Last Updated on May 13, 2020 by wp-admin

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Job Description

The HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment Program (CTP) within the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control (BHIV) has a City Research Scientist II vacancy to work on the Training and Technical Assistance Team. Since 1988, the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention & Control’s Training and Technical Assistance Program (T-TAP) has conducted professional training and capacity building activities for clinical and non-clinical staff at health departments, hospitals, clinics and community-based organizations (CBOs) that provide HIV testing, prevention, and care services. Through education and training of providers, T-TAP strives to decrease the transmission of HIV in New York City and to improve care for those persons living with HIV.

Duties Will Include, But Not Be Limited To:

  • Deliver HIV Prevention and Care trainings for topics including but not limited to; HIV 101, Fundamentals of HIV Prevention Counseling, Motivational Interviewing, Best Practices in PrEP/PEP Education and Counseling, HIV Testing, Enhanced Outreach.
  • Develop training content/curriculum based on the evolving needs of BHIV using applied knowledge of training practices and the principles of adult learning.
  • Act as the first point of contact for all training related inquiries by managing the training email inbox and private training request process.
  • Assist with maintenance the training website content, course calendar, course listings and ongoing communications.
  • Assist with the implementation of training related quality improvement protocols.
  • Assist with course administration using online learning management system.
  • Assist in the scheduling of training and technical assistance activities.
  • Work closely with the training manager on assigning and contacting internal DOHMH and/or external content experts/trainers to provide trainings.
  • Other duties assigned with relationship to the Training and Technical Assistance Program.

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.

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

Preferred Skills

Must have knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, curriculum development and expertise in training delivery.

Preferred candidates will have strong organizational and project management skills; proficiency in MS Excel and other MS Office software; advanced knowledge of high impact HIV prevention activities; an appreciation for data quality and program quality management; an ability to manage projects such as coordination of workshops/trainings and development and design of questionnaires; ability to oversee the designing of materials, handouts, questionnaires; and a diplomatic ability to navigate within institutions such as Health Departments and Community Based Organizations with different needs.

This role also demands an ability to work effectively with a diverse staff of trainers, planners, capacity-building experts, clinicians, program managers and service providers within the DOHMH and at external agencies, including the CDC.
Additional Information


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.


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.

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to   In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID # 316625.


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.

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