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New York State Civil Service Associate Psychologist in Poughkeepsie, New York

Minimum Qualifications

Permanent/Temporary

Candidates must be reachable for appointment from the current Civil Service eligible list;

OR for Transfer Opportunity:

Candidates must have one year of permanent service as an Associate Psychologist and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be in a title deemed appropriate for transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law;

For Temporary Appointment:

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in a field of psychology; AND have completed a one-year, full-time clinical internship or traineeship; OR one year of psychology experience in a clinical setting under the supervision of a Licensed Psychologist. Candidates must demonstrate on their application how they meet this qualification.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: 1. Non-qualifying degrees include, but are not limited to the following: education, educational psychology, educational counseling, guidance counseling, experimental psychology, industrial psychology, organizational psychology, student and personnel services, mental health counseling, human relations, etc.

  1. Psychology experience in a clinical setting is considered to be any direct care experience with individuals, families, or groups in a hospital, clinic, private practice, or correctional setting under the supervision of a Licensed Psychologist. Qualifying experience must primarily include performing psychological evaluations or assessment tests, psychological diagnostic testing, developing psychological treatment plans, providing psychological counseling and treatment in one or more of the following areas: mental and/or emotional disorders, mental retardation, developmental disabilities, alcoholism, addictions, sex offender assessment and treatment, or forensic mental health.

  2. The following experience is NOT considered qualifying: experience in administration, administrative services, administrative oversight, training, special education, behavior specialist, habilitation specialist, project management, research, or primarily supervisory experience. Other non-qualifying experience including, but is no limited to, experience in experimental psychology, research psychology, industrial psychology, organizational psychology, utilization review, guidance counseling, etc.

Associate Psychologist is a continuous recruitment examination. Candidates who are not on the eligible list may apply for this position and if appointed, will receive a temporary appointment. To apply for this examination, candidates must submit a completed NYS-APP form with their resume and cover letter. A NYS-APP form can be obtained by emailing NYS Department of Civil Service: examinfo@cs.ny.gov.

Candidates appointed temporarily must receive a score that is reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed. Candidates who are found not qualified or who do not receive a reachable score may not be retained. ## Duties Description As an Associate Psychologist in the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, the incumbent performs a wide range of professional, administrative and technical duties such as;

  • Work with individuals receiving services that present the more complex behavioral and/or mental health problems.

  • Provide administrative supervision to lower-level psychology staff.

  • Provide and perform professional psychological services.

  • Design, develop, administer, score, and interpret psychological tests.

  • Conduct psychological evaluations.

  • Participate at treatment team meetings and assist in the development of behavioral/treatment plans.

  • Participate in and lead individual, family and group counseling sessions.

  • Prepare reports and maintain a wide variety of records.

Please note that, appointment at this level requires possession of a doctoral degree in a field of psychology. ## Notes on Applying Interested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications and a current resume, to the Taconic DDSOO Human Resources Office. Please provide your social security number for service certification and transfer eligibility determination process. Also, be sure to include the vacancy number on this announcement on your resume.

Taconic-OHRM 26 Center Circle Wassaic, New York 12592 Phone: (845) 877-6821 extension 3367 Fax: (845) 877-3851

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office (518) 473-9689 or Email at accommodationrequests@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.

  • If you are employed by state government, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit www.studentAid.gov/publicservice.

  • Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

  • Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.

  • 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.

  • OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.

Date Posted: 06/10/19

Applications Due: 06/24/19

Vacancy ID: 70971

Agency: People With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

Title: Associate Psychologist

Occupational Category: Health Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade: 23

Bargaining Unit: PS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary Range: From $73284 to $92693 Annually

Employment Type: Full-Time

Appointment Type: Permanent

Jurisdictional Class: Competitive Class

Travel Percentage: 20%

Workweek: Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week: 40

From: 8:30 AM

To: 5 PM

Flextime allowed?: No

Mandatory overtime?: No

Compressed workweek allowed?: No

Telecommuting allowed?: No

County: Dutchess

City: Wassaic

State: NY

Zip Code: 12592

Name: Taconic DDSO-Office of Human Resources Management

Telephone: 8458776821

Fax: 845-877-3851

Email Address: Joyce.Pinnock@opwdd.ny.gov

Street Address: Dutchess County Office 38 Firemen's Way

Street: 26 Center Circle

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