New York State of Opportunity

New York State Department of Civil Service announces Continuous Recruitment Examination Open to All Qualified Individuals

Licensed Psychologist - Employee Health Services

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 G-25 $79,849* $100,645

*Salary enhancements such as an increased hiring minimum 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.

Notes

  1. Information regarding New York State licensure may be obtained from 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; or by emailing opunit5@mail.nysed.gov.
  2. Continued employment as a Licensed Psychologist (EHS) is dependent upon current licensure and registration by New York State as a Licensed Psychologist. Loss of licensure or registration may result in removal from employment.
  3. Qualified candidates will have their names placed on the eligible list for the examination in order of final scores, regardless of the date on which they filed or took the test. 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.
  4. You may compete in this examination once per year.
  5. New York State residence is not required.
  6. Background Investigation/Justice Center Review: The names of all prospective employees may 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 from appointment and may have their names removed from 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 will 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.
  7. Medicaid and Medicare: In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an 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.
  8. The Positions

    Although these positions 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.

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    Duties

    As a Licensed Psychologist with the New York State Department of Civil Service, Employee Health Services (EHS), your primary duties would include conducting psychological evaluations and testing services, specifically: reviewing and interpreting the results of MMPI-2-RF (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory -2- Restructured Form) psychological testing completed by pre-employment candidates to determine whether the individuals are qualified for various positions; conducting face-to-face psychological evaluations for New York State employees and prospective employees who have been referred by their employing agency to EHS; administering, scoring, and interpreting the results of psychological testing for New York State employees who are referred to EHS for return-to-work and fitness-for-duty evaluations; and testifying at hearings and administrative proceedings regarding evaluations performed.

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    Subject of Examination

    This examination requires a completion of a supplemental questionnaire which will be sent to you if your application is approved. There will be no written test, the supplemental questionnaire is the test, which you must complete and return. Your completed supplemental questionnaire will be the only basis for rating your education, training and experience. Although you may have provided some information on the application for the examination, you must complete the supplemental questionnaire. Your responses to the questionnaire will be the only basis for the final score. It is essential that you describe your education and experience as completely as possible. Ambiguity, vagueness or omissions will not be decided in your favor. Failure to complete the questionnaire correctly may result in a lower score. If you need more space, attach additional 8 1/2 x 11" sheets in the same format used on the application/supplemental questionnaire. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of a completed application or supplemental questionnaire.

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

    Important: The Department of Civil Service and other state agencies may communicate with you through email correspondence. This may include the notification of your 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.

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    How to Apply

    • Download the examination application NYS-APP form; or
    • Email cs.sm.examinfo@cs.ny.gov to request NYS-APP form; or
    • Obtain NYS-APP form from a State agency or facility personnel/business office; or
    • Request NYS-APP form by calling the Department of Civil Service in the Albany area at 518 457 2487 or toll free at 1 877-697-5627.

    Where to Apply

    Mail your completed application and a copy of your NYS Registration Certificate to practice Psychology to:

    • New York State Department of Civil Service, Office of Human Resource and Administrative Planning, Albany, New York 12239

    The NYS Department of Civil Service Employee Health Services has an ongoing need for persons qualified for appointment to these positions and will accept applications at any time and will rate applications whenever additional eligibles are needed. It is anticipated that the examination will be held on a periodic basis throughout the year. For the testing schedule and other information about this examination, write to the NYS Department of Civil Service Office of Human Resources & Administrative Planning, Albany, New York 12239, or call (518) 473-4306.

    Retest Policy

    Qualified candidates may file as frequently as once every 12 months, but a new application is required each time.

    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 qualification 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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    Issued: 11/2017

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