The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is a world-renowned public health agency with a long tradition of protecting and promoting mental and physical health in the nation’s most culturally and linguistically diverse city. Our 7,000-plus team members bring an extraordinary diversity to bear on the work of public health. DOHMH aims to improve the health outcomes of all New Yorkers, including by centering persistent racial inequities and promotion of social justice at the core of its work.

We are now seeking an outstanding leader to become our next Executive Deputy Commissioner (EDC). The EDC provides strategic vision and leadership for the Division of Mental Hygiene, with nearly 750 staff members and more than $675 million in contracted and direct treatment, prevention, and support services, policy development and implementation, and public health surveillance and monitoring.

The successful candidate will bring at least ten years of progressively responsible clinical and/or administrative leadership experience; a demonstrated track record of implementing innovative large-scale public health and/or clinical programs; experience of developing and measuring health outcomes in behavioral health, including reducing inequities; and an informed perspective on applying a racial equity lens in decision making and planning. We have a preference for candidates with a medical degree, licensed to practice in New York or another US state or territory, and Board certified or eligible in psychiatry, addiction medicine, neurology, developmental pediatrics; or with an advanced degree in other behavioral health field, including psychology or social work and currently licensed to practice in New York. Most importantly, they will possess exceptional skills in developing and communicating vision and mission; a demonstrated track record of leading and inspiring a large and diverse workforce; and of developing and implementing an anti-racist and equity-driven approach to population behavioral health.

To download appointment details for the role, including a full role description and person specification, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 5998.

The deadline for applications is Monday, August 15, 2022 at midnight EDT.

Salary for the Executive Deputy Commissioner is $233,800 per annum. New York City has a robust employments benefits package. This position will be based out of DOHMH headquarters in Long Island City.

Residency Requirement: New York City Residency is not required for the Agency Medical Director civil service title.

The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.

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