The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is a world-renowned agency with a long tradition of protecting and promoting health in the nation's most culturally and linguistically diverse city. Since its creation as the Board of Health in 1805, the DOHMH has been recognized for its innovative and groundbreaking work to protect and promote the health of over 8 million residents. Established in 1892, the New York City (NYC) Public Health Laboratory (PHL) was the world's first Municipal Bacteriological Laboratory. In the century since its first campaign to control diphtheria in NYC, the PHL has expanded services using state-of the-art technology and testing methods to rapidly and accurately provide results necessary for effective public health intervention, focusing on communicable/infectious diseases and emerging pathogens. Our mission to safeguard the health of all New York City residents by providing quality-laboratory testing services that address the needs of NYC's Department of health and Mental Hygiene and its community partners to prevent and respond to clinical and environmental public health concerns. Today, PHL responds to essential and emergency public health issues and outbreaks, develops and validates new tests and technologies, performs testing on more than 100,000 clinical specimens annually, and is an essential public health hub for more than 150 laboratory professionals, research scientists, safety experts, fellows, trainers, interns and volunteers. The Public Health Laboratory is currently seeking a public health professional to serve as Director of Quality Management.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
--Establishing and maintaining quantitative methods to evaluate testing parameters associated with quality evaluation.
--Providing liaison with Laboratory Information and Management System Unit in the establishment of a Laboratory-wide computer system.
--Designing and implementing management analytical tools specific to clinical and environmental laboratory testing.
--Training and supervising a staff of laboratory examiners who will inspect, monitor and evaluate compliance with generally accepted standards of laboratory performance in the Jabs operated by the Public Health Laboratory.
--Facilitating participation of scientific interdisciplinary teams and subcommittees to identify program specific and system wide problems related to quality and to subsequently provide appropriate intervention for improvement and correction.
--Leading the development of a Strategic Plan for the Public Health Laboratory.
--Maintaining liaison with State and Federal authorities in the area of regulation compliance.
--Representing the Public Health Laboratory at meetings and conferences related to quality assurance and continuous quality improvement in laboratory testing.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of satisfactory full-time experience in purchasing and or inspecting supplies, materials, products and services such as: paints, linoleum, hose, sand, brick, wire, shades hardware and tools, plumbing, electrical machine shop, building and cleaning supplies; furnishings and furniture, lumber and wood related products, metals, equipment, foods, drugs and chemicals, fuel, textiles, printing, stationery, automotive equipment and/or repairs, transportation services and other comparable items and/or services; at least eighteen months of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative or managerial capacity; or
2. An associate degree from an accredited college, plus six years of satisfactory fulltime experience as described in "1" above, at least eighteen months of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative or managerial capacity; or
3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and eight years of satisfactory full-time experience as described "1" above, at least eighteen months of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative or managerial capacity; or
4. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience equivalent to "1", "2" or "3" above. Undergraduate college credit may be substituted for experience on the basis of 45 semester credits from an accredited college for one year of experience. However, all candidates must have a high school diploma or its educational equivalent and at least three years of satisfactory full-time experience as describe in "1" above, at least eighteen months of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative or managerial capacity.
--Strong quality management background
--Experience in quality assurance and quality evaluation in laboratory setting
--Knowledge of generally accepted standards of laboratory performance
--Strong analytical and organizational skills
--Excellent oral, inter-personal and written communication skills.
**IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL CANDIDATES:
Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as: • A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
• Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
• Current Resume
• Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.
If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 301432.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
The New York City Health Department is known around the world as a center of bold innovation. With over 200 years of leadership in the field, we're also one of our nation's oldest public health agencies. The challenges we face range from obesity, diabetes and heart disease to HIV/AIDS, tobacco addiction and substance abuse, and the threat of bioterrorism. We're tackling these issues with innovativ...e policies and programs – and getting exceptional results – but our work is never finished. Your NYC Health career brings big responsibilities and unparalleled opportunities for growth.