New York State Department of Civil Service announces Continuous Recruitment Examination Open to the Public
Assistant Psychiatrist/Psychiatrist 1/2
- Applications Accepted
- Tests To Be Held
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Salary Grade||Salary*|
|20-959||Assistant Psychiatrist||NS||$113,843 - $126,712|
|20-961||Psychiatrist 1 (Children and Youth)||G-35||$151,389|
|20-962||Psychiatrist 1 (Chinese Language)||G-35||$151,389|
|20-963||Psychiatrist 1 (Spanish Language)||G-35||$151,389|
|20-979||Psychiatrist 1 (Forensic)||G-35||$151,389|
|20-965||Psychiatrist 2 (Children and Youth)||G-38||$160,891**|
|20-966||Psychiatrist 2 (Chinese Language)||G-38||$160,891**|
|20-967||Psychiatrist 2 (Manual Communication)||G-38||$160,891**|
|20-968||Psychiatrist 2 (Spanish Language)||G-38||$160,891**|
|20-980||Psychiatrist 2 (Forensic)||G-38||$160,891**|
* Actual starting salary is dependent on your credentials and experience. Additional salary enhancements are available for specific geographic locations and an increased hiring minimum may be available as a result of recruitment difficulty.
** The salary for Psychiatrist 2, Salary Grade 38 is revised annually.
NS – the salary grade NS denotes a non-statutory salary grade.
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 meet the following requirements:
For Number 20-959:
- possession of a limited permit to practice medicine in New York State (See limited permit option below†); AND
- completion of an accredited training program in general psychiatry acceptable by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for entrance into its examination.
For Numbers 20-960 through 20-963 and 20-979:
- possession of a license to practice medicine in New York State (See limited permit option below†); AND
- completion of an accredited training program in general psychiatry (See Notes 1 and 2) acceptable by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for entrance into its examination.
NOTE 1: For Number 20-961, you must also have completed an accredited training program in child and adolescent psychiatry acceptable by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for entrance into its examination.
NOTE 2: For Number 20-979, you must also have completed an accredited training program in forensic psychiatry approved by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for entrance into its examination.
For Numbers 20-964 through 20-968 and 20-980:
- possession of a license to practice medicine in New York State; AND
- certification in general psychiatry (See Notes 3 and 4) by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
NOTE 3: For Number 20-965, you must also have your certification in child and adolescent psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
NOTE 4: For Number 20-980, you must also have your certification in forensic psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
† Limited permit option: This option is available only in the Office of Mental Health and Office for People With Developmental Disabilities. If you are licensed in another state or by written examination in Canada, AND meet the other requirements for Psychiatrist 1 or 2, AND have a current limited permit to practice medicine in New York State, you are eligible to compete in the examination. If appointed, you must obtain your license within one year of the date your limited permit was issued. Failure to do so will result in removal from your position.
- 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.
- If appointed you may be required to become an enrolled Medicare provider; obtain and provide to your employer a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number issued by the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES); and otherwise actively participate to the degree necessary to allow for your services to be billed through Medicare and Medicaid. If you are appointed and lose the ability to bill through Medicare and Medicaid, you may be terminated from your employment.
- License and Certification: Loss of license or limited permit to practice medicine in New York State or failure to maintain certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (if required) will result in action to remove you from the position.
- NYS license to practice medicine: Information on requirements for licensure should be directed to the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions at: The New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Medicine Unit, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234-1000; (518) 474-3817 ext. 260; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Certification in General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry or Forensic Psychiatry: Information on requirements for certification in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, or forensic psychiatry may be obtained by mail from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc., 2150 E. Lake Cook Road, Suite 900, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089; by phone at (847) 229-6500; or on the Internet at http://www.abpn.com.
- Accredited training programs in psychiatry: Information regarding acceptable accredited training programs in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, or forensic psychiatry can be obtained by mail from the Accrediting Council for Graduate Medical Education, Suite 2000, 515 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654; (312) 755-5000; or on the Internet at http://acgme.org/.
- Language and Manual Communication positions: If you are considered for appointment to a Spanish or Chinese language position, you will be required to demonstrate your proficiency in the language. If you are considered for appointment to a Manual Communications position, you must demonstrate your proficiency in manual sign language. Proficiency must be at a level that will assure your ability to properly perform the duties of the position.
- Background Investigation/Justice Center Review: 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 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;
- 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.
- Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
- New York State residence is not required.
These positions exist with New York State government in the Office of Mental Health, Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, Office of Children and Family Services, and Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, at various locations throughout the state. The Assistant Psychiatrist positions exist only in the Office of Mental Health.
As an Assistant Psychiatrist, you would work as a practicing specialist providing psychiatric services under the direct supervision of a licensed psychiatrist or physician.
As a Psychiatrist 1, including various parenthetics, you would serve as a practicing specialist under the direction of a higher level Psychiatrist or Physician; you may be assigned responsibility for a group of clients or residents or a portion of a treatment program or treatment facility or unit.
As a Psychiatrist 2, including various parenthetics, you would serve as a practicing specialist by providing psychiatric services to clients and residents and coordinating other treatment and support services for them; you may plan and oversee psychiatric, medical, and patient care and support services for a treatment program, a group of clients or residents, a treatment facility, or a unit.
There will be no written test. If you meet the Minimum Qualifications, your education and experience will be evaluated against the general background/critical activities of the position. Therefore, it is important that the information on your application be complete and accurate. Vagueness or omissions will not be considered in your favor. Your final score will be based on the rating you receive on the evaluation of education and experience.
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 to Apply
- Download the examination application NYS-APP form; or
- Email email@example.com 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 [press 2, then press 3]; or toll free at 1-877-697-5627 [press 2, then press 3].
Please read all special instruction on where to mail your application.
Where to Apply
Mail your completed application to the agency or facility where you wish to be employed. Do not mail your application to the NYS Department of Civil Service.
State agencies have an ongoing need for persons qualified for appointment to these positions. Agencies will accept applications at any time and will rate applications whenever additional eligibles are needed. In general, all applications received up to six weeks before a scheduled rating period will be processed for that period. Applications received afterward will be retained for the next scheduled rating period.
Special Instructions for Applicant
A list of facilities where these positions exist is a part of this announcement. Submit your application directly to the facilities where you are interested in being employed with the following exceptions: to apply to the Office of Children and Family Services, send your application to the personnel office in Rensselaer; to apply to the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, send your application to the personnel office in Albany. Do not send your application to the Department of Civil Service.
If you have questions about these examinations write or call any of the listed facilities.
NEW YORK STATE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Bernard M. Fineson Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Brooklyn Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Broome Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Capital District Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Central New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Central New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Hudson Valley Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Long Island Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Metro New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office
NYS Institute For Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities
Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Taconic Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Western New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office
NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES
Mail your NYS-APP application form directly to:
Bronx Addiction Treatment Center
Charles K. Post Addiction Treatment Center
Creedmoor Addiction Treatment Center
Dick Van Dyke Addiction Treatment Center
John L. Norris Addiction Treatment Center
Kingsboro Addiction Treatment Center
Margaret A. Stutzman Addiction Treatment Center
McPike Addiction Treatment Center
Richard C. Ward Addiction Treatment Center
Russell E. Blaisdell Addiction Treatment Center
St. Lawrence Addiction Treatment Center
South Beach Addiction Treatment Center
NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
Mail your NYS-APP application form directly to:
NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH
Mail your NYS-APP application form directly to the facility where you wish to be considered for employment.
Bronx Children's Psychiatric Center
Bronx Psychiatric Center
Brooklyn Children's Center
Buffalo Psychiatric Center
Capital District Psychiatric Center
Central New York Psychiatric Center
Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
Elmira Psychiatric Center
Greater Binghamton Health Center
Hutchings Psychiatric Center
Kingsboro Psychiatric Center
Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center
Manhattan Psychiatric Center
Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center
Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center
Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
NYS Psychiatric Institute
Pilgrim Psychiatric Center
Queens Children's Psychiatric Center
Rochester Psychiatric Center
Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center
Rockland Psychiatric Center
Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center
St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center
South Beach Psychiatric Center
Western NY Children's Psychiatric Center
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.
Individuals who apply to take an in-person Civil Service examination and who wish to request an exemption to the Department's COVID-19 vaccination/testing policy due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance, must check the box on the application under "Other Accommodations" and will be required to provide appropriate documentation. Candidates granted an exemption will be offered the opportunity to take the examination via Remote Proctoring - a secure, web-based test delivery method that uses professional test proctors and technology to monitor applicants using a web camera as they complete an examination.
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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