New York State Department of Civil Service announces Continuous Recruitment Examination Open to All Qualified Individuals
- Applications Accepted
- Tests To Be Held
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Salary Grade||Salary||Job Rate|
|20-652||Licensed Psychologist - Mental Health||25||$70,931||$86,699|
|20-871||Licensed Psychologist - Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment||25||$70,931||$86,699|
|20-874||Licensed Psychologist - Forensic Mental Health||25||$70,931||$86,699|
|20-543||Licensed Psychologist - Forensic||25||$70,931||$86,699|
|20-544||Licensed Psychologist - Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities||25||$70,931||$86,699|
NO APPLICATION PROCESSING FEE REQUIRED
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.
On or before the date of filing your application, you must be licensed and currently registered to practice psychology in New York State. 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; or e-mail at www.op.nysed.gov.
- You must submit a copy of your current New York State registration certificate to practice psychology with your NYS-APP. However, you need NOT complete pages 2 and 3 of the NYS-APP. You will instead be required to complete a job-specific questionnaire (see Subject of Examination).
- Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
- Qualified candidates will have their names placed on the eligible list(s) for the examination(s) for which they applied 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.
- You may compete in this examination once a year.
- Promotion examinations for Licensed Psychologist, Nos. 30-166, 30-007, 30-154, 30-153, and 30 166 are offered for New York State employees to fill positions in the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities and the Office of Mental Health. Contact your personnel office for the appropriate application form, NYS-APP. If you are eligible for appointment from both an open competitive and a promotion list, you will only be considered for appointment from the promotion list.
- New York State residence is not required.
As a Licensed Psychologist in the Office of Mental Health, you would supervise and/or provide professional psychological services. In addition to assessment and treatment, your duties may include: clinical leadership; program management; forensic or court-ordered assessment, treatment and expert testimony; psychological services requiring expertise in neuropsychology, child and adolescent psychology, geropsychology, sex offense treatment, cognitive rehabilitation, trauma, and substance and/or chemical abuse programs; specialized assessment (functional, personality, risk, competency, vocational, education); design and application of behavioral technology and other specialized psychological interventions; individual, group or family therapy; crisis intervention; consultation to other agencies; training; and peer review. In the program areas of Licensed Psychologist - Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment or Licensed Psychologist - Forensic Mental Health, you may also perform the following duties: supervise psychological services provided by clinical staff and non-licensed psychology staff; evaluate information from mental health units, probation, parole, district attorneys' offices, etc.; assist in determining the need for admission to a secure treatment facility or release to strict and intensive community supervision and treatment; develop, review, and oversee behavior management plans and/or treatment plans; and develop and conduct psychology-related training for all levels of direct care and clinical staff.
As a Licensed Psychologist in the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, you would provide professional psychological services including, but not limited to, clinical evaluations such as functional, forensic, and risk assessments; performance of psychological duties, as required by public or criminal laws such as expert witness, probation reports, fitness to proceed (with own defense), need for involuntary admission, and objection to treatment determinations; development and oversight of behavior management plans; and provision of individual, group, and/or family psychotherapy or counseling, including arson and sex offender treatment. You may also be required to supervise psychological services provided by non-licensed psychology staff, as well as develop and conduct psychology-related training for all levels of direct care and clinical staff. You can expect increased forensic-related duties if you are assigned to a Designated Secure Facility.
The Office of Mental Health (OMH) has approximately 300 positions of Licensed Psychologist, and the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD) has approximately 40 positions. There are also two positions in the Department of Correctional Services, two positions in the Department of Health at Helen Hayes Hospital, and one position in the Division of Parole.
In the Office of Mental Health, positions of Licensed Psychologist (Mental Health, Forensic Mental Health, and Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment) are located in adult, forensic, or children's facilities of OMH, inpatient or outpatient units, Mental Health Satellite Units located in the Department of Correctional Services facilities statewide, or in an administrative bureau within OMH Central Office.
Licensed Psychologist - Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities positions are located in the facilities and community-based programs of OMRDD Developmental Disabilities Services Offices (DDSO) statewide. Positions filled from the eligible list for Licensed Psychologist Forensic are located in OMRDD Designated Secure Facilities at the Sunmount DDSO (Tupper Lake), Finger Lakes DDSO (Rochester), Valley Ridge DDSO (Norwich), and Brooklyn DDSO.
Subject of Examination
If, upon review of your application, you meet the "Minimum Qualifications," you will be mailed a questionnaire which you must complete and return. Your education and experience as presented in the questionnaire will be evaluated against the general background of the position(s) and the specific program areas (Mental Health, Forensic Mental Health, Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment, Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, and Forensics). Your responses to the questionnaire will be the basis for your final score for each examination/program area for which you applied.
OMRDD and OMH have an ongoing need for persons qualified for appointment to these positions. Therefore, the agencies will accept applications at any time and will rate the experience of qualified applicants whenever additional eligibles are needed. Applications received after a rating is completed will be retained for the next rating.
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.
How and Where to Apply
TO APPLY FOR NO 20-652 LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST (MENTAL HEALTH), 20-871, LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST (Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment), or 20-874, LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST (Forensic Mental Health) MAIL YOUR COMPLETED NYS-APP APPLICATION FORM TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
NYS Office of Mental Health
Decentralized Exam Unit
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, New York 12229
A list of OMH facilities where positions are located is shown below. You may call OMH toll-free at 1-877-691-8264 for questions regarding this examination.
TO APPLY FOR NO. 20-544 LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST (MENTAL RETARDATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES) OR NO. 20-543 LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST (FORENSIC), MAIL YOUR COMPLETED NYS-APP APPLICATION FORM DIRECTLY TO THE OMRDD FACILITY LISTED BELOW WHERE YOU WISH TO BE EMPLOYED. You may call the numbers listed (see below) with questions.
You may request that your score be transferred to the
open-competitive lists at other OMRDD facilities
The NYS Department of Civil Service reserves the right to reject for lateness or to accept applications filed after the advertised filing period. All statements you make on your application are subject to investigation.
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.
|NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH FACILITIES
MAIL APPLICATION TO:
|New York State Office of Mental Health
Decentralized Exam Unit
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12229
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