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Recruitment #18-000624-0002




MD Reception Diagnostic & Classification Center

550 E. Madison St. Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The purpose of this position involves both the primary and clinical supervisory aspects of psychology in corrections. The clinical purpose is to provide psychology services to adult inmates in a correctional facility. Diagnosis and treatment are provided to offenders who are mentally ill, or have a mental disorder, to help diminish the probability of harm to themselves or others. Supervisory aspects include, maintaining standards of practice in all psychological functions, data management, communication skills and program development to maintain professional growth and productivity in all departmental functions.

The Psychologist Correctional may perform the following duties: Directs the program of a psychology services unit in a correctional setting; Plans, organizes, schedules and directs the work of professional and clerical personnel; Coordinates the psychological services program with other disciplines and integrates new policies and procedures into existing programs; Provides direct psychological services in the most complex cases; Conducts group therapy sessions; Administers and interprets psychological tests for selected inmates; Participates in the evaluation of inmates with relation to the diagnosis, treatment and/or guidance indicated for the individuals tested; Directs and collaborates with other professionals carrying out psychological research in a correctional setting; Prepares psychological statistical and other reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations; Communicates with lay and professional groups to explain the program and to establish better relations with the general public; Keeps abreast of professional literature and attends special conferences and seminars; Performs other related duties as needed.


Education: Possession of a doctoral degree in psychology or a related field from an accredited college or university acceptable to the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists.

Experience: Four years of experience providing psychological services, two years of which must have been in a correctional setting. Two years of the experience must have been after completion of the doctoral degree.

Note: 1. A twelve month internship required for the doctoral degree may be substituted for one year of general experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Clinical Psychology classifications or Psychology specialty codes in the Psychology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


Candidates must be licensed by the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists prior to permanent appointment to a position in State service. Applicants who do not have a license may also apply pending receipt of the required license. When the license has been obtained, submit a copy of the license to the Department of Budget and Management to remove pending status.


Prior to probationary appointment, candidates must meet all selection standards as set forth in the Code of Maryland Regulations by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission. Candidates who receive a probationary appointment must satisfactorily complete a prescribed training program prior to permanent appointment. Selection standards of the Correctional Training Commission may be obtained from the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to DBM, Recruitment and Selection Division, 301 W. Preston St., Suite 608, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Chris Langley at 410-767-4911. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.



As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.