Job opening: Psychology Technician (Psychology Technician)
Salary: $46 495 - 61 626 per year
Published at: Aug 09 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
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.
Under the supervision of a psychologist, is responsible for the administration, mechanical or computerized scoring and distribution (or storage) of a variety of psychological tests, including Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), and the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory. Responsible for the implementation of the Bureau of Prison’s (BOP) automated/computerized psychology data entry system including initial implementation of Psychology Data System (PDS), training of all psychology staff, routine data entry and retrieval, automated test scoring and reconciling discrepancies in the files. Types, duplicates and distributes letters, memos, agendas, forms, certificates, meeting minutes, and reports for the Chief Psychologist. Maintains tracking logs for Special Housing Unit monthly monitoring, clinical contacts as determined by Mental Health Care Level assignments and treatment plan requirements, monthly psychotropic compliance, suicide watch monitoring and follow-up, request for services, and incoming inmates (for Admissions and Orientation (A&O) purposes). Purchase card holder for the department; verifies obligated expenditures do not exceed yearly budget allotments; prepares purchase orders, requisitions, and maintains accounting of department expenditures and adjustments. IF THIS IS A FIELD POSITION, PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT AT THE END OF THE MAJOR DUTIES: 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 is performed on a regular and recurring basis.
- U.S. Citizenship is Required.
- See Special Conditions of Employment Section.
- Selective Service Requirement: http://www.sss.gov
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following: Education: GL-05: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 hours in any combination of courses such as psychology, statistics, or other directly related subjects. GL-06: One half year of graduate education (9 semester hours or 13.5 quarter hours) meets the basic requirements for GL-06. Graduate education or an internship meets the experience required only in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position with courses in psychology, statistics or other directly related subjects. OR Experience:
Applicants must have one-year specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level. To be creditable, this experience must have involved the observation of and assistance in the application of techniques relating to behavior, capacities, traits, interests, and activities of either humans or, under laboratory conditions, animals. Experience may have been gained in connection with a program of research or direct services in psychology that gave a practical understanding of some of the principles, methods, and techniques of psychology needed to assist professional psychologists. Some examples of the qualifying experience are: GL-05:
Experience in typing, duplicating and distributing letters, memos, forms and reports.
Experience compiling, managing, and ensuring the security of all psychology files.
Experience in completing weekly and monthly reports.
Experience for maintaining time and attendance reports.
Experience in handling routine inquiries, screening telephone calls, providing technical assistance and answering questions for the department.
Experience in composing complex but non-technical correspondence, locating and assembling information for various reports, briefings, conferences, etc., designing and organizing filing systems, and organizing the flow of clerical processes in the office.
Experience in performing notarial services for staff and inmates.
Experience in maintaining tracking logs for various programs such as monthly contracts, monthly psychotropic compliance, suicide watch monitoring, requests for services, etc.
Experience submitting court ordered psychological evaluations, and responding to request for inmates records.
Experience in being a credit card holder for the department, including verifying that obligated expenditures do not exceed yearly budget allotments.
OR Combination of Education and Experience:
Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels and positions for which both education and experience are acceptable. If applicable, 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. **Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**
See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.
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 Here.
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 Qualifications.
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.
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Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
- Name: CSU
- Phone: 972-352-4200
- Email: [email protected]