Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 09/26/22
Applications Due: 12/30/22
Vacancy ID: 113224

Position Information

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleLicensed Psychologist

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $131111 to $131111 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 Franklin

Street Address 2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake


Zip Code12986

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Transfer Qualifications: Any current Licensed Psychologist
Any permanent employee eligible for a 70.1 transfer.

Promotional Opportunities: Anyone currently reachable on the Civil Service List.

Minimum Qualifications: To qualify, candidates must be licensed and currently registered to practice psychology in New York State. 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:

As of February 26, 2022 all OPWDD employees assigned to this location must be full vaccinated against COVID-19. There is no testing option for employees assigned to this location in lieu of vaccination.

The Licensed Psychologist clinically supervises and manages the activities of the licensed, doctoral and master’s level psychologists within Sunmount District Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office community services and provides extensive regulatorily required supervisory and evaluation services. 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 technical assistance and direction, and reviews/approves legally required documentation\
• Provides immediate legally required supervision and ongoing training for psychologists from the trainee to doctoral level as well as direct support staff members
• Participates as a legally required licensed psychologist on the Behavior Management Committee which reviews behavior support plans, behavior analysis plans, and all restrictive interventions.
• Conducts legally required evaluations, including cognitive, developmental, guardianship competency, risk, suitability and all other forensic or clinical assessments
• Participates in other local committees as needed such as local risk management, special review committee, etc.
• Samples and reviews management of cases, assignments, case problems, issues and methods of treatment by team staff
• Consults with managers regarding issues specific to state operations, voluntary provider issues
• Plans and implements legally required initial trainings for both psychologists and direct support staff members
• Attends court proceedings and testifies as legally required
• Assists with the completion of second and/or third step reviews to determine OPWDD eligibility
• Participates as needed in after-hours coverage rotations including emergent needs such as end of life care, sign-outs, or administrator on duty.
• Assists in legally mandated tracking of behavioral data
• Assists in the training, implementation and ongoing utilization of the Electronic Health Record
• Other duties as assigned

Additional Comments *Salary includes $20,000.00 Geographic Differential

OPWDD is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture, and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and résumé December 30, 2022 to:

2445 State Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Phone: (518) 359-4150
Fax: (518) 359-4161

Please reference the above EOA # 22-229 in all correspondence.

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.
• 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 they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Division of Administration Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.
• 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.

Contact Information

Name Sunmount OHRM

Telephone 518-359-4150

Fax 518-359-4161

Email Address


Street 2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake

State NY

Zip Code 12986


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA # 22-229 in all correspondence.