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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/04/22

Applications Due08/18/22

Vacancy ID109968

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 $134137 to $134137 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

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 New York

Street Address Bronx & Manhattan Regional Office/Age Out Unit

25 Beaver Street, NY, NY 10004 & 2400 Halsey Street, Bronx, NY 10461

City New York


Zip Code10004

Minimum Qualifications Transfer:

Must have one year of permanent service as a Licensed Psychologist; OR

Must have one year of permanent service in a title eligible for transfer under § 70.1 of the Civil Service Law; OR

Must have one year of permanent service in a title within two (2) salary grades of G-25 and have a passing score and current status on the Licensed Psychologist eligible list to be eligible for transfer under § 70.4 of the Civil Service Law

Open Competitive:

Must be active and have a reachable score on the Licensed Psychologist eligible list.

Temporary Appointment:

Licensed Psychologist is a continuous recruitment examination. Candidates who are not currently on the eligible list may apply for this position and if appointed, will receive a temporary appointment. 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:

Note: Candidates appointed temporary 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.

To apply as an open competitive candidate, please complete the New York State Application ( and submit it with other application materials.

Duties Description JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) provides high-quality, person-centered services, supports and advocacy to approximately 136,000 individuals with developmental disabilities in New York State. We are guided in our interactions with the people we serve and each other by compassion, dignity, diversity, excellence, and honesty.
The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) Division of Service Delivery Regional Offices seeks a Licensed Psychologist who will act as the supervisory staff for the Region 4 Eligibility Unit. Eligibility Unit is responsible determines whether a person has a developmental disability and is eligible for OPWDD-funded services. The Licensed Psychologist will provide supervision to the clinician at the Region 4 Eligibility Unit.


The candidate selected for this position will act as Licensed Psychologist for the Eligibility Unit. The incumbent’s duties will include but are not limited to the following:

• Review and make determination of Eligibility requests

• Reviewing behavioral support plans for those who are transitioning to and/or currently in our system

• Generate TABS eligibility form letters; complete LCED in Choices for net new cases that are determined eligible

• Clinical supervision to psychologists and DDRO staff responsible for 1st and 2nd step eligibility criteria.

• Provide court testimony regarding eligibility for OPWDD services and diagnosis and other clinical issues.

• Liaison with CCOs, families, NYC hospitals, and other stakeholders regarding eligibility related issues.

• Review and assist with special cases involving any of the individuals served by voluntary providers on an as needed basis

• Provide training to DDRO and voluntary clinical staff as needed

• Provide training to public, school, and voluntary providers regarding OPWDD eligibility process as needed

• Provide assessments/evaluations/consultations regarding Forensic referrals as needed

• Participate in monthly meetings chaired by the Chief Psychologist in Albany, re: best practices and other topics

• Submit eligibility cases to the Statewide 3rd step eligibility committee and participate as a member of the committee via teleconference or video conference

• Participation in High Needs and Intensive Respite reviews

• Familiarization with 633.16 regulations as well as those under the purview of Mental Hygiene Law

• Travel involved to different boroughs to work with staff in person

• Travel involved across state for training and meetings

• Participate in special projects as needed

Additional Comments Please note:

• Please note, the posted salary includes an approved Increased Hiring Rate to Job Rate ($111,111), an approved Geographic Differential of $20,000, and a Downstate Adjustment of $3,026.

• 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

• 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 to obtain information and RA forms.

• 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

• 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.

• 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

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

Name Metro NY DDSO


Fax 646-766-3491

Email Address


Street 2400 Halsey Street

Human Resources Office

City Bronx

State NY

Zip Code 10461


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a cover letter and resume by August 18, 2022 and reference EOA #2022-100 on all correspondence.

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