Job Posting

California Correctional Health Care Services



Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-57623
Position #(s):
$21,950.00 - $26,086.00 P
$22,423.00 - $26,712.00 Q
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: San Diego County
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Facility: Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility

Department Information

This position is located at the Richard J Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, California.  This recruitment may be used to fill any additiional vacancies for this classification for the life of this recruitment.  

Job Description and Duties

Under general direction, in a State correctional facility or outpatient clinic in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation or where Department of Mental Health is used as a contractor to provide diagnostic and treatment services, to supervise physicians and other health care providers giving psychiatric care to mentally ill patients; give psychiatric services to such patients; to maintain order and supervise the conduct of inmates or youthful offenders; to protect and maintain the safety of persons and property; and to do other related work. 

Working Conditions

Assists in the supervision necessary to maintain high standards of psychiatric care and treatment for an assigned unit; supervises the work of a small psychiatrist staff and assists in the coordination of their activities with those of the nursing, psychology, social work, rehabilitation therapy, and other health care providers; advises staff, either individually or by presiding at clinical conferences, on appropriate treatment techniques for specific cases; reviews clinical records of patients to assure their adequacy and proper administration; makes regular clinical rounds and special teaching rounds; examines and treats patients requiring more complex psychiatric care; plans training programs and participates in the training of staff and the instruction of residents, interns, and other health care providers; evaluates the performance of assigned health care staff and takes or recommends appropriate action; participates in and helps coordinate clinical research carried on in his/her unit; depending on particular qualifications, may be assigned to specialized teaching or administrative assignments; maintains order and supervises the conduct of persons committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. 

Special Requirements

  • The position(s) require(s) a Medical Board Of California License. You will be required to provide a copy of your license prior to being hired.
  • The position(s) require(s) a American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology Certificate. You will be required to provide a copy of your certificate prior to being hired.
Empathetic understanding of patients of a State correctional facility and of the problems of the mentally ill, delinquency, and adult criminality; willingness to work in a State correctional facility; alertness; keenness of observation; tact; patience; emotional stability; and demonstrated leadership ability. 

Persons appointed to this position must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental, and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees or that of inmates or youthful offenders. Assignments may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates or youthful offenders and/or the protection of personal and real property.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, eligible for a Training and Development assignment, have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility, or have list eligibility (or are in the process of obtaining list eligibility). SROA and Surplus candidates may attach “surplus letters” to their applications.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

How To Apply

Completed Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. A completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included, when submitting your application in hard copy.

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

California Correctional Health Care Services
Attn: Fidelia CHU/RJD 9761 PFT
Regional Human Resources – Southern
PO Box 10869
Bakersfield, CA 93389

Required Application Documents

Please submit the following items with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678. All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
Possession of the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in California as determined by the Medical Board of California or the California Board of Osteopathic Examiners.  AND

Possession of a valid certificate in psychiatry issued by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. and

Two years of post-residency experience as a psychiatrist in a correctional facility, or in a psychiatric inpatient or outpatient setting.


State employee benefits information can be found on the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) website at:  Health benefit information for State employees can be found on the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) website at:

Contact Information

The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

  • Human Resources Contact:
    Fidelia Marquez
    (661) 664-3237
  • Hiring Unit Contact:
    Lupe Delavega
    (619) 661-8657
  • Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

    EEO Contact:
    EEO Coordinator
    (916) 691-6035
  • California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

You can apply for this job via the following method(s):

  • By Mail
Alternate Application Process

While we recommend that you utilize your CalCareer Account to take advantage of all the tools available, you may choose to apply for this job without using your account. In this case, print and complete the Job Application Package Checklist and include it if you submit a hard copy application.

Job Application Package Checklist

Blank Application Form (STD 678)