Job Overview

Summary

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

The maximum entry age for this position will be 37 years of age due to the position falling under the Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) retirement system. Retirement from this position is mandatory at age 57 with 20 years of LEO service. The maximum entry age may be waived under certain circumstances. The work requires frequent, direct contact in the detention of inmates convicted of offenses against the punitive articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Regularly assigned contacts with inmates expose the incumbent to daily stress and the threat of potentially dangerous situations such as physical attack or riots by the inmate population.

About the Surrounding Area: Fort Leavenworth, also known as "The Best Hometown in the Army," is located in the heartland of America.  The historic character of the post is enhanced by its campus setting, open green space, and hometown atmosphere.  Neighboring Kansas City offers the attractions of a major metropolitan area.  For more information, please visit http://garrison.leavenworth.army.mil or http://www.visitkc.com/.

Who May Apply:

  • U.S. Citizens 
  • Duties

  • Development and implementation of batteries of psychological instruments to assess inmates during reception.
  • Deal with psychologically disturbed inmates to assess and resolve complex social and emotional problems hindering an inmate’s adaptation into the United States Disciplinary Barracks/Midwest Joint Regional Correctional Facility (USDB/JCRF) or reintegration into society.
  • Provide direct psychological services, including individual and group counseling.
  • Conduct mental status evaluations.
  • Provide oversight of behavioral health services to all inmates.
  • Use assessment instruments and clinical skills to provide diagnostic evaluation.
  • Travel Required

    • Not Required