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Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Director

The Bureau of Communicable Disease within the Division of Disease Control, comprise over 80 staff and is responsible for monitoring and prevention planning for over 70 diseases including viral hepatitis, enteric, waterborne, zoonotic and vector-borne diseases. Within BCD, the Viral Hepatitis Program conducts surveillance and research, policy and program development and implementation in the areas of prevention, linkage to care and treatment for Hepatitis B and C, and provider and community outreach, education and training.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

  • Oversee the viral hepatitis surveillance system for hepatitis B and C and ensure timely reporting, cleaning, analysis and dissemination of surveillance data.
  • Perform complex data analyses to describe the epidemiology of hepatitis B and C in NYC and produce reports and scientific manuscripts.
  • Produce the viral hepatitis annual report.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with state and local partners, including laboratories and clinical providers for optimal reporting and data dissemination.
  • Respond to data requests.
  • Plan, design and supervise surveillance based epidemiologic studies, including studies involving matching of various datasets.
  • Conduct and oversee investigations of healthcare associated hepatitis B and C infection and outbreaks.
  • As needed, produce surveillance-related grant applications and related reports.
  • Supervise and train staff including research scientists, public health epidemiologists, CSTE fellows and interns.

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:

  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 public health surveillance, epidemiology, research and analysis of large datasets.
  • Experience designing, monitoring and managing surveillance systems.
  • Experience managing, cleaning and summarizing large and complex health datasets using SAS and other relevant statistical software, including GIS analysis.
  • Experience with performing complex analyses and producing scientific and data reports.
  • Supervisory and managerial experience.
  • Excellent collaborative, problem-solving and communication skills.

 

Summary

Job ID: 203549

Business Title: Viral Hepatitis Surveillance Director Civil Service

Title: CITY RESEARCH SCIENTIST

Title Code No: Level: 21744 4B

Job Category: Health Career

Level: Experienced (non-manager)

Proposed Salary Range: $ 85,328.00 – $124,024.00 (Annual)

Work Location: 42-09 28th Street Long Island City, NY

Division/Work Unit: Communicable Diseases

 

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 203549.

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

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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