DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF MENTAL HEALTH

Job Posting

DATE:

March 3, 2017

TO:

ALL COUNTY EMPLOYEES AND ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES

(This is a Competitive-Class position.)

FROM:

Dr. Carol Smith, MD, MPH; Commissioner of Health and Mental Health

JOB VACANCY:

Deputy Commissioner of Mental Health/ Provisional/ Full-Time/ Benefitted

LOCATION:

Department of Health and Mental Health

239 Golden Hill Drive

Kingston, New York 12401

SALARY:

$49.17/Hour

 

Send applications to the attention of:

Katrina Kouhout, Secretary to the Commissioner of Health and Mental Health

239 Golden Hill Drive

Kingston, New York 12401

kare[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us

Ulster County Department of Health and Mental Health seek to fill the position of Deputy Commissioner of Mental Health. This is an important position that serves under the direction of the Commissioner of Health and Mental Health as the second in command of the local governmental agency responsible for the Community Mental Health Program as set forth in New York State Mental Hygiene Law.  The Deputy Commissioner of Mental Health coordinates and ensures that the residents of Ulster County have reasonable access to a system of services, including, but not limited to treatment, housing, community supports, vocational, preventative and medical services.  The Deputy Commissioner of Mental Health makes recommendations to the Commissioner of Health and Mental Health toward attaining a comprehensive community mental hygiene program. General supervision is exercised over professional, administrative, para-professional and clerical staff.

Candidates must meet the following Minimum Qualifications Either:

A.  Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology, current licensure as a Psychologist issued by the New York State Department of Education and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working in programs for the mentally ill, developmentally disabled or alcohol/substance abuse, two (2) years of experience must have been in an administrative capacity; OR

B.  Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s Degree in Social Work, current licensure as a Clinical Social Worker issued by the New York State Department of Education and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working in programs for the mentally ill, developmentally disabled or alcohol/substance abuse, two (2) years of experience must have been in an administrative capacity.

Special Requirement for appointment to Ulster County positions: In accordance with Ulster County Legislative Local Law Number 14 of 2007 or by other State and Federal Statutes, candidates for employment to all Ulster County positions must obtain clearance for appointment from the Department of Criminal Justice Services or other mandated Federal and State regulatory authority based upon fingerprinting and a criminal history background check.

IF COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY EDUCATION IS INDICATED; TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED AND SHOULD BE ATTACHED TO ALL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED.  A CANDIDATE LACKING THE REQUIRED TRANSCRIPTS WILL RECEIVE A CONDITIONAL APPROVAL PENDING THE RECEIPT OF TRANSCRIPTS. 

ULSTER COUNTY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, disabled veteran status, or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.