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Date: Dec 2, 2021

Location: CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL, US, 32324

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Requisition No: 481101 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: BEHAVIORAL ANALYST - F/C - 60005948

Position Number: 60005948 

Salary:  66,919.44 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2021 



Florida State Hospital, a 900+ bed state mental health facility, seeks a Postdoctoral Resident with a PhD or PsyD in psychology to provide psychological services in a forensic unit under supervision of the facility's Chief Psychologist. The facility serves adults who are committed under forensic and civil statutes for mental health assessment, treatment, and forensic evaluation. The person will provide psychological assessment and treatment, as well as forensic evaluation and risk assessment, as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Pertinent qualifications include experience providing psychological assessment and treatment to individuals with psychosis, personality disorders, and difficulties with emotion and behavior regulation, particularly in inpatient settings, as well as training or experience in forensic evaluation. The employee may be asked to provide clinical supervision to postdoctoral residents, predoctoral interns in APA-accredited program, and master's level employees as well as externs. The applicant is expected to have familiarity with and commitment to contemporary recovery-oriented, trauma-informed, mental health approaches.  Psychology staff at this facility are regarded as essential employees in designated emergency conditions.  Interested parties should submit two attachments, in addition to the required Profile on this job site: (1) a letter of interest outlining pertinent qualifications, and (2) a Curriculum Vita.  Candidates who advance to the consideration stage will be required to submit an official university transcript that validates an earned doctorate in Psychology. 

Florida State Hospital welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and those who have fluency in languages other than English, such as ASL.

 SELECTIVE SERVICE:  Male candidates born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion into an authorized position unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.  Verification of Selective Service registration will be conducted prior to hire.  For more information, please visit the SSS website:

BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT:  It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families that any applicant being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and, if applicable, also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and Chapter 408, F.S.  No applicant may begin employment until the background screening results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency.  Background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies.

*DCF Mental Health Treatment Facilities are tobacco free.*

**We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.**

All employees of state mental health treatment facilities are required to wear face masks and appropriate protective equipment as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  In addition, staff will be required to complete Covid-19 testing prior to hire and routinely during employment.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee