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PSYCHOLOGY ASSOCIATE II, CORRECTIONAL

Recruitment #18-000616-0001

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

North Branch Correctional Institute

14100 McMullen Hwy,

Cumberland, MD 21502

Main Purpose of Job

To provide psychological services to adult inmates in a correctional facility.  Diagnosis and treatment are provided to offenders who are mentally ill or have a mental disorder to help diminish harm to themselves or others.  Services are directly related to the mission by facilitating public safety.

Under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, employees in this classification may perform the following duties: Conducts group therapy sessions; Selects, administers, scores and interprets psychological tests for selected inmates; Participates in the evaluation of inmates with relation to the diagnosis, treatment and/or guidance indicated for the individuals tested; Collaborates with other professional persons in carrying out psychological research in correction work; Prepares psychological, statistical and other reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations; Communicates with lay and professional groups to explain the program and to establish better relations with the general public; Keeps abreast of professional literature and attends special conferences and seminars; Participates in training students and non-professional personnel; Performs other related duties as necessary.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a master's degree in psychology or a related field from an accredited college or university in a program acceptable to the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists.

Experience: Two years of supervised experience, after completion of the master's degree, providing psychological services in a clinical setting to adult clients.

Note: 1. A twelve month internship required for a master’s or doctoral degree may be substituted for one year of experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Clinical Psychology classifications or Psychology specialty codes in the Psychology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Prior to being appointed the candidate must apply to the Board of Examiners of Psychologists for an exemption from licensure. Failure to obtain an exemption within six months of employment will result in termination, unless the Board grants an extension.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Prior to probationary appointment, candidates must meet all selection standards as set forth in the Code of Maryland Regulations by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission. Candidates who receive a probationary appointment must satisfactorily complete a prescribed training program prior to permanent appointment. Selection standards of the Correctional Training Commission may be obtained from the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to DBM, Recruitment and Selection Division, 301 W. Preston St., Suite 608, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Chris Langley at 410-767-4911. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.