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Location:
QUEENS, New York
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United States
Industry:
Healthcare
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Street:
42-09 28th St.
City:
Queens
State:
New York
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112214
11101
Job Title:
City Resarch Scientist - 335078

City Resarch Scientist - 335078

Job Description The Newborn Home Visiting Program (NHVP), in an effort to promote the agency’s Take Care New York goal of “Having a Healthy Baby”, offers home visits to families with a new infant on breastfeeding and
safe sleep practices; educational on maternal and infant health issues; conducts home environmental assessments and makes referrals for health and social service supports. NHVP serves families in the
District Public Health Office Neighborhoods in the South Bronx, North/Central Brooklyn, and East/Central Harlem. The program has embarked on a new initiative to provide services to women I homeless
shelters throughput the five boroughs. These neighborhoods and populations have among the highest rates of infant mortality and other poor health outcomes among children in New York City.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
• Conduct data quality assurance activities including: managing, cleaning, and verification of incoming data files including: recording, monitoring, quality and ensuring data completeness.
• Support database/application trouble-shooting and testing updates to the application. Serve as backup for OVS client information checks, case deletions and setting/resetting and changing passwords.
• Conduct staff trainings on mobile commuting tablets, PCs and database system usage. Develop and maintain data dictionary for Program staff.
• Work with database development staff on modifications to Program application, developing new data points for enhanced data collection.
• Develop automated reports; assist in designing research evaluations on programmatic issues, conducting analyses and preparing reports.
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.
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 # 335078

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.
Work Location 42-09 28th Street 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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