DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE
DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE
Job Posting Notice
Manager, Panel Maintenance Unit
Civil Service Title
CITY RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Health, Policy, Research & Analysis
30-30 47TH AVE
World Trde Centr Hlth Registry
# of Positions
Title Code No
Proposed Salary Range
$ 94,283.00 – $117,100.00 (Annual)
The World Trade Center Health Registry (WTCHR) was created in 2002 to monitor and evaluate the physical and mental health impact on more than 71,000 persons exposed to the September 11, 2001 disaster. Housed within the Division of Epidemiology in a renowned and dynamic agency, the Registry’s research influences national policies concerning healthcare for those who survived the attacks and contributes novel epidemiologic findings to the post-disaster public health literature.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Supervise and mentor the work of 5 Master’s-level research analysts and coordinators to meet unit and Registry objectives.
Manage the unit to ensure the unit’s annual and longer-term objectives are met on time and within budget.
Monitor and guide unit projects and activities, conduct strategic planning and trouble-shoot potential roadblocks and delays.
Develop and implement protocols, submit protocols to the IRB for approval as needed, oversee updates to the authoritative confidential Master Demographic database of identifiable demographic and contact information for all 71,000 enrollees.
Track the different types of consents provided by enrollees and distress calls from enrollees. Oversee outreach to consent new adult enrollees who were enrolled as children. Prepare reports as needed.
Conduct scientific program management by serving as logistics and operations lead for all mass communications to enrollees, including distribution of all paper and web surveys, including the Registry’s Follow-up COVID-19 Survey in early 2022.
For each mass communications, manage the enrollee sample targeted to receive the mass communications including management of sub-samples for language-specific communications.
Oversee final functional and content quality control checks of paper and web surveys prior to launch, and conduct quality control checks of near-final dataset of survey responses to ensure completed surveys are assigned to the correct enrollee, including the Registry’s 2021 COVID-19 Survey. Oversee paper survey intake operations to capture data accurately and completely from surveys prepared using Teleform.
Serve as one of the two Registry Confidentiality Coordinators. Develop and enhance protocols for Registry confidentiality policies and procedures and oversee staff annual confidentiality training.
Serve on committee of four senior staff to develop, oversee and approve content of all communications to enrollees. Work closely with the Public Affairs Unit Manager and the Treatment Referral Program lead to coordinate communications and outreach to enrollees.
Work closely with the Registry’s Research and Survey Unit staff, Medical Surveillance staff, and IT/Systems staff during implementation of surveys and in-depth studies.
Work closely with Registry’s IT/Systems staff to develop the scope of work for new software applications for new initiatives (e.g., an online consent application) and for enhancing existing applications (e.g., rTools, the VB application developed in-house to manage and extract data and reports from the authoritative Master Demographic Dataset managed by the Panel Maintenance Unit).
Work closely with the Deputy Director to prepare relevant sections of grant progress reports, annual funding renewals and carryover requests. Prepare content for Panel Maintenance Unit activities.
Develop and monitor Panel Maintenance unit annual grant budgets (~ $500k) and oversee the activities of the mass communication vendor, monitor Registry postage costs and incentives. Work closely with the Senior Director, Grants and Procurement Unit, to procure services and goods for the unit.
Serve on the Leadership Development Committee, a committee of unit and sub-unit managers focused on creating a supportive environment to maximize staff potential and professional development.
Prepare and deliver verbal and written reports of unit activities at Registry and Division meetings, and at other Agency and NIOSH meetings as requested.
Conduct other activities as needed, including serving on hiring committees and manuscript teams, developing and implementing new initiatives and policies to enhance Registry day-to-day operations, and providing advice to other Agency programs especially those within the Division of Epidemiology regarding survey and mass communications operations.
Communicate and collaborate with internal and external partners as needed, and participate in research round tables, and Registry and Division meetings, and lead Panel Maintenance Unit meetings.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
2. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in “2” above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in “1” and “2” above.
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
MPH or PhD in public health or a related field preferred
Experience in managing and supervising a unit or project
Outstanding organizational skills; very strong verbal and written communications skills; supervisory experience.
**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:
Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.
If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
“FINAL APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET APPROVAL”
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 467478.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.
All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.
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