The Bureau of Epidemiology Services (BES) collects, analyzes and communicates data to monitor and improve the health of New Yorkers. BES provides statistical analytic supports for public health surveillance, epidemiologic research, and program evaluations in DOHMH. It also promotes strengthening internal capacities for research and evaluation through consultation and regular trainings for DOHMH staff. The Bureau plays a pivotal role in initiating and performing inter- and intra-agency collaboration projects, including acquiring data, designing studies and methods, analyzing data, and disseminating findings.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
- Propose analytic strategies and perform data analyses to describe major health trends and disparities in NYC - Design and test causal relationships between risk factors and health disparities in NYC - Collaborate with analysts in the Bureau of Children, Youth, and Families and explore utility of syndromic surveillance data as surveillance and program evaluation tools for children's psychiatric ED visits - Provide consultation to DOHMH program directors and data analysts on epidemiologic study designs, analytic methods, and interpretations of results - Author technical and research reports for senior managers and external stakeholders and both agency- and peer-reviewed publications based on findings from analyses - Work closely with Bureau leadership and staff to collaborate on and coordinate analysis and research - Supervise junior analysts
- Knowledge and experiences in conducting data analyses to describe disparities and trends of major health conditions and draw causal inference - Proficiency with SAS, SUDAAN, SQL, R and other statistical analysis software - Experience in epidemiologic method consultation and training - Experience leading scientific research as a PI - Grant writing experience - Supervision and project management experience
**IMPORTANT NOTES 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.
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:
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number #286092.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
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.
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.