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Surveillance Analyst, Viral Hepatitis Program, Bureau of Communicable Diseases

The Viral Hepatitis Program conducts surveillance and reporting, policy, program implementation in areas of prevention, care and treatment, and provider and community outreach.
You will:

  • Coordinate program evaluation for contracted viral hepatitis services as part of the CMS INSPIRE grant, develop and update program reports, manage data, quality indicators, and quality improvement activities, organize technical assistance and coordinate with other programs.
  • Monitor and improve the quality of hepatitis surveillance data.
  • Prepare datasets for the evaluation of Project INSPIRE, a federally-funded hepatitis C care coordination program, including comparison with non-Project INSPIRE cases.
  • Participate in analyses in support of and evaluation of Project INSPIRE
  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of case lists from the surveillance registry for Project INSPIRE partners.
  • Participate in viral hepatitis studies and analyses and perform moderately complex data analyses.
  • Prepare hepatitis C datasets from the surveillance system for other users.
  • Serve as the coordinator and reviewer for the acute viral hepatitis surveillance system; review investigations results; routinely analyze and summarize data.
  • Conduct viral hepatitis case investigations.
  • Represent the Viral Hepatitis Program at Task Force 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
  1. 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
  1. 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 in surveillance, data management and data analysis
  • Experience in analytic software, including Microsoft Access and Excel; SAS and/or SPSS is required
  • Ability to handle multiple and diverse assignments
  • Ability to summarize complex data in reports and/or manuscripts
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of viral hepatitis B or C
  • Experience in program management and implementation
  • Experience in data management
  • Experience working with diverse populations and with professional partners.

 

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 216723.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Civil Service Title: CITY RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Title Code No: 21744 Level: 02
Job Category: Health
Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)
Proposed Salary Range: $ 68,239.00 – $ 85,644.00 (Annual)
Work Location: 42-09 28th Street
Division/Work Unit: Communicable Diseases

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.

POSTING DATE: 09/30/2015 POST UNTIL: Until Filled

The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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