State of Nevada PSYCHOLOGIST 4 - Indian Springs in Nevada


  • Indian Springs


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Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy

Department: Corrections

Division: Administrative

Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson

Job Class Code:



Announcement Number: 33985

Open to all qualified persons.



Close Date:





Phone: (702)486-9956


Applications accepted

for another 8 Days 22 Hrs 48 Mins

The Position

Psychologists provide psychological services to clients or inmates in a correctional, rehabilitative, clinic or institutional setting including psychological testing, assessments, treatment planning and implementation, psychotherapy, consultation, psycho-educational classes, research and training.

Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.

This position is located at High Desert State Prison (HDSP), in Indian Springs, Nevada. The incumbent monitors psychological services provided by mental health staff to ensure quality care; audits mental health and correctional programs; determines training needs of mental health and program staff; oversees the programming and mental health treatment operations of clinical staff, ensuring that all subordinate staff provide constitutional care of inmates; implements best practices programming methodologies; and develops, implements and monitors performance measures.

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To Qualify:

In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)

Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in clinical psychology, counseling, education, social work, or closely related field and four years of post-doctoral experience providing therapy, psychological testing and rehabilitative programs to clients or inmates in a correctional, rehabilitative, clinic or institutional setting, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; OR a Doctoral degree (Psy.D.) in clinical psychology from an accredited school of professional psychology and four years of experience as described above.

Special Requirements

A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required.

Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.

The Examination


The exam will consist of a rating of training and experience weighted 100%. It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. Your score will be based on the information provided in your application and your responses to the questions asked below. If there are several parts to a question, answer each part separately. Along with each answer, identify the position(s) and/or training (as described in your application) where you gained the background asked for in the question. Absence of experience/training asked for in a question is not necessarily disqualifying. Failure to answer the questions will result in a score based solely on the application.

Qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview.

1) Describe your experience, including number of years, in the following areas: A) Mental Health Facility - Inpatient; B) Mental Health Facility - Outpatient, C) Substance Abuse Treatment Program; D) Alcohol Abuse Treatment Program.

2) Describe your experience, including number of years, in the following areas: A) Acute Inpatient-Mental Health; B) Chronic Patient - Mental Health; C) Crisis Clinic; D) Medical Inpatient.

3) Describe your experience, including number of years, in rehabilitation. Please indicate if the experience is educational, vocational, sex offender or physical discipline.

4) Describe your experience, including the number of years, in the administration and delivery of psychological programmatic services, to include planning, organizing, delegating, overseeing and evaluating the work of doctoral level and other professional staff and support personnel.

5) Describe your experience addressing advocacy issues regarding mental illness, developmental disabilities, co-occurring disorders, and substance abuse.

6) Describe your experience collecting, analyzing and utilizing data in administrative accountability and evaluation studies.

7) Describe your experience preparing and administering a departmental budget by correlating the available fiscal resources with agency needs for equipment, personnel and training, and program implementation.


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Division of Human Resource Management Northern Nevada 209 East Musser Street, Room 101 Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

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