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 pandemic response.  We make sure decision makers, community organizations and the public have access to meaningful, timely data.

The Bureau of Application Development and Database Administration in the Division of Information Technology seeks a Spatial Data and Mapping Analyst to join its award-winning, innovative technology team in revolutionizing public health IT and support the work of the Integrated Data Team. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) uses the latest technologies and enterprise-wide application solutions in its groundbreaking work to promote and protect New Yorkers’ health and improve DOHMH’s business operations.   We are seeking a dynamic individual who will work on spatial data services for multiple Health systems. The candidate will have exposure to a wide range of public health GIS & Informatics applications with a focus on supporting the COVID-19 response and recovery while helping to build capacity for future pandemic preparedness.

Summary of Position:

The Spatial Data and Mapping Analyst will execute analytic and mapping tasks under the supervision of IDT and IT Data Services Project Leads and often requiring rapid turnaround to support the ongoing COVID-19 response, as well as planning for future pandemics. These analyses would draw on large, constantly changing, often uncleaned datasets and require expertise with mapping, data manipulation, and data visualization software (e.g., ArcGIS, Python, SQL).  This position will also support the development of spatial datasets to support automation of analysis, mapping, and reporting within IDT, DOHMH, and the city, at large.

Specifically, the Spatial Data and Mapping Analyst will:

Support IDT and IT Project Leads in communicating data and spatial analyses to many audiences in support of the COVID-19 response.
Collaborate with Divisions of Epidemiology, Emergency Preparedness and Response, and Disease Control to execute both basic and complex data and mapping analyses.
Prepare static and interactive maps and dashboards for internal & external audiences.
Use mapping and statistical software (e.g., GIS, Python, SQL Server) to clean, manage, and analyze data.
Manage and manipulate large, complex, uncleaned, and constantly changing data sets and databases.
Examine the integrity and comparability of data.
Provide routine data maintenance on established data sources.
Conduct trainings and workshops on GIS to build workforce capacity to support ongoing and future COVID-19 and pandemic response.
Create documentation for all work products.

Qualifications and Requirements:

A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Expertise in the full suite of ArcGIS Products (including Pro, ArcGIS Online, Survey123).
Ability to create spatial datasets and perform geographic data processes on spatial data.
Experience creating interactive maps and applications in ArcGIS Online environment.
Experience with NYC geographic data, NYC Open Data, NYC GeoSupport.
Strong data management, communication, and quality assurance skills.
Experience producing high quality error-free mapping and data visualization products and analytic deliverables in high-pressure contexts.
Experience with mapping US Census data.
Experience with Excel for data prep, manipulation, and formatting.
Strong attention to detail and data quality checks.
Strong analytical skills and ability to manage and report complex information.
Ability to prioritize and work in fast-paced environment with hard deadlines.
Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Excellent communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Skills:

Ability to manipulate data and automate geospatial processes using Python.
Experience with Python, SQL Server, R, PowerBI, Geocoding, Tableau, PowerBI, AirTable.
Interpreting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from epidemiological and other public health or publicly sourced data.
Desire to grow professionally, develop new skills and willingness to work outside of comfort zone and can learn independently.

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.