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State of Georgia Forensic Psychologist Positions

Job Description

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following Forensic Psychologist positions:

Forensic Psychologist (Inpatient)

  • Completes court-ordered pretrial forensic psychological evaluations to answer questions of competency to stand trial and/or criminal responsibility as a neutral friend of the court Completes assessments on individuals admitted to a State Forensic Psychiatric Unit
  • Completes violence risk assessments (HCR-20 and START) and other psychological testing
  • Conducts treatment groups and psycho-educational interventions (may include sex offender treatment)
  • Provides guidance in recovery/treatment planning
  • Supervises team leaders and mental health counselors
  • Oversees competency remediation programming
  • Provides expert testimony

Forensic Psychologist (Outpatient)

  • Completes court-ordered pretrial forensic psychological evaluations to answer questions of competency to stand trial and/or criminal responsibility as a neutral friend of the court
  • Provides expert testimony
  • May serve as liaison with the courts for diversion of cases

Assistant Forensic Program Director

  • Assists the Forensic Program Director in the administrative and clinical management of a community forensic evaluation team (adult and juvenile forensic psychologists)
  • Assists the Forensic Program Director in the administrative and clinical management of inpatient forensic hospital units (competency remediation, civilly committed incompetent defendants, and NGRI acquittees)

Qualifications

All of the psychologist positions require a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited psychology program and eligibility for Georgia licensure as a psychologist upon appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

Forensic Psychologists would have one or more years of experience working in an inpatient psychiatric hospital as well as one or more years of formal training or experience in forensic mental health evaluation and treatment.

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a generous benefits package that includes training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.

This forensic psychologist positions are a pay grade 19 on the statewide salary plan.

Employment Information

Outpatient positions may be available in multiple locations throughout Georgia. State hospitals are located in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Milledgeville, and Savannah.

Applying for this job

Please email your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a redacted psychological report (preferably a forensic evaluation) in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format to: clinicalrecruiting@dbhdd.ga.gov.

Your cover letter should include the geographic area(s) you are interested.

To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, note the position(s) of interest in the subject line of your email.

As a state employee, you may be subject to a Drug Screen. You may also be required to submit fingerprints to check for the existence of Criminal History Record Information through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. You do have the right to challenge the contents of any Criminal History that is noted, should you choose to do so.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of Georgians. We are interested in recruiting employees who offer the highest level of skills, professional integrity, and work ethic to join us in that work.