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Deputy Director, Data Integrity and Analysis, Bureau of Mental Health/MH-Assisted Out Treatment - 341385

Job Description The Bureau of Mental Health is responsible for mental health service delivery and planning for New York City residents with mental health needs. Through contracting directly with NYC service providers, the Bureau is responsible for procuring and overseeing over 700 treatment, rehabilitation, housing, case management, advocacy, and Assisted Outpatient Treatment programs comprising over $200 million. Bureau staff is responsible for managing the development, implementation, and oversight of ongoing and new contracted mental health programs. Through these contracts and through its policy, planning and advocacy work, the Bureau seeks to facilitate access and quality care and recovery for all New York City residents.

The Office of Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) is responsible for the management and oversight of the Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program in New York City.  The New York State Legislature passed Kendra’s law as an amendment to the Mental Hygiene Law to allow for outpatient civil commitment of individuals with histories of serious mental illness, difficulty engaging in rehabilitation, and who present high risk to themselves or the community. The program enables these individuals to live safely in the community, avoid repeated inpatient hospitalizations, and ensure they have access to comprehensive outpatient services.

The Deputy Director will:
--Oversee and support the various sources of data from both internal and external sources used to manage the AOT program.
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--Continuously work to facilitate automated integration and maintenance of data sources.

--Assure data integrity. Collect, clean and prepare data for analysis; document data and data management procedures.

--Collaborate with AOT administration to develop key performance indicators, evaluate program effectiveness, outcomes and improve quality of service.

--Supervise staff in the preparation of reports and presentation of data.

--Support the AOT program in the planning, development and implementation of program wide research and program evaluation activities.

--Develop performance indicators that can be used to track program success.

--Communicate business needs to IT effectively.

--Provide training to AOT staff and providers on the use of the AOT data system.

--Identify program-related data needs to help recognize programmatic trends, the needs of consumers and best practices.

--Supervise staff in the monitoring of the implementation of AOT standardized criteria through the management and analysis of data sets.

--Assure quality of data collection, supervising staff in the cleaning and preparation of data for analysis; document data and data management procedures.

--Maintain AOT data system and work to identify new sources of data, facilitating automated integration and maintenance of data sources.

--Supervise staff in the preparation of draft reports and summary tables documenting program impact and outcomes.

--Develop systems for documenting monitoring activities.

--Work collaboratively with the Deputy Director for Quality Assurance and the AOT teams to use data to identify and implement best practices.
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.
Preferred Skills The preferred candidate will have extensive experience managing, cleaning, processing and analyzing large data sets. Experience with SAS is strongly preferred. The individual will have the ability to present findings from data analysis to a wide range of audiences through a variety of mediums including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.  They will have experience with the integration and movement of data between a SQL database server, Microsoft Access and Excel. Familiarity with SQL, Access, Excel, SharePoint, VBS, C#, MS SQL Server and SQL Server Reporting Services a plus.
  
In addition, the preferred candidate will be self-motivated and self-disciplined, will have a strong sense of teamwork and will have the ability to get along with a wide range of people. The ability to work independently, solve problem and research issues is imperative.  The individual will possess project management skills and the capacity to lead and advise staff involved in various projects.

Experience required:

1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in public health, psychology, sociology, social work or a related field or

2. Master’s degree from an accredited college in public health, psychology, sociology , social work or a related field and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience, or
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 # 341385.

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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