Clinical Psychologist (Specialty Program Coordinator - Skills)

Department Of Justice Danbury , CT 06811

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Functions as a Specialty Program Coordinator for the Skills Program whose target population is inmates with cognitive limitations and/or mental illnesses which negatively impact their ability to acquire life skills.

Responsible for developing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating the specialty treatment program and for coordinating and evaluating all activities within the specialty treatment program.

Responsible for the administration, scoring, and interpretation of psychological instruments and procedures which address the problems targeted by the specialty treatment program.

Plans and performs both individual and group psychotherapy on a regularly scheduled basis.

Participates as a member of an interdisciplinary unit team in developing, implementing, and assessing program needs and goals.

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 and/or work related issues.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0180 Psychology

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  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.

  • See Special Conditions of Employment Section.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here


To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:

Basic Requirements:

Satisfactory completion of all the requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology is required.


In addition to the basic requirements, applicants must have:


GS-12 and GS-13: There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.


GS-12 and GS-13: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically be in or related to the position to be filled.

Some examples of qualifying experience are:


  • Experience in conducting psychological assessments and preparing reports associated with those assessments of individuals with cognitive limitations and/or mental illnesses.

  • Experience in coordinating and scheduling a treatment program activities.

  • Experience in formulating appropriate treatment programs, referring medical/psychiatric problems to medical services, and assisting in deciding when individuals are to be referred to more appropriate or specialized facilities.

  • Experience in planning and performing both individual and group psychotherapy on a regularly scheduled basis.


  • Experience in developing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating the specialty treatment program and for coordinating and evaluating all activities within the specialty treatment program.

  • Experience in administering, scoring, and interpreting a wide variety of psychological testing instruments and procedures, including objective and projective instruments of personality assessment, intelligence tests, and tests and inventories of interests, aptitude, criminality, and achievement.

  • Experience in preparing numerous psychological reports such as court ordered study and observation cases, appraisals of changes in attitudes, personality, dynamics and overall level of adjustment resulting from participation in programs or projects.

  • Experience in training staff in how to recognize and deal with emotional, behavioral, and personality disorders and specifically, the psychological problems targeted by the specialty program.

If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as number of hours worked per week) spent in the activities.

Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.


See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.

ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here.

Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications.

If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.

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Clinical Psychologist (Specialty Program Coordinator - Skills)

Department Of Justice