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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/12/17

Applications Due12/31/17

Vacancy ID43776

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitlePsychiatric Examiner (Psychologist), Central Office;

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade27

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

Salary RangeFrom $88603 to $109133 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address NYS Office of Mental Health

75 New Scotland Avenue

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12208

Minimum Qualifications Candidates who meet the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

Transfer:
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.

Open-Competitive:
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;
OR
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 The Psychiatric Examiner (Psychologist) positions will be located in Buffalo, Rochester, Binghamton and Albany; 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.

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

Name Nicole Swankey

Telephone

Fax (518) 486-3897

Email Address OMHHRM@OMH.NY.GOV

Address

Street NYS Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229

 

Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for this position, please include the title of the position and Vacancy ID #43776 in the subject line of your email when applying. The Psychiatric Examiner (Psychologist) positions will be located in Buffalo, Rochester, Binghamton, and Albany; therefore, please indicate the geographic region(s) of the State in which you prefer to work when applying.

Transfer Applicants:
Interested transfer candidates meeting the specified criteria should email a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to omhhrm@omh.ny.gov.

Open-Competitive Applicants:
Applications (NYS-APPs) 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 a 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. You may access the exam announcement and the NYS-APP online at https://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/oc-cr/decentralized/20-978.cfm.

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.

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