The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) seeks a dynamic leader to serve as the Assistant Commissioner for the Division of Disease Control's Bureau of Sexually Transmitted Infections (BSTI). The mission of BSTI is to improve the sexual heath of all New Yorkers. To achieve this the Bureau provides direct clinic services to people seeking sexual health care, and services to sex partners; monitors disease trends; provides education and training to providers and community groups, conducts research and develop policies to improve sexual health and wellness. The BSTI operates 8 STI clinics throughout New York City.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
--Develop STI specific clinical guidelines and policies for NYC practitioners and provide expert consultation as needed.
--Monitor trends in disease and behavior through mandated reporting by laboratories and providers, prevalence monitoring and sentinel site surveillance.
--Eliminate barriers to STD care by providing accessible sexual health services in 8 STI clinics, which are located throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Services at these clinics include diagnosis, prevention and treatment of STI (including HIV), contraceptive services,provision of immunizations for sexual health, substance use harm reduction services.
--Oversee and facilitate the prevention of transmission of sexually transmitted infections by promoting safer sex, community-based organization (CBO) linkages, presentations and media campaigns, distributing condoms and other sexual health products, as well as offering Pre and post exposure prophylaxis for HIV and other STI.
--Improve the quality of STI care throughout NYC via provider education and outreach.
--Oversee all fiscal matters for the bureau, including the development and monitoring of all operating budgets from federal, state, and city funding sources.
--Oversee the coordination of activities to ensure the timely and accurate preparation and submission of federal, state and other grant applications.
--Identify knowledge, attitudes and risk behaviors, treatment and prevention through research, surveillance, and epidemiological investigations to identify high-risk populations for screening and intervention programs.
--Oversee the Management of bureau-wide procurement and contracting operations which include purchasing consumable supplies, non-consumable equipment, medication; management of all inventory and development and monitoring of outside contracts for maintenance and services.
--Support and mobilize agency and community partnerships to strengthen bureau initiatives.
--Participate in emergency preparedness activities and response as appropriate.
--Represent the Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Deputy Commissioner for Disease Control at local state, and federal and international meetings and conferences on matters related to STI control.
--Serve as advisor to the Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene and all deputy and associate commissioners regarding sexually transmitted infections and treatment strategies thereof.
--Implement sound surveillance, containment, assessment methodologies and operational research directly related to disease management, policy development.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. Graduation from an approved school of medicine; and 2. One (1) year of formal appointment as an intern in an approved general hospital; and 3. Possession of or eligibility for a license to practice medicine in the State of New York; and 4. Five (5) years of full-time paid experience in an administrative position in public health practice in a program closely related to the duties of the position; or 2. A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience. However, all candidates must be graduates from an approved school of medicine and possess or be eligible to possess a license to practice medicine in the State of New York.
Note: A master's degree in public health may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience in an administrative position in public health practice.
- In depth knowledge and understanding of STI (including HIV) epidemiology, clinical and public health management strategies - Outstanding leadership, organizational, analytic and communication (written and oral) skills - Excellent relationship-building and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to work with people at various levels within and outside the agency; will be a creative problem solver - Some understanding of New York City's procurement, human resource and fiscal management procedures.
**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 # 440846.
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.