Minimum Qualifications Candidates who meet the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:
One year permanent experience in a New York State agency in either of the qualifying titles of Licensed Psychologist, Grade 25, or Principal Psychologist, Grade 27.
Psychiatric Examiner (Psychologist) is a continuous recruitment title. You may access the examination announcement online at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/oc-cr/decentralized/20-978.cfm. Applications are accepted continuously for the Psychiatric Examiner (Psychologist) examination. There will be no written test. If, upon review of your application, you meet the minimum qualifications you will be mailed an application and questionnaire which you must complete and return. Your education and experience will be evaluated against the general background/critical activities of the position. Your responses to the questionnaire will be the basis for your final score on the examination.
In order to be eligible for appointment, candidates must have either:
A. Current New York State license and registration to practice psychology and one year of pre- or post-licensure experience in the clinical assessment of the sex offender population, where clinical assessment entails the use of diagnostic tools and techniques to make a determination/recommendation regarding the effectiveness of an overall treatment plan in reducing the likelihood of recidivism and/or harm, the assessment of treatment needs, the assessment of treatment progress, and/or the assessment of risk.
B. Current New York State license and registration to practice psychology and two years of pre- or post-licensure experience in the clinical assessment of a forensic population, where clinical assessment entails the use of diagnostic tools and techniques to make a determination/recommendation regarding the functional status of an individual, the effectiveness of an overall treatment plan in reducing the likelihood of recidivism and/or harm, the assessment of treatment needs and/or progress, and/or forensic assessments of individuals involved in the legal or criminal justice system.
*Experience, as described, gained for those authorized to practice psychology under Article 153 of the New York State Education Law (http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/psych/article153.htm) or the equivalent statute in other states is considered qualifying.
Duties Description The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), Division of Forensic Services is recruiting to fill Psychiatric Examiner (Psychologist), Grade 27, positions in various locations throughout New York State.
Psychiatric Examiners (Psychologist) conduct psychiatric evaluations of individuals who are statutorily referred for civil management consideration under the Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act (SOMTA). Incumbents review records, conduct and interpret actuarial risk assessments, complete clinical face-to-face interviews, generate reports and provide expert testimony in court for evaluations relative to assisting in the determination of the presence of a mental abnormality and whether civil confinement or intensive community supervision and treatment is appropriate, annual evaluations concerning the need for continued confinement, and determination of the level of dangerousness in identified community treatment cases. Incumbents work as part of a clinical team and interface with staff at OMH and other State and local agency personnel.
Additional Comments Psychiatric Examiner (Psychologist) positions will be located statewide; therefore, please indicate the geographic region(s) of the State in which you prefer to work. Recruitment will remain open until the positions are filled.
Generous benefit package includes:
• Paid vacation leave
• Paid personal leave
• Paid holidays
• Paid sick leave
• Tuition aid
• Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision care benefits
• Membership in the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System, and
• Various savings plan programs.
The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a particular focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with lived experience are encouraged to apply. The Office of Mental Health embraces diversity and promotes a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, and respected. The New York State Office of Mental Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
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Notes on ApplyingTo be considered, interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume as an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the title of the position and Vacancy ID #92303 in the subject line of your email when applying.
Please clearly indicate in your cover letter if you are applying as a Transfer or an Open-Competitive applicant as well as the geographic region(s) of the State in which you prefer to work.
You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with the Office of Mental Health, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay a fingerprint fee.