Clinical Psychologist (Commitment & Treatment Forensic Psychologist)

US Department of Justice

To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States

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.



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The incumbent functions as a forensic evaluator and exercises full professional responsibility for his/her findings, interpretations, decisions, recommendations and reports.

The incumbent evaluates and/or oversees the evaluation of inmates. Assists in training institution staff on how to recognize and deal with emotional, behavioral, and/or personality disorders. Provides guidance and training in assessment, psychotherapy, and instruction regarding the various institutional duties of the psychologist practicing in a correctional setting. Incumbent assists with the planning, development, and implementation of applied research.

Incumbent assists in developing, implementing, and evaluating the functions of the Commitment and Treatment Program (CTP)and coordinates/reviews all forensic work performed within the unit.

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 are performed on a regular and recurring basis.

Travel Required
Occasional travel – Travel may be required for training and/or work related issues.

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