Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Postdoctoral Fellow - Psychology Department (Consulting)

North Region

Recruitment #190108-6446FP-001



The State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - North Region - Has one (1) current Full-Time job opportunity for a Bilingual Postdoctoral Fellow based in the Public Division in the East Hartford Office, CT.

This is a Forty (40) hour per week position. The work schedule is Monday thru Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm. However, must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application.

Please note you will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the JobAps system.

Selection Plan

If selected for further consideration, at the time of interview, State employee may be required to provide two (2) most recent Service Ratings and Non-State employee may be required to provide two (2) recent professional references.

  • Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain a Doctoral Degree in psychology and completion of one (1) year internship, externship or practicum.
  • Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle License.
  • Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Carol Bailey-Laud at, (203) 294-5002.


In State facilities, this class is accountable for the diagnosis and treatment of intellectual disorders or participating in other psychological services involving diagnostic testing, behavior modification, program development and evaluation, community outreach, education and training, rehabilitation and/or research.


Applies principles of learning, behavioral analysis, motivation, perception, education, group dynamics, personality and psychometrics to problems involving the intellectually disabled, emotionally disturbed, legal offenders and those included in other treatment and rehabilitation programs; evaluates progress and makes recommendations including evaluation of empirical data and summarization of findings; provides consultation for treatment programs; provides community outreach and consultation services; provides diagnostic and psychotherapeutic services; participates in development, implementation and coordination of new service programs; writes professional reports; may provide psychological research; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of psychological disciplines including social, personality, adolescent and child psychology, research design, psychometrics and statistics, behavioral analysis and adjustment, vocational rehabilitation, community outreach and consultation and group dynamics; knowledge of psychological research techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to select, administer and evaluate tests of individual ability including interest, attitude, aptitude, achievement and intelligence tests; ability to provide consultation and training services; ability to evaluate methodology and program effectiveness.


Applicants must have graduated from an educational program approved by the Board of Examiners of Psychologists with consent of the Commissioner of Public Health. Generally, this will be interpreted as possession of a doctorate degree in psychology from a college or university program which is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or as otherwise determined by the Board and the Commissioner. Applicants possessing degrees from other than APA accredited programs must first gain acceptance from the Department of Public Health.


A doctorate degree in psychology as indicated above and completion of a one (1) year internship, externship or practicum.


  • Must be Bilingual
  • Must have Psychological Testing Experience


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of the American Sign Language.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.


Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain patients/ clients; may have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive patients/clients; may be exposed to disagreeable conditions.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Renee LaBarge, DDS EEO Director at 860-418-6022 or  

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.