Policy Analyst, Bureau of Policy, Community Resilience and Response - 329903
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)'s Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response (OEPR) was created to promote DOHMH's and NYC's ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from health emergencies. OEPR is responsible for coordinating agency-wide emergency preparedness planning, exercises and training, evaluation of incident response and exercise performance as well as coordinating with community stakeholders and city, state, and federal partners on public health emergency planning and response. The mission of the Bureau of Policy, Community Resilience and Response within OEPR is t o make our City's many communities more resilient to public health emergencies by forming collaborative partnerships, educating key stakeholders on relevant policies or needed changes, innovating and continuously improving NYC's ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
--Track and research policy changes that will impact public health preparedness and response and develop materials when policy, legislative or regulatory change is sought.
--Create and prepare materials needed for committee hearings, federal partner stakeholder meetings and hill visits.
--Lead the development of material to educate stakeholders and policy makers on the impact and importance of public health and healthcare preparedness and response.
--Lead research and development efforts to meet current and future divisional needs through innovative projects.
--Improve the use and functionality of the agency's Public Health Partner Portal to track external partner activities and assist staff on providing data helpful to furthering our outreach efforts.
--Assist in the development and management of OEPR's annual goals process.
--Participate on and/or lead key city, state and federal workgroups to provide input and understand national preparedness, response and recovery efforts.
--Serve as OEPR's Liaison to the Office of External Affairs and provide assistance to staff on communication projects.
--Serve as a key member of the agency's Incident Command System (ICS) structure during emergency events, which may include 24-hour availability and staffing the agency's emergency operations center during emergencies. This role require training and ongoing development of your emergency response group.
--On a rotating bases serve in the role of Administrator On-Call (AOC) who serves as the primary point of contact when questions occur.
Minimum Qual Requirements
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--Strong analytical, research and problem-solving skills
--Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills as well as oral and written communication skills
--Excellent project management skills and experience leading successful complex initiatives from beginning to end
--Self-driven to deliver well managed project outcomes
--An ability to prioritize and handle multiple simultaneous priorities under pressure with very tight deadlines
--Experience working at all levels of staff, inside and outside of the Agency
--Strong ability to work with team-based approaches to projects, emergency management planning principles and incident response experience is sought
--Ideally possess at least 3 years of policy research and/or development experience in public health or related field. Relevant experience in varied settings, including government agencies, non-profit organizations, and the private sector
--Experience in public health preparedness, emergency management, or a related sector is desirable
--Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and web-based technologies such as SharePoint, and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
--Prior experience working with New York City agencies.
**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.
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:
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 329903.
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.
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.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
1. Master’s degree from an accredited college in emergency management, public health, disaster management, emergency preparedness/administration, public administration, or related field and one (1) year of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following area(s): emergency preparedness planning/management, emergency medical services, fire or public safety, law enforcement, homeland security, public health, mental health, environmental/occupational health and safety or a related specialized area; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two (2) years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one of the areas described in “1” above; or
3. A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience. However all candidates must have a minimum of one (1) year of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one of the areas described in “1” above.