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Department of Corrections
Psychologist - Licensed 
Job Announcement Code(s): 18-00660

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Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
Starting salary is between $35.99 and $44.43 per hour (approx. $74,859 - $92,414 annually), depending on qualifications, with an add-on of up to $6.00 per hour for an approved Doctorate. We also offer excellent benefits. Pay upon appointment for current or former State employees may vary and will be in accordance with language in the Compensation Plan, Statutes, and Administrative Code. This position is included in pay schedule and range 12-60. A twelve month probationary period may be required.
Special Qualifications:
Current Psychologist license granted by the Department of Safety and Professional Services.
Rebecca Schoormann, HR Specialist,
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Are you interested in making a positive difference in the lives of offenders with psychological needs? Consider joining a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals in a challenging and rewarding Psychologist position with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections!

The Department of Corrections is accepting applications on a continuous basis for full-time and part-time Psychologist positions located within the community and at juvenile and adult correctional facilities statewide. All candidates determined to be eligible will be placed on a register for 12 months and invited to interview for positions as they occur.

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. The Department of Corrections 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.

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections offers:..

  • Immediate coverage under the Wisconsin Retirement System.

  • Health insurance plans to meet your needs.

  • Supplemental retirement savings programs.

  • Sick leave. Unused sick time can be converted to extended health care benefits on retirement.

  • 3 weeks paid vacation each year..

  • 4.5 paid personal days each year.

  • 9 paid legal holidays per year.

For more information about the benefits of working for the State of Wisconsin, please click HERE. Part-time employees will receive some of the benefits listed above on a prorated basis. Applicants only interested in part-time employment of less than 60% may not be eligible for The Wisconsin Retirement System or insurance benefits.

NOTE: As public safety employees, telecommuting is not an option for these positions. The Department of Corrections is dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of our staff and persons in our care. In our effort to mitigate the impact and potential spread of COVID-19, we have implemented several preventative measures to maintain a safe environment for those living and working in our state’s correctional facilities. For more details, see:

Position Summary:   

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

In the Division of Community Corrections, this position provides direct services to offenders and 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).

This position 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. This position will provide on-call emergency services as assigned.

Special Notes:   

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.

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.

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.


Qualified applicants will have training or experience:

  • Using the theory, principles and practices of psychology as they apply to understanding and rehabilitating criminal behavior.

  • Using techniques of measurement, testing and psychological assessment. 

  • Performing psychological consultation and diagnosis.

  • Applying methods of scientific inquiry and research, including research design, statistical analysis and the preparation of research reports.

  • Analyzing and integrating assessment information and communicating such in written psychological reports.

How To Apply:   

Interested applicants will apply on-line via Wisc.Jobs by either clicking on "Log In" to access their existing Wisc.Jobs account and completing a Job Search for keyword 18-00660 and clicking on "Apply Now" OR applicants new to Wisc.Jobs will need to create a new account to complete an initial application and then apply on-line. You will be sent an e-mail by the system confirming that the application process has been completed. This information will also appear in your Wisc.Jobs job cart.

Application materials will be accepted on a continuous basis. All candidates determined to be eligible will be placed on a register for twelve months and will be invited to interview for vacant positions as they occur. Candidates should be prepared to provide transcripts at the time of interview.

Questions rearding the application process may be directed to Rebecca Schoormann, Questions about psychology programs in the Wisconsin Department of Corrections may be directed to Dr. Kevin Kallas at (608) 240-5114 or

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