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Fairfax County Government
Community Services Board, Virginia
Closing date
Nov 25, 2023

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The incumbent will be responsible for assessment and psychiatric care of clients who have a wide range of psychiatric disorders that may be co-occurring with substance use disorders, physical illness, and/or intellectual disabilities. Integral member of multidisciplinary treatment teams. Provides expert consultation and guidance regarding diagnosis and treatment planning. Duties will include comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, assessments, medication management, family meetings and crisis intervention when needed. Documents all clinical information into an electronic health record with e-prescribing. Adheres to and complies with all relevant local, state, federal and regulatory standards.

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Illustrative Duties

(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties which may be performed.)
  • Conducts drug maintenance clinic for after care and borderline but ambulatory population to maintain them outside a hospital. Prescribes treatment plan and psychotropic medication based on medication evaluation.
  • Supports other therapists in emergency psychiatric evaluations.
  • Evaluates exceptionally difficult cases. Recommends disposition.
  • Responds to requests for assistance in crisis intervention situations as part of a combined staff approach.
  • Provides consulting support for therapists in several disciplines and varied aspects of the mental hygiene program.
  • Provides individual, couple, and family therapy both short and long term. Coordinates psychiatry training.
  • Participates in group therapy (with a co-therapist) for adolescents and children. Counsels parents of children and adolescents in treatment on an individual and family basis.
  • Leads or participates in administrative, programmatic, and clinical meetings.
  • Acts as chief of an important component of the total program involving a small staff.
  • Evaluates patients for social services, courts, social security, and programs such as vocational rehabilitation, and home-bound teachers.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of modern psychiatric theory and practice.
  • Thorough knowledge of causes, treatment, and prevention of mental illness.
  • Considerable knowledge of available community resources useful in the treatment and prevention of emotional maladjustments.
  • Considerable knowledge of the clinical use of educational and psychological tests and techniques.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative relations with professional, administrative, and other persons working in related fields, such as local welfare and public health departments, schools, courts, law enforcement hospitals and other institutions.
  • Ability to plan and execute work effectively.
  • Ability to supervise the work of Mental Health Therapists.

Employment Standards

Doctor of Medicine degree. Completion of an accredited psychiatry residency training program at the time of hire and that includes two years of experience in outpatient settings with medication management.

  • Current and valid license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Virginia at the time of hire;
  • Eligibility for Board Certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as a psychiatrist at the time of hire;
  • Controlled Substance Registration Certificate issued by the DEA at the time of hire.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire.

This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies).

  • Experience with treatment of serious mental illness and substance use disorders in a community setting.
  • Experience with leadership and management of MD/NPs.
  • Experience and skills working with child and adolescents and older adults.

Ability to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit, type on a keyboard, lift up to 20 pounds; read, write, and use a computer. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.



Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.

Fairfax County Government is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.The size of Fairfax County government and the diversity of services it provides to citizens allows opportunities for personal growth and development, without ever having to change employers. In addition to pay, Fairfax County Government provides an employee benefits package worth approximately 25% of your salary in additional compensation. This package of benefits consists of programs designed to protect you and your family during your employment with the county and into your retirement years.

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Group Term Life Insurance
Contributory Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation
Flexible Spending Account Programs
Long Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Care Plan
Tuition Assistance Program
Employees' Child Care Center
Virginia College Savings Plans

Fairfax County's Application Process: Fairfax County uses an online application process called NEOGOV at nearly all positions.

Applicants who need assistance with the online application process are welcome to come to the Application Center at Fairfax County's HR Central where staff will be happy to work with you to establish an account and get your resume into the system. HR Central is located in the Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270, Fairfax, VA, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or call 703-222-5872 for more information.

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12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 270

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