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Education and Experience: Possession of a doctorate in psychology from an accredited university.

Necessary Special Qualifications: Licensure or a temporary permit as a psychologist with the State of Tennessee is required at the time of employment and must be maintained for the duration of the one-year probationary period; licensure as a psychologist with the State of Tennessee is required by the end of the probationary period and must be maintained throughout employment.

Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions. 

Summary: Under direction, is responsible for performing professional psychological work of considerable difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: An employee in this class may function in a variety of assignments as a fully qualified Psychologist. An incumbent may be assigned to act primarily as a therapist and treatment team member, or as a treatment coordinator or leader, or as an evaluative specialist in supervising psychological examiners, or in a specialty staff assignment such as counseling, evaluating, consulting, and/or researching. Incumbents often supervise or lead professional, sub-professional, and other staff.