Date:  Feb 24, 2024


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Requisition No: 817863 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: SENIOR BEHAVIORAL ANALYST - 60064513

 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 60064513 

Salary:  $3,457.70 Bi-Weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 03/15/2024 

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The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is the state of Florida’s social services agency. The agency oversees services for child safety, fostering, adoption, domestic violence, adult protective services, refugees, homelessness, mental health, substance abuse, childcare providers, human trafficking and public assistance. The agency’s mission is to work in partnership with local communities to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.

Within DCF, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH) Program office is recognized as the single state authority for substance abuse and mental health services. The Office of SAMH is statutorily responsible for the planning, evaluation, and implementation of a comprehensive statewide system of care for the prevention, treatment, and recovery of children and adults with serious mental illnesses or substance use disorders.

Northeast Florida State Hospital (NEFSH) is a 613-bed, licensed mental health treatment facility that provides person-centered services to adults suffering from severe and persistent mental illness. The hospital, located in Macclenny, was established in 1959 and is the largest state operated civil treatment facility. 






This is a highly responsible and professional position that will serve as a Senior Behavioral Analyst at the Northeast Florida State Hospital. This position will collaborate with each section within the state facilities and be required to use independent judgement, take initiative in carrying out duties and responsibilities and should be extraordinarily detail oriented. 


Specific Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • This is work providing psychological assessment and treatment services to an inpatient adult population at Northeast Florida State Hospital as a Florida licensed psychologist.  Psychological assessments involve independent completion of routine hospital forms, violence risk assessments, suicide risk assessments, forensic evaluations, and psychological testing (e.g., memory testing, personality testing, and intelligence testing).  Treatment services include individual and group psychotherapy. Assists the Director with administrative responsibilities, research, and special projects.
  • Conducts clinical interviews, chart reviews, behavioral observations, staff consultation, and related documentation for initial and annual psychological evaluations. 
  • May also complete forensic reports to the Court and internal forensic assessments as well as administer and interpret psychological instruments.
  • Conducts clinical interviews, chart reviews, behavioral observations, staff consultation, and related documentation for initial and annual psychological evaluations.
  • May also complete forensic reports to the Court and internal forensic assessments as well as administer and interpret psychological instruments.
  • Attends Recovery Team meetings on assigned living areas, participates in the formulation of treatment plans, and completes related documentation.
  • Facilitates assigned evidence-based specialty treatment group, provides group coverage for additional groups, and completes related documentation.
  • Provides individual mental health treatment to assigned residents to include psychotherapy and behavior plans.
  • Conducts clinical interviews/administers assessment tool, chart reviews, behavioral observations, staff consultation, and related documentation for routine.
  • Suicide Risk Assessments and for Violence Risk Assessments.
  • Serves on the Suicide Risk Assessment team to complete complex, high profile Suicide Risk Assessments.
  • May act in the absence of the supervisor and provide assistance to the Director with various assignments and special projects.
  • Attends hospital meetings and trainings to include American Psychological Association accredited internship program meetings.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Director of Psychology.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required for the position:

  • Knowledge of the theories and principles of psychology.
  • Knowledge of psychological testing principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing, analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop policies, procedures and standards.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret psychological data.
  • Ability to provide consultation, advice and training to others.
  • Ability to formulate and implement goals and objectives.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensed Florida Psychologist.

Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance; $25,000 policy is free plus option to purchase additional life insurance
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurance
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Opportunities for career advancement
  • Tuition waiver for public college courses

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US CITIZEN REQUIREMENT Only US citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.

SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM REGISTRATION All selected 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).  Verification of Selective Service registration will be conducted prior to hire.  For more information, please visit the SSS website:

RETIREE NOTICE If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be suspended or voided, and you required to repay all benefits received depending upon the date of your retirement.

BACKGROUND SCREENING 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.


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. 

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