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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/21/17

Applications Due06/06/19

Vacancy ID45515

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitlePsychology Trainee 1 (2-year traineeship leading to Psychologist 1 SG-21 appointment)

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $83752 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Montgomery

Street Address Capital District-OHRM

500 Balltown Road

City Schenectady


Zip Code12304

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master of psychology degree from a regionally accredited college or university psychology degree program, which prepares graduates for master's level psychologist positions in clinical, forensic, or community mental health, or school settings. Qualifying degree programs must have included coursework in diagnostic psychological and behavioral assessment, and treatment modalities for psychological and behavioral disorders.

A Certificate of Advanced Study in psychology cannot be substituted for the required master of psychology degree.

Examples of qualifying degree programs/majors include but are not limited to: clinical psychology, clinical forensic psychology, community psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, and child psychology.
Non-qualifying master's and doctoral degrees include, but are not limited to the following: degrees in education, counseling, clinical counseling, clinical hypnosis, community counseling, educational counseling, forensic counseling, guidance counseling, human relations, marriage and family counseling, professional counseling, rehabilitative counseling, school counseling, student and personnel services, mental health counseling, psychological counseling, pastoral psychology, transpersonal psychology, neuroscience, experimental psychology, industrial or organizational psychology, and health psychology.


As a Psychology Trainee 1 in the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, the incumbent performs a wide range of professional, administrative and technical duties such as;

• Assist in administering psychological tests and in conducting psychological evaluations and research.

• Assist in the development of treatment plans.

• Counsel individuals.

• Assist in individual, and group therapy.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Anyone currently reachable on the Civil Service List.
PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENTS: If there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who meet the minimum qualifications listed above may be qualified for a provisional appointment.
Note: If you are appointed provisionally, you must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title and your score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before you can be permanently appointed. If you do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score, you may not be retained.

Additional Comments Please note:
• As a Psychology Trainee, you would participate in a 2-year traineeship. At the successful completion of your traineeship, you would advance without further examination to Psychologist 1, Grade 21. Salary range listed encompasses the hiring rate of a Psychology Trainee 1 through the job rate of a Psychologist 1.

Psychology Trainee 1: $56,604
Psychology Trainee 2: $58,548
Psychologist 1: $66,052-$83,752

• 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.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• Position may be eligible for Loan Forgiveness via the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program:
• For more information on PSLF, please visit

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Amy Link

Telephone (518) 388-0838


Email Address


Street Capital District-OHRM

Capital District-OHRM

City Schenectady

State NY

Zip Code 12304


Notes on ApplyingSubmit cover letter and résumé by, June 6, 2019. Please reference the Psychology Trainee 1 in all correspondence.

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