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Job Title: Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Childcare
Job Number: 308775
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: New York,  NY    USA
Compensation: $67,060.00 - $156,600.00 (Annual)
Position Description:


The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is one of the oldest and largest public health agencies in the world, serving more than eight million New Yorkers from diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. With an annual budget of $1.6 billion, and a diverse workforce of over 6,000, the Department has a distinguished 200 year history of innovation, excellence and leadership.

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. With a staff of 1,000, the Division works in a broad range of areas, including food safety, child care, environmental disease and 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 Child Care. The Bureau promotes the availability of high quality child care by enforcing city and state law governing standalone child care centers, home-based child care-services, school-based care, after-school programs, summer camps and shelter-based drop-in child care. The Bureau has oversight of more than 12,000 child care programs that provide care to more than 400,000 children in New York City.


The Assistant Commissioner will be responsible for managing the Division’s budget; fiscal planning; human resources; contracts, grants and procurement; facilities; and emergency planning and operations. 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 be responsible for:

--Providing executive leadership, vision and strategic planning for the Bureau of Child Care. --Overseeing the Bureau's administrative functions, including budget, human resources, contract and grant management, staff training and performance evaluation mandates. --Enforcing city and state laws regulating provision of child care in New York City. --Directing the design and implementation of evidence-based regulations, policies and programs to promote child safety and high quality child care, including by proposing amendments to the New York City Health Code and developing agency regulations. --Developing appropriate performance metrics, indicators and quality assurance measures to continually assess, evaluate and improve the daily operations and activities of the Bureau. --Collaborating with other governmental agencies in New York City and New York State that address child care. --Negotiating and implementing contract requirements with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. --Serving as the key advisor to the Division’s Deputy Commissioner on matters relating to child care and Bureau administrative matters. --Directing the Bureau’s emergency planning and operations; participating in agency emergency preparedness and response functions.


1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and five (5) years of broad, responsible executive or administrative experience involving program management or analysis and evaluation, in a government agency, business firm, civic organization or educational institution; or 2. A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience. However, all candidates must have a baccalaureate degree.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 4/24/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Carol Pope,  Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Childcare
Contact Location: 42-09 28th Street
3rd floor CN-39
Long Island   NY  11101
Contact Location: 42-09 28th Street
  3rd floor CN-39
  Long Island   NY  11101
Contact Phone: (347)3962111 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: Apply online with a cover letter to In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 308775.

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


--The ideal candidate will have significant experience managing complex operations, especially in a regulatory environment; excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills; and exceptional oral, written and interpersonal skills.

--He or she will have demonstrated skills in overseeing administrative functions including management of budgets, human resources and quality assurance, will have knowledge and understanding of New York City's administrative processes, and will be an effective collaborator.

--Dedication to promoting the health and well-being of children and families a must.

Additional Information



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: loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public- service

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