State Board for Psychology
Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must be licensed as a Psychologist and registered to practice in New York State, AND have seven years of progressively responsible administrative leadership experience . At least three of the seven years of experience must be in a position involving lead responsibility for program and/or policy matters.
Preference may be given to candidates who possess:
• Superior skills in oral and written communications, and especially in developing plain language information to communicate effectively with applicants, licensees and the public;
• Awareness of the role of technology in the professions and in creating effective and efficient communication and processes;
• Public speaking skills;
• Understanding of the legislative process;
• Knowledge of current practice and research in the professions;
• General research and survey skills;
• Experience dealing with governmental, educational, or regulatory boards; and
• Dedication to public protection and a broad, well-developed array of administrative skills, with a background in public administration.
Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s Office of the Professions (OP) is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Secretary for the State Boards for Psychology, Speech Language Pathology & Audiology and Dietetics/Nutrition. Under the direct supervision of the Executive Coordinator of Professional Practice, the incumbent of this position will lead, liaise, and coordinate tasks for a broad range of activities related to five professions and registration of institutes chartered by the Board of Regents to offer training in psychotherapy. The incumbent will manage the board office staff and will be a key policy advisor to the Deputy Commissioner. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Provide assistance to the Board of Regents through the New York State Education Department by developing requirements for licensure, reviewing and evaluating applications for licensure, assessing professional practice issues, convening disciplinary panels, providing technical assistance to legislative staff, preparing bill comments, assisting in the development of departmental bills, and other matters regarding professional regulation;
• Confer with OP management staff as well as with State and national associations and others on matters related to practice, professional training, licensure, and other related matters;
• Collaborate with Professional Education to assure that the academic requirements are met, including petitions for a Regents charter, master plan amendments and registration of New York programs, as well as standards for evaluation of out of-state applicants;
• Interview and recommend prospective Board members to the Department and the Board of Regents;
• Provide support for the State Boards to identify issues of importance and intervene at an early stage, to assist in formulating, implementing and evaluating policies, and to develop and prepare State Board agendas, minutes, and reports;
• Participate in various internal and external activities relating to professional training, licensure, or practice;
• Prepare responses to numerous requests from the field, including licensees, employers and other agencies, for information regarding licensure or practice;
• Work collaboratively with OP staff to develop application materials, consumer information, plain language information for licensees, and materials for the OP website; and
• Serve as a member of OP’s leadership team, taking on additional or other management responsibilities as assigned.
Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This position is in the exempt class and the incumbent will serve at the discretion of the Commissioner of Education. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Candidates should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of Psychologist licensure will be required at the time of interview for all candidates. This position will require 10% in-state travel. Filling of this position is contingent upon Division of the Budget approval.
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by November 23, 2023 to email@example.com (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (OP-1675/20821) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.
New York State Education Department (NYSED) is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. NYS Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, domestic violence victim status, gender identity, prior conviction records, prior arrests, youthful offender adjudications, or sealed records.
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Generous benefits of working for New York State, including, but not limited to, the following:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave in year one, increasing to 20+ days with additional years of service.
• Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA and eight (8) days paid sick leave annually for M/C.
• Annual professional leave and educational leave opportunities for eligible staff.
Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can choose from a variety of affordable and generous health insurance programs.
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost.
• Enrollment in the New York State pension system which has earned the distinction of being one of the best-managed and best-funded plans in the nation OR Optional Retirement Defined Contribution Plan with 8% salary match (eligibility requirements apply).
• NYS Deferred Compensation and an exclusive 403(b) Optional Retirement Savings Plan.
• Paid Parental Leave for all employees and Paid Family Leave (M/C Only).
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).
• Opportunities for telecommuting.
• Eligibility for various life insurance options.
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Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by November 23, 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org (email submissions are preferred). Your resume must clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. You must include the Box number (OP-1675/20821) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. Links to application materials will not be accepted (i.e., Google Docs). Your social security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.