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Job Title: Chief of Staff, Office of the Commissioner
Job Number: 391412
Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Posted: 4/22/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Queens,  NY    USA
Compensation: 40,000.00 - $168,433.00 (Annual)
Position Description:


The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is a world-renowned agency with a long tradition of protecting and promoting health in the nation’s most culturally and linguistically diverse city. Our 6,500-plus team members bring an extraordinary array of languages, cultures and experiences to bear on the work of public health. Our diversity fuels creativity, because all perspectives are heard and valued.

As the Chief of Staff, you will assist the Commissioner of Health on administrative and public health issues, coordinate and monitor high-priority initiatives and agency decisions among the divisions and provide guidance to the divisions on program implementation. The Chief of Staff will also serve as an advisor on how best to achieve strategic agency goals and coordinate interagency activities on the Commissioner’s behalf. In addition, the Chief of Staff will maintain liaisons with non-profit partners and with other city and state agencies.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

--Act as an adviser to the Commissioner of Health and leadership team and represent the Commissioner in agency meetings, and external meetings with community partners and other key stakeholders.

--Advise the Commissioner on agency strategy and policy issues.

--Troubleshoot, participate in crisis management, ensure clear communication across the agency and manage expectations of agency leadership, and external partners

--Ensure that the decisions and policies of the Commissioner are implemented and executed across various divisions and programs within the Agency.

--Prioritize, coordinate and develop agendas and ensure effective follow-ups for internal and external meetings, including meetings with agency leadership, City Hall meetings, quarterly management meetings; and with the State Department of Health, and Health + Hospitals to name a few

--Liaise with agency leadership on issues that must be dealt with by the Commissioner’s Office but do not require the Commissioner’s personal involvement.

--Convene and direct inter-divisional groups to address problems and pursue initiatives that cut across divisional responsibilities.

--Liaise with external partners including the Mayor’s Office, other City and State agencies, community organizations, and private sector partners.

--Develop policies, protocols, and standards on programmatic and administrative matters to improve efficiency and strengthen agency capacity.

--Responsible for recruitment and hiring of key agency leadership positions

--Supervise and provide overall direction to staff in the Office of the Commissioner.

Preferred Skills

--A Masters’ degree from an accredited college or university in public health, public administration or business administration --Minimum of seven years’ working in public health and/or in the field of human services with at least five years’ in a senior management role --Ability to deal with multiple and changing demands in a fast-paced environment.

--Ability to handle highly confidential matters relating to personnel and agency issues --Ability to think creatively, analytically and strategically

--Exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills; exercise sound professional judgment

--Possess exceptional motivation and maintain a high energy level

--Ability to build strong relationships and work with diverse individuals at all levels of the agency.

Qualifications: Minimum Qual Requirements


--¿ A Masters’ degree from an accredited college or university in public health, public administration or business administration.

--¿ Minimum of seven years’ working in public health and/or in the field of human services with at least five years’ in a senior management role.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 7/22/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Carol Pope,  Chief of Staff, Office of the Commissioner
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 # 391412.

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: 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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