NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Maternal and Infant Health Program Analyst, Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health in New York, New York

Job Description

Hiring Rate: $59,708.00 (Flat Rate)

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH/”the Department”) is dedicated to promoting health equity. One component of this work is to ensure the reduction of racial/ethnic disparities in maternal and infant health.

The Department’s Division of Family and Child Health, Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health (BMIRH) has a multi-faceted approach to maternal and infant health which includes work under three overarching principles: 1) amplifying community resilience; 2)securing safe, healthy homes for babies and their families; and 3) transforming women’s healthcare. The principles include multiple coordinated evidence-based programmatic activities across the Health Department’s divisions, in partnership with other government agencies, healthcare systems and communities.

Reporting to the Director of the NYC Birth Equity Initiative, the Maternal and Infant Health Program Analyst will be responsible for leading performance measurement (including but not limited to reporting and descriptive statistics) and developing solid research bases for the development of innovative programming aimed at reducing racial/ethnic disparities in infant mortality and severe maternal morbidity.

Proposed Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain automated systems and tools for reporting across programmatic activities within the Birth Equity Initiative, in collaboration with Research and Evaluation Unit.

  • Create metrics and targets for programmatic activities within the Birth Equity Initiative, including but not limited to scaling group prenatal care in communities that have poor outcomes.

  • Survey study methodologies related to place-based interventions addressing respectful maternity care, severe maternal morbidity and pregnancy wellbeing.

  • Develop logic models and driver diagrams for programmatic activities with the Birth Equity Initiative.

  • Support Research and Evaluation Unit in developing evaluation plans for community-led birth justice campaign.

  • Support the development of qualitative research instruments aimed at exploring links between social determinants of health and birth outcomes.

  • Work closely with Director to coordinate unit activities.

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:
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access

  • Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative research

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills including the ability to write correspondence

  • Ability to handle multiple and diverse assignments efficiently

  • Knowledge of maternal and infant health and sexual and reproductive justice

  • Ability to work on teams and independently

Additional Information

**IMPORTANT NOTE 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.

**LOAN FORGIVENESS

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:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 346526.

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.

Job ID: 346526

# of Positions: 1

Business Title: Maternal and Infant Health Program Analyst, Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health

Civil Service Title: CITY RESEARCH SCIENTIST

Title Classification: Non-Competitive

Job Category: Health

Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)

Work Location: 42-09 28th Street

Division/Work Unit: Maternal, Infant, & Repr. Hlth

Title Code No: 2174401

Level: 01

Proposed Salary Range: $ 59,708.00 - $ 72,246.00 (Annual)

POSTING DATE: 05/17/2018

POST UNTIL: 09/13/2018