The mission of the Bureau of HIV (BHIV) is to end HIV transmission, promote the health of all New Yorkers with or vulnerable to HIV, reduce HIV-related inequities and combat stigma.
The Research and Evaluation Unit in the HIV Prevention Program of the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control has an opening for a City Research Scientist II/Evaluation Specialist.
Under the supervision of the Senior Evaluation Specialist, as part of a diverse team conducting a dynamic portfolio of high priority projects aimed to End the Epidemic of HIV in New York City.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
- Under direction, assist with planning and implementation of evaluation framework across multiple HIV Prevention contracts (related to HIV testing, biomedical HIV prevention, community outreach).
- Coordinate operations for select high-impact HIV prevention research and evaluation projects, including CDC-funded cooperative agreements and demonstration projects.
- Makes and records observations on the progress of research/investigations and evaluates data.
- Participate in the development and execution of evaluation plans and research protocols for HIV Prevention program.
- Act as a lead analyst to clean, manage and analyze data utilizing more advanced coding to create automated reports to assess model fidelity and data quality and completeness; substantial experience with a statistical package (e.g. SPSS, SAS, R, etc.) is essential.
- Perform reviews of the scientific literature as they relate project proposals, research reports, journal articles and specific requests.
- Design, execute and interpret experiments.
- Act as a lead analyst to analyze data in preparation of scheduled reports and presentations to internal and external stakeholders.
- Apply epidemiologic methods and data visualization techniques to assess and characterize health disparities within priority populations at risk for HIV infection.
- Prepare study protocol materials related to human subjects protections for IRB review at the NYC DOHMH.
- Collaborate with DOHMH Project Officers and other HIV Prevention Program staff to provide technical assistance to funded agencies, as relevant to monitoring and evaluation, in order to improve data quality and work towards increasing program impact.
- Participate in existing and future collaborations with academic and community partners.
- Upon direction from Supervisor, instruct subordinate personnel in research methods and techniques.
- Supervise subordinate staff conducting research/investigations.
- Assist in the coordination of research efforts of the agency with other research projects.
- Maintain records and prepares reports.
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.
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
- Master's or PH.D or other advanced degree in Epidemiology, Statistics, Public Health, or related field.
- Excellent analytic and project management skills and strong interest in the conceptualization and implementation of program evaluations.
- Advanced knowledge of SPSS, SAS, and/or Tableau, as well as MS Office software.
- Commitment to ensuring data quality and participant confidentiality.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Knowledge of HIV Epidemiology.
- Ability to work across teams and work harmoniously with a divers workforce.
- Real world experience with Scientific Data Collection or survey research and experience managing and cleaning quantitative datasets is strongly preferred.
**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 # 440928.
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.