"Together, we are building a stronger Maryland."

- Governor Wes Moore

Do you want to join a dynamic, innovative team? Join one of the State of Maryland’s largest agencies, the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS)! When you work at DPSCS, it’s an opportunity to support and impact our large workforce, help ensure the public safety of Maryland’s residents and change the lives of returning citizens.

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When completing the application, selectalllocations you are willing to work. This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies across the state of Maryland.

Current vacancies are located in:

Anne Arundel County

Maryland Correctional Institution for Women (MCIW)

7943 Brock Bridge Rd.

Jessup, MD 20794

Baltimore City

Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center (BCBIC)

300 E. Madison St.

Baltimore, MD 21202

Somerset County

Eastern Correctional Institution (ECI)

30420 Revells Neck Rd.

Westover, MD 21890


The main purpose of this position is to serve as the Psychology Services Chief for the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) in a geographical region. As such the incumbent is responsible for directing, coordinating, and integrating psychology services within each correctional institution located within the region. This includes the regional Correctional Mental Health Unit (if applicable) located in the region. This involves program development, diagnostic assessment, clinical consultation, and audit functions. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for administrative supervision as well as clinical supervision of the psychologist in the region.

Duties include:

  • Direct and coordinate all psychology activities of the mental health program within the DPSCS region
  • Collect and review institutional monthly statistical reports to determine the status of the region's mental health program activities. This includes: ensuring that the reports are timely; assessing workload of each clinician; ensuring the accurateness of the information provided; and ensuring that the duties of each clinician are being performed satisfactory.
  • Oversees peer reviews and/or audits of performance of mental health personnel within the region
  • Consults with other program directors and managers or officials of agencies outside the Department on policies, plans, goals of the mental health program and needs of the incarcerated individual population.
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders regarding ongoing litigation
  • Duties as assigned by the Director and/or Deputy of Mental Health


    Applicants must meet all minimum qualifications and license requirements to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

    Education:Doctoral Degree (Ph.D, Psy.D) in Psychology.

    Experience:One year of experience working within a correctional mental health department.


    Candidates for this classification must be licensed as a Psychologist by the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Psychologists prior to permanent appointment to a position in State service. Applicants who do not have a Maryland license may also apply pending receipt of the required license. When the license has been obtained, submit a copy of the license to the Maryland Department of Health Testing Unit.


    Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.We will not consider information submitted after this date.Successful candidates will be placed on theeligible (employment) list for at least one year.


    The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.


    As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits, including: health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost.


    ·Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date)

    ·Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year
    ·Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year
    ·Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child
    ·Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year

    Additional benefits are available to employees of this classification.

    ·Pension - State employees in this classifications earn credit towards a 20 year retirement pension

    ·Reimbursem*nt of costs for eligible classes and release time for job-related CEU training

    ·Reimbursem*nt of costs of licensure or certification as required by clinical specialty

    ·Tuition reimbursem*nt available through the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program


    Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unableto apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire maybe emailed to In addition to submitting an online application, we are requesting your resume to be uploaded as an attachment.

    If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method isto upload it with your application. All uploaded additional informationmust be received by the closing date and time. If you are unable to upload, please email the requested information to hr.recruitmentuser@maryland.govreferencing the recruitment number in the subject line.Onlyadditional materials that are requested will be accepted for thisrecruitment.

    For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Departmentof Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment Division at410-585-3999.

    Kimberly Banks

    If you are having difficulties with submitting your onlineapplication, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division or 410-767-4850.

    We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

    People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

    As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed torecruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of theState's diversity.

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