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.
Want to make a positive difference in the lives of others? Consider the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
We are focused on public safety through the custody and supervision of offenders. Employees working in the Department of Corrections have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of those in our custody through careers in a variety of fields. DOC uses cutting-edge research and an evidence-based approach to drive service and program delivery, which allows employees to be part of an agency that has a real impact on the people of Wisconsin.
Psychologists in the Department of Corrections 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).
You will receive professional direction from a licensed psychologist while performing the duties listed above. For those interested, Wisconsin Corrections provides required supervision for post doctorate licensing. Doctorate level Psychological Associates may provide clinical supervision to interns in professional psychology.
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 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.
The Department of Corrections will conduct criminal background checks on applicants prior to selection. Upon hire, all new DOC employees are subject to fingerprinting.
A doctoral degree in Psychology from an accredited university, college or professional school OR within four months of completing all requirements for a doctoral degree (except for dissertation) from an accredited university, college or professional school. Be prepared to provide transcripts at the time of interview.
For more information please watch our recruitment videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WisconsinDOC
- 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, http://wiscjobs.state.wi.us, by either clicking on "Log In" to access their existing WiscJobs Account and completing a Job Search for keyword 17-01998 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. Transcripts must be provided at the time of interview.
Questions rearding the application process may be directed to Kris Dowse at (608) 240-5506 or Kristine.Dowse@wisconsin.gov. Questions about Psychology programs in the WI Department of Corrections may be directed to Dr. Marlena Larson at (608) 240-5131 or send email to: Marlena.email@example.com.