Senior Evaluator for ThriveNYC, Bureau of Epidemiology Services
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
September 18, 2018
Long Island City, New York
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The Bureau of Epidemiology Services (BES) collects, analyzes and communicates data to monitor and improve the health of New Yorkers. BES provides statistical and analytic support for public health surveillance, epidemiologic research, and program evaluation at DOHMH. The Bureau also promotes strengthening internal capacity for research and evaluation through consultation and regular trainings for DOHMH staff. The Bureau plays a pivotal role in initiating and managing inter- and intra-agency collaborations, including acquiring data, designing studies and methods, analyzing data, and disseminating findings. BES seeks a Senior Evaluator for ThriveNYC to lead Thrive NYC program evaluation activities. ThriveNYC is a citywide plan to create a mental health system that works for all New Yorkers, which consists of 54 mental health initiatives. This person will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of a quantitative evaluation of effectiveness of Thrive NYC programs. In collaboration with City Hall, Division of Mental Hygiene, and community partners, the Senior Evaluator for ThriveNYC will develop comprehensive population-level as well as individual-level evaluation measures. Using expertise in epidemiologic methods and causal inference, the selected candidate will identify data sources, analytic methods, and supervise data analysis activities. The selected candidate will lead the development and management of the evaluation strategy throughout the development and implementation phases of the various ThriveNYC initiatives. They will also be responsible for coordination and communication with multiple Thrive NYC stakeholders, including City Hall, DOHMH programs, and CUNY researchers and will lead the development and dissemination of interim and final evaluation results and provide feedback to improve Thrive NYC programs.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
--Lead the design and implementation of Thrive NYC program evaluations to assess short-term and long-term public health impacts of Thrive NYC.
--Coordinate and communicate with multiple Thrive NYC stakeholders, including City Hall, DOHMH programs, and CUNY researchers around ThriveNYC evaluation activities.
--Work with data analysts, informatics, and program staff to execute program evaluation plans, including 1) data sharing agreements, 2) data acquisition and linkage, 3) data analyses, 4) dissemination of results.
--Collaborate with analysts in the Division of Mental Hygiene to coordinate agency-wide Thrive NYC evaluation activities.
--Provide consultation to DOHMH program directors and data analysts on evaluation designs, analytic methods, and interpretation of results.
--Author technical and research reports for senior managers and external stakeholders and both agency- and peer-reviewed publications based on findings from Thrive NYC evaluation analyses and other projects.
--Work closely with Bureau and Division leadership and staff to collaborate on and coordinate analysis and research.
--Ability to supervise junior analysts, as team grows in the future.
--Experience leading and bringing together multiple stakeholders for complex projects
--Excellent project management skills for achieving efficient staff and resource management and fostering collaboration
--Proficiency with SAS, SUDAAN, SQL, R and other statistical analysis software
--Experience in program evaluation or other relevant fields
--Excellent written and oral communication skills
--Experience leading scientific research
--Proven ability to work effectively on fast moving, high profile projects.
**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.
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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
1. 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: 1. 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 2. 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 3. 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.
NOTE: Probationary Period Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
Internal Number: 355831
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