Company 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 the following: 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 under the supervision of DOHMH.  This is a grant-funded position ending June 30, 2023.

The Bureau of Human Resources and Labor Relations provides effective human resource management by developing and implementing policies, programs, and services in support of the values, vision, and mission of the agency.  We attract, hire, and develop quality staff to provide an array of public health and mental health services and develop and manage Human Resource Information Systems to better streamline our transactional and reporting capabilities.  We are committed to fostering an environment that promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, civility, and respect.

Job Description and Duties:

The Office of Employee Leaves and Benefits is seeking a Human Resources Generalist. This position will report to the Senior Director of Leaves and Benefits. The responsibilities include:

  • Support HR projects/units for seven (7) key critical HR Central services: Recruitment and Hiring, Labor Relations, Workforce Development & EEO, Leaves and Benefits, Civil Service, Training and Professional Development, Employee Relations and Compliance.
  • Utilize the Agency’s internal human resources information system to review Planned Action Reports for all FCH personnel actions, civil service appointments and promotions.
  • Coordinate FCH Admin Team to ensure that PAR actions are submitted and processed in a timely manner for all grant position or COVID-19 related hires.
  • Originate employee transactions, job openings, and job offers in the NYC Automated Personnel System (NYCAPS) for Agency Head and Oversight approvals.
  • Coordinate start and effective dates for all personnel actions or COVID-19 surge staff hires.
  • Draft job offers letters and release letters for all employees.
  • Respond to inquiries from DHRL HR liaisons and provide guidance as needed for benefits and leave questions to their team and their employees.
  • Research and prepare reports on personnel activities or COVID-19 staffing related reports as needed.
  • Assist with special projects and initiatives as needed related to personnel actions and COVID-19 emergency response.
  • Verify salary history data for employees in the Payroll Management System (PMS) and the Payroll Reporting Information System for Employees (PRISE). All these actions must be completed for all staff.
  • Support HR and FCH Admin Team with COVID-19 related tasks and assignments.
  • Primary liaison for FCH Team/employees regarding COVID-19 leaves and benefits inquiries.
  • Assist with review of personnel actions for COVID-19 emergency response hires for FCH team.


  • A master’s or baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in business or public administration, economics, labor or industrial relations, statistics, industrial psychology or a closely related social science field and one year of satisfactory full-time professional experience in labor research and analysis, employee benefit design and benefit program evaluation, compensation analysis, labor economics, economic planning, or a related area.
  • You have grown in an HR capacity over the past 3-5 years’ where you have built an understanding of applicable state and federal laws and regulations related to HR and general business practices, strong organization skills, and are eager to expand your HR knowledge base.
  • Working understanding of employment law and other government compliance regulations.
  • Superior customer service orientation and ability to respond in a constructive and timely manner.
  • Demonstrated success in detailed work requiring accuracy, high level of productivity, organization, and a sense of urgency.
  • Excellent critical and strategic thinking abilities.
  • Well-developed organizational and interpersonal business skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to initiate actions and solve problems using sound judgment.
  • Ability to direct and influence change. Ability to collaborate with leaders to drive change in the culture and management practices.
  • Must have strong computer skills including Microsoft Office products, specifically Word, Excel & PowerPoint.

Additional Desired Qualities:

  • 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 their 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.
  • This individual must reside in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) by their confirmed start date.
  • 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).

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