• Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $84,131.04 - $113,376.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Position/Program Information


FILING START DATE: 05/22/23 at 9 AM
This examination will remain open until the needs of the posting are met and is subject to close without notice.

Under close supervision, serves as a staff psychologist by applying psychological principles in the following major areas: assessment, treatment, research, training, and clinical consultation.

Positions allocable to this class typically report to a higher-level clinical supervisor, and provide the full-range of professional psychological services relating to the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric and co-occurring disorders. Incumbents are responsible for selecting, administering, and interpreting various types of psychological testing instruments, and for providing individual, group and family therapy. The Clinical Psychologist I is distinguished from the Clinical Psychologist II in that the latter performs at the full professional level and may provide technical direction and guidance to the Clinical Psychologist I.

Essential Job Functions
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Selects, administers and interprets a wide variety of psychological testing instruments for the diagnosis and evaluation of clients with psychiatric and co-occurring disorders.

Generates reports of diagnostic and psychological findings and/or treatment recommendations.

Performs direct service activities including diagnostic evaluation, structured clinical interviewing, and individual, group, and family therapy.

Utilizes a variety of treatment modalities such as psychotherapy, behavior modification, and various evidence-based or promising practices such as cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Intervenes with clients to enhance their ability to fully participate in treatment, including defining treatment goals and designing intervention strategies that support recovery and resiliency.

Evaluates client response to treatment, modifies treatment strategies and includes the client as part of the decision-making process.

Obtains and studies medical, psychological, social and family histories, by interviewing individuals, couples, or families and reviewing relevant records.

As a member of multidisciplinary treatment team, plans treatment programs and disposition of cases, including identifying treatment outcomes.

Participates in professional staff conferences concerning psychological assessment methods, techniques and results.

Provides testimony before courts of law on results of psychological evaluations.
Assists in carrying out psychological research studies and multidisciplinary projects.

A Doctorate from an accredited college or university in psychology, educational psychology, education with the field of specialization in counseling psychology, or in a discipline deemed equivalent by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Psychology


Must be an approved LAC DMH Stipend awardee

A waiver issued by the California Department of Mental Health in accordance with Welfare & Institutions Code Section 5751.1-2. Waivers for newly-trained psychologists shall not exceed five years from the commencement of employment in California, or as currently defined by the State Welfare & Institutions Code. Waivers for out-of-state psychologists shall not exceed one year from date of employment in California, or as currently defined in the State Welfare & Institutions Code.

2 - Light - Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

Desirable Qualifications:
Post doctoral degree experience in performing psychiatric diagnostic evaluations and individual, group and family therapy.

Special Requirement Information:
*Withhold Information: Applicants who expect to receive their Doctorate degree within six (6) months of filing an application may compete in the examination, and if successful, will be withheld from certification for employment until original documentation of successful completion of the required education is received. Applicants must attach proof (original or photocopy of an original) of their college transcripts or degree indicating the field of study from an accredited college or university, or a letter with the Registrar's signature on school letterhead with school seal indicating a planned graduation date within 6 months to their application at the time of filing or within seven (7) calendar days of filing .

A copy of your diploma or official transcripts MUST be attached to the application at the time of filing.

As a condition of employment, a candidate will be required to complete the Mental Health Professional Licensing Waiver Request at the time of appointment. The Department of Mental Health will submit the completed Waiver Request to the California Department of Mental Health.

Applications will be rejected if waivers exceed 5 years from the commencement of employment in California or are within 12 months of expiration from the commencement of employment in California and for out-of-state psychologists, waivers that exceed one year from date of employment in California.

Applicants must appear on the current DMH Stipend Roster to qualify.
Additional Information
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and desirable qualifications based upon application information weighted 100%. Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in order to be placed on the eligible register.

All notifications will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add and to your email address and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.

Special Information:

Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, holidays or weekends.

Past and present metal health clients and family members are encouraged to apply.

" The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed. "

Vacancy Information: The resulting eligible register will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Mental Health as they occur.

Eligibility Information:
Applications will be processed on an "as-received"
basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.
The names of applicants receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

Applicants will be placed on an eligible list/register without indication of relative standing in the examination. The appointing power may appoint any one of the names on the appropriate list/register, except a person without Veterans credit may not be appointed if there are three or more names on the list/register of persons entitled to Veteran's credit.


Applicants are required to complete and submit an online Los Angeles County Employment Application in order to be considered for this examination. Paper applications, resumes, or any unsolicited documents will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application. We must receive your application by 5:00 pm, PST, on the last day of filing.

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting.

Applications must complete and submit their online applications and upload required documents (e.g. Physician and Surgeon's Certificate, Resume, etc.,) as attachment(s) during application submission or send by email to within 15 calendar days from date of application submission. Indicate the Exam Title on the subject line when sending required documents by email.

The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements. Your online application must show complete license, education and work experience information necessary to evaluate your qualifications. License information section must show title of license, license number, original date of issue, and expiration date.

Education information section must include name and address of school attended, complete dates attended, name of course/s taken, number of units earned, and degree/s earned.

Work experience section must include job title, employer name and address, name of work area/facility, actual payroll title held and not the working and/or functional titles, from/to dates of employment including month, day and year, total number of months, total number of hours worked per week - not a range of hours (full or part-time), and complete and detailed description of related job duties. If range of hours is provided, experience will be prorated based on the lowest number of hours worked per week. LIST separately each job experience to be evaluated.

All information is subject to verification. Applicants may be rejected at any stage of the selection process.

Please provide your social security number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a social security number.

For applicants who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a applicant's original application record.

Department Contact Name: Joshua Goldman
Department Contact Phone: (323) 705-3880
Department Contact Email:
ADA Coordinator Phone: (213) 972-7034
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099

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