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ABOLISHED 04/16/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-13 - Catholic Chaplain (Intermittent) (9917)

ABOLISHED 04/16/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-13 - Catholic Chaplain (Intermittent)

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: XT30
  • Class Code: 9917
  • Established: 05/24/1957
  • Revised: 01/08/1980
  • Title Changed: --


Under direction, in a part-time capacity, to give spiritual and moral guidance to State institution residents; to conduct Roman Catholic religious services and instruction; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Interviews and counsels mental patients, juvenile or adult offenders, or Veterans Home members on ethical and moral problems and spiritual matters; celebrates Mass, administers the Sacraments, and conducts other Roman Catholic religious rites as needed by institution residents; organizes and instructs classes in Roman Catholic religion, ethics, and sacred music; cooperates with other staff members in carrying out the institution treatment program; supervises the arranging of programs conducted in the institution by visiting religious and allied groups; assists in problems involving welfare agencies where family help is needed; visits the sick; works with residents in their group and club activities; counsels with families on problems involved in rehabilitation.

Minimum Qualifications

Ordained priest, duly accredited by and in good standing with the Roman Catholic Church, and approved by the Bishop of the diocese in which the institution is located. and Education: Completion of theological studies for the Bachelor of Sacred Theology degree or its academic equivalent from a theological seminary approved by the Roman Catholic Church; and equivalent to graduation from college with a minimum of 12 semester units in counseling, psychology or a related field.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Factors involved in the development of behavior problems; purposes of mental and correctional institutions; methods of rehabilitation; mental disorders and the principles of mental hygiene.


Ability to: Organize, prepare, and conduct Roman Catholic religious services and courses on ethics, religion, and sacred music; counsel institution residents and their families on moral and ethical problems; establish rapport with institution residents; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

Special Personal Characteristics

Insight into factors involved in the development of behavior problems; demonstrated aptitude for working effectively with the socially abnormal; interest in the welfare and spiritual needs of institution residents; emotional stability; adaptability; firmness; patience; self-control; tact; good address; neat personal appearance; pleasant and wholesome personality; good judgment in moral, ethical, and religious matters.

  Updated: 9/12/2017
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