Overview

Job ID:535939
Business Title: Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) Technical Assistance Coordinator, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care, and Treatment (BADUPCT)
Civil Service Title: CITY RESEARCH SCIENTIST II
Title Classification: Non-Competitive
Job Category: Health, Policy, Research & Analysis
Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)
Work Location: 42-09 28th Street
Division/Work Unit: Alcohol, Drug Prev & Treatment
# of Positions: 1
Proposed Salary Range
$ 75,504.00 – $ 86,830.00 (Annual)

As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.

Job Description
The Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care, and Treatment (BADUPCT) works to close gaps and reduce overall morbidity and mortality related to alcohol and substance use among New Yorkers. BADUPCT develops, implements and evaluates interventions and prevention strategies through contracting of treatment, recovery and support services; policy analysis and development; epidemiology and surveillance; dissemination of treatment and management guidelines; harm reduction initiatives; public and provider outreach and education and; community involvement and interagency collaboration. The Bureau amplifies the voices of those most impacted and focuses on inequitable structural, social, service, and communication factors that drive disparities.

The Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) Technical Assistance (TA) Coordinator will be part of BADUPCT’s Health Care Providers Initiatives Unit, and work closely with its Harm Reduction Unit to research and analyze the promotion of buprenorphine treatment capacity in syringe service programs (SSPs) and emergency departments (EDs). This work is part of BADUPCT’s multi-pronged strategy to increase access to effective treatment for opioid overdose and reduce overdose deaths.

Under the direction from the Senior Practice Implementation Manager, the MAT TA Coordinator will:
– Conduct research and analysis of SSPs and EDs regarding the delivery of buprenorphine services to participants
– Prepare comprehensive reports and conduct presentations on policies, techniques, and procedures regarding buprenorphine implementation and treatment based on information generated from research
– Advise on policies, techniques, and procedures regarding buprenorphine implementation
– Provide technical assistance to implement buprenorphine, including assisting with identifying prescribers and linking them to training and clinical mentorship
– Assist with the design and execution of program evaluation
– Liaise/communicate regularly with project partners on the research, analysis, and programmatic components of the program.
– Coordinate research efforts and provide technical assistance to implement buprenorphine, including promoting best practices, and assisting with identifying prescribers and linking them to training and clinical mentorship.
– Other duties as assigned.
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.
Preferred Skills
– Demonstrated commitment to promoting racial justice and health equity
– Experience working and conducting research and analysis in the field of substance use and treatment
– Understanding of harm reduction and experience with programs that incorporate a harm reduction approach to substance use.
– Clinical training (e.g., social worker, nurse, physician assistant, medical assistant) preferred but not mandatory
– Experience practicing public health and working across systems to further a public health approach to substance use
– Experience in program monitoring and evaluation
– Experience conducting technical assistance
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Possess exceptional interpersonal, research, written and verbal communication skills
– Detail-oriented with outstanding organizational skills
– Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high- volume environment
– Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
Additional Information
**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.

**LOAN FORGIVENESS

As a current or prospective employee of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information on Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program and Federal Perkins Loan Cancellation and Discharge, please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.

For information on the New York State Student Loan Repayment Assistance Programs, please visit: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/repay-your-loans/repayment-options-assistance/loan-forgiveness-cancellation-and-discharge.html.

“FINAL APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET APPROVAL”
To Apply
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/.  In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 535939.

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.
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.
POSTING DATE
06/30/2022
POST UNTIL
10/15/2022

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