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New York State of Opportunity

New York State Department of Civil Service Announces Examinations Open to All Qualified Individuals

Licensed Psychologist

Applications Accepted
Continuously
Tests To Be Held
Periodically

 

Exams Included on This Announcement
Exam Number Exam Title Salary Grade Beginning Salary Job Rate
20-087 Licensed Psychologist - Employee Health Services SG-25 $91,794 $102,661
20-543 Licensed Psychologist - Forensic Developmental Disabilities SG-25 $91,794 $102,661
20-544 Licensed Psychologist - Developmental Disabilities SG-25 $91,794 $102,661
20-652 Licensed Psychologist - Mental Health SG-25 $91,794* $102,661
20-871 Licensed Psychologist - Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment Mental Health SG-25 $91,794 $102,661
20-874 Licensed Psychologist - Forensic Mental Health SG-25 $91,794 $102,661
20-917 Licensed Psychologist - Children & Familty Services SG-25 $91,794 $102,661

NO APPLICATION PROCESSING FEE REQUIRED

*Salary enhancements such as an increased hiring minimum salary may be available as a result of recruitment difficulty.

Appointees who work in the five boroughs of New York City or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, or Westchester Counties will receive an additional $3,026 annual downstate adjustment. Appointees who work in Dutchess, Orange, or Putnam Counties will receive an additional $1,513 annual mid-Hudson adjustment.

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Minimum Qualifications

On or before the date of filing your application, you must be licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Psychologist.

You must submit a copy of your current New York State registration certificate to practice psychology with your NYS-APP.

Continued employment: Possession of license and current registration to practice psychology in New York State is required to maintain employment as a Licensed Psychologist. Loss of certification will result in removal from employment.

Notes

  1. Information regarding New York State licensure may be obtained f rom the State Board for Psychology by contacting the New York State Education Department Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Psychology Unit, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234-1000; or by calling (518) 474-3817, Ext. 592.
  2. Promotion examinations are also being held for these positions. If you are eligible for appointment from a promotion list, you may not be appointed in your own agency from the list resulting from this examination open to the public.
  3. Although promotion examinations are being held, it is expected that appointments will be made as the result of these examinations open to the public.
  4. Language parenthetics in other titles could be established during the life of the lists resulting from these examinations. The duties of a position with a language parenthetic are the same as those noted, with the exception that the individual serving in the position may need to be able to communicate at times with non-English speaking clients. At the time of appointment, candidates will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the language required for the position at a level that will ensure your ability to perform properly the duties of the position.
  5. Background Investigation/Justice Center Review: In some agencies, the names of all prospective employees will be:

    • Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred f rom appointment and may have their names removed f rom the eligible list(s) for the title(s);
    • Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC). All convictions must be reported. Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor or any falsified or omitted information may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of state and federal laws;
    • and may be:

    • Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees whose names appear on the SCR may be barred from appointment.

    You will be responsible for payment of all required fees.

  6. Medicaid and Medicare: In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed asan excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
  7. Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
  8. New York State residence is not required.

The Positions:

The Licensed Psychologist-Employee Health Services exist in the NYS Department of Civil Service Employee Health Services in Cohoes, N.Y., periodic travel is required to other cities in New York State.

Licensed Psychologist - Developmental Disabilities positions are located in the facilities and community-based programs of OPWDD Developmental Disabilities State Operations Offices (DDSOO) and Regional Of fices statewide. Positions filled from the eligible list for Licensed Psychologist -Forensic positions are located in OPWDD Designated Secure Facilities at the Sunmount DDSOO (Tupper Lake) and Valley Ridge DDSOO (Norwich) and in community settings.

The Licensed Psychologist (Mental Health, Forensic Mental Health, and Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment Mental Health) exist in the Office of Mental Health (OMH). OMH has approximately 300 positions of Licensed Psychologist. Positions are located in adult, forensic, or children's facilities of OMH, inpatient or outpatient units, Mental Health Satellite Units located in the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision facilities statewide, or in an administrative bureau within OMH Central Office.

The Licensed Psychologist -Children & Family Services positions exist in the facilities of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

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Duties

As a Licensed Psychologist, you would provide professional psychological services and/or supervise psychological services provided by clinical and non-licensed psychology staff. Depending on the agency and/or program area to which you are assigned, you may provide clinical leadership, program management, and psychological services requiring expertise in neuropsychology, child and adolescent psychology, geropsychology, sex offense treatment, cognitive rehabilitation, trauma, and addiction and/or substance use programs; conduct psychological evaluations; administer and interpret psychological tests; complete forensic or court-ordered, and specialized assessments (functional, personality, risk, competency, vocational, education); provide expert testimony in legal and administrative proceedings; conduct individual, group, and/or family psychotherapy and counseling sessions; design and apply behavioral technology and specialized psychological interventions; provide consultation to other agencies; develop and conduct training for clinical and direct care staf f; and participate in peer review.

As a Licensed Psychologist in the Department of Civil Service, Employee Health Services (EHS), you would primarily conduct psychological evaluations and provide psychological testing services for New York State employees and prospective New York State employees who have been referred to EHS by employing agencies.

As a Licensed Psychologist in the Office of Children and Family Services, you may provide professional psychological services to children and youth in secure, limited secure, residential treatment, reception placement, and/or af tercare programs.

As a Licensed Psychologist in the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, you may provide professional psychological services to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in community-based, forensic, and/or residential programs. In a forensic program area, you may provide psychological services as required by public and criminal laws, such as write probation reports, evaluate individuals' fitness to proceed (with own defense), need for involuntary admission, and objection to treatment determinations.

As a Licensed Psychologist in the Office of Mental Health, you may provide professional psychological services to individuals diagnosed with mental illness in community-based, forensic, inpatient, outpatient, and/or residential programs. In a forensic or sex offender assessment and treatment program, you may evaluate information from mental health units, probation, parole, and district attorneys' offices; and assist in determining the need for admission to a secure treatment facility or release to strict and intensive community supervision and treatment

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Subject of Examination

There will be no written test. The test will consist of an evaluation of your education and experience against the range of duties and responsibilities found in these positions. If you meet the Minimum Qualifications, you will be sent a supplemental questionnaire to complete and return. The questionnaire will be used to evaluate your education and experience against the general background/critical activities of the position. The questionnaire will be the only basis for rating your education and experience.

Your final score must be 70 or higher in order to pass. Your final score on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime Veterans' and Civil Service Law Section 85-a credits.

State agencies have an ongoing need for persons qualified for appointment to these positions and will accept applications at any time and rate applications whenever additional eligible are needed. Applications received after a rating wil l be retained for the next test date rating. All statements you make on your application are subject to investigation.

Applicants are required to have a Personal NY.gov account and keep their email address up to date. The Department of Civil Service and other state agencies will communicate with you through email correspondence. This may include the notification of your test arrangements, examination results, and canvassing you for interest in appointment. It will be important for you to keep your email address, phone number, and mailing address current by logging into https://www.cs.ny.gov/home/myaccount.

Retest Policy

Qualified candidates may file as frequently as once twelve months, but a new application is required each time.

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How to Apply

Where to Apply

For Exam No. 20-087 Licensed Psychologist-Employee Health Services
MAIL YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION TO:
New York State Department of Civil Service
Office of Human Resource and Administrative
Albany, New York 12239

For Exam No. 20-917 Licensed Psychologist - Children and Family Services
MAIL YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION TO:
New York State Office of Children and Family Services
Personnel Office Recruitment Unit
52 Washington Street
Rensselaer, New York 12144-2435

For Exam No. 20-543 Licensed Psychologist - Forensic Developmental Disabilities AND Exam No. 20-544 - Licensed Psychologist-Developmental Disabilities
New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
Bernard Fineson
Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
P.O. Box 280507
Queens Village, NY 11428-0507
(718) 217-5110
Email: brooklyn.hr@opwdd.ny.gov
County - Queens
Brooklyn Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
750 Vandealia Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11239
(718) 642-6310
Email: brooklyn.hr@opwdd.ny.gov
County - Kings
Broome Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
249 Glenwood Road
Binghamton, NY 13905-1695
(607) 770- 0241
Email:opwdd.sm.broome.jobs@opwdd.ny.gov Counties - Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Tioga & Tompkins
Capital District Developmental
Disabilities State Operations Office
500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, NY 12304
(518) 388-0838
Email: odh.personnel@opwdd.ny.gov
Counties - Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren & Washingto
Central New York Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
Rome Office
101 West Liberty Street
Rome, NY 13440
(315) 336-2300, Ext. 578
Email: cny.jobs@opwdd.ny.gov
Counties - Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer,Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga & Oswego
Central New York Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
Syracuse Office
187 Northern Concourse
North Syracuse, NY 13212
(315)473-6980
Email: cny.jobs@opwdd.ny.gov
Counties - Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer,Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga & Oswego
Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
Attention: Human Resources Office
620 Westfall Road
Rochester, New York 14620
(585) 461-8800 Email: Opwdd.sm.FL.hiring@opwdd.ny.gov
Counties - Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming & Yates
Hudson Valley Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
P.O. Box 470, 7 Wilbur Road
Thiells, NY 10984
(845) 947-6192 Email: hv.internal.apps@opwdd.ny.gov
Counties - Westchester, Orange, Rockland & Sullivan
Long Island Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
45 Mall Drive, Suite 1
Commack, NY 11725
(631) 493-1700 Email: longisland.hr@opwdd.ny.gov
Counties - Nassau & Suffolk
Metro New York Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
Human Resources Office
2400 Halsey Street
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 430-0710
Email: metro.human.resources@opwdd.ny.gov
Counties - Bronx & New York
Staten Island Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
1150 Forest Hill Road
Staten Island, NY 10314 6316
(718) 983-5433
Email: opwdd.sm.sid_hr@opwdd.ny.gov
County - Richmond
Sunmount Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
2445 State Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
(518) 359-4157
Email: opwdd.sm.sunmount.jobs@opwdd.ny.gov
Counties - Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson & St. Lawrence
Taconic Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
Attention: Human Resources Office
26 Center Circle
Wassaic, New York 12592
(845) 877-6821 3367
Email: taconic.jobs@opwdd.ny.gov
Counties - Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam & Ulster
Western New York Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office
Attn: Human Resources Office
1200 East & West Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
(716) 517-2000
Email: Wny.recruit@opwdd.ny.gov
Counties- Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara & Orleans

For Exam No. 20-652 Licensed Psychologist - Mental Health, 20-871 Licensed Psychologist - Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment Mental Health, and 20-874 Licensed Psychologist - Forensic Mental Health MAIL YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION TO:
New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) Facility Personnel Services
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12239
1-877-691-8264 OR
Email: omhjobs@omh.ny.gov
Listing of OMH facilities where positions are located:
Bronx Psychiatric Center 1500 Waters Place Bronx, NY 10461 (718) 931-0600 Buffalo Psychiatric Center 400 Forest Avenue Buffalo, NY 14213 (716) 885-2261 Capital District Psychiatric Center 75 New Scotland Avenue Albany, NY 12208 (518) 549-6000
Central New York Psychiatric Center 9005 Old River Road Marcy, NY 13403 (315) 765-3600 Creedmoor Psychiatric Center 79-25 Winchester Boulevard Queens Village, NY 11427 (718) 464-7500 Elmira Psychiatric Center 100 Washington Street Elmira, NY 14901-2898 (607) 264-4000
Greater Binghamton Health Center 425 Robinson Street Binghamton, NY 13904 (607) 724-1391 Hutchings Psychiatric Center 620 Madison Street Syracuse, NY 13210 (315) 426-3600 Kingsboro Psychiatric Center 681 Clarkson Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11203 (718) 221-7700
Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center 600 East 125th Street Wards Island, NY 10035 (646) 672-5800 Manhattan Psychiatric Center Wards Island Complex Wards Island, NY 10035 (646) 672-6767 Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center Box 158, Route 17M New Hampton, NY 10958 (845) 374-8700
Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center 1400 Noyes at York Utica, NY 13502 (315) 738-3800 Nathan Kline Institute 140 Old Orangeburg Road Orangeburg, NY 10962 (845) 398-5500 New York City Children's Center (Bronx Campus) 1000 Waters Place Bronx, NY 10461 (718) 239-3600
New York City Children's Center (Brooklyn Campus) 1819 Bergen Street Brooklyn, NY 11233 (718) 613-3100 New York City Children's Center (Queens Campus) 74-03 Commonwealth Boulevard Bellerose, NY 11426 (718) 264-4500 NYS Office of Mental Health 44 Holland Ave Albany NY 12229 1-877-691-8264
NYS Psychiatric Institute 105 Riverside Drive New York, NY 10032 (212) 543-5000 Pilgrim Psychiatric Center 988 Crooked Hill Road West Brentwood, NY 11717 (631) 761-3500 Rochester Psychiatric Center 1111 Elmwood Avenue Rochester, NY 14620 (585) 241-1200
Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center 2 First Avenue Orangeburg, NY 10962 (845) 845-4000 Rockland Psychiatric Center 140 Old Orangeburg Road Orangeburg, NY 10962 (845) 359-1000 Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center 197 Half Hollow Road Dix Hills, NY 11746 (631) 370-1700
Secure Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (STARC) 9005 Old River Road Marcy, NY 13403 (315) 765-3600 Secure Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (STARC) 1 Chimney Point Drive Ogdensburg, NY 13669 (315) 541-2001 South Beach Psychiatric Center 777 Seaview Avenue Staten Island, NY 10305 (718) 667-2300
St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center 1 Chimney Point Drive Ogdensburg, NY 13669 (315) 541-2001 Western NY Children's Psychiatric Center 1010 East and West Road West Seneca, NY 14224 (716) 677-7000

Additional Information

New York State is an Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the State of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest and/or criminal conviction record, or any other category protected by law, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

Appointment to many positions in State government require candidates to undergo an investigative screening. This may include a thorough character investigation, a Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Record History Check, a Child Abuse Registry clearance, or other similar procedures. Candidates may be fingerprinted and may be required to pay any necessary fees for that procedure. Depending on the nature of the job, the criminal convictions discovered, or any falsified or omitted information revealed, the investigative findings may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment.

Eligibility for Employment

You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of appointment and throughout your employment with New York State. If appointed, you must produce documents that establish your identity and eligibility to work in the United States, as required by the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Reasonable Accommodations in Testing

It is the policy of the Department of Civil Service, in accordance with the New York State Human Rights Law and the Americans with Disabilities Act, to provide qualified persons with disabilities equal employment opportunity and equal opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits, services, programs, and activities of the Department. It is the policy of the Department to provide such persons reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications as are necessary to provide equal opportunity. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in an examination must note this on their application. Further information is available from the Test Administration Unit of the Department of Civil Service. In the Albany area, call 518-457-2487. Outside of the Albany area, call toll free at 1-877-697-5627. For TDD services, call NY Relay at 711 (requires a fee) or 1-800-662-1220.

New York State Residence Is Not Required For Most Positions

However, you must be eligible for employment in the United States.

Continuous Recruitment/Eligible Lists

Candidates who meet the qualifications and pass this examination will have their names placed on the eligible list in the order of final scores, regardless of the date on which they filed or took the test. Generally, the names of qualified candidates will remain on the eligible list for two years. Appeal of ratings will not be allowed as the opportunity for retest exists. The Department of Civil Service reserves the right to terminate this special recruitment program.

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Reissued: 11/2021

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