Minnesota Sex Offender Program
Moose Lake, Minnesota


Earn up to $93,918 in addition to an excellent benefit package and career opportunity!

Job Summary
Join us for a career that matters. Be part of a highly skilled, dedicated workforce committed to providing services that produce positive outcomes for a challenging clinical population.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services is seeking qualified candidates for a position working as Treatment Psychologists for the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in Moose Lake.  *This position will reside within the Moose Lake Department of Corrections facility.

As a Treatment Psychologist with the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP), you will provide comprehensive psychological services, including psychological evaluations, crisis intervention, and individual and group psychotherapy, to clients in assigned MSOP programs.

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 services, including psychological evaluations, crisis intervention, and individual and group psychotherapy, to clients in assigned Minnesota Sex Offender (MSOP) programs.
  • Provide psychological consultation services regarding differential diagnosis, effective treatment strategies, risk management (e.g., suicidality), and other related issues as requested by treatment teams, other disciplines, and other staff. 
  • Provide leadership and clinical direction to other program delivery staff regarding the overall program treatment model and treatment process. 
  • Presents information regarding psychological assessment results, clients’ treatment progress, and other pertinent data to appropriate authorities within the hospital, the Special Review Board, the Minnesota courts, and other pertinent state and community agencies, as required.
  • Provide expert testimony at court and Special Review Board hearings.  The incumbent is a member of committees addressing performance improvement, program development, and other related topics as requested or assigned. 
  • Provides leadership and clinical direction to other psychologists, disciplines, and MSOP staff.
  • Effectively solves problems using creativity and a thorough knowledge of organizational policies and procedures. 

The Minnesota Sex Offender Program offers professionals the opportunity to be part of an organization that is committed to its staff, clients, and the community. MSOP values professional development and provides ongoing state-of-the-art training and outside professional supervision toward professional licensure for its staff.

Our mission is to promote public safety by providing comprehensive treatment and reintegration opportunities for civilly committed sexual abusers.

Moose Lake is a quaint community offering a quality of life typical in northern Minnesota, full of outdoor activities, family centricity and affordable living.  It is located approximately 100 miles north of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area and 45 miles south of Duluth, a college town rich with history, contemporary shopping, restaurants, night life and outdoor activities.  Some relocation assistance may be available to candidates moving from greater Minnesota or out of state. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
  • Licensure as a psychologist by the Minnesota Board of Psychology (LP)*
    • *Licensed eligible psychologists can be hired as on a provisional appointment.
  • Knowledge and experience in individual therapy, as well as familiarity with residential treatment, forensic populations, and court processes

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

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  • Scroll to “External Applicants” (or Current Employees, if applicable)
  • Click Search for Jobs
  • Input JOB ID #27169 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 (Human Resources) at

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.

Posting Expiration Date: 
Sat, 2019-02-16 (All day)