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Psychiatric Technician (Safety) - California State Prison - Los Angeles County (LAC)

Company: State of California
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

California State Prison, Los Angeles County (LAC) is located in Lancaster, CA, which is 45 miles north of Los Angeles, CA.

Limited Term 12 months; may be extended up to 24 months or become permanent.

Under the supervision of the Supervising Registered Nurse II/III, Correctional Facility, Unit Supervisor (Safety), or Senior Psychiatric Technician (Safety), the Psychiatric Technician (PT) (Safety) organizes and provides a basic level of general nursing and behavioral and psychiatric nursing care to patients in accordance with the Mental Health Program Guide, policies and procedures, and regulations in a variety of correctional health care settings. The PT (Safety), pursuant to the PT scope of practice and in collaboration with the health care team, ensures the delivery of appropriate and timely health care to patients. The PT (Safety) provides basic level of general nursing and behavioral and psychiatric nursing care to patients under valid authorization by a provider's order and the delegation and clinical direction of the Registered Nurse (RN), provides support to the care team for daily health care operations, and communicates effectively with patients and other members of the health care team. The PT (Safety) is responsible for addressing the ongoing needs of patients, working with the members of the larger health care team, and promoting the efficient, appropriate, and cost-effective use of health care resources.

Minimum Qualifications:
Possession of a valid license to practice as a Psychiatric Technician issued by the BVNPTE. (Applicants who are within four months of completing the Psychiatric Technician curriculum accredited by the BVNPTE will be admitted to the examination, but they must secure this license before they will be eligible for appointment.)

Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement .

Working Conditions

Travel may be required.

Minimum Requirements You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

    • Job Application Package Checklist
    • Duty Statement
      Position Details Job Code #:

      Position #(s):

      Working Title:
      Psychiatric Technician (Safety) - California State Prison - Los Angeles County (LAC)

      PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIAN (SAFETY) $5,955.00 - $7,322.00

      # of Positions:

      Work Location:
      Los Angeles County

      In Office

      Job Type:
      12 Month Limited Term - Full Time

      California State Prison, Los Angeles

      Department Information
      • This advertisement is for a Psychiatric Technician (Safety) position(s) located at California State Prison - Los Angeles County in Lancaster, CA , located in Los Angeles County .
        • Please write the position number on your application: 027-213-8253-XXX.
          • Please Note: Main communication for this position will be through email. Please ensure to have a valid email address on your application.

            We enhance public safety and promote successful community reintegration through education, treatment and active participation in rehabilitative and restorative justice programs.


            To facilitate the successful reintegration of the individuals in our care back to their communities equipped with the tools to be drug-free, healthy, and employable members of society by providing education, treatment, rehabilitative, and restorative justice programs, all in a safe and humane environment.

            The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the California Correctional Health Care Services are committed to building an inclusive and culturally diverse workplace. We are determined to attract and hire more candidates from diverse communities and empower all employees from a variety of cultural backgrounds, perspectives, and personal experiences. We are proud to foster inclusion and drive collaborative efforts to increase representation at all levels of the Department.

            Department Website:

            Special Requirements
            Do not include any confidential information on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your State application, resume, or educational transcripts. Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your Social Security Number (SSN), birthdate, student identification number, driver's license number (unless required), basis of eligibility, examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age. Confidential information on the first page of applications submitted electronically online, such as Easy ID number, SSN, examination related information, and driver's license number will automatically be redacted upon submission.

            Possession of Minimum Qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If you are meeting Minimum Qualifications with education, you must include your unofficial transcripts/diploma for verification. Official transcripts may be required upon appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the Minimum Qualifications, the candidate will be withheld from the eligibility list, rendering them inactive and ineligible to be hired for the position. Candidates who have been withheld may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board.

            Candidates new to CDCR or the Division of Juvenile Justice are required to submit to a background investigation process utilizing Live Scan Fingerprinting, and Tuberculosis testing prior to appointment followed by department annual Tuberculosis testing/evaluation thereafter.

            Application Instructions
            Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. 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: 5/14/2024
            Who May Apply
            Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply. Individuals who are eligible for a Training and Development assignment may also be considered for this position(s).

            Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

            How To Apply
            Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

            Address for Mailing Application Packages

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

            California Correctional Health Care Services
            Attn: Fidelia LAC 8253 LTFT JC 411033
            Regional Human Resources - Southern
            P.O. Box 81857
            Bakersfield , CA 93380

            Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

            You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

            California Correctional Health Care Services
            CCHCS Delegated Testing Office (located in Admin building)
            44750 60th Street West

            Lancaster , CA 93536
            Attn: Gloria Avila or Corrine Correll
            07:00 AM - 04:00 PM

            Required Application Package Documents

            The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:
            • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at 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.
            • Other -
              License : Possession of a current/valid license as Psychiatric Technician in California. (Applicants who do not meet this requirement will be admitted to the examination, but they must secure the required license before they will be considered eligible for appointment.)
              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:
              Willingness to create and promote an equitable and inclusive workplace where diversity is celebrated and valued.

              Information on benefits afforded by membership in the California Public Employees' Retirement System can be found on the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) Salary and Benefits website at benefits.aspx .

              Information regarding Merit System Principles provided to public employees by the State Civil Service Act can be found on the CalHR website at


              Additional benefit information can be found on the CalHR California State Civil Service Employee Benefits Summary website at .

              This webpage is intended to provide general information. Benefit eligibility may be based on job classification, bargaining unit, time base and length of appointment.

              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.
              Department Website:
              Human Resources Contact:
              Fidelia Marquez
              (661) 664-3237
              Hiring Unit Contact:
              Gloria Avila
              (661) 729-2000 ext: 5229

              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.

              Additional Information 1
                • All methods of appointments may be considered.
                  • CCHCS accepts electronic applications. If interested, please submit an electronic application (STD 678) thru your CalCareer account at . Your application must be submitted on or before the above Final Filing Date.
                    • Paper App (IF unable to submit an electronic application): To apply for this position, you may submit a Standard State Application (STD 678) along with copies of your most recent performance report, college transcripts/college diploma (if applicable) and license/certification (if applicable) to the contact person listed above.
                      • PLEASE NOTE: Possession of MQs for list eligible applicants will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet MQs, the necessary steps will be taken to have the applicant's name withheld from the eligibility list.
                        • All applicants must meet the minimum qualifications (MQ's) of the classification, per SPB Rule 250, with the exception of Training & Development (T&D) Assignments.
                          • This advertisement will be used for this and other Limited Term Full-Time vacancies that may occur at this location.
                            • This position(s) require(s) a Drug Screening to be passed prior to being hired.
                              • Resumes will be accepted in addition to the required STD. 678
                                Additional Information 2
                                • The term VAR and/or XXX in the position number may indicate that multiple vacancies may exist for this classification
                                • To obtain list eligibility for the Psychiatric Technician, before applying for the position(s), you must first take and pass the

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                                  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.

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