Treatment Psychologist – MSOP – Community Preparation Services – St. Peter, MN

The Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) is seeking a talented psychologist to work in our Community Preparation Services (CPS), which is a less restrictive, unlocked residential setting on the ground of the St. Peter campus located outside of the secure perimeter where clients are focused on reintegration to the community.

As a Treatment Psychologist in CPS, you’ll have the opportunity to work on the leading edge of the comprehensive evaluation, treatment, and management of civilly committed sexual offenders. We are committed to being a leader in the industry, implementing the latest research throughout all aspects of our program.

With great support from a dedicated and experienced clinical management team, as well as organizational support from our senior leadership team, you will:

  • Provide comprehensive psychological treatment services as a valued member of the treatment team, including psychological evaluations, crisis intervention, sex offender assessments, and individual psychotherapy.
  • Provide specialized consultation regarding differential diagnoses, effective treatment strategies, risk management, and other related issues.
  • Give technical consultation and direction to a broad spectrum of multidisciplinary treatment teams, clinicians, and other care providers in the field of sex offender treatment.
  • Bring leadership and clinical direction to the overall program treatment model and process.
  • Provide expert testimony at Special Review Board hearings and Minnesota courts.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology
  • Licensure as a psychologist by the Minnesota Board of Psychology (LP)*
  • Knowledge and experience in individual therapy, as well as familiarity with residential treatment, forensic populations, and court processes

 *Licensed eligible psychologists can be hired as a Psychologist 3 on a provisional appointment.

Additional Requirements

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that you clearly describe your experience in the areas listed.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

EDUCATION VERIFICATION – Applicants will be required to provide a copy of their high school diploma at time of interview OR copies of their college transcript or college degree/diploma at time of interview. Copies of the college degree/diploma are acceptable ONLY if it clearly identifies the field in which it was earned.

Why Work For Us

A unique program led by seasoned and respected professionals, our treatment design integrates clinical, vocational, therapeutic recreation, education, and security throughout all phases of treatment toward the ultimate goal of successful reintegration. Our employees take pride in knowing their work safeguards the public, while providing clients with opportunities to demonstrate meaningful change through participation in sex offender treatment.

Develop your career!  Professional development is a high priority at the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. In addition to extensive orientation and clinical supervision, MSOP offers training to keep staff on the leading edge of advancements in the field.

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home.

How to Apply

  • Go to
  • Scroll to “External Applicants” (or Current Employees, if applicable)
  • Click Search for Jobs
  • Input JOB ID 25738 for this position
  • Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. 

If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.



If you have questions about the position, contact Taylor Stiff at

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate to Taylor Stiff at by the position close date.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services’ ADA Coordinator at 651-431-4945 for assistance.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need.