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ABOLISHED 07/06/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-25 - Protestant Chaplain (Intermittent) (9923)

ABOLISHED 07/06/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-25 - Protestant Chaplain (Intermittent)

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: XT70
  • Class Code: 9923
  • Established: 05/24/1957
  • Revised: 01/08/1980
  • Title Changed: --


Under direction, in a part-time capacity, to provide spiritual and moral guidance to State institution residents; to conduct Protestant religious services; to provide pastoral care; to give 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; prepares and conducts Protestant religious services, and administers the Sacraments and other Protestant religious rites as needed by institution residents; organizes and instructs classes in Protestant 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

Currently ordained, duly accredited by, and in good standing with a nationally recognized Protestant denomination. and Experience: Three years of experience following ordination in one or a combination of the following:


1. As a chaplain in the armed services, or in a public or private institution. or


2. As either a minister or assistant minister of a church, or missionary. or


3. As a minister in a specialized field such as church and community, counseling, guidance, or education. (Equivalent to graduation from an accredited theological seminary may be substituted for the required experience.) and Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with a minimum of 12 semester units in counseling, psychology or a related field.


(Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Human development, particularly of aberrant behavior and the elements of emotional maturity; purposes of mental and correctional institutions; methods of rehabilitation.


Ability to: Provide Protestant religious services and instruction in ethics, religion, and sacred music; counsel institution residents and their families on moral and ethical problems; establish rapport with institution residents from a variety of denominational backgrounds; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

Special Personal Characteristics

Demonstrated aptitude for working effectively with the socially abnormal; interest in the welfare and spiritual needs of institution residents; emotional stability; firmness; adaptability; patience; self-control; tact; neat personal appearance; good judgment in moral, ethical, and religious matters.

  Updated: 10/4/2017
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