Chief Psychiatric Examiner Psychologist - Grade 31

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This title exists in Mental Health, Office of and has approximately 4 positions.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

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Job Duties

As a Chief Psychiatric Examiner (Psychologist), you may perform the same duties as a Psychiatric Examiner (Psychologist).

As a Chief Psychiatric Examiner (Psychologist), you would:

Supervise Psychiatric Examiners (Psychologist) and other DFS staff.  

Plan and oversee staff assignments; evaluate staff performance; and monitor time and attendance.  

Interview, recruit, and select staff for clinical review and psychiatric examination functions.

Develop and conduct training programs related to clinical treatment, assessment, and psychiatric examination protocols for new and existing staff.  

Provide testimony on behalf of psychiatric examiners who are not available and/or able to testify in their assigned cases where an evaluation was completed.

Provide clinical direction, oversight, and guidance for psychiatric examinations, clinical interventions, and release decision-making.

Serve as statewide clinical and technical expert for the OMH SOMTA program; responds to questions related to review and examination findings; reviews reports and examination findings; and identifies and resolves issues to ensure the appropriate handling of cases and quality of services.

Provide clinical expertise to OMH attorneys, and prepares clinical staff to provide expert testimony at Article 10 legal proceedings.

Act as a statewide resource to Community Supervision Officers and SIST treatment providers supervising, treating, and managing sex offenders in the community.  

Function as a member of the DFS management team.

Review court decisions, recommend changes to clinical review and psychiatric examination processes and procedures accordingly, and contributes to DFS SOMTA program planning and policy decisions.  

Evaluate program operations, develop resource allocation strategies, and negotiate for resources to meet program needs.

Participate in DFS SOMTA budget development activities.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

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How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for email notification so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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