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Recruitment #24-000624-0003


"Together, we are building a stronger Maryland."

-  Governor Wes Moore

Do you want to join a dynamic, innovative team? Join one of the State of Maryland’s largest agencies, the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS)! When you work at DPSCS, it’s an opportunity to support and impact our large workforce, help ensure the public safety of Maryland’s residents and change the lives of returning citizens.

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Somerset County:
Eastern Correctional Institution 
30420 Revells Neck Rd. Westover, MD 21890

Anne Arundel County:
Jessup Correctional Institution 
7805 House of Correction Rd. Jessup, MD 20794


The main purpose of this position is to perform independent psychological services in a correctional institution at the Doctoral level in order to meet required standards for providing psychological services to incarcerated adults within a State Correctional Institution. The correctional psychologist is responsible for the supervision, direction and management of the facility’s Mental Health Department.

The Psychologist Correctional provides direct psychological services in order to respond to the mental health needs of incarcerated adults within a State Correctional Institution. 

  • Assesses the inmate’s psychological and behavioral status to determine appropriate mental health services using psychological testing and psychotherapeutic techniques.
  • Conducts individual and group therapy with incarcerated inmates within the Correctional Institution. 
  • Intervenes in a crisis to deescalate the situation using crisis intervention techniques and suicide prevention planning.
  • Develops treatment and rehabilitation plans for inmates who need ongoing therapeutic intervention. Implements the plans following psychotherapeutic protocols. 
  • Screens and identifies the mental health needs the incarcerated adult and refers for other services such as psychiatric care, inpatient mental health services, case management, as well as community resources for continuing care upon release


  • Provides clinical supervision and managerial direction to the facility’s mental health/psychology department.
  • Assigns inmates to MHPC individual caseload. Monitors inmate participation and progress during therapy.
  • Oversees participation and progress of inmate’s assigned to MHPC’s group therapy.
  • Meets on biweekly basis (more frequently when necessary) with the MHPC for consultation and review of inmate progress.


  • Documents the services rendered of those treated by recording services and inmate events in the electronic health record.
  • Document interventions and actions taken to appropriate Custody staff as required by providing a Matter of Record.


  • Represents the interests and needs of inmate’s mental health in meetings, including but not limited to administrative staff meetings, custody staff meetings, segregation reviews, medical case reviews, quality assurance reviews, psychiatric case consultation and suicide prevention meetings.
  • Represents the psychology department at all required institutional committee meetings, e.g., program committee, Inmate representative committee,
  • Providing information about mental health issues to Administrative and Custodial staff, as well as to inmates and their family members.


Applicants must meet all minimum qualifications and license requirements to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

Education:    A Doctorate degree in psychology or a related field from an accredited college or university accepted by the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists.

Experience: Two years of experience rendering psychological services or engaged in psychological research.

Note: 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 for this classification must be licensed by the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists prior to permanent appointment to a position.  Applicants who do not have a license may also apply before receipt of the required license but the application will be designated in pending status by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).  When the license has been obtained, submit a copy of the license to DBM to remove the pending status from the application.


Candidates for this classification, prior to probationary appointment, must meet all selection standards as set forth in the Code of Maryland Regulations for 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.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits, including: health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost.


· Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date)
· Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year
· Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year 
· Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child 
· Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year
· Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension

Additional benefits may be available to employees of this classification to.

· Release time for job-related CEU training
· Reimbursement of costs of licensure or certification as required by clinical specialty
· Tuition reimbursement available through the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment.

If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. If you are unable to upload, please email the requested information to referencing the recruitment number in the subject line. Only additional materials that are requested will be accepted for this recruitment.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment Division at 410-585-3999.

Kimberly Banks

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850.

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 recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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