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Psychologist - Statewide (Prison Facilities)

at North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Pay: $48051 to $86431/year
$48051 - $86431
Posted: 7/29/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2489840

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description of Work

NC DPS continuously recruits for Psychologists Statewide. There may not be a current vacancy at all prison facilities. However, your application will be considered active for 180 days.  
Adult Corrections Health Services strives to provide North Carolina inmates access to quality, cost effective healthcare that is rendered by dedicated mental health professionals.
Psychologists provide direct psychological services to inmates, including those with severe and persistent mental illnesses and personality disorders. Such services include psychological assessments, crisis intervention, individual and group psychotherapy and consultations with medical, custody and classification staff about behavioral management strategies for problem inmates. Psychologists may also conduct risk assessments on inmates with a history of violent or sexual crimes. Other responsibilities may include conducting staff training on relevant mental health topics, such as management of the mentally ill and developmentally disabled and management of suicide precautions.   

Staff Psychologist may have night/weekend on-call responsibilities.

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Listed below are the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) associated with the position. These KSAs, along with the minimum education and experience listed, are required in order to be deemed "eligible" for the position therefore you must provide supporting information, within the body of your application, to demonstrate your possession of each KSA listed.
Qualified applicants must possess, and application must clearly reflect work experience that demonstrates the following:

  • Documented knowledge in the field of psychological principles   
  • Documented knowledge in the techniques and/or instruments used in developmental psychological and educational assessments. 
  • Documented knowledge in determining and conducting appropriate therapy (counseling, psychotherapy, or behavioral) 
  • Documented knowledge of interpreting diagnostic findings and preparing comprehensive reports.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Eligibility for licensure in North Carolina under the provisions of the NC Psychology Practice Act (G.S. 90-270).

Supplemental and Contact Information

The N.C. Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to apply. DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. 

  • Online applications are only accepted through
  • Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application. Embedded or attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for a completed application.  "See Attached Resume", etc. will result in an incomplete application.
  • To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina application in the Education and Work Experience sections of the applications form. Any information omitted cannot be considered for qualifying credit.
  • Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
  • Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application.
  • During the online application process if additional documentation is required, attach the documentation at the bottom of Step 4 in the application process.
  • If applying for a position certified through the North Carolina Department of Justice-Criminal Justice Standards Division, refer to for specific certification requirements. 
The N.C. Department of Public Safety must adhere to the United States Department of Justice Final Rule on the "National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape" under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards at 28 C.F.R. Part 115 Docket No. OAG-131 RIN 1105-AB34. Refer to for hiring and promotion prohibition requirements for all positions in the N. C. Department of Public Safety.

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