COVID-19

Overview

With an annual budget of $2.3 billion and more than 6,000 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.

Since January 2020, DOHMH has been fighting the COVID-19 pandemic- activities include but are not limited to: surveillance & epidemiological investigations; lab testing; engaging and providing guidance to healthcare partners; ensuring the safety & health of responders; providing timely and accurate information to the public; promoting the emotional health of New Yorkers and coordinating citywide COVID-19 vaccine administration. With grant funds from  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DOHMH is undertaking a new initiative to establish, expand, train, and sustain the public health workforce to support jurisdictional COVID-19 prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery initiatives over 2 years.

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 June 30, 2023.

The Division of Finance has central responsibility and authority for policy analysis, program development, performance tracking and improvement, financial management, resource maximization and technical assistance. Finance helps to ensure that programs and administrative operations have the information, analysis, funding and technical capacity to deliver critical services effectively and meet DOHMH’s objectives.
Finance values motivated, energetic individuals committed to achieving excellence in a public sector environment and a desire to be part of a City agency that is revolutionizing public health and mental hygiene services.

Job description

DOHMH has an opening for a Budget Analyst who will be reporting to the Director of Programmatic Budgets in the Bureau of Budget and Revenue, Office of the Budget Administration. Finance needs additional staff, one (1) Budget Analyst to manage COVID related funding for the division of CHECW, EPR and EHS.  This individual will handle the increased workload due to additional COVID funding received by the agency and perform the tasks of monitoring, tracking, analyzing COVID data to ensure proper spending and to enforce compliance.

Specifically, the Budget Analyst will:

With high degree of responsibility and broad latitude for independent action:

• Monitor the fiscal operation of city, federal, state and private grant funded programs, including COVID funding to ensure compliance and assist programs in more efficient/effective approaches to program administration.

• Collects, classifies, evaluates, and analyzes COVID related financial data submitted by programs and prepares reports.

• Develop effective spreadsheets to report, compare, and analyze budget numbers.

• Ability to analyze problems and demonstrate strong attention to detail, analytical skills and good business judgement.

• Research the programmatic implications due of proposed policies, including identifying the impact to, Personnel Services and Other Than Personnel Services budgets.

• Update of internal budgeting systems and monitoring Grant and City Tax Levy spending and track COVID spending.

• Review OTPS encumbrances and personnel expenditures against COVID budgets.

• Assist in the preparation of budget modifications, journal entries, and grants closeouts.
• Research potential funding sources for ongoing and new program initiatives.

• Make recommendations to the program representatives for changes and corrections of errors.

• Prepare fiscal summary reports and analyses.

• Make recommendations to supervisory staff concerning provision of additional funding of existing or new programs.

• Assist in the development and implementation of new policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in economics, statistics, finance, management, business administration, public administration, public policy or related field.
Previous experience working in fields related to Finance, Economics or Accounting for minimum of 1 year.
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.

ADDITIONAL DESIRED QUALITIES

Capacity and willingness to learn City’s financial systems.
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.
Experience with data collection, analysis and interpretation.
Desire to grow professionally, develop new skills and willingness to work outside of comfort zone.
Experience working with the public health sector and coordinating projects involving multiple stakeholders.
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 June 30, 2023.
Preference may be given to individuals residing in New York City (5 boroughs) or surrounding New York State counties.
The selected candidate must reside within the Tri-state area (NY, NJ & CT) by their start date.
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).

PHS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and veterans.

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 vulnerable New York City 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 vulnerable 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. To learn more about our work, please visit healthsolutions.org.