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Hypertension Initiative Coordinator, Prevention and Primary Care Administration - 317476

Hypertension Initiative Coordinator, Prevention and Primary Care Administration - 317476

Job Description The Division of Prevention and Primary Care is seeking a coordinator (City Research Scientist Level II) to join the citywide hypertension initiative team. Hypertension (HTN) is one of the leading contributors to death and a key driver of health inequities. This initiative will create collaborations across the work of multiple stakeholder groups engaged in clinical, community or population approaches to reducing hypertension, to enhance and expand hypertension efforts across the city. The Initiative launched in early 2017 and currently includes more than 100 coalition members, with great potential for broad scale and meaningful population health impact.

The Division of Prevention and Primary Care, within which initiative is housed, works to advance population health through supporting access to high quality health services and by introducing innovative community and system changes that promote disease prevention and control in New York City. This Division builds upon a history of cutting-edge policy and programming in primary health care delivery systems and communities at and applies an integrated public health and clinical care approach in its work to improve population health, prevent chronic disease, and advance equitable health outcomes. The Initiative leadership team is located within the Office of the Deputy Commissioner. The Coordinator will support coalition member collaborative teams who are implementing specific activities included in the Hypertension Initiative Plan. These activities were developed through a citywide stakeholder participatory process.

The Coordinator’s responsibilities include the following:

• In collaboration with relevant DOHMH bureaus and the intra-agency HTN workgroup, support the research, development, planning and implementation of HTN initiative projects.

• Oversee Initiative Plan activities and partner activity implementation, including year-to-year activity development and management.

• In partnership with stakeholders, provide direct support and management of HTN activity implementation among coalition member organizations.

• In partnership with the HTN Initiative Manager and other staff, contribute to evaluation tracking, data collection, metrics and monitoring, especially as relates to activity implementation.

• Assess Initiative Plan activities for evidence base; conduct literature reviews and other relevant research to identify evidence-based strategies for activity implementation.

• In collaboration with programs, develop new project ideas and programming; contribute to grant writing and fundraising for new programming.

• As part of the HTN team, direct strategic growth and development of a citywide hypertension coalition.

• Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders across New York City, including strategic engagement and management of technology and entrepreneurial stakeholders.

• As part of the HTN team, represent the initiative at various community or key stakeholder programs; serve as liaison with outside offices as required.

• Contribute to research-driven manuscripts, memos, reports as well as give presentations reporting data analysis and evaluation results.
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 • Experience working across multiple sectors and with diverse stakeholders

• Experience and ability to critically review and assess the scientific literature

• Exceptional written and oral communication skills, keen ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments; keen attention to detail and logistics management

• Ability to work independently and exercise a high degree of initiative, apply project management strategies, accomplish tasks and solve problems

• Excellent interpersonal, collaborative and team skills.

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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