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Police Psychologist Position in Mesa, AZ

SALARY: $90,876.00 - $130,843.44 Annually

OPENING DATE: 02/03/23

CLOSING DATE: Continuous


This classification has been designated as a non-classified, non-merit system, at-will


The first review of applications will be on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 and weekly thereafter

as needed.

A Police Psychologist is a licensed, civilian position responsible for providing support, guidance, consultation, resources, and training regarding mental health to Police personnel and their families. Duties include: coordinating clinical interventions, performing crisis intervention services, making referrals and conducting follow up evaluations, conducting specialized training and programs (example: psychological aspects of officer involved shootings, hostage and crisis negotiations, psychology of offenders, PTSD, stress management, anxiety, etc.), interacting and participating in debriefings, and preparing reports. In addition, this class will supervise a peer support coordinator; provide guidance, development, and resources to the peer team; and act as the Police Department’s liaison with the City of Mesa’s Employee Health and Wellness Manager.

This class will be responsible to perform related duties as required.

An employee in this classification exercises considerable initiative, independent judgement, and leadership in carrying out assigned duties. The Police Psychologist must be able to work flexible hours, including weekends. This class is supervised by a Police Lieutenant who reviews work through conferences, meetings, written reports, and by results achieved. This class is FLSA exempt-professional.

Please refer to the link below for the full job description and additional information

regarding assignments, preferred qualifications, and essential functions.


Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the

City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology Degree. Extensive (5+ years) of clinical experience in behavioral health/clinical psychology, including two (2) years of clinical assessment and supervisory experience.

Special Requirements. Must possess a current Psychologist License from the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners. Must possess a valid Class D Arizona Driver's License by hire date. Because of the confidential, sensitive nature of information handled, successful completion of a background investigation and polygraph is required. Candidates given a conditional job offer will be required to pass a psychological evaluation.

Substance Abuse Testing. Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this

classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment/pre-placement and random alcohol, drug and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications. Experience with personal computer software applications

related to maintaining and organizing data is preferred.



The City of Mesa respects, values, and welcomes diversity in our workforce. To this end, we encourage all interested people to apply. Human Resources reserves the right to close positions without prior notification.


PO Box 1466

Mesa, AZ 85211-1466



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