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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSISTANT
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $60,969.60 to  $91,642.32  PAY GRADE: 41
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
JOB INFORMATION
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Aging & Disability Services
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 10.171
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 29818
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 10/05/2016
Recruiter:
   KENNETH SCHULZ
   Phone: (775)684-0147
   Email: krschulz@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied

** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
The Position
Licensed Psychologists provide psychological testing, evaluation, psychotherapy, counseling, and consultation to clients or inmates in residential, inpatient and outpatient settings, at a mental health, intellectual disabilities, or correctional facility, or in other settings where psychological services are provided.
Under the direct clinical supervision of a Licensed Psychologist, incumbents perform the duties described in the series concept in a trainee capacity. Incumbents may be automatically progressed to Licensed Psychologist I upon receipt of licensure as a psychologist in the State of Nevada.This Psychological Assistant (PA) is located within the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) of Health and Human Services at Desert Regional Center in Las Vegas. ADSD provides an atmosphere of innovative thinking, teamwork, and friendly co-workers, and is a great place to work. The mission of the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) is to provide leadership and advocacy in the planning, development and delivery of a high quality, comprehensive support service system across the lifespan to allow all of Nevada's elders, children and adults with disabilities or special health care needs, to live independent, meaningful and dignified lives to the greatest extent possible.
This post-doctoral position is an excellent entry into the field of developmental disabilities. Through the oversight of a licensed supervising psychologist, this position provides psychological services to individuals with developmental disabilities such as intellectual disabilities and other related conditions such as autism spectrum disorders, seizure disorders and genetic syndromes. The incumbent will provide assessments to determine eligibility for developmental services and other specialized programs; as well as offer behavioral consultation and therapy. The incumbent will be required to document progress notes in the electronic medical record. The incumbent may be called upon to participate with multi-disciplinary committees to improve treatment services. We seek high-performing professionals who are competent communicators and are dedicated to creating a welcoming environment for the consumers we serve. Employees are called upon to exercise the highest ethical standards, accuracy, problem-solving, and resourcefulness and to be equipped with the ability to multi-task and exercise time management. Competent employees have the opportunity to build meaningful careers and work with Nevada's top experts in the field of Developmental Psychology. This is a temporary-full time vacancy for one year with no lay-off rights at the end of service.

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    An active doctoral psychology internship agreement and/or a certificate of successful completion of a doctoral psychology internship program is required at the time of application.
Special Notes
    Applicants for the Psychological Assistant must attach either their active doctoral psychology internship agreement, certificate of successful completion of their doctoral psychology internship program, or verification of their Doctorate in Psychology degree to their application in order to be considered eligible.
    Psychological Assistant's must have a Doctorate in Psychology and approval as a Registered Psychological Assistant by the State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners at the time of appointment.
Special Requirements
    Psychological Assistants must be approved as a Registered Psychological Assistant by the State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners at the time of appointment and must remain in good standing with the Board as a condition of continuing employment.
    Some positions may be required to work on evenings, weekends and holidays.
    A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
    A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicants.
    A valid Nevada driver's license or equivalent mobility is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
The Examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview.
INFORMATIONAL LINKS
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
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Email
Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
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