Job ID546052 Technical Assistance Specialist - NYC DOHMH
Technical Assistance Specialist, Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and STI
Civil Service TitleCITY RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Job CategoryPolicy, Research & Analysis
Career LevelExperienced (non-manager)
Work Location42-09 28th Street
Division/Work UnitBHHS Office of AC
# of Positions1
Title Code No21744 Level02
Proposed Salary Range$ 75,504.00 - $ 86,830.00 (Annual)
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The mission of BHIV is to end HIV transmission, promote the health of all New Yorkers with or vulnerable to HIV, reduce HIV-related inequities and combat stigma. The Bureau of HIV (BHIV) oversees and coordinates the New York City (NYC) Health Department's response to the HIV epidemic. Programs within the Bureau include HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment, Epidemiology, Social Marketing and Community Engagement, Policy & External Affairs, Administration, and Clinical Operations and Technical Assistance (COTA). BHIV leads policy development, direct administration of programs, oversight of contracted programs, community participatory planning, provider outreach and education, research, and surveillance, all with the goal of preventing new infections and supporting NYC residents living with HIV.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Supervise at least one City Research Scientist to support the iART Detailing Campaign and TA project;
Serve as the hiring manager for vacant positions (if applicable);
Lead the development and overall design of the iART Detailing Campaign and TA strategy, utilizing a data-informed and racial equity and social justice approach to prioritize sites with higher proportions of new diagnoses among priority populations and lower viral load suppression rates;
Lead the development of and update a standardized operating procedure to guide the implementation of the iART Detailing Campaign and TA;
Collaborate with COTA's Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation (PME) team to develop an evaluation plan for iART Detailing Campaign and TA project;
Conduct monthly evaluation meetings with COTA's PME to evaluate the reach and impact of the iART Provider Detailing and TA Project;
Schedule and conduct iART Detailing and TA site visits;
Deliver on-going technical assistance and capacity building assistance to visited agencies, which may entail developing curricula, conducting trainings, developing and/or delivering webinars, facilitating learning communities, making linkages between members of different organizations (peer-to-peer), conducting routine site visits, and developing distance learning materials;
Monitor the inventory of materials needed for iART Detailing site visits and supervise the re-ordering of materials as needed;
Work with Public Health Partners Connect (PHPC) leads to facilitate the reporting of iART Provider Detailing and TA in PHPC;
Perform data quality assurance checks on all data entered to PHPC;
Apply systematic reviews of the recent published literature and clinical guidelines to inform the development of TA support;
Partner with BHIV Programs to understand current BHIV activities that can inform the development of TA activities;
Contribute to annual and semi-annual reports to funders;
Promote and conduct full-day training on iART to clinical and non-clinical HIV providers;
Submit abstracts to national conferences and papers to peer review journals, as appropriate. Identify and develop opportunities for making contributions to the public health literature;
Represent and present on the iART Detailing Campaign and TA, as requested, at both relevant internal and external meetings;
Perform ad-hoc duties as may be assigned by supervisor.
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.
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills; outstanding organizational and time management skills;
Knowledgeable about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment;
Minimum of 3 yrs of experience in Public Health project management and implementation;
Ability to plan and carry out projects; exceptional relationship-building and influencing skills;
Ability to collaborate with subject matter experts and managers in training and TA resource development, delivery and modification;
Experience with abstract and manuscript development; solid working knowledge of MS Office software; a firm grasp of public health and health or social services evaluation;
Keen attention to detail; and ability to handle multiple and diverse assignments efficiently and effectively;
Ability to work effectively with a divers staff of trainers, planners, capacity-building experts, clinicians, program managers, and service providers within the NYC DOHMH and at external agencies, including HRSA.
**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:
"FINAL APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET APPROVAL”
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 474697
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.
NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.
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.
The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.