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Corrections, Department of

Psychologist - Licensed 

Job Announcement Code(s): 13-00078

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Psych Licensed

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
The starting salary is $33.90 - $41.86 per hour (approx $70,512- $87,069 per year) with up to $5.26/hour add-on pay for an approved Doctorate, plus excellent benefits. A 12-month probationary period is required. This position is in pay schedule/range 12/60.
Special Qualifications:
Current Psychologist license granted by the Department of Safety and Professional Services.
Kris Dowse, Human Resources Specialist, 608-240-5506,
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Consider joining a team of Psychologist professionals in a challenging and rewarding position with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections!

Applications are continuously accepted for full-time and part-time positions located within the community and at juvenile and adult correctional institutions and facilities statewide. 

The Department of Corrections administers Wisconsinís state prisons, community correctional centers, and juvenile corrections programs. It supervises the custody and discipline of all prisoners in order to protect the public and seeks to rehabilitate offenders and reintegrate them into society.

Position Summary:   Psychologists in the Department of Corrections, Division of Adult Institutions, provide direct services to offenders and consultation services to DOC institutions, facilities, school administration, field staff, designated review committees, consulting psychiatrists who are involved in planning the total program of a given offender (e.g., medical, education, security, recreation and probation and parole).

In the Division of Community Corrections, this position provides direct services to offenders; provides psychological consultation services to probation & parole agents, designated review committees, consulting psychiatrists, field and institution administration, and other institution and field staff involved in planning the total program of a given offender, e.g., medical, education, security, recreation, and probation and parole staff; provides staff development and training; provides clinical supervision to interns in professional psychology consistent with American Psychological Association (APA) and Association of Psychology Post-Doctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) internship standards; participates in clinical supervision and training to maintain, further develop and refine clinical skills; and participates in clinical research as directed by the Psychologist Supervisor.

As a Psychologist - Licensed, you may provide clinical supervision to interns in professional psychology or assist in providing clinical supervision to unlicensed staff seeking licensure in Wisconsin. Additional duties include determining offenders' needs and conducting psychological evaluations under Wisconsin State Statutes, arranging for voluntary transfers to approved treatment facilities and providing expert testimony in court as defined under Wisconsin Statutes. Will provide on-call emergency services as assigned.

Special Notes:   

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DOC sponsorship) at the time of application. The Department of Corrections will conduct criminal background checks on applicants prior to selection. Upon hire, all new DOC employees are subject to fingerprinting. T

he Department of Corrections may conduct pre-employment drug screens. Any applicant who is offered employment in a position which requires a pre-employment drug screen must pass the screen as a contingency to employment. Applicants who fail or refuse the drug screen will not be given further consideration for employment.

Current Psychologist license granted by the Department of Safety and Professional Services or eligible to obtain licensure by the date of appointment. Be prepared to provide transcripts at the time of interview.

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  • Theory, principles and practices of psychology as they apply to understanding and rehabilitating criminal behavior

  • Techniques of measurement, testing and psychological assessment

  • Principles and practices of psychological diagnosis

  • Psychological consultation

  • Methods of scientific inquiry and research, including research design, statistical analysis and the preparation of research reports

  • Skill in analyzing and integrating assessment information and communicating such in written psychological reports

How To Apply:   

All interested applicants will apply in WiscJobs,, by either clicking on "Log In" to access their existing WiscJobs Account and completing a Job Search for keyword 13-00078
and clicking on "Apply Now". Applicants new to WiscJobs will need to create a new account to complete the initial application process and then apply online. If you supplied an email address when setting up your WiscJobs account you will be sent an email by the system confirming that your exam has been completed.

Eligible candidates will be placed on a register for twelve months and will be invited to participate in interviews for vacant positions as they occur in areas of the state where the candidate has expressed a desire to work.  Be prepared to provide transcripts at the time of interview.

Questions rearding the application process may be directed to Kris Dowse at (608) 240-5506 or Questions about Psychology programs in the WI Department of Corrections may be directed to Dr. Kevin Kallas at (608) 240-5114 or send email to:


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