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City of San Antonio seeking Psychologist

CITY OF SAN ANTONIO
invites applications for the position of:
Psychologist
SALARY: $33.71 – $50.57 Hourly
$70,120.96 – $105,181.44 Annually

 

OPENING DATE: 12/12/18
CLOSING DATE: 12/31/18 11:59 PM
Grant Funded: No
Work Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. On-Call/after hours as needed.
JOB SUMMARY:
Under administrative direction, is responsible for performing in-house psychological services to SAPD officers, supervisors, administration, and families. Assesses the suitability of applicants to the Department. Assists high level Police management in developing organizational and stress management systems for Police personnel. Consults in crisis intervention incidents requiring psychological services. Exercises direction and indirect functional supervision over assigned staff.

This position is an “unclassified” position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission.  This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Administers and participates in the evaluation of psychological examinations for entry level public safety personnel (i.e. Police applicants).

 

  • Develops stress management programs for public safety personnel and their families, to include Police Officers, supervisory and management personnel.

 

  • Makes referrals and conducts follow-up evaluations on individuals identified as needing long-term therapy.

 

  • Conducts counseling and interviews on a short-term basis to gain insight into personal problems.

 

  • Collects data about individuals through the use of interviews, case history, observation techniques, and testing.

 

  • Evaluates data to identify causes of problems of individuals and to determine advisability of counseling or referral to other specialists.

 

  • Follows-up results of counseling to determine reliability and validity of treatment used.

 

  • Conducts training for new public safety personnel, supervisors, and managers.

 

  • Coordinates peer support program.

 

  • Administers alcohol and drug prevention and referral programs.

 

  • Visits public safety facilities (i.e. Police Substations) to observe and make recommendations for reducing stress.

 

  • Works with the Chief, training staff, supervisors, managers, and committees to develop a comprehensive stress management program for the department.

 

  • Develops and coordinates other programs related to an effective critical incident and threat management program (i.e. working with Hostage Negotiators to train officers in hostage situations and Trauma Debriefing Programs).

 

  • May do research to develop and improve diagnostic and counseling techniques.

 

  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Ph.D. in Psychology.

 

  • Two (2) years of experience in clinical psychology.

 

  • No substitution for education allowed.

 

  • Valid Class ‘C’ Texas Driver’s License.

 

  • License or licensable as a Psychologist under the Texas State Licensing Law.

 

  • Applicants for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following will result in being disqualified for this position: Felony Convictions, Felony Deferred Adjudication, Class A & B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication, Class B Misdemeanor Convictions, an Open Arrest for Any Criminal Offense (Felony or Misdemeanor), and Family Violence Convictions.

APPLICANT INFORMATION:

  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.

 

  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.

 

  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months.  One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.

 

  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks.  If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of organizational psychology.

 

  • Knowledge of crisis intervention.

 

  • Knowledge of statistical analysis.

 

  • Knowledge of research methods and design.

 

  • Knowledge of procedures for planning, implementing, and maintaining a stress management program.

 

  • Knowledge of recent developments, current literature, and sources of information related to stress management.

 

  • Knowledge of interviewing and counseling techniques.

 

  • Knowledge of standard program evaluation methods and report writing procedures.

 

  • Skill in utilizing a personal computer and associated software programs.

 

  • Ability to assess individual needs and design, develop, and implement a program or course of action suited to that of the individual’s needs.

 

  • Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations.

 

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.

 

  • Ability to select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff.

 

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the general public, to include Police Officers, Firefighters, supervisors, administrators, association members, and their families.

 

  • Ability to interpret and apply City and department policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.

 

  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months. One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.

 

  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing, references, background checks, and credential verification, as required by the position. Depending on the position, selected applicants may be required to comply with any state and federal requirements for the position and may be subject to interval criminal background checks in accordance with relevant regulations.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.sanantonio.gov/HR/CareerCenter.aspxHuman Resources Department
San Antonio, TX 78205
210-207-8705hrcustomerservice@sanantonio.gov
Position #2019-00348
PSYCHOLOGIST
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Psychologist Supplemental Questionnaire

 

* 1. Are you a current regular full time CoSA employee?
 Yes
No
* 2. Do you have a valid Texas Driver’s License OR valid driver’s license from another state with the ability to obtain a valid Texas Driver’s License within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident?
 Yes
No
* 3. Are you a veteran or active member of the armed forces?
 Yes
No
* 4. What best describes your highest level of education?
 Some High School
High School Diploma or GED recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency
30+ completed semester hours (credits) from an accredited college or university
60+ completed semester hours (credits) from an accredited college or university
Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university
90+ completed semester hours (credits) from an accredited college or university
120+ completed semester hours (credits) from an accredited college or university
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university
PhD, JD, or other Post Graduate Degree from an accredited college or university
None of the above
* 5. Do you have a PH.D. in Psychology?
 Yes
No
* 6. Do you have a License or are you licensable as a Psychologist under the Texas State Licensing Law?
 Yes
No
* 7. How many years of experience do you have in clinical psychology?
 Less than one year
1 year
2 years
3 years
4 years
5 years +
I do not have experience in clinical psychology.
* 8. How do you plan, organize, and prioritize your daily tasks?
* 9. The City of San Antonio’s Core Values are Teamwork, Integrity, Innovation, and Professionalism. Describe how you have exemplified these values in your current or previous work.
* 10. I UNDERSTAND that this position is an “unclassified” position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.
 Yes
No
* 11. I understand for this position I must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following will result in being disqualified for this position: Felony Convictions, Felony Deferred Adjudication, Class A & B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication, Class B Misdemeanor Convictions, an Open Arrest for Any Criminal Offense (Felony or Misdemeanor), and Family Violence Convictions.
 Agree
Disagree
* Required Question

 

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