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Job Title: Research and Data Analyst/City Research Scientist-02
Job Number: 310144
Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Posted: 10/30/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Policy
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Queens,      USA
Compensation: $ 70,286.00 - $ 80,829.00 (Annual
Position Description: The Office of Policy, Planning and Strategic Data Use (PPSDU) in the Office of the First Deputy Commissioner for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is responsible for leading and/or coordinating policy efforts across the agency specific to the various components of healthcare reform. The office also coordinates strategic data projects related to agency operations and analyses for the Agency.

The Research and Data Analyst is expected to collaborate with PPSDU and other DOHMH staff in generating and leveraging data and analyses to engage cross-sector partners in addressing broader determinants of community health.

Duties will include, but are not be limited to:

• Assess community health and its determinants by conducting statistical analyses using administrative health data, including Medicaid data extracted from the Salient Interactive Miner (SIM), the Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) data, and Vital Statistics data, as well as other available data sources, such as the Community Health Survey (CHS) and the American Community Survey (ACS).

• Use the routine developed by the DOHMH GIS Center to geocode data as needed and develop geospatial analyses to better understand the importance of place to health.

• Translate research and analysis findings into content for presentations, reports, manuscripts, and articles as needed.

• Liaise and build partnerships with other DOHMH programs and community partners to address emerging community health issues and to initiate innovative research and analyses to advance policy and planning efforts.

• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 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.

Preferred Skills

• Excellent written and oral communication skills • Exceptional organizational skills and detail orientation • Proficiency in MS Office Suite • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross- disciplinary team environment • Ability to multi-task and respond to requests with quick turnarounds • Willingness to adapt to new data structures and tackle novel problems creatively.

Organization Description: The New York City Health Department is known around the world as a center of bold innovation. With over 200 years of leadership in the field, we're also one of our nation's oldest public health agencies. The challenges we face range from obesity, diabetes and heart disease to HIV/AIDS, tobacco addiction and substance abuse, and the threat of bioterrorism. We're tackling these issues with innovative policies and programs – and getting exceptional results – but our work is never finished. Your NYC Health career brings big responsibilities and unparalleled opportunities for growth.

Closing Date: 1/30/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: MARGARET PIGGOTT,  Research and Data Analyst/City Research Scientist-02
Contact Location: 125 WORTH STREET
ROOM 930 CN-39
NEW YORK   NY  10013
Contact Location: 125 WORTH STREET
  ROOM 930 CN-39
  NEW YORK   NY  10013
Contact Phone: 212-788-4867 
Contact Fax: 212-788-4610
Web Address:
How to Apply: To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 310144.

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

Additional Information: Residency Requirement

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

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