Company overview:

With an annual budget of $2.3 billion and more than 7,000 employees throughout the five boroughs, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) is one of the largest public health agencies in the world, serving 8 million New Yorkers from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. We’re tackling a broad range of public health issues with innovative policies and programs and getting exceptional results, but our work is never finished. The breadth of our innovative programs provides the widest range of choices for every member of our team.

With grant funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DOHMH is undertaking a new initiative that will meet critical infrastructure needs and make possible strategic investments that will have lasting effects on public health. Investments and improvements through this initiative will help modernize DOHMH’s foundational capabilities and data infrastructure, enabling it to partner in complex health and health care environments and, in turn, support better public health outcomes, including COVID-19. This initiative supports larger efforts to rebalance investments in public health and more equitably serve communities and populations.

The selected candidate will be an employee of Public Health Solutions, a nonprofit organization which is the fiscal and administrative manager of the grant but will work be supervised by DOHMH.   This is a grant-funded position ending in June 2023.

DOHMH’s Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response (OEPR) was created to promote DOHMH’s and NYC’s ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from health emergencies. The OEPR is responsible for coordinating agency-wide emergency preparedness planning, exercises and training, evaluation of incident response, and exercise performance as well as coordinating with community stakeholders, city, state, and federal partners on public health emergency planning and response. The OEPR also works with healthcare partners to optimize the provision of health services during a large-scale disaster.

The Bureau of Emergency Field Operations (BEFO) is responsible for the planning, exercise, training, logistics, operations, and staffing of Citywide public health emergency plans and field operations including Post Emergency Canvassing Operations (PECO), Community Reception Centers (CRC), quarantine operations, and antibiotic or vaccine Points of Dispensing (PODs).


Job description:

This position will be assigned to work some days in Edison, NJ and others in Long Island City, NY.

DOHMH has an opening for a Warehouse Readiness Coordinator. Reporting to the Supply Chain Logistics Manager, this position will provide dedicated logistical and warehousing planning needed to enhance BEFO’s capability and capacity, building on lessons learned from various COVID-19 operations such as the citywide personal protective equipment (PPE) distribution operations and the COVID-19 citywide vaccination hubs (PODs). The Warehouse Readiness Coordinator will leverage existing plans, processes, and protocols, those developed, along with lessons learned and gaps identified during the COVID-19 response, to further build and enhance DOHMH’s emergency warehousing, distribution and logistical readiness.


Gather lessons learned and identified gaps related to warehousing and distribution activities during the COVID-19 citywide PPE distribution operations After Action Report (AAR) and track improvement initiatives through fulfillment.
Build or enhance necessary warehousing and distribution plans, procedures, processes and/or protocols to address identified gaps and support readiness efforts
Work with partner third- party logistics warehouse to develop and implement various tools and documents to support COVID-19 response, as well as future emerging infectious disease outbreaks and pandemics
Assist with the development of a warehousing training program/plan
Assist with the creation of a Warehouse Emergency Preparedness and Response Manual/Playbook
Other related tasks as assigned

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in emergency management, disaster management, logistics/supply chain management, or public administration preferred
Previous work, internship, or work study experience in fields related to areas described above for 2 years preferred
Capacity and willingness to learn Warehouse Management System (WMS), Microsoft Office applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Teams, Excel, Visio, and other web-based applications.
Ability to travel 50% of the time to Edison, NJ for work assignments required
The ideal candidate for this position must be a pro-active and self-motivated individual with the ability to work in teams and in a highly dynamic environment with multiple stakeholders and timelines.
Salary – $ 70,000
Additional Desired Qualities:

Successful completion of the Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) courses (100, 200, 700, and 800)
Experience with stakeholder engagement and project management.
Excellent communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills.
Strong analytical skills and ability to manage and report complex information.
Desire to grow professionally, develop new skills and willingness to work outside of comfort zone.
Ability to prioritize and work in fast-paced environment with hard deadlines.
Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Additional Information:

This is a temporary grant-funded position ending in June 2023.
Preference may be given to individuals residing in New York City (5 boroughs) or surrounding New York State counties.
This individual will be expected to work non-business hours during emergencies.
NOTE:  All applicants must comply with PHS’ vaccination policy.  Effective October 1, 2021, employees will be required to provide verification that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (with an FDA-authorized vaccine).


About Public Health Solutions

Health disparities among New Yorkers are large, persistent and increasing. Public Health Solutions (PHS) exists to change that trajectory and support New Yorkers and their families in achieving optimal health and building pathways to reach their potential. As the largest public health nonprofit serving New York City, we improve health outcomes and help communities thrive by providing services directly to low-income families, supporting community-based organizations through our long-standing public-private partnerships, and bridging the gap between healthcare and community services. We focus on a wide range of public health issues including food and nutrition, health insurance, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, tobacco control, and HIV/AIDS. Learn more about our work at healthsolutions.org.