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Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment from the current Civil Service eligible list;
Transfer Opportunity: Candidates must have permanent status as a Psychologist 1, Grade 21, and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. In order to be eligible for 70.1 transfer, candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service in a qualifying title within two salary grades of the Grade 21 level;
Provisional Opportunity: In the event that there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who meet the following promotion or open competitive qualifications may be qualified for a provisional appointment.
Candidates must meet the following Promotional qualifications:
You must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/ 55 c service as a Psychology Assistant 3.
Candidates must meet the following Open Competitive qualifications:
You must have a master of psychology degree from a regionally accredited college or university psychology degree program which prepares graduates for clinical positions in the field of psychology in a clinical, forensic, community mental health, or school setting. Qualifying degree programs must have included coursework in psychological and behavioral assessment, and treatment modalities for psychological and behavioral disorders; AND you must also have two years of supervised post master's degree experience in a clinical, forensic, community mental health, or school setting, where your primary duties were providing psychological services as described below.*
• A doctoral degree in a clinical field of psychology may be
substituted for both the education and experience
• A clinical psychology practicum, externship, or fieldwork
assignment, that was completed as part of a qualifying master
of psychology degree program, may be substituted for one
year of the required experience.**
• A certificate of advanced study in a clinical field of psychology
or school psychology may be substituted for one year of the
For the purposes of qualifying for these examinations, examples of qualifying degree programs/majors include but are not limited to the following: clinical psychology, clinical forensic psychology, community psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, and child psychology.
Examples of non-qualifying degree programs/majors include but are not limited to the following: education, counseling, clinical counseling, clinical hypnosis, community counseling, educational counseling, forensic counseling, guidance counseling, human relations, marriage and family counseling, professional counseling, rehabilitative counseling, school counseling, student and personnel services, mental health counseling, psychological counseling, pastoral psychology, transpersonal psychology, neuroscience, experimental psychology, industrial psychology, and organizational psychology.
*For the purposes of these examinations, qualifying experience is considered to be direct experience with individuals, families, or groups in a hospital, psychiatric hospital, psychiatric clinic, community mental health clinic, correctional facility, intermediate care facility, institutional or school setting, or community based residential and/or day program, under the supervision of a doctoral level psychologist, licensed psychologist, licensed physician, licensed psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, or licensed clinical social worker (or in the case of school psychologists with permanent certification from the New York State Education Department, working under the supervision of a school principal or similar administrator). In order for experience to be considered qualifying, primary duties must have included activities such as administering assessments and tests for diagnostic psychological evaluations or completing functional behavior assessments; developing behavior support plans or writing psychological treatment plans; and/or providing psychological counseling and treatment in one or more of the following areas: mental and/or emotional disorders, cognitive disorders, behavioral disorders, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, alcoholism, addictions, substance abuse disorders, sex offender assessment and treatment, or forensic mental health.
Examples of non-qualifying experience include but are not limited to, experience in experimental psychology, research psychology, industrial psychology, organizational psychology, health psychology, utilization review, guidance counseling, pastoral counseling, or as a habilitation specialist or instructor of psychology.
**A practicum, externship, or clinical fieldwork assignment is defined as a direct clinical experience providing psychological services in a hospital, psychiatric hospital, psychiatric clinic, community mental health clinic, correctional facility, intermediate care facility, institutional or school setting, or community based residential and/or day program; and must have been a component of a qualifying master of psychology degree program listed on the official transcript.
1. 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
2. If appointed you may be required to become an enrolled
Medicare provider; obtain and provide to your employer a
National Provider Identifier (NPI) number issued by the
National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPES); and
otherwise actively participate to the degree necessary to allow
for your services to be billed through Medicare and Medicaid. If
you are appointed and you lose the ability to bill through
Medicaid and Medicare, you may be terminated from your
Duties Description As a Psychologist 1, you would, under the general supervision of higher-level psychology staff and as a member of a treatment team, perform psychological evaluations; complete behavior assessments; develop and implement plans of treatment for individuals, groups, and families, or develop behavior support plans for individuals, provide technical direction to program staff; maintain records; and write reports.
Additional Comments Background Investigation/Justice Center Review: Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
PO Box 300
Notes on ApplyingIndicate the Title and Location of the position you are applying for. Please include your e-mail address on your application/resume. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it with your other application materials: