The Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment (BADUPCT) works to reduce morbidity and mortality related to alcohol and substance use among New Yorkers. BADUPCT develops, implements and evaluates interventions and prevention strategies through: contracting and oversight of prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and recovery and support services; policy analysis and development; epidemiology, surveillance, and evaluation; development and dissemination of treatment and management guidelines; harm reduction initiatives; public and provider outreach and education; and community involvement and interagency collaboration.
The Special Projects Coordinator will work closely with the Assistant Commissioner to ensure that the ongoing activities of the Bureau are well coordinated, supported and represented. They will be responsible for researching and implementing special projects to enhance the work of the Bureau. They will be expected to write and quickly turn around reports, briefings, proposals, position statements, and Bureau updates for internal and external distribution. This position will manage, lead, collaborate and attend meetings with units within the Bureau and across the Division of Mental Hygiene at the request and on behalf of the Assistant Commissioner. They will work closely with directors and other bureau leadership to lead or support the design and implementation of special projects, as directed by the Assistant Commissioner. They will lead reporting to DOHMH executives and the Mayor’s Offices, as well as provide implementation support on policy and political initiatives.
Under direction of the Assistant Commissioner, with latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative, the Special Projects Coordinator will perform the following tasks:
- Lead and assist in collecting and providing quantitative and qualitative data analysis for special projects and requests made by the Assistant Commissioner.
- Write reports, briefings, proposals and position statements for internal and external distribution.
- Conduct a literature reviews on various topics as directed by the Assistant Commissioner.
- Prepare and provide presentations on issues/topics and special projects as required by the Assistant Commissioner.
- Lead, assist, and conduct research to develop and implement special projects requested by the Assistant Commissioner.
- Create and/or review of letters of support requested from external partners and obtain Division/Department approval.
- Contribute and collaborate with various offices within the Division and external partners in the community.
- Respond to, and organize training, meeting, and presentation requests made by internal and external partners.
- Collaborate with Bureau staff to ensure Bureau activities are completed appropriately and in a timely manner.
- Assist in delegating assignments to the Bureau's senior staff on behalf of the Assistant Commissioner and review and provide feedback on the quality of assignments to ensure they meet the expectations of the Division and the Department.
- Assist in managing internal and external communications directed to the Bureau and provide appropriate direction and follow-up to internal and external parties.
- Represent the Assistant Commissioner at meetings with external partners.
- Present on the work of the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment to external audiences.
- Help lead and manage internal meetings: intra-agency initiatives, bureau initiatives, as well as all-staff meetings and leadership meetings.
- Participate in agency, division, and/or bureau Race to Justice activities.
- Understanding of the City government operations and some knowledge of alcohol and substance use in NYC.
- Have forward thinking and ability to work independently, anticipating the needs of the Bureau and ensuring deadlines are met.
- Excellent interpersonal, research, written and verbal communication skills.
- Able to interpret quantitative data, read, interpret and synthesize epidemiologic and other scientific literature.
- Be detail-oriented with outstanding organizational skills.
- Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high volume environment.
- Proficiency in Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio.
**IMPORTANT NOTES 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.
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:
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We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.
All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
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.
Minimum Qual Requirements
For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
Internal Number: 398333
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