STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B26

Class No. 4465

PSYCHOLOGIST III

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly advanced and/or managerial (senior-level) psychological work. Work involves directing psychological activities and programs, conducting psychological evaluations, diagnosing and counseling clients, providing consultation and training on conducting counseling sessions, and conducting psychological research. May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Directs and plans psychological activities and programs.

Oversees research studies and projects, ensuring that findings are appropriately disseminated.

Oversees and evaluates mental health delivery services programs.

Administers and interprets psychological tests and conducts psychological assessments and diagnoses.

Conducts behavior analyses, and designs and monitors behavior modification and skill acquisition plans.

Designs and implements special treatment programs as appropriate.

Designs, conducts, and oversees program evaluation studies.

Reviews psychological reports for completeness and accuracy.

Provides individual or group counseling for youth, adults, and families.

Provides training and technical assistance to agency staff.

May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in psychological work. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a doctoral degree in psychology.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of psychology, psychometrics, and physiological principles; of diagnostic criteria; and of psychological evaluation methods.

Skill in the use of psychological evaluation and assessment techniques, and in mediation procedures.

Ability to plan and direct psychological activities and research; to provide psychological counseling; to interpret diagnostic evaluations; to analyze behavior; to develop behavior modification and skill acquisition plans; to plan and direct psychological activities and research; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

Must be licensed as a psychologist by the State of Texas or a reciprocity state.


State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed 9-1-17