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Chief Psychiatrist, Correctional and Rehab Services (Safety) – Wasco State Prison (WSP)

State of California

This is a Full-time position in Wasco, OR posted February 21, 2021.

Job Posting: Chief Psychiatrist, Correctional and Rehab Services (Safety) – Wasco State Prison (WSP)

California Correctional Health Care Services

JC-238155

Chief Psychiatrist, Correctional and Rehab Services (Safety) – Wasco State Prison (WSP)
CHIEF PSYCHIATRIST, CORRECTIONAL AND REHAB SERVICES (SAFETY)

Final Filing Date: 2/25/2021

Application Methods: Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account) By Mail Drop-off

Effective July 1, 2020, in response to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Personal Leave Program 2020 (PLP 2020) was implemented. PLP 2020 requires that each full-time employee receive a 9.23 percent reduction in pay in exchange for 16 hours PLP 2020 leave credits monthly through June 2022. Salaries do not reflect the recent changes.
Under the general direction of the Chief of Mental Health, the Chief Psychiatrist participates in recruitment, hiring and orientation of new psychiatrist; plan and direct the psychiatric and mental health services programs in a correctional institution; participates in program development, planning, standards, and evaluation;

A detailed duty statement is available upon request to the Hiring Unit Contact.

Minimum Qualifications

Either Pattern I Possession of a valid certificate in psychiatry issued by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. and Two years of post-residency experience as a psychiatrist in a correctional facility, or in a psychiatric inpatient or outpatient setting.

Or Pattern II Satisfactorily completed specialized training requirements in psychiatry in programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), or Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Two patterns of training are acceptable: Either I Completion of a four-year residency training program in psychiatry accredited by the ACGME or Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA. (Exception: Any applicant who completed a residency program in psychiatry that was accredited by the ACGME, or Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA, or certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada at the time the applicant completed the residency will qualify under this pattern of training upon Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation verification that all residency requirements were successfully completed, and if all other requirements are met.) and

Two years of post-residency experience as a psychiatrist in a correctional facility, or in a psychiatric inpatient or outpatient setting. Or II
Completion of a broad-based clinical year of ACGME or Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA-accredited training program in internal medicine, family medicine, or pediatrics; or an ACGME or Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA-accredited transitional year program that included a minimum of four months of primary care; or an ACGME or Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA-accredited residency in a clinical specialty requiring comprehensive and continuous patient care. and

Three years of postgraduate, specialized residency training in an ACGME or Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA-accredited psychiatry program. and

Two years of post-residency experience as a psychiatrist in a correctional facility, or in a psychiatric inpatient or outpatient setting.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

  • CHIEF PSYCHIATRIST, CORRECTIONAL AND REHAB SERVICES (SAFETY)

Chief Psychiatrist, Correctional and Rehab Services (Safety) – Wasco State Prison (WSP)

Classification:

CHIEF PSYCHIATRIST, CORRECTIONAL AND REHAB SERVICES (SAFETY) $24,427.00 – $29,536.00 P

# of Positions:

1

Work Location:

Kern County

Job Type:

Permanent, Full Time

Facility:

Department Information

This advertisement is for a Chief Psychiatrist, Correctional and Rehab Services (Safety) position(s) located at the Wasco State Prison in Wasco, CA, located in Kern County.

Please write the position number on your application: 180-220-9774-001

Please Note: Main communication for this position will be through email. Please ensure to have a valid email address on your application

Vision

We enhance public safety and promote successful community reintegration through education, treatment and active participation in rehabilitative and restorative justice programs.

Mission

To facilitate the successful reintegration of the individuals in our care back to their communities equipped with the tools to be drug-free, healthy, and employable members of society by providing education, treatment, rehabilitative, and restorative justice programs, all in a safe and humane environment.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the California Correctional Health Care Services are committed to building an inclusive and culturally diverse workplace. We are determined to attract and hire more candidates from diverse communities and empower all employees from a variety of cultural backgrounds, perspectives, and personal experiences. We are proud to foster inclusion and drive collaborative efforts to increase representation at all levels of the Department.

Please do NOT include any confidential information on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your State application, resume, or educational transcripts.

When submitting supporting documents, PDF file format is preferred.

Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, student identification number, driver’s license number (unless required), basis of eligibility, examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age.

Confidential information on the first page of applications submitted electronically online via the Examination and Certification Online System, such as Easy ID number, SSN, examination related information, and driver’s license number will automatically be redacted upon submission.

All CCHCS employees will be evaluated/tested for Tuberculosis prior to appointment, and will adhere to departmental annual Tuberculosis testing/evaluation thereafter.

Candidates new to CCHCS/DHCS are required to submit to a background investigation process, including but not limited to Live Scan fingerprinting to obtain Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigations clearances.

CCHCS utilizes E-Verify to confirm candidate’s identity and employment authorization. For more information about E-Verify, you may visit:

This advertisement may be used for other vacancies that occur during the life of this recruitment.

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: 2/25/2021

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. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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:

California Correctional Health Care Services Attn: B ROGERS CIM 9774 P-FT JC# 238155 Regional Human Resources – Southern P.O. Box 81857 Bakersfield , CA 93380

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

California Correctional Health Care Services Personnel Office 701 Scofield Avenue Wasco , CA 93280 Rose Gallegos or Sonia Trevino (Please note office opens at 6:00 a.m.) 07:00 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 www.CalCareers.ca.gov. 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.
  • Other – License : Possession of a current/valid certificate in psychiatry issued by the American Board of Psychiatry and Nuerology or the American Ostepathic Board of Nuerology and Psychiatry. (Applicants who do not meet this requirement will be admitted to the examination, but they must secure the required license before they will be considered eligible for appointment.)
  • Other –

    Education : If using academic education above the twelfth grade to meet minimum qualifications, include a copy of your Degree and/or Informal (Unofficial) School Transcripts.

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.

Information on benefits afforded by membership in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System can be found on the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) Salary and Benefits website at
www.calhr.ca.gov/employees/pages/salary-and- benefits.aspx .

Information regarding Merit System Principles provided to public employees by the State Civil Service Act can be found on the CalHR website at

https://www.calhr.ca.gov/Training/Pages/performance-management-merit-system-principlies.aspx.

Additional benefit information can be found on the CalHR California State Civil Service Employee Benefits Summary website at
https://www.calhr.ca.gov/Pages/California-State-Civil-Service-Employee-Benefits-Summary.aspx .

This webpage is intended to provide general information. Benefit eligibility may be based on job classification, bargaining unit, time base and length of appointment.

General State Employment Benefits and Protections

Click here to view more information about the outstanding benefits offered to State employees.

Contact Information

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

Department Website: https://cchcs.ca.gov/

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.

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.

Additional Information 1

  • PRIORITY CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO REEMPLOYMENT/DROA/SROA/SURPLUS CANDIDATES.
  • All methods of appointments may be considered.
  • CCHCS accepts electronic applications. If interested, please submit an electronic application (STD 678) thru your CalCareer account at www.jobs.ca.gov . Your application must be submitted on or before the above Final Filing Date.
  • Paper App (IF unable to submit an electronic application): To apply for this position, you may submit a Standard State Application (STD 678) along with copies of your most recent performance report, college transcripts/college diploma (if applicable) and license/certification (if applicable) to the contact person listed above.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Possession of MQs for list eligible applicants will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet MQs, the necessary steps will be taken to have the applicant’s name withheld from the eligibility list.
  • All applicants must meet the minimum qualifications (MQ’s) of the classification, per SPB Rule 250, with the exception of Training & Development (T&D) Assignments.
  • If using academic education above the twelfth grade to meet minimum qualifications, include a copy of your Degree and/or Informal (Unofficial) School Transcripts.

Additional Information #2

  • The term VAR and/or XXX in the position number indicates that multiple vacancies may exist for this classification.

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.

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