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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/04/18

Applications Due05/18/18

Vacancy ID53010

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleLicensed Psychologist

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $81446 to $102661 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

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 Schenectady

Street Address Capital District DDSOO

500 Balltown Raod

City Schenectady


Zip Code12304

Minimum Qualifications Applicants must be licensed and currently registered to practice psychology in New York State.
• In title Licensed Psychologist, Grade 25

- OR –
• Eligible for a 70.1 transfer by way of current permanent status in a title deemed comparable to
Licensed Psychologist by the Department of Civil Service (must also be within 2 salary grades of grade 25)

- OR –

• For Provisional appointment candidates must have at least one year of permanent service as a Psychologist 2 or Associate Psychologist.

Under the direction of the Chief Psychologist at Capital District Region 3 and in coordination with treatment team leaders the Licensed Psychologist clinically supervises and manages the activities of the master’s level psychologists at Capital District DDSO. The incumbent also provides a full range of psychological services, training, and consultation services to clinical teams, direct support staff, and individuals as needed.

Provides clinical supervision for the Capital District Region 3 master’s level psychologists

• Convenes meetings of agency psychologists to discuss issues related to the discipline
• Provides technical assistance and direction and reviews/approves routine care documentation
• Conducts evaluations as required by Licensed Psychologists
• Participates as a member of the Behavior Review Committee to review and guide behavior support plans

Provides consultation and assistance to operations and regional service teams

• Samples and reviews management of cases, assignments, case problems, issues and methods of treatment by treatment team staff
• Consults with managers regarding issues specific to state operations, voluntary provider issues or matters related to local government or to other local entities

Provides training

• Participates in planning and assessing training needs for both psychologists and direct support staff members
• Selects and facilitates appropriate ongoing training for psychologist and direct support staff members

Provides forensic services

• Conducts forensic evaluations, including competency, risk, and suitability assessments as needed
• Attends court proceedings and testifies as needed

Participates in the eligibility process

• Assists with the completion of second and/or third step reviews to determine eligibility for OPWDD services
• Completes guardianship assessments and documentation
• Attends Fair Hearings or other legal proceedings related to eligibility as needed

Performs administrative tasks

• Serves as part of the Administrator on Duty rotation
• Assists in tracking behavioral data
• Serves as a member of agency committees per clinical interest and area of need

• Family and household member relationships: OPWDD policy may impact eligibility for this position. Employees are responsible for recognizing the relationship and not posting for positions where it would be a concern. Before you apply read Section 120.27 of the Region 3 Policy Manual. Please e-mail ODHPRSNL if you have you need help determining if this policy applies to you.
• CAPA: Must be cleared by the NYS Central Register for Child Abuse and Maltreatment, if position requires working with minors and not previously cleared.

Please note:
• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• 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.

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.

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 Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Central Office at (518) 402-7644 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.

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

Name Capital District DDSO Human Resources

Telephone 518-388-1843

Fax 518-370-7536

Email Address


Street 500 Balltown Road

City Schenectady

State NY

Zip Code 12304



Submit cover letter and résumé by May 18, 2018 @ 4:00pm, to:

Human Resources Office
Capital District DDSO – OD Heck Campus
500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, NY 12304
Fax: 518-370-7536

Please reference the above EOA #18-187 in all correspondence.

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