COVID-19

Overview

With an annual budget of $1.6 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 are 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 work will be supervised by DOHMH. This is a grant-funded position ending June 30, 2023.

Program Description:

The mission of the Integrated Data Team (IDT) is to identify, synthesize and integrate public health data to inform emergency response and promote health equity. Using data from multiple stakeholders, we coordinate with data owners, community organizations and City leadership to solve complex problems, build consensus and improve COVID-19 pandemic response. We make sure decision makers, community organizations and the public have access to meaningful, timely data. The Integrated Data Team (IDT) is an Emergency Response Group (ERG) that sits within the larger emergency response system at the NYC DOHMH, known as the Incident Command System (ICS).

Summary of Position:

DOHMH has an opening for a Deputy Integrated Data Team Lead. Under the direction of the Integrated Data Team Lead, the Deputy is responsible for project managing priority reporting and analytic streams relevant to the successful execution of COVID-19 response operations and expected deliverables within and across programs of the NYC COVID-19 response. The Deputy Director will manage and oversee analysts and execute analytic tasks using traditional and non-traditional data sources to inform ICS and City Leadership. These analyses draw on large, constantly changing, often uncleaned datasets and require expertise with mapping, data manipulation, and data visualization software (e.g., SAS, R, ArcGIS, Python, SQL, Tableau).

Duties:

Translate COVID-19 data into comprehensive executive and operational reports. Track data across the COVID-19 response to anticipate reporting and visualization needs and prepare rapid implementation.
Collaborate with data engineers and analysts within IDT to automate data flow for advanced visualizations and custom dashboards to present meaningful data.
Supervise, develop, and advise IDT staff and provide coaching and support to facilitate improved technical abilities.
Build, improve, and utilize data and analysis pipelines to improve the quality, comprehensiveness, and efficiency of the COVID-19 response.
Collaborate with external partners and stakeholders to coordinate data sharing, produce analyses, and coordinate response efforts.
Receive, review, and delegate requests for data, analyses, and user-friendly deliverables.
Represent IDT at meetings, workgroups, and taskforces on a range of topics.
Respond promptly to City Hall, Commissioner of Health, and other leadership under the direction of the Incident Commander to inform data driven decision making.
Support preparation of reports, dashboards, and maps for internal and external audiences.
Ensure unit’s compliance with DOHMH and ICS internal regulations, including but not limited to review and validation by PIO, Legal, and ICS.
As needed, conduct training sessions for other colleagues to build data visualization and analysis skills.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Min 5 years’ experience in public health, with at least 2 years of experience in a managerial role.
Well-honed ability to analyze, interpret, and draw conclusions from epidemiologic and other public health data, including reporting findings to non-technical and non-academic audiences
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Proficiency in Tableau
Experience with geospatial analysis (ArcGIS / Python GeoPandas), statistical/predictive modeling in Python (SciKit Learn, statsmodels, Pandas, NumPy),
Ability to build strong relationships with teammates, partners, and specialists by fostering teamwork, partnership, and collaboration in a virtual or face-to-face environment.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects at once, ensuring the most important projects are addressed in a timely fashion, often under tight deadlines.
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

Desire to grow professionally, develop new skills and willingness to work outside of comfort zone.
Experience working with the public sector and coordinating projects involving multiple stakeholders.
Social justice orientation, with track record of work that is anti-racist, anti-colonial, intersectional, inclusive, and reflective.
Familiarity with NYC data including Open Data, census
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
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).

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.  Selected candidates should reside within the Tri-State area (NY, NJ & CT).
This individual will be expected to work non-business hours during emergencies.
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.