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Asthma Coordinator, Bureau of School Health/SH Medical - 333388

Asthma Coordinator, Bureau of School Health/SH Medical - 333388

Job Description The Division of Family and Child Health (DFCH) is charged with the creation and oversight of programs, policies, services, and environments that support physical and socio-emotional health, and promote primary and reproductive health services, health equity, social justice, safety and well-being for New York City (NYC) families and children. The Division is comprised of the Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health, the Bureau of Early Intervention, the Office of School Health (OSH) and the Bureau of Administration. The vision of the DFCH is that every child, woman, and family has the opportunity and is empowered to reach their full health and development potential. Asthma affects nearly 1 million New Yorkers and is the leading cause of hospitalizations and school absences among NYC children ages 5-14. In order to address the needs of children with poorly controlled asthma, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is organizing a multipronged approach to include improving medication adherence in schools, reducing indoor allergens and triggers in homes, and providing care coordination and case management supports. DOHMH is committed to decrease the rate of asthma-related emergency department visits among children ages 5-17 years of age by 9% overall and by 14% in very high poverty neighborhoods by 2020. The Agency Asthma Coordinator will have the responsibility of coordinating the asthma related efforts and research across agency divisions and bureaus to advance the work toward this main goal.


The Asthma Coordinator will work closely with the asthma program directors and researchers in Office of School Health (OSH), Center for Health Equity (CHE) and Division of Environmental Health (EH). With support and supervision from the Assistant Director of OSH and with wide latitude for independent decision, the Agency Asthma Coordinator will:

--Work closely with Division of Epidemiology and appropriate Bureaus to develop an asthma indicator database and reporting tools.

--Analyze and report out common asthma indicators, consolidating and collating data from several sources.

--Respond to all internal, external and press inquiries on asthma surveillance data for Agency.

--Key liaison for external partners for all asthma-related research.

--Collaborate on development of data-driven public awareness campaigns, including development and maintenance of asthma landing page for the DOHMH website and work with other divisions to develop, update and distribute a cohesive collection of asthma education materials.

--Convene and coordinate agency-wide asthma workgroup meetings and asthma research work-group meetings.

--Develop and maintain program inventory of each division's activities and resources.

--Work with other program directors to develop asthma-related data collection for all agency surveys, such as the Child Health Survey, Youth Risk Behavior Survey and the Community Health Survey.

--Coordinate submission across divisions of asthma related policies for annual agency legislative agenda.

--Work with the Office of School Health, the Center for Health Equity and the Division of Environmental Health to track and support work in 3 main areas: increasing controller medication utilization and adherence among school aged children, standardizing and expanding integrated pest management and incorporating community-based asthma initiatives.

--Report progress in each area and make program recommendation. Work with programs to develop new or expand existing activities to close gaps in services.

-- Explore synergies with other agency workgroups such as Healthy Homes, to advance asthma related policies, legislation and campaigns.

--Act as lead coordinator and point-of-contact for all asthma Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) projects in collaboration with programs and the DOHMH Office of Policy, Planning and Strategic Data Use (PPSDU).

--Track grant and funding opportunities and share with group.

--Stay informed about other public health department asthma work/policies and disseminate notable findings to asthma working group members.

--Act as liaison to NYS DOH for all asthma related research and programs.

--Work closely in collaboration with the Center for Health Equity on the Citywide Asthma Initiative, including participating in routine meetings, workshops and seminars for partners.
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.

Probationary Period
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
Preferred Skills --Proficiency in SAS, SUDAAN or other analytical programs

--Experience in database development and maintenance

--Experience working with and leading team-driven projects

--Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as strong presentation skills

--Strong organizational skills, with good follow-through to complete assignments within specified timeframes, and ability to juggle several tasks simultaneously

--Ability to balance small day-to-day details while maintaining a perspective of the big picture

--Flexibility to work independently and to work well collaboratively with a diverse group of individuals

--Strong computer and research skills

--Master's degree in Public Health, Business, or Science.

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:
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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.
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.
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