Contract Forensic Evaluators

Come work with the largest forensic hospital system in the nation!

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

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: 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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