Deputy Commissioner of Mental Health Services

Tompkins County

Posted 8/7/2020

Job Type: Full-time


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Minimum Qualification

Candidates for Deputy Commissioner of Mental Health Services (considered to be the Director of Community Services under NYS Mental Hygiene Law), must have obtained their degree or degrees from a regionally accredited college or university, as recognized by the New York State Education Department, or from a New York State registered institution AND the candidate shall meet the following criteria:

(a) A physician licensed to practice medicine in New York State who shall be deemed board certified or board eligible in psychiatry, neurology, pediatrics; OR

(b) A psychologist who is currently licensed as a psychologist by the New York State Education Department; OR

(c) In possession of a master’s degree in social work, and currently licensed as a licensed master social worker or as a licensed clinical social worker by the New York Education Department; OR

(d) In possession of a master’s degree in psychiatric mental health nursing and shall be licensed by the New York State Education Department as a registered nurse; OR

(e) The individual shall have obtained a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, psychology, social work, public health administration, public administration, hospital administration, human services administration, business administration or other equivalent degrees as determined by a curriculum reviewed and approved by the New York State Education Department; AND

In addition to the requirements in (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) above, the individual must also possess at least five years of progressively responsible clinical and/or administrative experience in a governmental, private, not-for-profit or proprietary program providing services for people who have a diagnosis of mental illness, developmental disabilities, or substance abuse. At least two of the five years of experience must have been in an administrative capacity in which the candidate was responsible for the overall direction and control of an identifiable organizational unit or program. Such experience shall be specifically related to the powers and duties of the director of community services in accordance with section 102.7 of this Part. Please make this information clear in your application for employment.

Tompkins County is Committed to Equity and Inclusion. We encourage those with similar values to apply.

Salary: $49.38 per hour - 2020 Hire Rate (Approximately $102,710 annually)

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