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 New York City Bureau of Tuberculosis Control (BTBC) which sits within the Division of Disease Control is a leading institution in diagnosing, treating, and managing patients with tuberculosis (TB). We have a multi-disciplinary team who perform essential public health activities, operate four clinics, and offer services in the community. The Bureau is comprised of a diverse staff who is passionate about responding and controlling public health problems in New York City.

The Bureau is looking for a qualified Data Analyst who is interested in working on COVID-19 and TB program evaluation projects. People with TB and other respiratory illness are at an increased risk for poor health outcomes.

The selected candidate will be assigned to the central office in Queens, NY where they will work with other city research scientists, epidemiologists, physicians, case managers, and other essential personnel.

Job description:

DOHMH has an opening for a Data Analyst within the office of Planning, Policy, and Administration in BTBC. The office routinely monitors key program indicators on program performance, conducts priority program evaluation projects, and determines program budgets for efficient spending on program services.

The candidate will participate in COVID-19 impact evaluations on TB initiatives related to prevention and care. The candidate will analyze and manage data related to existing and new COVID-19/TB evaluation projects, e.g., an assessment of COVID-19/TB comorbidities, COVID-19 vaccination among TB patients, and the impact of COVID-19 safety measures on essential services including meeting key performance measures. The candidate may also have an opportunity to be involved in clinical trials, epidemiologic studies, and other collaborative projects.

Specifically, the Data Analyst will:

Support COVID-19 impact evaluations related to TB control and prevention
Assess internal indicators, identify aberrations in trends, and describe pandemic influence on data
Analyze data from the surveillance registries, electronic medical records, and non-traditional data sources
Present analytical reports, dashboards, and other documents based on data analysis projects.
Respond to data requests from internal and external partners.

Qualifications:

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in public health, biostatistics, epidemiology, or other appropriate fields of study.
Graduate credits or relevant experience in appropriate fields of study may be acceptable.
Previous experience working in fields related to public health, biostatistics, epidemiology, or other appropriate fields of study.
Strong analytical skills and ability to manage and report complex information.
Experience with data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
Capacity and willingness to learn methods of program evaluation.
Proficient in R, SAS, or other statistical software.
Experience with stakeholder engagement and project management.
Excellent communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills.

Additional Desired Qualities

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.
Pro-active and self-motivated individual with the ability to work in teams and in a highly dynamic environment with multiple stakeholders and timelines.
Ability to prioritize and work in fast-paced environment with hard deadlines.
Proficient 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 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.