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FORENSIC EVALUATOR (Psychologist II, Court-Involved)

Recruitment #22-004703-0006

GRADE

ASTD22

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH Behavioral Health Administration
Office of Court Ordered Evaluations and Placements
201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to conduct court ordered evaluations for individuals aged 18 and over.  Evaluations include competency to stand trial, pursuant to Criminal Procedure §3-105, criminal responsibility, pursuant to Criminal Procedure §3-111, presentence evaluations for defendants convicted of sexual abuse of a minor,  pursuant to Criminal Procedure §11-727, re-evaluations of individuals found incompetent to stand trial who have been committed to the Maryland Department of Health pursuant to Criminal Procedure §3-106(b), substance use disorder evaluations, pursuant to Health General  §8-505 and Firearm Rights Restoration evaluations,  pursuant to the Firearm Safety Act of 2013. Evaluations are conducted in the local detention centers, DPSCS and within the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) healthcare system.  Evaluations are documented on the MDH standard format and submitted to the court within the statutory timeframe.  This position also provides expert forensic testimony when required by the court or MDH.

This position supports the MDH mission by conducting evaluations and submitting reports to the court as legislatively mandated.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Determined by the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Psychologists under the licensing requirements for Psychologists.

Experience: Two years of experience rendering psychological services or engaged in psychological research after receipt of the Psychologist license.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should possess experience independently conducting forensic evaluations of the competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Candidates for this classification must be licensed as a Psychologist by the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists prior to permanent appointment to a position.  Applicants who do not have a Maryland license may apply before receipt of the required license but the application will be designated in pending status by the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Testing Unit. When the license has been obtained, submit a copy of the license to MDH to remove the pending status from the application.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties that require operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Employee will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

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. 

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

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

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 Application.Help@maryland.gov

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

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.



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