Job Posting: Consulting Psychologist

Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC)

Consulting Psychologist

$7,100.00 - $11,306.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 7/11/2024

Job Description and Duties

Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Program Operations, the Consulting Psychologist provides leadership to the Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) staff on culturally competent, recovery-oriented best practices related to the implementation of the Behavioral Health Services Act (BHSA). The Consulting Psychologist provides clinical expertise to the MHSOAC on significant trends and policy issues related to prevention of and recovery from mental illness, including those needing further research, and makes policy recommendations to the MHSOAC.

This recruitment has been posted for more vacancies than currently exist as it may be used to fill identical vacancies which occur with 180 days of the closing date of this bulletin.

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

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Consulting Psychologist
$7,100.00 - $11,306.00 A
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

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: 7/11/2024

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:

Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC)
Attn: HR Department
1812 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

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

Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC)
HR Department
1812 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
08:00 AM - 05:00 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 required and must be included.
  • School Transcripts
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    A Statement of Qualifications is required. See SOQ section below for specific instructions.

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.


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

Contact Information

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

Department Website:
Human Resources Contact:
Human Resources
(916) 500-0577

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:
Annie Palmero
(916) 312-4432
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.

Required Application Package Documents

Applications received without the following information may be considered incomplete:

  • "to" and "from" dates (month/day/year);
  • hours worked per week;
  • civil service classification or private sector job titles;
  • supervisor name and phone number;
  • duties performed.

Applications with "see resume" in place of duties performed are not acceptable.

Statement of Qualifications

A Statement of Qualifications addressing the question below must be included with your application packet and must be no more than three pages and with no less than 12-point font.

  1. Describe how your experience, knowledge, and understanding of mental health, public health, and health policy trends in California make you an ideal candidate for this position.
  2. Provide examples of your experience planning, coordinating, and delivering presentations on highly visible behavioral health or public health initiatives.
  3. Describe your experience working with diverse populations, your views on mental health disparities, and how to address them on a policy level in the behavioral health field.
  4. What excites you most about an opportunity to work with the state’s mental health Commission?

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.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail