Clinical Psychologist (Sex Offender Program Coordinator)
Department of Justice
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System
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1 vacancy in the following location:
Seagoville, TX 1 vacancy
Yes Reimbursement is authorized for travel and transportation for this
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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The incumbent is responsible for developing, implementing,
coordinating, and evaluating the Sex Offender Program (SOP) and for
coordinating and evaluating all activities within this program. The
incumbent is responsible for initiating a program combining clinical
treatment and behavioral management components. The SOP Coordinator
is responsible for coordinating and scheduling the treatment and
behavioral management program activities and implementing
specialized behavioral management plans. The incumbent is
responsible for the administration, scoring, and interpretation of a
wide variety of psychological testing instruments and procedures.
The incumbent may be called to testify on professional opinions in
federal courts. The incumbent plans and performs both individual and
group psychotherapy with sex offenders on a regularly scheduled
Participates as a member of an interdisciplinary unit team in
developing, implementing, and assessing program needs and goals.
Within the treatment program is directly responsible for
development, evaluation and coordination of residential and
nonresidential treatment programs and for designing individual
treatment plans. Treatment modalities and techniques used include
(but are not limited to) behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral
therapy, behavioral group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, social
skills therapy, substance abuse education, individual psychotherapy,
and prerelease planning. Specialized treatment modalities developed
for use with sex offenders may also be employed. Is required to
provide clinical supervision to treatment specialists. The incumbent
may be called upon to supervise an SOP Social Worker, Administrative
Assistant, the work of graduate level psychology trainees, practicum
students in clinical psychology, consultant psychologists, and
paraprofessional counselors who may be assigned to the SOP.
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
Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training and/or work
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- Clinical Psychologists
- Psychologists, Clinical
- U.S. Citizenship is Required.
- See Special Conditions of Employment Section.
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:
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, you must have:
There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for
In addition to the basic requirements, you must have 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
assessments to perform successfully the duties of the position, and
that is typically be in or related to the position to be filled.
Some examples of the qualifying experience are:
- Experience developing, implementing, coordinating, and
evaluating all activities within this program.
- Experience administering, scoring, and interpreting a wide
including objective instruments of personality assessment, risk
assessment instruments and procedures, intelligence and
cognitive tests, neuropsychological assessment instruments, and
inventories of interest, aptitude, criminality and achievement.
- Experience planning and performing both individual and group
- Experience preparing psychological, behavioral, and psychosexual
Credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive
proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of
hours worked per week) spent in activities.
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See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if
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
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
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.
This position IS NOT included in the bargaining unit.
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
The representative rate for this position is $104,777 per annum
($50.20 per hour).
Special Conditions of Employment Section:
Initial appointment to a supervisory/managerial position requires a
one-year probationary period.
The incumbent is subject to geographic relocation to meet the needs
of the agency.
Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a urinalysis,
physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject
to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks.
All applicants not currently working in an institution will be
required to complete a qualification inquiry regarding convictions
of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence in order to be authorized
to carry a firearm.
The Core Value Assessment (CVA) is an in-per