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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/28/13

Applications Due02/12/13

Vacancy ID6340

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleAssociate Psychologist / #13-04

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $66375 to $83954 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? Yes

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Richmond

Street Address Staten Island DDSO/Elizabeth Connelly Center Day Program

930 Willowbrook Road

City Staten Island


Zip Code10314

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications for Permanent Appointment:

Currently serving as a permanent Associate Psychologist eligible for transfer;
Reachable on the Civil Service List for Associate Psychologist;
One year of permanent competitive service in a title eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 or 52.6 of the NYS Civil Service Law.

If no candidates meet the qualifications above, a provisional appointment can be made if a candidate possesses the following:

Minimum Qualifications for Provisional Appointment:
Must have an earned doctoral degree in a field of psychology, AND either a one-year, full-time clinical internship or traineeship OR one year of psychology experience in a clinical setting, under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.

Non-Qualifying Degrees: Non-qualifying degrees include, but are not limited to the following: education, educational psychology, educational counseling, guidance counseling, experimental psychology, industrial psychology, organizational psychology, student and personnel services, mental health counseling, human relations, etc.

Psychology experience in a clinical setting is considered to be any direct care experience with individuals, families, or groups in a hospital, clinic, private practice, or correctional setting under the supervision of a Licensed Psychologist. Qualifying experience must primarily include performing psychological evaluations or assessment tests, psychological diagnostic testing, developing psychological treatment plans, providing psychological counseling and treatment in one or more of the following areas: mental and/or emotional disorders, mental retardation, developmental disabilities, alcoholism, addictions, sex offender assessment and treatment, or forensic mental health.

The following experience is NOT considered qualifying: Experience in administration, administrative services, administrative oversight, training, special education, behavior specialist, habilitation specialist, project management, research, or primarily supervisory experience. Other non-qualifying experience includes, but is not limited to, experience in experimental psychology, research psychology, industrial psychology, organizational psychology, utilization review, guidance counseling, etc.

For all positions:

Your degree or college credit must have been awarded by a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable educational practices. If your degree was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency.

Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.

New York State residence is not required.

Duties Description As an Associate Psychologist, you would be performing professional psychological services under the supervision of a licensed psychologist or other appropriate licensed clinician. You would be working with individuals receiving services that present the more complex behavioral and/or mental health problems. You would be providing administrative supervision to lower-level psychology staff.

Additional Comments 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.

This position requires a continuous recruitment examination. For more information on applying for the position/examination, visit the NYS Department of Civil Service website at

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

Name Shauna Crippen

Telephone (718) 983-5437

Fax (718) 983-5216

Email Address


Street Staten Island DDSO

1150 Forest Hill Road

City Staten Island

State NY

Zip Code 10314


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