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Job Title: Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Job Number: 317522
Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Posted: 1/24/2018
Type: Full-Time Experienced
Classification: Environmental Health
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Jackson,  NY    USA
Compensation: $67,060.00 - $156,600.00 (Annual)
Position Description: The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is the premier urban health department in the country, with a long and distinguished history of excellence and innovation. The Department's Division of Environmental Health works to prevent and control illness and injury related to environmental and occupational health through outreach and education, surveillance and enforcement. The Division works in a broad range of areas, including food safety, child care, environmental disease prevention, injury prevention, radiation control, recreational and drinking water safety, air quality, climate health, vector control, veterinary public health and pest control.

The Division seeks an Assistant Commissioner for its Bureau of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. The Bureau is comprised of three programs—the Building Water Supply Office, Public Health Engineering and Radiological Health—and uses data-driven decision making; policy development; program implementation and evaluation; and field inspection and enforcement to achieve its goals.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

Under the direction of the Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Health, with wide latitude for independent judgment, initiative, problem solving and creativity, the Assistant Commissioner will:

• Provide leadership, vision and strategic planning for the Bureau of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, including by overseeing the Bureau’s three programs: the Building Water Supply Office, Public Health Engineering and Radiological Health.

• Formulate, direct, coordinate, manage and evaluate all policies, programs and operations to assure compliance with pertinent laws, rules and regulations.

• Oversee Bureau administrative functions, including budget, grants, procurement and human resources.

• Prioritize and secure funding for research projects and direct research efforts. Guide dissemination of research results to maximize impact.

• Represent the agency in meetings, conferences, and media interviews, including creating opportunities to share Department and Bureau research and accomplishments.

• Provide strategic input to Deputy Commissioner and participate in the development of divisional goals and regulatory agenda, including recommendations for revisions, deletions or additions to the New York City Health Code.

• Participate in emergency response and preparedness activities, including by serving as a member of the Incident Command System. Advise the Deputy Commissioner during environmental emergencies, provide technical assistance and subject matter expertise.

Qualifications: 1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by 30 credits in the eh biological and/or physical sciences, and four years of satisfactory full-time experience performing inspections to assure compliance with pertinent laws, rules and regulations governing the areas of food, drugs, and general environmental sanitation, eighteen months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or in supervising staff performing food, drug and general environmental sanitation inspectors or related work; or

2. An associate degree from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by 12 credits in the biological and/or physical sciences, and six years of satisfactory full-time experience as described in question "1" above; or

3. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However all candidates must have at least 60 credits from an accredited college or university, including 12 credits in the biological and/or physical sciences, and at least two years of experience as a public health sanitarian, including or supplemented by eighteen months of experience in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity as described in "1" or "2" above.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 4/24/2018
Desired Starting Date: 1/24/2018
Contact Name: Carol Pope,  Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Contact Location: 42-09 28th Street
3rd floor CN-39
Long Island   NY  11101
USA
Contact Location: 42-09 28th Street
  3rd floor CN-39
  Long Island   NY  11101
  USA
Contact Phone: (347)3962111 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: cpope@health.nyc.gov
Web Address: https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/.
How to Apply: Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 317522.

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: Preferred Skills

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--The ideal candidate will have significant experience managing complex operations, including demonstrated skills overseeing budgets, human resources and other administrative functions

--Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills; exceptional oral, written and interpersonal skills, including pubic speaking experience; and a commitment to health equity

--He or she will have strong technical skills and content area expertise and a background using data to inform, drive, and improve policy and programmatic approaches.

Additional Information

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**IMPORTANT NOTE 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.

**LOAN FORGIVENESS

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:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay- loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public- service

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