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Program Coordinator, Bureau of Children, Youth, and Families - 341430

Job Description Hiring Rate: $59,708.00  (Flat Rate)

The Division of Mental Hygiene within the New York City of Health and Mental Hygiene is responsible for policy, programs and provider oversight related to mental health, alcohol and drug use, and developmental delays and disabilities. The Bureau of Children, Youth and Families (CYF) is responsible for planning, funding and overseeing much of NYC's comprehensive network   of child and adolescent community mental health services,   including ThriveNYC initiatives focused on children's emotional and behavioral health. CYF oversees a portfolio of over 100 programs and supports a family-driven, individualized and strength-based approach to care. CYF relies on research and surveillance to guide its decisions around planning, implementing and evaluating policies and services.   It uses a public health approach to improve mental health and address mental health-related disparities among children, youth a nd families in NYC.


--Assisting with collecting data from provider agencies, including early childhood therapeutic centers and a training/technical assistance center that form the early childhood mental health network.

--Maintaining and cleaning data submitted by contracted provider agencies via excel spreadsheets and an automated online system.

--Utilizing data systems to support research and analysis functions to various audiences.

--Assisting with the monitoring of program performance, assessing programmatic needs, and improving quality of operations using data.

--Assisting with literature reviews on early childhood practices and evaluation methodologies.

--Providing technical assistance on data collection and reporting to non-technical clinical staff.

--Maintains records, writes reports and prepares and conducts presentations.

--Other duties as assigned.
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 - Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office (preferably Excel pivot tables)

- Some knowledge of data analytics and visualization software (e.g., SAS, ArcGIS, SPSS, SQL, STATA, R, AtlasTi)

- Knowledge of research methodology and/or program evaluation methodology

- Knowledge of government contracting or grant administration and oversight is preferred but not required

- Strong sense of teamwork and collaboration

- Background in mental health and / or child development preferred

- Highly organized worker with ability to handle multiple priorities and work to deadlines

- Strong writing skills and ability to effectively present data in verbal, written, and visual formats to program management, program leadership, and non-technical audiences.

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:
To Apply Apply online with a cover letter to  In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 341430.

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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