COVID-19

Overview

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: 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.

Program Description:
The New York City Bureau of Tuberculosis Control (BTBC) which sits within the DOHMH 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 Project Manager who is interested in working on COVID-19 and TB projects. People with COVID-19 who are co-infected with 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 but will be required to go to multiple sites to provide in-person support.

Summary of Position:
DOHMH has an opening for a Project Manager. The Project Manager will work under the Director of Policy, Planning and Administrator to support ongoing COVID-19 related efforts in two ways: 1) Support operations related to COVID-19 and other vaccinations and 2) monitor and track projects and other essential public health services that have been impacted by COVID-19.

Specifically, the Project Manager will:
• Support COVID-19 and other vaccine operations in the following ways:
o Work closely with onsite teams on vaccine initiatives to ensure optimal service delivery.
o Provide programmatic support to the vaccine clinics.
o Ensure vaccine policies are communicated and implemented.
o Assist in troubleshooting programmatic and clinical issues.
• Monitor and track projects and other essential services impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
o Implement and maintain projects.
o Develop project assessment protocols for evaluation and improvement.
o Monitor progress of projects through set indicators.
o Ensure projects are on track for completion.
o Work with senior leaders to troubleshoot.
o Ensure relevant information are communicated and disseminated.

Qualifications and Requirements:
• 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 in 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.
• 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.
• Pro-active and self-motivated individual with the ability to work in teams and in a highly dynamic environment with multiple stakeholders and timelines.
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
• This individual will be expected to work non-business hours during emergencies.
• Preference may be given to individuals residing in New York City (5 boroughs) or surrounding New York State counties.
• This individual must reside in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT) by their confirmed start date.
• This is a temporary grant-funded position ending June 30, 2023.

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.