issued by the California Board of Psychology and possession of an earned Doctorate Degree in Psychology from an educational institution meeting the criteria of Section 2914 of the Medical Board of California's Business and Professions Code.


Individuals who do not qualify for licensure by the California Board of Psychology or who are in the process of securing this license will be admitted into the examination; however, applicants must first secure a license to practice as a psychologist in California before they will be eligible for appointment.


and Experience: Either


1. One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Psychologist Clinical, Correctional Facility, or Staff Psychologist (any specialty); or


2. Two years of postdoctoral, post internship experience in the practice of psychology involving assessment and treatment and either training, research, consultation, or program planning in mental health services.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

California Correctional Health Care Services
Attn: Cert Unit-RJD-9288-LT/FT JC-103651
Regional Human Resources – Southern
P.O. Box 81857
Bakersfield, CA 93380

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Health Care Hiring Office (located next to the Cafeteria)
480 Alta Road
San Diego, CA 92179
Lupe Delavega
07:30 AM - 04:30 PM

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.


  • State employee benefits information can be found on the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) website at:
  • Health benefit information for State employees can be found on the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) website at:

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

Human Resources Contact:
Deshawn Griggs
(661) 664-3270
Hiring Unit Contact:
Lupe Delavega
(619) 661-8657

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Coordinator
(916) 691-6035
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Additional Information #1

  • Priority consideration will be given to Re-employment/DROA/SROA/Surplus candidates.
  • All methods of appointments may be considered.
  • In the "Explanations" section of the STD 678, you must indicate your appointment eligibility (list, transfer, permissive reinstatement, etc.). 
  • CCHCS accepts electronic applications. If interested, please submit an electronic application (STD 678) thru your CalCareer account at Your application must be submitted on or before the above Final Filing Date.
  • Paper App: (If unable to submit an electronic application): To apply for this position, you must submit a Standard State Application (STD 678) along with copies of your most recent performance report, college transcripts/college diploma (if applicable) and license/certification (if applicable) to the contact person listed above.
  • This advertisement will be used for this and other Permanent and/or Limited Term vacancies that may occur at RJD during the life of the certification list. 
  • PLEASE NOTE: Possession of MQs for list eligible applicants will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet MQs, the necessary steps will be taken to have the applicant's name withheld from the eligibility list.
  • All applicants must meet the minimum qualifications (MQ's) of the classification, per SPB Rule 250, with the exception of Training & Development (T&D) Assignment.
  • Candidates new to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and/or California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) are required to submit to a background investigation process utilizing Live Scan fingerprinting.
  • Candidates will be evaluated/tested for Tuberculosis (TB) prior to appointment followed by department testing on an annual basis thereafter.

Additional Information #2

  • Once a significant candidate pool is received, an internal cutoff period will be established and interviews will be scheduled.
  • The term VAR and/or XXX in the position number indicates that multiple vacancies may exist for this classification.
  • This position is limited term for 12 months with the possibility of being extended up to 24 months and/or becoming permanent.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail