The mission of 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 Care and Treatment Program (CTP) in the Bureau of HIV plans, administers and evaluates services for people with or at risk for HIV, under Ryan White Part A (RWPA) as well as other health services and research grants.
Through its Research and Evaluation Unit (REU) the CTP assesses program impact and contributes an evidence basis to HIV service planning, administration and quality management to promote health equity. REU is dedicated to advancing health practice, policy and science through the effective collection, use and communication of data.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
• Apply epidemiologic methods and data visualization techniques to assess and characterize health disparities within public services program populations (e.g., Ryan White Part A) and between those program populations and other populations living with or at risk for HIV and/or HCV infection.
• Contribute to formative and effectiveness research providing an evidence basis for health services program planning, provider capacity-building, and priority-setting/resource allocation within a portfolio of interventions addressing social determinants of health.
• Integrate data from different systems, to ensure data quality/completeness and assemble a fuller picture of clients’ services and outcomes, including intermediate outcomes (e.g., behavioral change, food security, housing stability) and long-term outcomes (e.g., durable viral load suppression, general health functioning, survival).
• Contribute to the design, documentation, implementation and maintenance of health services information systems for use with programs funded through the Bureau of HIV, as well as programs funded and administered by other stakeholders.
• Develop and manage multiple research/evaluation and quality management projects, including projects focusing on health equity, access to services, appropriate targeting of services, cultural competence, the fit of services delivered to assessed client needs, and/or validation of brief assessment tools.
• Cleaning, managing, analyzing and displaying data using analytic software packages (including SAS and potentially ArcGIS).
• Interpret and summarizing reviewed health research literature and directly analyzed data for a variety of audiences, including health department leadership, other staff, federal funders, direct service providers, affected community members, and scientists.
• Produce tables, reports, presentations and manuscripts based on findings, for public dissemination.
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.
• Experience in project management, strong analytical, organizational and communication skills.
• Must have a solid working knowledge of SAS, as well as Excel and other MS Office software.
• Must have a firm grasp of public health and health or social services evaluation, keen attention to detail and a profound appreciation for and commitment to the quality of data and services.
• Ability to work effectively with a diverse staff of scientists, planners, clinicians, program managers, and service providers within the DOHMH and at external agencies, as well as clients who participate in community planning and/or research review processes.
• All Research and Evaluation Unit staff members are expected to maintain multiple projects and function effectively both independently and as part of a team.
**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.
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 # 455666.
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 Equal Opportunity Employer