May 6, 2023
Coalinga, CA
Job Type


Job Description and Duties

This position is located at Coalinga State Hospital.

Apply psychological knowledge and techniques to the assessment and treatment of forensic patients who are detained or committed pursuant to the California Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) Act, Mentally Disordered Offender (MDO) Law, or Mentally Ill Prisoner Program; develop treatment plans, facilitate treatment team conferences, facilitate psychotherapy groups and individual therapy; serve as the department specialist in functional assessment and behavioral intervention for patients with challenging problems; administer, score, and interpret psychological tests.

SITE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES: Treatment and Assessment of Sexual Offenders; Risk Need Responsively (RNR) principles; Self-Regulation and Better Lives Integrated Models; Dynamic Risk Factors; Strength Assessment; Psychological theories and research, principles, techniques, and problems in developing and coordinating a specialized psychological treatment program; trends in psychology with particular reference to psychopathology; human development, motivation, personality learning, individual differences, adaptation and social interaction; methods for the assessment and modification of human behavior; characteristics and social aspects of mental disorders and retardation; research methodology and program evaluation; institutional and social process, group dynamics; functions of psychologists in various mental health services; current trends in the field of mental health; professional training; community organization and allied professional services.

**For more information regarding the duties for this particular classification, please refer to the Duty Statement attached to this bulletin**

In accordance with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) State Public Health Order of August 5, 2021, Department of State Hospital SQIP-OP_8311 and Policy Directive 5112, all workforce members in Department of State Hospitals must show evidence of full vaccination for COVID-19. This Public Health Order also provides limited exemptions from the vaccination requirement for religious beliefs or qualifying medical reasons. A completed, signed COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption form (DSH-3363) must be provided. To be eligible for a Qualified Medical Reason, a written statement signed by a physician, nurse practitioner, or other licensed medical professional practicing under the license of a physician stating that the individual qualifies for the exemption and indicating the probable duration of the worker's inability to receive the vaccine, is required with the completed declination form

A COVID-19 vaccine/booster dose may be available and provided to candidates, who are selected for hire at DSH-Coalinga during the pre-employment process.

In accordance with the California Department of Public Health (CSPH)

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement .

Working Conditions

The employee is required to work any shift and schedule in a variety of settings throughout the hospital and may be required to work overtime and float to other work locations as determined by the operational needs of the hospital.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.


Additional Documents

  • Job Application Package Checklist
  • Duty Statement

Position Details

Job Code #:


Position #(s):


Working Title:



$8,348.00 - $11,651.00 S

$9,958.00 - $11,651.00 U

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Work Location:

Fresno County

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

DSH-Coalinga opened in 2005 and began treating forensically committed patients, mostly of which are sexually violent predators. It is a self-contained psychiatric hospital constructed with a security perimeter. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) provides perimeter security as well as transportation of patients to outside medical services and court proceedings.

Department Website:

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Drug Screening be passed prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) Medical Clearance prior to being hired.

To be considered for this Job Opportunity, applicants must have permanent civil service status, be reachable on an employment list, have transfer eligibility, or have reinstatement eligibility. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ELIGIBILITY, YOU MUST TAKE THE EXAM .

Please visit the CalHR website to find information on the Sr Psychologist (Health Facility) (Specialist)

Exam (Exams scores must be posted before the Final Filing Date).

The Exam Bulletin is located on the CalCareer Website:

5MH69.pdf (

Please note, unofficial college transcripts are required with submission of your application if you are currently unlicensed. If you possess a valid California Psychology License, please upload a copy in place of the transcripts.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.
Final Filing Date: 6/6/2023
Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of State Hospitals

Attn: Erica Bravo HR-AB 258

24511 W. Jayne Ave.

Coalinga , CA 93210-5002

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Department of State Hospitals

Erica Bravo HR-AB 258

24511 W. Jayne Ave.

Coalinga , CA 93210-5002

08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Knowledge of the SVP Act and the commitment process, MDO Law, wellness and recovery model, and conditional release placement processes. Demonstrates the ability to develop and implement behavioral guidelines, facilitate sex offender Psychoeducational and Process psychotherapy groups using cognitive behavioral principles, provide coaching on self-regulations techniques.


The State of California offers a comprehensive benefits package. Details can be found on the California Department of Human Resources website:

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Department Website:

Human Resources Contact:
Erica Bravo
(559) 935-7275

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.
EEO Contact:
Susana Lopez
(559) 935-7215

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Lateral Transfers

Employees applying for the positon who wish to be considered on a transfer basis must meet the minimum qualifications for the classification per DPA Rule 250. You may be required to provide copies of your Training and Development Assignment or Out of Class Experience verification (approved and documented in your departments Personnel Office)), college transcripts or a copy of your degree if applicable


This advertisement will be used for this and other vacancies that may occur during this posting and future Permanent/Full-time and/or Limited Term/Full-time vacancies that may occur at Department of State Hospitals - Coalinga

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Closing Date/Time: 6/6/2023

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