Contract Forensic Evaluators

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The Department of State Hospitals-Forensic Services Division is hiring contract psychologist and psychiatrists as forensic evaluators Sexually Violent Predators (SVP).

DSH is seeking highly-trained mental health professionals to provide specialty forensic evaluation services including:

  • Forensic psychological evaluations and evaluation reports
  • Court preparation and testimony regarding evaluations
  • Consultation related to evaluations
  • Peer reviews of evaluations
  • Peer training

MDO Independent Evaluator Recruitment

The Department of State Hospitals accepts applications for the Board of Parole Hearings (BPH) Mentally Disordered Offender (MDO) Independent Evaluator Panel from May 1st to June 30th of each year.
Psychiatrists and Psychologists interested in becoming independent evaluators for BPH must submit a MDO Independent Evaluator Application and be approved by the Department of State Hospitals. DSH is seeking highly-trained mental health professionals to provide specialty evaluation services including:

  • Provide Independent evaluations to potential MDOs in state prisons when there is a difference of opinion between the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and the Department of State Hospitals (DSH).
  • Provide independent evaluations by the Board when requested by an offender.

Pay Rates: MDO Independent Evaluators can make up to $750 per completed evaluation.
Benefits: As a contract employee, these evaluators receive no state employee benefits.
For more information on specific requirements for MDO Evaluators and to apply visit links below:

Licensed psychiatrists and psychologists are encouraged to apply. BPH will provide structured training for those applicants that are selected to be on the evaluator panel.

If you have any questions or concerns about you’re the application process or qualifications, please contact us by email at: BPHIndependentPanelApp@dsh.ca.gov or by phone: (916) 651-8543.

If you have questions regarding the BPH training schedule and fee structure, please contact BPH by email at: MDO.IndependentEvals@cdcr.ca.gov or by phone: 916-445-4072.


SVP Independent Evaluator Recruitment

Work Location: DSH is recruiting evaluators who will travel to a variety of locations throughout the state including state prisons, state hospitals, county jails and county courts to perform these specialized evaluations and provide expert testimony.

Pay Rates: SVP Evaluators can make up to $4,500 per completed evaluation (depending on evaluation type). They are also compensated for court time and travel within California and for file reviews.

Benefits: As a contract employee, these evaluators receive no state employee benefits.

For more information on specific requirements for SVP contracted Evaluators and to apply visit links below:

Licensed psychiatrists and psychologists are encouraged to apply. DSH offers APA accredited training to those applicants that are selected to be on the contract panel.

If you have any questions or concerns about your qualifications, please contact us by email at: SVPIndependentPanel@dsh.ca.gov or by phone: (916) 651-8543.

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Human Resources Branch
1600 Ninth Street, Rm. 440
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 654-2351


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