Director of Building Capacity
Civil Service Title: City Research Scientist
Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)
Work Location: 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY, 11101
Proposed Salary Range: $94,283.00 – $117,100.00 (Annual)

Job Description
The Viral Hepatitis Program conducts surveillance, and develops and implements programs and projects to prevent, manage and treat hepatitis B and C in New York City. The Viral Hepatitis Program conducts surveillance, and develops and implements programs and projects to prevent, manage and treat hepatitis B and C in New York City.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Conduct strategic planning and provide direction to the viral hepatitis program staff, in alignment with hepatitis B and C elimination goals.
  • Collaborate with the surveillance program to develop and implement innovative and/or evidenced based data driven interventions to improve hepatitis B and C prevention, testing and treatment in organizations in NYC where people at risk seek care and services.
  • Oversee federal grant and City Council funded projects and related budgets and contracts, ensuring all deliverables and reporting requirements are met.
  • Oversee and continuously improve data management systems to monitor programs, projects and contracts using Salesforce/Public Health Partners Connect, RedCap or other systems as needed.
  • Oversee the production of provider and public facing communications campaigns and materials, write grant applications and produce reports on program activities and outcomes for funders, City agencies, and the community.
  • Guide effective community engagement initiatives including leadership of the Hep Free NYC community coalition and Viral Hepatitis Elimination Plan development and implementation.
  • Supervise a team of program manager and public health intervention staff.
  • Complete other tasks 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 managing multiple mid-career level staff and a team of public health professionals
  • Experience with infectious disease prevention and management program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills and familiarity with qualitative and quantitative data collection, interpretation and reporting
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent writing and speaking ability
  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Advanced knowledge of HIV, viral hepatitis, drug user, and immigrant health care access

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

“FINAL APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET APPROVAL”

To Apply
Apply online with a cover letter to: https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/.
In the Job ID search bar, enter job ID number # 466493.

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.
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.

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