Surveillance Analyst – Viral Hepatitis Program (NYC Health Dept)
Salary Range: $75,504.00 – $86,830.00
Job ID: 573862
Location: 42-09 28th Street
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:
- 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
- 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
- Address the second pandemic of mental illness including: reducing overdose deaths, strengthening our youth mental health systems, and supporting people with serious mental illness
- Reduce black maternal mortality and make New York a model city for women’s health
- 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 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH)’s Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and Sexually Transmitted Infections (BHHS) oversees the City’s response to viral hepatitis, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Its mission is to improve the lives of New Yorkers by ending transmission, illness, stigma, and inequities related to viral hepatitis, HIV and sexually transmitted infections. BHHS does this through testing initiatives; prevention, care, and treatment programming; epidemiology and surveillance; training and technical assistance; community engagement; social marketing; policy advocacy; and racial equity and social justice initiatives.
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 hepatitis/HIV surveillance analyst will oversee hepatitis/HIV surveillance, support investigations and public health data analyses; ensure data quality and completion of hepatitis-related data requests, and share data presentations with internal and external audiences.
Duties will include but not be limited to:
- Support and enhance VHP’s capacity for viral hepatitis B and C surveillance activities.
- Conduct quality assurance on hepatitis surveillance electronic reporting data.
- Monitor and improve the quality of hepatitis B and C data in Maven Database System.
- Use SAS Programs to prepare datasets or fulfill data requests as per schedule or as needed.
- Perform investigations for enhanced surveillance projects or other investigations.
- Create accurate and professional reports of findings for internal and external audiences and co-author articles summarizing findings for publication.
- Support and generate hepatitis/HIV coinfection indicators, dashboards, and analyses.
- Collaborate with HIV staff on ongoing matches and projects, e.g., HIV Care Continuum Dashboards (to monitor population progress towards HCV cure and undetectable HIV outcomes).
- Identify ways to best detect clusters of hepatitis/HIV.
- Develop and contribute to indicators to best measure hepatitis/HIV co-infections.
- Present findings to stakeholders and at internal meetings.
- Participate in viral hepatitis surveillance projects, studies, and analyses, which include HBV/HCV and other syndemic disease analyses.
- Develop and/or contribute to written protocols and associated tools, such as interview instruments or chart review forms that capture project data elements and measure desired project outcomes.
- Create accurate and professional reports and presentations of findings for internal and external audiences and co-author articles summarizing findings for publication.
- Plan and manage surveillance projects and analyses, including overseeing staff who are working on the projects.
- Generate summaries to identify trends in hepatitis and HIV/HCV reports.
- Prepare and generate surveillance data for the Annual Report.
- Run monthly SaTScan analysis to identify potential clusters of hepatitis C.
- Work collaboratively with all levels of staff involved in projects as needed.
Minimum Qual Requirements
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:
- 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
- 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
- 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.
Probationary Period – Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
Master’s degree in public health or a related field.
In-depth understanding of surveillance systems, including evaluation of evaluating surveillance systems and quality assurance protocols to for maintenance.
Exceptional candidates will have experience working with hepatitis and complex laboratory surveillance.
Additional Information **IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:
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.
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.
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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