**OPEN TO PERMANENT INCUMBENTS IN THE TITLE OF HEALTH SERVICES MANAGER ONLY.
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is a world-renowned agency with a long tradition of protecting and promoting health in the nation's most culturally and linguistically diverse city. Our 7,000-plus team members bring an extraordinary array of languages, cultures and experiences to bear on the work of public health. The Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness (CHECW) aims to eliminate racial inequities resulting in premature mortality, with a focus on chronic disease, by addressing the social and environmental factors that impact health. CHECW works to increase placed-based investments in priority neighborhoods with community programming and services based on epidemiology; influence and leverage the health system to promote whole-person care; intensify the agency's approach to tackling big salt, sugar, and tobacco; and finding innovative ways to improve the built environment and address the social determinants of health and root causes of health inequities. CHECW is comprised of the Bureau of Brooklyn Neighborhood Health, the Bureau of Bronx Neighborhood Health, the Bureau of Harlem Neighborhood Health, the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention, the Bureau of Health Equity Capacity Building, the Bureau of Equitable Health Systems and the Bureau of Finance, Administration, and Services.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Oversee the development and implementation of a strategic plan for health and housing programs across the agency that will support evidence to improve the health of all New Yorkers.
Lead the alignment of the agency's programming on social determinants of health as it relates to violence prevention, health and housing, food distribution systems and the retail environment and narrative change through social impact strategies.
Create and/or effectively manage unit workplans, reporting tools, goals and objectives, and strategic planning process.
Oversee the planning and implementation of narrative change, cultural and social impact strategies across distinct divisional programs and initiatives and in partnership with external stakeholders.
Serve as a bureau liaison leading coordination and facilitation of cross-bureau teams and workgroups engaged with the commercial determinants of health including big salt, big tobacco, and big sugar industries.
Liaise with other city agencies, including New York City Housing Authority, Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice, Mayor's Office of Economic Opportunity, Department of Cultural Affairs, Health & Hospitals, Small Business Services, and others as needed.
Review and approve background research, unit presentations, communications projects, summary reports and/or assessments that effectively communicate project objectives, progress of strategic initiatives, and/or findings to various audiences to ensure the appropriate application of a comprehensive health equity lens.
Provide analyses of research to support policy positions, including literature reviews, and evaluation of topic-specific programmatic approaches and interventions.
Work with internal subject matter experts and the Office of External Affairs to write, edit and pitch op-eds and essays about important health issues and key initiatives.
Supervise at least 4 staff and provide direct oversight, management and coaching for workplan development, implementation and annual performance evaluation.
Review and approve spending plans for unit budgets and effective use of funding to unit goals and objectives.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and five years of full-time professional satisfactory experience acquired within the last fifteen years, in a health services setting such as a laboratory, hospital, or other patient care facility, or in a public health, environmental health, or mental hygiene program, at least 18 months of which must have been in a managerial capacity, consisting of managerial experience clearly demonstrating the ability to perform difficult and responsible managerial work, requiring independent decision-making concerning program management, planning, allocation of resources, and the scheduling and assignment of work.
2. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" above. Education may be substituted for experience on the basis that each 30 graduate semester credits from an accredited college in hospital administration, public health, public administration, business administration, management or administration can be substituted for one year of non-managerial experience up to a maximum of 60 semester credits for two years. However, all candidates must have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree and 18 months of managerial experience as described in "1" above.
Strong planning, community engagement, urban planning, policy development, writing and project management skills are necessary
Supervisory experience leading high functioning multi-tier, multi-disciplinary teams across various health topics
Expert knowledge of capacity building strategies with an urban planning lens, working knowledge of training and workforce development strategies, leadership skills in coalition building and interagency collaboration
Successful candidate will be analytical, creative, flexible, and able to meet tight deadlines and able to manage several tasks and projects from all stages. Has good problem-solving skills; excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
Master's degree in public policy, public administration, public health, or a related field desirable; knowledge and experience working within the housing field including supportive housing, affordable housing etc.; knowledge of and demonstrated commitment in public health, experience applying a health equity lens to public health programming required
**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.
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:
"FINAL APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET APPROVAL”
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 431711.
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.
This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.
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.