Clinical Psychologist Forensics Unit Psychologist Job in AYER, MA

Vacancy No. NER-2019-0044 Department Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System
Salary $96,411.00 to $125,335.00 Grade 13 to 13
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/8/2018 Close Date 11/26/2018
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Locations:
AYER, MA

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)

Overview

  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 11/08/2018 to 11/26/2018

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 13

  • Salary

    $96,411 to $125,335 per year

  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

Telework eligible

No

This job is open to

Clarification from the agency

• THIS IS A DELEGATED EXAMINING ANNOUNCEMENT OPEN TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS. • Duty Location: FMC Devens, MA

Announcement number

NER-2019-0044

Control number

516528000

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    Summary

    Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?

    You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

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    Responsibilities

    The position requires a forensic examination specialist, trained by Federal law as a licensed psychologist who is cognizant of courtroom procedures and is familiar with the issues of competency and responsibility as they relate to examinations ordered under Title 18, U.S. Code, Sections 4241 and 4242. Evaluates and/or supervises the evaluation of inmates to assess competency to stand trial and/or the offender’s responsibility for his behavior at the time of the offense. He/she prepares reports which detail the findings in support of the opinion rendered. This must include the ability to administer, score, and interpret a wide variety of psycho-diagnostic assessment instruments. He/she must also be prepared to explain or discuss these opinions as an expert witness before the court.

    Assists in interdisciplinary classification of inmates by identifying behavioral, emotional, personality disorders, organic mental disorders, alcohol or drug dependencies and/or self-destructive potential and the subsequent development of suitable suggested programs for the individual inmate. Incumbent formulates treatment program decisions, referring medical problems to the Medical Officer, and assists in decisions to transfer the inmate to more appropriate or specialized facilities. Examines candidates for the Witness Protection Program of the Office of Enforcement Operations. Is expected to organize and conduct pre-release reviews on inmates to determine if they suffer from a mental disease or defect that would present a danger to the persons or property of others upon release. Plans and performs both individual and group psychotherapy on a regularly scheduled basis. Consults with interdisciplinary staff teams in assessing program needs, and in developing and implementing program plans for individual inmates. Must have the ability to develop psychological treatment modalities for severely disturbed inmates.

    Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

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