Job Posting

California Correctional Health Care Services

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT POSTING

JC-57676 - CHIEF PSYCHOLOGIST, CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

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.

Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-57676
Position #(s):
030-220-9859-XXX
Classification:
CHIEF PSYCHOLOGIST, CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
$12,266.00 - $13,086.00 P
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: San Diego County
Job Type: 12 Month Limited Term - Full Time
Facility: Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility

Department Information

This position is located at the Richard J Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, California.  This position may be extended to 24 months and/or become permanent.  This recruitment may be used to fill any additional vacancies for this classification for the life of this recruitment.  

Job Description and Duties

Under general direction, in a State correctional facility in the Department of Corrections, responsible for the overall supervision of psychologists in a correctional institution. As supervisor of psychological services, plans, directs and coordinates the various psychological activities consistent with the mission of a particular correctional facility. Responsible to maintain order and supervise the conduct of inmates; to protect and maintain the safety of persons and property; and to do other related work. Positions allocated to this level are found at correctional institutions with major mental health care programs.

Working Conditions

In a correctional setting, investigates behavior problems or mental disorders; examines, diagnoses, classifies, and prescribes psychological treatment and rehabilitation programs for adult offenders in a correctional facility; supervises and participates in the diagnosis, care and treatment of psychotic inmates in a correctional institution; secures and reviews data on heredity, congenital and environmental factors pertaining to individual offenders; applies findings of psychological examination; directs the giving of psychotherapy and other treatment for preventing and correcting behavior disorders; directs and participates in staff conferences and clinics for the discussion of psychological problems of offenders and their care and treatment; recommends transfer, parole or discharge of offenders and recommends arrangements for follow-up and aftercare during parole.

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a CA Board of Psychology License. You will be required to provide a copy of your license prior to being hired.
Empathetic understanding of patients of a State correctional facility; willingness to work in a correctional facility; emotional stability; patience; scientific and professional integrity; alertness; tact; and demonstrated leadership ability; and keenness of observation. Special Physical Characteristics Persons appointed to this position must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees or that of inmates. Assignments may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates and/or the protection of personal and real property.

Application Instructions

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.

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

How To Apply

Completed Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. A completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included, when submitting your application in hard copy.

Address for Mailing Application Packages

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

California Correctional Health Care Services
Attn: Fidelia Marquez /RJD 9859 LTFT
Regional Human Resources – Southern
PO Box 10869
Bakersfield, CA 93389

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. 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.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
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. and Either I At least two years' experience as a licensed Psychologist in the Department of Corrections. Or II At least three years' experience as a licensed Psychologist in a forensic setting such as a local jail or community-based forensic treatment unit.

Benefits

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

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:
    Fidelia Marquez
    (661) 664-3237
    fidelia.marquez@cdcr.ca.gov
  • 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
    CCHCS_Disability_Management_Unit@cdcr.ca.gov
  • 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.
  

You can apply for this job via the following method(s):

  • By Mail
Additional Documentation
Alternate Application Process

While we recommend that you utilize your CalCareer Account to take advantage of all the tools available, you may choose to apply for this job without using your account. In this case, print and complete the Job Application Package Checklist and include it if you submit a hard copy application.

Job Application Package Checklist

Blank Application Form (STD 678)