New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Deputy Commissioner of Disease Control
DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE
Job ID 454023
# of Positions 1
Business Title Deputy Commissioner of Disease Control
Civil Service Title AGENCY MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Title Code No 5304A
Title Classification Non-Competitive
Proposed Salary Range $ 97,830.00 - $220,000.00 (Annual)
Work Location 42-09 28th Street
Division/Work Unit Dis-Div. Mgmt. & Sys Coord
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is a world-renowned agency with a long tradition of protecting and promoting health in the nation’s most culturally and linguistically diverse city. Our 7,000-plus team members bring an extraordinary array of languages, cultures, and experiences to bear on the work of public health. Our diversity fuels creativity because all perspectives are heard and valued. DOHMH aims to improve the health outcomes of all New Yorkers by centering persistent racial inequities and promotion of social justice at the core of its work.
Reporting to the Commissioner of Health, the Deputy Commissioner is responsible for overseeing and managing the Division of Disease Control. The Deputy Commissioner will provide leadership support on key public health and infectious disease control matters, with oversight of a $400 million budget and leadership to over 1150 staff in the following programs: STI Prevention & Control; Public Health Laboratory (PHL); Tuberculosis Control (TB); HIV Prevention; Communicable Diseases; Immunization; Division Management & Systems Coordination; HIV Planning Council. As part of the ongoing COVID-19 response, the Deputy Commissioner will serve in a senior executive leadership role in the agency’s incident command system.
The mission of the Division of Disease Control is to safeguard the health of New Yorkers through the identification, surveillance, treatment, control and prevention of infectious
diseases , using a racial justice framework and population-specific strategies to prioritize addressing inequalities in disease control
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Advise the Commissioner of Health and Assistant Commissioners on matters related to public health issues in areas of disease control.
Direct and supervise Assistant Commissioners and/or other staff in the programs/functions listed above.
Direct and supervise policy development, program planning and implementation, evaluation and review of programs/functions in areas of jurisdiction, as listed above.
Consult and communicate with federal, state and local governmental agencies on policies and programs related to the public health areas under the jurisdiction of the Division of Disease Control.
Support the DOHMH “Race to Justice” initiative to promote institutional and systems change to advance racial equity across the division bureau and agency workforce.
Oversee activities throughout the city for the prevention and control of conditions in the Division’s area of jurisdiction that are detrimental to the health and well-being of the population of New York City.
Maintain a network of community-based organizations, governmental and private sector organizations and advocacy groups to support the Department’s mission and establishes procedures for facilitating collaboration in addressing public health issues.
Coordinate the development of Emergency Preparedness protocols for units under areas of jurisdiction.
Assume role of Incident Commander during agency public health emergency responses related to infectious disease.
Establish procedures for and facilitates research within the division and the agency. Directs and coordinates ongoing review and monitoring of epidemiological studies and communicable disease treatment in hospitals, clinics and similar institutions.
Establish procedures for and facilitates the review and revision of current laws, codes, rules and regulations governing public health activities.
Propose, develop, and comment on public health and safety legislation pertaining to areas of expertise.
Review and prepare responses to legislation proposed by other federal, state, and local agencies.
Direct epidemiological investigation of cases of infectious disease, the isolation and quarantine of such cases, and their removal to hospitals when medically indicated.
Represent the agency for external meetings with City Hall, elected officials, community-based organizations and others as requested by the Commissioner.
Minimum Qual Requirements
Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York plus valid Board Certification issued in Infectious Disease by American Board of Internal Medicine; and four years of medical practice including one year of experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity; or
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 of seven years’ experience in public health, including senior management roles in a medical setting.
Possesses broad knowledge of public health with emphasis on the control and prevention of communicable diseases, environmental diseases, and occupational diseases.
Demonstrated ability to assess public health problems, formulate and interpret policies, manage and implement programs and evaluate program effectiveness.
**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.
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.
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.
**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.
POSTING DATE 11/19/2020
POST UNTIL Until Filled
The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Internal Number: 160312
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