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Public Health Epidemiologist, Bureau of Environmental Disease and Injury Prevention - 349478

Company: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Location: New York
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Job Description:

DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE Job Posting Notice Job Details Job ID: 349478 # of Positions: 1 Business Title: Public Health Epidemiologist, Bureau of Environmental Disease and Injury Prevention Civil Service Title: Title Code No: Level: 51181 01 PUBLIC HEALTH EPIDEMIOLOGIST Title Classification: Competitive Job Category: Health Proposed Salary Range: $ 51,639.00 - $ 59,385.00 (Annual) Career Level: Experienced (non-manager) Work Location: 125 Worth Street, Nyc Division/Work Unit: Healthy Homes Progam Job Description The mission of the Bureau of Environmental Disease and Injury Prevention is to prevent environmental disease and injury in homes, communities and the workplace, and to protect health by promoting healthy environments and health equity.-- The Bureau is comprised of four Programs - Healthy Homes, Environmental Health Assessment and Communications, Poison Control Center, and Injury and Violence Prevention. DOHMH has committed to providing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) services to reduce pest-related allergens in the homes of children with asthma. Pests such as cockroaches and mice can produce allergens that can trigger allergies and exacerbate asthma symptoms. Public Health Epidemiologist position will be responsible for monitoring the interventions conducted by pest management firms, ensuring that these firms are performing their duties in a high quality and timely manner. In addition, the position will be responsible for identifying and following up on environmental issues that are outside the scope of work required of pest management firms. This position will also be responsible for providing guidance to tenants on strategies they can employ to help reduce pest infestations and other asthma triggers in their homes. Proposed Duties: Evaluating environmental sampling data related to lead poisoning cases. Review case investigation reports and summarizing environmental and medical data for cases of lead poisoned children. Develop program protocols and staff training in support of Healthy Homes Program environmental intervention activities. Assist with the expansion of the primary prevention project (a NYS grant project). Provide time-sensitive responses to contestations of Commissioner's Orders and request for modified Orders. Assist on grant applications and special reports, including NYC's progress in meeting the goals and objectives of the NYC's Comprehensive Lead Poisoning Prevention Plan (The Lead Elimination Plan). Assist in providing technical assistance to the public. Minimum Qual Requirements 1. A master's degree in epidemiology or in public health with a minimum of 12 graduate credits in epidemiology from an accredited college or university; or 2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, supplemented by the successful completion of PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY (#3030-G) or (#SS1000), a course for health professionals, given by the Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Public Service and one year of satisfactory full-time experience as a health professional in a position which requires data collection and the reading and interpretation of medical charts and medical information in support of surveillance and epidemiologic investigations; or 3. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and two years of satisfactory full-time experience as described in "2" above. Preferred Skills Excellent presentation and writing skills Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Strong analytical and statistical skills Background in environmental health. Additional Information **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.-- 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. **LOAN FORGIVENESS 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: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service To Apply Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/.-- In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 349478. 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. Residency Requirement 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. POSTING DATE: 07/02/2018 POST UNTIL: 10/26/2018 The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, Public Health Epidemiologist, Bureau of Environmental Disease and Injury Prevention - 349478, Healthcare, New York, New York

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