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Job Title: Ending the Epidemic Specialist
Job Number: 328813
Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Posted: 2/27/2018
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: New York,  NY   
Position Description: The Research and Evaluation Unit in the Care and Treatment Program (Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control) has an opening for an ETE Specialist (Civil Service Title: City Research Scientist I). Under the lead of a Senior Research Analyst, and in collaboration with Care and Treatment, Prevention, and IT staff, the ETE Specialist will be responsible for developing and refining data collection tools and analyzing and interpreting data from surveillance and programmatic sources in order to contribute to process and outcomes evaluation of the Status Neutral Care Coordination program. This program, funded by New York's Ending the Epidemic (ETE) Initiative, aims to increase awareness of and access to PrEP and PEP for individuals at higher risk for HIV infection; to provide linkage to needed social support services, such as housing assistance, harm reduction, employment/vocational rehabilitation, and mental health services; and to provide linkage to needed medical services, such as treatment for STIs and HCV.


-- Developing analytic methods and conducting analyses aimed at assessing program reach and effectiveness and improving service delivery (including developing protocols, data collection tools, and evaluation plans).

--Integrating data from different systems, to ensure data quality/completeness and assemble a fuller picture of clients' services and outcomes, including intermediate outcomes.

--Cleaning, managing, analyzing and displaying process and outcomes data using analytic software packages (including SAS).

--Producing tables, reports, presentations and papers related to evaluation of the Status Neutral Care Coordination program, for dissemination to both technical and non-technical audiences.

--Contributing to data systems specifications, documentation, testing, and reporting-related technical assistance to funded agencies.

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

--Preferred candidates will have strong analytical, organizational and communication skills

--Proficiency with SAS, as well as MS Office (experience with SQL is a plus)

--a firm grasp of infectious disease epidemiology and program evaluation

--Keen attention to detail; and a profound appreciation for and commitment to data and program quality management

--This role also demands an ability to work effectively with a diverse staff of scientists, IT specialists, planners, quality management specialists, and service providers within the DOHMH and at external agencies, as well as clients who participate in community planning and/or research review processes

All Research and Evaluation Unit staff members are expected to maintain multiple projects, prepare well in advance for internal and external reporting deadlines, communicate consistently regarding methodological or resource concerns, and function effectively both independently and as part of a team.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 5/27/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Kate Penrose,  Ending the Epidemic Specialist
Contact Location:

New York   NY  11101
United States
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  New York   NY  11101
  United States
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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.

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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