With an annual budget of $1.6 billion and a 6,000-plus workforce across the five boroughs of New York City (NYC), the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is one of the largest public health agencies in the world. We serve more than 8 million New Yorkers from diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds and our workforce is as varied as the city we serve, bringing an extraordinary array of languages and dynamic experiences to bear upon the work of public health, as we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive work environment. We’re also one of our nation’s oldest public health agencies with a long and distinguished history of innovation and excellence and over 200 years of leadership in the field.
The mission of the Bureau of HIV/AIDS is to prevent new HIV infections and reduce morbidity and mortality among HIV-infected persons. Within this Bureau, there are four programs:
Administration:To provide the necessary support in the areas of contract administration, procurement, human resources administration, fiscal administration and business systems and strategies in order for HIV Prevention, Care, Treatment & Housing, and HIV Epidemiology and Field Services to function effectively and efficiently in their respective program areas.
HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment:To improve the health of persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in New York City and reduce HIV transmission. The staff of the Care and Treatment Program will fulfill this mission by using a care coordination model that assists PLWHA with accessing quality medical care and mental health services, a medical home, drug treatment and harm reduction programs, and other supportive services.
HIV Epidemiology and Field Services:To count and describe new HIV infections and diagnoses, new AIDS diagnoses, and people living with HIV/AIDS in New York City. To prevent new HIV infections and reduce morbidity and mortality by assisting HIV-infected persons in New York City with partner notification and linkage to care. To contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of the New York City HIV epidemic through special epidemiologic, clinical, risk behavior and community studies of persons with HIV infection and at high risk for HIV.
HIV Prevention:To use the best available evidence in the design and funding of prevention programs as well as promulgate and support policies that maximize the prevention of new HIV infections in New York.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
• Provide leadership, vision, and strategic planning for the Bureau.
• Utilize clinical expertise and knowledge base to advance an HIV Status Neutral strategy to improve HIV prevention and treatment outcomes while reducing HIV stigma.
• Supervise and mentor bureau senior management responsible for the day-to-day operations of the bureau, including setting appropriate and measurable goals and objectives and working closely with senior management to ensure successful execution.
• Ensure effective program implementation and evaluation of evidence-based approaches to prevent new HIV, STI, and HCV infections, and reduce illness and death among HIV or HCV-infected persons in New York City.
• Monitor and assess progress of ongoing Bureau programs including review of budgets and program activities, scaling effective programs, and addressing challenges.
• Guide priorities and provide oversight to and review of novel and ongoing research, analyses, and data dissemination related to HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis.
• Support and develop innovative and collaborations to address local epidemics of Sexually Transmitted Infections and viral hepatitis, within DOHMH and with external partners.
• Advance and advocate for initiatives that address disparities in HIV-related care and outcomes among populations over-represented and/or underserved in the local HIV epidemic, including: men who have sex with men; transgender and gender non-conforming/nonbinary individuals; women of color; persons who use drugs, youth and young adults; and older persons living with HIV.
• Oversee the management of large scale HIV & STI programs, including: surveillance and reporting of new diagnoses and key clinical outcomes; screening for infections in medical facilities, institutions, and communities settings; linkage to care for persons newly diagnosed; partner services; treatment; condom distribution, education, advocacy, and relevant social marketing campaigns.
• Oversee improvements in HIV, STI and viral hepatitis screening, treatment, and quality of care throughout NYC via provider education and outreach.
• Serve as advisor to the Deputy Commissioner of Disease Control, the Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene, other Health Department programs, other city agencies, and additional partners and stakeholders regarding HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis policy and best practices.
• Represent the Health Department on matters related to HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis at local, state, and federal meetings and conferences and to the press.
• Liaise with stakeholders, including consumers, community representatives, planning bodies, researchers, and contracted providers regarding HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis, and related Departmental initiatives, to foster and sustain stakeholder input in program and policy design.
• Oversee the Bureau’s administrative and fiscal operations and allocate resources in response to funding opportunities and public health initiatives led by federal agencies (including CDC, HRSA, and NIH), New York State, the Mayor’s Office, New York City Council, and the Commissioner of Health.
• Oversee and support priority activities across all facets of the bureau’s human resources activities, including maintaining equitable and inclusive recruitment, hiring, professional development, and retention practices; and monitoring and promoting compliance with staff training and performance evaluation mandates.
• Assume the role of Incident Commander, or related/appropriate roles, during agency emergency public health responses, and lead or contribute to the development of Emergency Preparedness protocols for units under the areas of jurisdiction.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York plus valid Board
Certification issued by the appropriate American Specialty Board in an approved medical specialty; and
four years of medical practice including one year of experience in an administrative or supervisory
2. A combination of education and/or experience equivalent to that listed in “1” above. However, all
candidates must have a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York, and one year of
medical practice in an administrative or supervisory capacity.
Minimum Qual Requirements
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• Knowledge, experience and understanding of HIV epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention strategies.
• Strong understanding of methods, processes, and techniques used to develop, deliver and evaluate public health or health related programs in state, local and national settings.
• Experience in working with a variety of diverse medical and/or public health programs.
• A good track record in advancing and advocating for initiatives that address disparities in HIV-related care outcomes among populations in over-represented and/or underserved communities in the local HIV epidemic.
• A visionary leader with strong Health Sciences Research experience.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
**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”
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York plus valid Board Certification issued by the appropriate American Specialty Board in an approved medical specialty; and four years of medical practice including one year of experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity; or
2. A combination of education and/or experience equivalent to that listed in “1” above. However, all candidates must have a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York, and one year of medical practice in an administrative or supervisory capacity.
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 456550.
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.
AMENDED **A person serving in a mayoral agency in any of the following civil service titles shall be a resident of the city on the date that he or she assumes such title or shall establish City Residence within ninety days after such date and shall thereafter maintain City residency for as long as he or she serves in such title: agency heads, including but not limited to Commissioner, First Deputy Commissioner, Executive Deputy Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, General Counsel, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Associate Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner.
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