NYC DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE
Established in 1805, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (the NYC Health Department) is the oldest and largest health department in the country. Our mission is to protect and improve the health of all New Yorkers, in service of a vision of a city in which all New Yorkers can realize their full health potential, regardless of who they are, how old they are, where they are from, or where they live.
As a world-renowned public health agency with a history of building transformative public health programming and infrastructure, innovating in science and scholarship to advance public health knowledge, and responding to urgent public health crises — from New York City’s yellow fever outbreak in 1822, to the COVID-19 pandemic — we are a hub for public health innovation, expertise, and programs, and services. We serve as the population health strategist, and policy, and planning authority for the City of New York, while also having a vast impact on national and international public policy, including programs and services focused on food and nutrition, anti-tobacco support, chronic disease prevention, HIV/AIDS treatment, family and child health, environmental health, mental health, and racial and social justice work, among others.
Our Agency’s five strategic priorities, building off a recently-completed strategic planning process emerging from the COVID-19 emergency, are:
1) To re-envision how the Health Department prepares for and responds to health emergencies, with a focus on building a “response-ready” organization, with faster decision-making, transparent public communications, and stronger surveillance and bridges to healthcare systems 2) Address and prevent chronic and diet-related disease, including addressing rising rates of childhood obesity and the impact of diabetes, and transforming our food systems to improve nutrition and enhance access to healthy foods
3) Address the second pandemic of mental illness including: reducing overdose deaths, strengthening our youth mental health systems, and supporting people with serious mental illness
4) Reduce black maternal mortality and make New York a model city for women’s health
5) Mobilize against and combat the health impacts of climate change
Our 7,000-plus team members bring extraordinary diversity to the work of public health. True to our value of equity as a foundational element of all of our work, and a critical foundation to achieving population health impact in New York City, the NYC Health Department has been a leader in recognizing and dismantling racism’s impacts on the health of New Yorkers and beyond. In 2021, the NYC Board of Health declared racism as a public health crisis. With commitment to advance anti-racist public health practices that dismantle systems that perpetuate inequitable power, opportunity and access, the NYC Health Department continues to work in and with communities and community organizations to increase their access to health services and decrease avoidable health outcomes.
Program and Job Description:
The New York City Health Department works every day to protect and promote the health of more than 8.5 million diverse New Yorkers. This includes making health equity and racial justice a priority in order to address enduring gaps in health between white New Yorkers and communities of color. To support this mission, the Bureau of Epidemiology Services (BES) conducts systematic data collection and monitoring, rigorous analysis, and effective data communication. BES seeks to provide accurate and timely public health data to inform decision-making, to optimize data use, and to ensure accurate analysis of health data.
The Bureau is responsible for developing, collecting and facilitating the use of population-based surveillance survey data and other data sources; and providing support to DOHMH in study design, questionnaire development, and survey weighting. The Assistant Commissioner for Epidemiology Services will oversee and manage all activities within the Bureau of Epidemiology Services (BES), including research, surveillance, scientific reporting, and administration. The Assistant Commissioner will partner with other leaders from across the agency on Data Modernization Initiative (DMI), a project to create an equity-centered modern, integrated and real-time public health data and surveillance system. BES is a multidisciplinary bureau that helps monitor and improve the health of New Yorkers though research and evaluation, as well as consultation and training within the division, around the agency, and to outside partners.
The bureau systematically collects, analyzes, and disseminates data on health issues citywide and among special populations to inform decision-making, and provides training and support for specialized analyses and targeted evaluations. Findings from this bureau are regularly disseminated through data requests, reports, peer-reviewed manuscripts, presentations, publicly available datasets, and EpiQuery, the Health Department’s online, interactive data analysis and visualization tool. This information is used to inform policymakers and program planners with high-quality and timely data.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Create a DMI team and hire crucial DMI workforce to coordinate/centralize data governance and acquisition and build/strengthen agency’s capacity for data science and engineering, with guidance from the DMI Steering Committee.
Establish long COVID surveillance activities to produce high quality NYC long COVID data and help policy and program decision-making.
Develop agency-wide qualitative research & evaluation infrastructure and capacity to strengthen and expand public health surveillance that center equity priorities by incorporating stakeholder perspectives.
Advance racial equity data analysis and research across the agency through the Data for Equity group.
Design, implement and manage citywide health surveys that characterize the health of New Yorkers.
Process, analyze and disseminate information from agency datasets and respond to community data needs and requests in a timely manner.
Conduct timely analyses for the Commissioner, agency leadership and other city officials as needed.
Provide epidemiologic and methodological consultations and guidance to the agency and external organizations.
Develop and implement a bureau research agenda to ensure that prioritized analyses are completed and coordinated with other DOHMH Divisions.
Direct and oversee priority analytic projects in the Bureau.
Ensure that findings from key analyses are disseminated through peer-reviewed and agency publications.
Promote high quality management among unit leaders and support development and training for all bureau staff.
Provide leadership through vision and values; represent Bureau within and outside of the agency; act on and make timely decisions; administer financial, material, and human resources appropriately.
Sustain and develop a team of public health professionals in the Bureau of Epidemiology Services and ensure organizational efficiency.
Conduct population health surveillance and research to position the agency to understand health issues and promote health equity in NYC.
Increase awareness and use of DOHMH data within and outside the agency.
Improve public health knowledge and skills among DOHMH employees, students and other health professionals.
Identify and implement strategies within the Division for operational improvement, enhanced customer service and professional development.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1.Five (5) years of satisfactory administrative, managerial or executive experience in large scale public health or medical care programs, including major responsibilities in program planning and/or evaluation; and either:
a. Graduation from an approved school of medicine or dentistry and a master’s degree in public health from an accredited college or university school of public health; or
b. A doctorate’s degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, biomedical sciences, oral biology, pathology, biology, immunology, health policy, health science, community health, health administration, environmental and occupational health, infectious/communicable diseases, psychiatric health, or a related field from an accredited college or university; or
c. A master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, biomedical sciences, oral biology, pathology, biology, immunology, health policy, health science, dental hygiene, community health, health administration, environmental and occupational health, infectious/communicable diseases, psychiatric health, or a related field from an accredited college or university, and four years of full-time paid experience in large scale public health or medical care programs, including responsibilities in program planning and/or evaluation; or
d. A bachelor’s degree in public health, biostatistics, biomedical sciences, biology, immunology, health policy, health science, dental hygiene, community health, health administration, environmental health, infectious or communicable diseases, psychiatric health, or a related field from an accredited college or university of public health, and six years of full-time paid experience in large scale public health or medical care programs, including responsibilities in program planning and/or evaluation; or”
2. A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience. However, all candidates must have a minimum of one (1) year of administrative, managerial, or executive experience as described in “1” above.
Strong organizational and leadership abilities.
Minimum of 5 years of management experience.
PhD or other advanced degree in a public health discipline such as epidemiology or biostatistics.
Experience in applied public health, programmatic and/or epidemiological research and evaluation.
Extensive experience in data analysis with relevant computer software skills, preferably including SAS and SUDAAN.
Experience with statistical methods and applications, and familiarity with various data collection methodologies.
**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.
As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at StudentAid.gov/PSLF.
“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 # 585520.
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.
Except as otherwise provided herein, a person serving in a mayoral agency in any of the following civil service or office titles shall be a resident of the City on the date that he or she assumes such title or shall establish city residence within ninety days after such date and shall thereafter maintain city residency for as long as he or she serves in such title: agency heads, including but not limited to Commissioner, Director and Executive Director, First Deputy Commissioner, Executive Deputy Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, General Counsel, Borough Commissioner, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Associate Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner, and other senior level staff titles, identified on a list established pursuant to section 2(b) of this Order.
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