The Federal Correctional Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri has an opportunity for Forensic Psychologists.
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.
Education: 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.
Experience: At least two years of specialized experience. 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 in or related to the position to be filled.
In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3307, a maximum entry age of 36 has been established for initial appointment to a position in a Bureau of Prisons institution. In special situations, a waiver may be requested up to age 39 at locations where there is a shortage of applicants under 37.
This is a Federal Law Enforcement position. The selected applicant will be required to successfully complete a 3 week training program in Georgia. The program includes a Physical Abilities Test and Firearms training. The employee will receive a paid salary during the training program. The agency covers the transportation, lodging, and meals during training.
Pay incentives and student loan repayment assistance may be considered for qualified applicants.