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Job Title: Assistant Agency Chief Contracting Officer (AACCO)
Job Number: 316473
Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Posted: 1/24/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Long Island City,  NY    USA
Compensation: $60,435.00 - $120,000.00 (Annual)
Position Description: With a staff of more than 6,000 and a budget of $1.6 billion, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is the nation's premier local health agency. Its 100-plus programs protect and promote the health of the world's most culturally and linguistically diverse city. The Department is seeking to hire an exceptional procurement professional, who is highly motivated and detail oriented, to serve as an Assistant Agency Chief Contracting Officer (AACCO). The successful candidate will have worked in a fast paced, complex agency and have extensive experience in managing City procurements, and in reviewing and approving, and executing documents on behalf of the ACCO.

The selected candidate's duties will include, but are not limited to:

--Manage the Health and Discretionary Contract teams.

--Oversee the workflow process to ensure contract actions are processed efficiently and timely, and in accordance with PPB Rules, Local Laws and other rules and regulations

--Utilize the agency's contracting system to review, approve and assign procurement actions to staff. Utilize citywide procurement systems (APT, Passport) to approve oversight documents, such as pre- solicitation reports, recommendation for award, contract amendments and modifications, and request for renewals.

--Review and edit public notices drafted by contract staff for publication in the City Record. Review contract public hearing packages. Represent the Department at public hearings. Hold internal, agency public hearings as needed.

-Assist the DACCO with contract activities, from pre-solicitation to award, to ensure the integrity of the procurement process. Provide recommendations concerning the award, administration, renewal or termination of contracts. Perform all functions in the absence of the DACCO.

--Attend meetings. Work with program personnel to ensure procurements meet the needs of the Department. Address and follow- up with staff and program personnel on outstanding issues. Identify challenges and solutions on contract matters and provide recommendations on ways to streamline the procurement processes.

--Act as a liaison to Mayor's Office of Contract Services (MOCS), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Comptroller's Office on all procurement and contract maters.

--Perform other related duties.

Qualifications: 1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of full-time, satisfactory professional, technical or administrative experience in one or more of the following fields: program evaluation, contract negotiations/management, business or public administration, contract community relations, or related fields; at least eighteen months must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or supervising professional personnel performing work in program evaluation, contract negotiation/management, business or public administration; or 2. A four year high school diploma, or its equivalent, and six years of full-time, professional, technical or administrative work experience in one or more of the fields cited above; at least eighteen months must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or supervising professional personnel as described in "1" above; or 3. A satisfactory equivalent of education and experience as cited above. However, all candidates must have the eighteen months of administrative, managerial or executive experience or experience supervising professional personnel as described in "1" above.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 4/24/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Carol Pope,  Assistant Agency Chief Contracting Officer (AACCO)
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: In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 316473.

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


--Superior oral and written communication skills.

--Ability to manage a wide range of projects in a fast paced environment

--Master's or other advanced degree

--Experience managing the development of competitive procurements for public health programs.

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

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.

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