Buprenorphine Project Coordinator, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care, and Treatment

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Job Description
**HIRING RATE: $59,708.00 – Flat Rate

The Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care, and Treatment (BADUPCT) works to reduce morbidity and mortality related to alcohol and substance use among New Yorkers. BADUPCT develops, implements, and evaluates interventions and prevention strategies through: contracting of treatment, recovery, and support services; policy analysis and development; epidemiology and surveillance; dissemination of treatment and management guidelines; harm reduction initiatives; public and provider outreach and education and; community involvement and interagency collaboration.

The Project Coordinator will assist the Primary Care Integration Unit with implementation and evaluation activities focused primarily on promoting access to buprenorphine treatment in New York City. This will involve coordinating a new buprenorphine training initiative, qualitative and quantitative evaluation of several buprenorphine initiatives, and special projects as assigned. The work will encompass a variety of domains in public health including project management, training and education, collaboration with providers, policy, and data analysis and evaluation.

Under the direction from the Clinical Systems Integration Coordinator, the Project Coordinator will perform the following tasks:

– Develop and implement creative marketing activities to promote training.

– Contribute to design of evaluation studies and research for multiple buprenorphine-related projects, including design of surveys and questionnaires.

– Assist with execution of evaluation studies and research, including, data collection, database management, and data analysis.

– Assist with interpretation of evaluation studies and research, including writing concise summaries of activities and findings.

– Disseminate findings and use for program improvement.

– Conduct presentations for a variety of audiences.

– Stay current with substance use literature and apply to projects and conduct literature reviews.

– Liaise/communicate regularly with project partners.

– Work closely and coordinate with other units in BADUPCT.

– Other duties as assigned.

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.

NOTE:
Probationary Period
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

Preferred Skills
– Experience with project management and evaluation; ideally have experience working in a governmental setting

– Possess some knowledge of alcohol and substance use, particularly knowledge of buprenorphine

– Ability to work independently and as part of a team

– Possess excellent interpersonal, research, written, and verbal communication skills

– Be detail-oriented with outstanding organizational skills

– Be able to take initiative on tasks; have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high volume environment

– Be proficient in Word and PowerPoint, and intermediate or advanced knowledge of Excel and Access

– Proficiency in SAS is not necessary but a plus

– Experience creating and conducting online and telephone surveys a plus

– Experience with public speaking.

Additional Information
**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.

• Current Resume

• 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.

**LOAN FORGIVENESS

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:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

To Apply
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 358790.

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.

Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

For specific questions email: mkaplan5@health.nyc.gov.

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