Public Health Adviser, Bureau of School Health

New York City DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE - New York, NY4.0

Full-time
**TO BE CONSIDERED, ALL CANDIDATES MUST FILE FOR THE UPCOMING CIVIL SERVICE EXAM, PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISER (SCHOOL HEALTH) – EXAM NO. 9040, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (WITHIN THE APPLICATION FILING PERIOD: 3/6/2019 - 3/26/2019). ALL CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT PROOF THAT THEY HAVE FILED FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE EXAM, OBTAIN A PASSING SCORE OF 70 AND ABOVE, AND BE REACHABLE ON THE CIVIL SERVICE LIST ONCE IT’S ESTABLISHED. CANDIDATES WHO FAIL TO COMPLY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE EXAM AND APPLICATION PROCESS, PLEASE VISIT THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CITYWIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES WEBSITE AT https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dcas/employment/current-upcoming-exams.page

The Office of School Health is a joint program of the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene responsible for promoting the health of 1.3 million school children enrolled in approximately 1,800 public and non-public schools in New York City. Service to students include, vision services, case management for chronic health problems, preventive health screening, urgent care, medication administration, preventive counseling, health education, referral for care and assurance of ongoing effective treatment. OSH has been a provider of public health services in the schools for 100 years. As part of the Mayor's Community School Initiative, these services have expanded to include all grades in identified community schools.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  • Work as part of a team under the supervision of Team Leader.
  • Contact and schedule vision screening and optometry services with school administrators and nurses
  • Work is in the field providing vision services in schools throughout the five boroughs
  • Along with team members transport testing material, paperwork and laptops from school to school
  • Perform primary vision screening tests to 120- 150, Pre-K-12 grade students per day and refer students to our on-site optometry program
  • Complete required paperwork in each session
  • Review and enter screening data, exam results into the Automated Student Health Record (ASHR)
  • Collect and analyze data for submission of data reports upon completion of each school
  • Ensure screening equipment is in good working order
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by twelve semester credits in health education or in health, social or biological sciences; or

2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and six months of full-time satisfactory experience in a health promotion or disease intervention/prevention program, performing one or more of the following: interviewing, conducting field investigations, assessing health risks,
making referrals, or collecting and analyzing epidemiological data; or

3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization and four years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in “2” above; or

4. Education and/or experience equivalent to “1,” “2” or “3” above. Undergraduate college credit can be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 semester credits from an accredited college for one year of full-time experience. However, all candidates must have a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent, and either twelve semester credits as described in “1” above or six months of experience as described in “2” above.

Additional Requirements
A. To be assigned to Assignment Level II, candidates must have, in addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements listed above, at least one year of experience as a Public Health Adviser (School Health), Assignment Level I, or
at least one additional year of experience as described in Qualification Requirement 2 above.
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 ide ntity 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 requiremen ts 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 n ot
limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.
If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to sche dule 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
To Apply
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID #
375299.

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.