New York State of Opportunity

Open to all qualified employees of the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilties.

Licensed Psychologist

Applications Accepted
Continuously
Tests To Be Held
Periodically

 

Exams Included on This Announcement
Exam Number Exam Title Salary Grade Hiring Salary Job Rate
30-153 Licensed Psychologist - Forensic - Development Disabilities G-25 $91,794 $102,661
30-154 Licensed Psychologist - Development Disabilities G-25 $91,794 $102,661

NO APPLICATION PROCESSING FEE REQUIRED

Open to all qualified employees of the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities.

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Minimum Qualifications

On or before the date of filing your application you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities and have had one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55- c service as an Associate Psychologist or Psychologist 2 AND be licensed and currently registered to practice psychology in New York State*

*You must submit a copy of your current New York State registration certificate to practice psychology with your NYS-APP. 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 Ext. 392.

Only the title or titles listed are qualifying.

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.

Qualifying experience for appointment from the eligible list

After one year of the service described in the Minimum Qualifications, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.

The Positions

These positions exist in the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities. Licensed Psychologist - Developmental Disabilities positions are located in the facilities and community-based programs of OPWDD Developmental Disabilities State Operations Offices (DDSOO) and Regional Offices 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).

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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 staff; and participate in peer review.

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.

Notes

  1. This examination is being held on a promotion and open-competitive basis. If you are admitted to the promotion examination under anticipated eligibility (i.e., you do not have the required one year of Qualifying Experience For Appointment From The Eligible List) and if you meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications, you may also be admitted to the open-competitive examination. To be admitted, you must apply for the open-competitive examination according to the instructions given on the open-competitive announcement. Once you meet the required one year of qualifying service for appointment from the promotion list, you will not be eligible for appointment from the open-competitive eligible list. 3. You may compete in this examination once a year. Qualified candidates can file as often as once every twelve months, but a new NYS-APP application is required each time.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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;

    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. (NY Social Services Law, Section 424a.)

    You will be responsible for payment of all required fees.

  5. 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.

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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.

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.

The NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities 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 examinations will be held on a periodic basis throughout the year. For the testing schedule and other information about this examination, write to the NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities facility where you wish to be employed.

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 every twelve months, but a new application is required each time.

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How to Apply

MAIL YOUR COMPLETED NYS-APP APPLICATION FORM DIRECTLY TO THE OPWDD LOCATION LISTED BELOW WHERE YOU WISH TO BE EMPLOYED. You may call the numbers listed (see below) with questions

Where to Apply

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

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.

Other Accommodation

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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reissued: 12/2021

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