Senior Policy Analyst, Division Management & Systems Coordination
Civil Service Title
CITY RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Constituent Services & Community Programs, Health, Policy, Research & Analysis
42-09 28th Street
Dis-Div. Mgmt. & Sys Coord
# of Positions
Title Code No
Proposed Salary Range
$ 84,468.00 - $ 97,138.00 (Annual)
As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.
The New York City Health Department's Division of Disease Control is responsible for the prevention, identification, surveillance, and control of infectious diseases in NYC.
The Division is composed of seven bureaus: Bureau of Division Management and Systems Coordination, Bureau of Communicable Disease Control, Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV and STIs, Bureau of Immunization, Bureau of Tuberculosis Control, Bureau of Public Health Clinics and the Public Health Laboratory.
We are seeking to hire a Senior Policy Analyst.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
• Conduct scientific research to inform the Health Department’s position on proposed federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies.
• Assist in developing positions for the Division on policies related Division programs and the populations we serve.
• Create and maintain a research database to track developing federal, state and local laws.
• Draft comments, position statements, and memoranda on proposed federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
• Assist with communications projects, including reviewing and crafting provider- and public-facing research messaging.
• Assist in the Health Department’s COVID-19 response.
• Draft policies and protocols for the Division.
• Draft responses to inquiries from elected officials, the press, and constituents regarding the Division’s policies and programs.
• Coordinate with other Division bureaus on policy and programming initiatives.
• Attend policy-related conferences and events.
• Assist in the development of the Division’s annual legislative and regulatory agendas.
• Assist in developing and implementing cross-cutting policy initiatives impacting black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), immigrants, LGBTQI+ and TGNCNB persons, homeless and unstably housed persons, justice involved persons, and other priority populations.
• Participate in Health Department cross-divisional policy workgroups and initiatives.
**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 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.
As a current or prospective employee of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information on Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program and Federal Perkins Loan Cancellation and Discharge, please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.
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"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 # 567890.
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.
NOTE: 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.
The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
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.
NOTE: Probationary Period Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
• Experience in legal and legislative analysis.
• Knowledge of domestic infectious disease trends, epidemiology, and prevention.
• Knowledge of and experience with health care access and payment systems, including New York State Medicaid.
• Knowledge of and experience with infectious disease emergency preparedness and response planning and protocols.
• Knowledge of and experience with infection prevention and control policies and programming within congregate residential settings.
• Knowledge of health care delivery systems, health disparities, and social determinants of health.
• Knowledge of BIPOC, LGBTQI+, TGNCNB, immigrant, justice-involved, and homeless and unstably housed health-related topics.
• Strong writing skills with ability to communicate in different styles and to varied audiences (e.g., memoranda, policies, abstracts, manuscripts, grants, proposals, protocols, presentations, outreach materials, social media).
• Excellent communication and coordination skills with ability to engage and facilitate cooperation among multiple stakeholders.
• Project management skills.
• Ability to prioritize work and produce high quality results on time with attention to detail, with minimal direction and supervision.
Welcome to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
With an annual budget of $1.6 billion and more than 6,000 employees throughout the five boroughs, we're one of the largest public health agencies in the world. We are also one of the nation's oldest public health agencies, with more than 200 years of leadership in the field.
Every day, we protect and promote the health of 8 million New Yorkers. Our work is broad-ranging. You see us in the inspection grades of dining establishments, the licenses dogs wear, the low- to no-cost health clinics in your neighborhood and the birth certificates for our youngest New Yorkers.
We are also behind the scenes with our disease detectives, investigating suspicious clusters of illness. Our epidemiologists study the patterns, causes and effects of health and disease conditions in New York City neighborhoods. These studies shape policy decisions and the City's health agenda.
The challenges we face are many. They range from obesity, diabetes and heart disease to HIV/AIDS, tobacco addiction, substance use and the threat of bioterrorism. We are also working to address enduring gaps in health between white New Yorkers and c...ommunities of color. Structural racism is at the root of these health inequities, which is why we have made racial justice a priority.
The New York City Health Department is tackling these issues with innovative policies and programs, and getting exceptional results.