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 improves the effectiveness and impact of DOHMH programs and administrative operations through information and analysis, resource, and development and allocation, fiscal integrity, performance and improvement and technical assistance to programs throughout the Agency.

Overview of Bureau

The Bureau of the Controller ensures timely, accurate and appropriate payments for other-than-personal services COVID related expenses in accordance with the standards and directives established by the City Comptroller, the Procurement Policy Board, the Mayor’s Office, and any other applicable government or non-government entities. Finance positions require analytic, interpersonal communications and problem-solving skills. Bureau of the Controller also ensures efficient and accurate timekeeping, paycheck calculation and distribution, and subsequent adjustments and reconciliations in accordance with directives issued by the New York City Office of Labor Relations, the City Comptroller, and the City Office of Payroll Administration while maintaining excellent service to employees and programs throughout DOHMH.

Job description

DOHMH has two openings for a Payment Analyst reporting to the Assist Director of Programmatic Fiscal Affairs.  The Payment Analyst will be responsible for all COVID related payments and accounting activities for designated divisions of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Tasks will include but not limited to reviewing invoices, analyzing supporting documents for payments, creating analytical reports and reconciling expenses to contracts.

Specifically, the Payment Analyst will:

Ensure that all COVID payments are made in compliance with all applicable standards and directives from the City oversight entities including the New York City Comptroller, the Policy and Procurement Board and Financial Information Systems Agency as well as state, federal and non-governmental entities where necessary.
Prepare reports on expenses, and outstanding obligations, including ensuring timely, accurate and comprehensive information required for claiming various forms of state, federal and non-governmental reimbursement. Some of these reports will be COVID related.
Working in collaboration with Procurement, Contracts, Budget Office, programs, and other key constituents to improve operational efficiency


A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, including or supplemented by 24 semester credits in accounting, including one course each in advanced accounting and auditing: or
A valid New York State Certified Public Accountant license.


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.
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.
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