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

Licensed Psychologists

Applications Accepted
Continuously
Tests To Be Held
Periodically

 

Exams Included on This Announcement
Exam Number Exam Title Open to Employees of Salary Salary Grade Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)
30-007 Licensed Psychologist- Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment Multiple Agencies $64,912 25 $0
30-009 Licensed Psychologist-Forensic Mental Health Multiple Agencies $64,912 25 $0
30-153 Licensed Psychologist-Forensic Multiple Agencies $64,912 25 $0
30-154 Licensed Psychologist-Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Multiple Agencies $64,912 25 $0
30-166 Licensed Psychologist (Mental Health) Multiple Agencies $64,912 25 $0

For Promotion in State Departments, Facilities, and Agencies

  1. Within Promotion Units
  2. Within Entire Departments
  3. To Other Departments

Minimum Qualifications to Participate in this Examination

For all program areas, you must be licensed and currently registered to practice psychology in New York State* AND have had one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as an Associate Psychologist or Psychologist 2.

* 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; or by calling (518) 474 3817; or e-mail at www.op.nysed.gov.

Notes

  1. You must submit a copy of your current New York State registration certificate to practice psychology with your application. You do NOT need to complete the back of the promotion application form. You will instead be required to complete a job-specific questionnaire (see Subject of Examination).
  2. OMH and OMRDD have an ongoing need for persons qualified for appointment to these positions. Therefore, they 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 period.
  3. 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.
  4. You may compete in this examination once a year.
  5. 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.

The Positions

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 supplemental 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 Forensic. Your responses to the questionnaire will be the basis for your final score for each examination/program area for which you applied.

If you pass, your seniority credit(s), if any, will be included in the computation of your final score. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime veterans' credits to your final passing score.

Credit for Seniority

Seniority is credited at the rate of one credit for each five-year period (or fraction thereof) excluding the first year of service.

How to Apply

Candidates must apply for this promotion examination by filing NYS-APP Form, available through your personnel or business office. You may also obtain an NYS-APP Form by E mailing us at: examinfo@cs.ny.gov. All statements you make on your application are subject to investigation.

To apply for Examination Numbers 30-166, Licensed Psychologist (Mental Health), 30-007, Licensed Psychologist (Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment), and 30-009, Licensed Psychologist (Forensic), mail your completed NYS-APP Form to the following address:

Decentralized Exam Unit
NYS Office of Mental Health
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12229

A listing of facilities where positions are located is shown on this announcement. You may call OMH toll-free at 1-877-691-8264 for questions regarding this examination.

To apply for Examination Number 30-154, Licensed Psychologist (MRDD) or Examination Number 30-153, Licensed Psychologist (Forensic), mail your completed NYS-APP Form directly to the OMRDD facility where you wish to be employed.

You may request that your score be transferred to the promotion lists at other OMRDD facilities.

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.

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.

Eligibility for Examination

To be considered a qualified employee eligible to compete in this examination, you must be employed in, or on leave from, the specified department or agency on a permanent or contingent permanent basis in the competitive class, or in the non-competitive class or labor class if specifically noted on this announcement (or be on an appropriate preferred list), and have the specified time in the specified title or salary grade. You may not compete in a test for a title if you are permanently employed in that title (unless you are still on probation) or in a higher direct line of promotion.

Cell Phones or Electronic/Communication Devices at the Test Site

Do not bring cell phones, beepers, headphones, or any electronic or other communication devices to the test site. The use of such devices at the test site in the test room, hallways, restrooms, building, grounds, or other areas could result in your disqualification.

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.


To apply for Examination Numbers 30-166, Licensed Psychologist (Mental Health), 30-007, Licensed Psychologist (Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment), and 30-009, Licensed Psychologist (Forensic), mail your completed NYS-APP Form to the following address:

Decentralized Exam Unit
NYS Office of Mental Health
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12229

Listing of OMH facilities where positions are located:
Greater Binghamton Psychiatric Center
425 Robinson Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
(607) 724-1391
Bronx Children's Psychiatric Center
1000 Waters Place
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 239-3600
Bronx Psychiatric Center
1500 Waters Place
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 931-0600
Brooklyn Children's Center
Room 100, Building 8
1819 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233-4513
(718) 221-4500
Buffalo Psychiatric Center
400 Forest Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 885-2261
Capital District Psychiatric Center
75 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 447-9611
Central New York Psychiatric Center
Box 300, Old River Road
Marcy, NY 13403
(315) 765-3600
Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
80-45 Winchester Boulevard
Queens Village, NY 11427
(718) 464-7500
Elmira Psychiatric Center
100 Washington Street
Elmira, NY 14901- 2898
(607) 737-4711
Hudson River Psychiatric Center
10 Ross Court
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 452-8000
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) 672-6999
Manhattan Psychiatric Center
600 East 125th Street
Wards Island, NY 10035
(646) 672-6767
  Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center
Box 158, Route 17M
New Hampton, NY 10958
(845) 374-3171
Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center
1400 Noyes at York
Utica, NY 13502
(315) 738-3800
Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
Orangeburg, NY 10962
(845) 398-5500
NYS Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
(212) 543-5000
Pilgrim Psychiatric Center
Box A, 988 Crooked Hill Road
West Brentwood, NY 11717-1087
(631) 761-3500
Queens Children's Psychiatric Center
74-03 Commonwealth Boulevard
Bellerose, NY 11426
(718) 264-4500
Rochester Psychiatric Center
1111 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 241-1200
Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center
Convent Road
Orangeburg, NY 10962
(845) 359-7400
Rockland Psychiatric Center
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
St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center
One Chimney Point Drive
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
(315) 541-2001
South Beach Psychiatric Center
777 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
(718) 667-2300
Western NY Children's Psychiatric Center
1010 East and West Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
(716) 677-7000

To apply for Examination Number 30-154, Licensed Psychologist (MRDD) or Examination Number 30-153, Licensed Psychologist (Forensic), mail your completed NYS-APP Form directly to the OMRDD facility where you wish to be employed.

New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
Bernard M. Fineson
Developmental Disabilities Services Office
PO Box 280507
Queens Village, NY 11428-0507
(718) 217-5110
Brooklyn Developmental Disabilities Services Office
888 Fountain Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208-5997
(718) 642-6310
Broome Developmental Disabilities Services Office
249 Glenwood Road
Binghamton, NY 13905-1695
(607) 770-0241
Capital District Developmental Disabilities Services Office
O.D. Heck Office
Balltown & Consaul Roads
Schenectady, NY 12304
(518) 370-7386
Central New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Rome Office
Box 470
Rome, NY 13440-0470
(315) 336-2300, Ext. 578
Central New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Syracuse Office
Box 1035
800 South Wilbur Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13201
(315) 473-6980
Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Attention: Human Resources Office
620 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 461-8800
Hudson Valley Developmental Disabilities
Services Office
P.O. Box 470
Theills, NY 10984
(845) 947-6225
NYS Institute For Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities
1050 Forest Hill Road
Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 494-5100
Long Island Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Suite 1, 45 Mall Drive
Commack, NY 11725
631) 493-1830
Metro New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Personnel Office
2400 Halsey Street
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 430-0710
Metro New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office-Manhattan Office
75 Morton Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 229-3000
Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Services Office
1150 Forest Hill Road
Staten Island, NY 10314-6316
(718) 983-5433
Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services Office
2445 State Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
(518) 359-4150
Taconic Developmental Disabilities Services Office
26 Center Circle
Wassaic, NY 12592
(845) 877-6821, Ext. 3367
Valley Ridge Center for Intensive Treatment
276 Chiarino Drive
Norwich, NY 13815
(607) 337-7021
Western New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office
West Seneca Office
1200 East West Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
(716) 517-2000
 

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Reissued: 9/07

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