You must submit Application Supplement No.2011-032-1 with your online or paper application.

 

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2011-032

ISSUED  FEBRUARY 23, 2011

REVISED MAY 15, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

LICENSED PSYCHOLOGISTS

 

Completing the Application Supplement is the test.

 

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

 

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

 

1.

 

Licensed Psychologist

43041

ST09

 

 

2.

 

Licensed Psychologist Manager

43050

MA09

 

 

3.

 

Licensed Psychologist Director

43060

MA10

 

 

4.

 

Licensed Psychologist Manager, Corrections

43100

MA10

 

 

5.

 

Licensed Psychologist Director, Corrections

43110

MA11

 

 

When completing your application, please make sure you apply for all job titles for which you want to be tested.  You will NOT be permitted to add job titles after you test.

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

VETERANS:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Licensed Psychologist – You will provide direct clinical services to clients and may serve as a treatment team member.  Your work will include diagnosing clients’ needs; planning, developing and implementing therapies; and evaluating progress.  You may supervise Psychological Services Associates, students, interns or paraprofessional staff.

 

Licensed Psychologist Manager and Licensed Psychologist Manager, Corrections – You will supervise a psychological services staff and may be responsible for coordinating a segment of a psychological services program within a state facility.  You may direct a small psychology department or supervise Psychologists, Psychological Services Associates and other professional and paraprofessional staff.

 

Licensed Psychologist Director and Licensed Psychologist Director, Corrections – You will plan, organize and direct a program providing psychological services within a state facility to clients or inmates.  Supervision is exercised over a staff of professional and technical personnel.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If after reading the requirements you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission’s offices listed at the end of this announcement for guidance.

 

You must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for these job titles.

 

If you are a final candidate for a position covered by the Child Protective Services Law, you will have to provide reports on your background, at your own expense, from such sources as the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.  If you are not a Pennsylvania resident, you must also obtain a report of Federal Criminal History Record Information, at your own expense, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

If you are a final candidate for a position covered by the Older Adults Protective Service Act, you will have to obtain a report of criminal record information, at your own expense, from the Pennsylvania State Police or a statement that the State Police Central Repository contains no information relating to you.  If you are not currently a Pennsylvania resident, or if you are currently a Pennsylvania resident and have not been a resident for two years prior to the date that you received notification that you are a final candidate, you are also required to furnish a report of Federal Criminal History Record Information, at your own expense, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

You must pass a background investigation.

 

After you receive a conditional offer of employment you must undergo a medical examination.

 

If you are hired by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Licensed Psychologists and Licensed Psychologist Managers must attend and complete a 3 week basic training program at the Department of Corrections Central Training Academy in Elizabethtown, Lancaster County.  Licensed Psychologist Directors must attend and complete a 2 week basic training at the same location.

 

Necessary Special Requirements

 

Licensed Psychologist

Possession of a valid license to practice psychology as issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology.

 

Licensed Psychologist Manager and Director, Licensed Psychologist Manager and Director, Corrections

You must possess a current license to practice psychology issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology or a current license to practice psychology as issued by another state with licensure requirements acceptable to the Board.  (Pennsylvania licensure must be obtained within 1 year of employment.)

 

PLEASE LIST YOUR LICENSE NUMBER, EXPIRATION DATE AND THE NAME OF THE STATE THAT ISSUED YOUR LICENSE ON YOUR APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT/PROMOTION.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Licensed Psychologist Manager and Licensed Psychologist Manager, Corrections

One year as a Psychologist or a Licensed Psychologist - Mental Health; OR 1 year of experience as a licensed professional psychologist in the treatment of inmates or individuals with mental illness, mental retardation or behavioral dysfunction.

 

Licensed Psychologist Director and Licensed Psychologist Director, Corrections

One year as a Licensed Psychologist Manager or Licensed Psychologist Manager, Corrections OR 2 years as a Psychologist or Licensed Psychologist - Mental Health, 1 year of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity; OR 2 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Psychologist in the treatment of inmates or individuals with mental illness or mental retardation, 1 year of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Licensed Psychologist positions are located in state mental health hospitals and state centers operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare; in Pennsylvania Department of Corrections’ facilities; and at the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s Hiram G. Andrews Center in Johnstown, Cambria County.

 

Additional opportunities may occur due to normal turnover from retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the

 

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Human Resources, Health and Welfare Building – Room 106, P.O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, PA  17105-2675; Telephone:  (717) 787-5068, Internetwww.dpw.state.pa.us, Emailra-pwhdqpostings@pa.gov

 

OR

 

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Bureau of Human Resources, 1920 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania  17050; Telephone:  (717) 728-5357, Internetwww.cor.state.pa.us, Emailra-docjobs@pa.gov

 

OR

 

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Bureau of Human Resources, Labor and Industry Building – Room 1447, 7th and Forster Streets, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania  17121; Telephone:  (717) 787-9767, Internetwww.dli.state.pa.us

 

OR

 

Human Resources offices of state mental health hospitals, state centers, state correctional facilities, youth development centers and the South Mountain Restoration Center.  See your local telephone directory for addresses and phone numbers.

 

TESTING

 

You will be rated on your experience and training.  Your score will be based on information you report on your application and application supplement.

 

You must provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification.

 

If you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 6 months from the date of your application.  A new application and application supplement are required for a retest.

 

If your name is on an eligible list for these job titles and you take this test, your most recent examination result will be the only one counted.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2011-032-1 on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, or submit your completed paper application and paper application supplement to:

 

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

 

Applications, Application Supplement No. 2011-032-1 and further information can be obtained from:

 

1.

State Civil Service Commission:

 

 

 

Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O.

 

Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (Voice) (717) 783-3058, Text

 

Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 772-2685

 

 

 

Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone

 

(Voice) (215) 560-2253, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (215) 560-4367

 

 

 

Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone

 

(Voice) (412) 565-7666, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (412) 565-2484

 

 

 

Internetwww.scsc.state.pa.us

 

 

2.

PA CareerLink offices

 

 

3.

The Human Resources offices listed under the "JOB OPPORTUNITIES" section of this announcement

 

For further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference and other items, refer to the instructions provided with the "Application for Employment/Promotion."