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Public Health Advisor, Bureau of Tuberculosis Control - 342057

Job Description The Bureau of TB Control seeks to hire a Public Health Advisor. The mission of the Bureau of Tuberculosis Control is to prevent the spread of tuberculosis and to eliminate it as a public health problem in New York City. The goals to achieve this mission are twofold:  1) To identify all individuals with suspected or confirmed TB disease and ensure appropriate treatment; 2) ensure that individuals at high risk for progression from TB infection to TB disease are identified and treated for TB infection and do not develop TB disease.


- Interview / re-interview and educate patients infected with a communicable disease.

- Elicit contacts and other information in order to locate or identify the source of infection and prevent further spread of the disease.

- Conduct surveillance activities including administering diagnostic tests for TB and collecting/transporting specimen including but not limited to blood.

- Conduct field investigations on communicable disease patients to locate and return lost patients to medical follow-up and to assess the home environment.

- Refer patients to the appropriate diagnostic facility for medical examination and treatment.

- Observe patients with a communicable disease ingest prescribed medication.

- Make site visits to hospitals and private medical offices to conduct record reviews and extract data.

- Establish and maintain communication with co-workers, supervisors, ,managers, and community partners.

-Manage and monitor patients suspected, confirmed to have disease or are contacts of infectious patients from diagnosis thru completion treatment.

-Conduct QA activities i.e., pouch reviews and field audits for PHA level Is and Assistant PHAs; assume the duties of supervisor in his/her absence to ensure continuity of case management.

-Conduct HIV counseling, testing & post-test follow-up.
Minimum Qual Requirements 1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, including or supplemented by twelve semester credits in health education, or in health, social or biological sciences; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, and six months of full-time satisfactory experience in a health promotion or disease intervention/prevention program, performing one or more of the following: interviewing, conducting field investigations, assessing health risks, making referrals, or collecting and analyzing epidemiological data; or
3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent, and four years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in "2" above; or
4. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1", "2" or "3" above. Undergraduate college credit can be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 semester credits from an accredited college for one year of full-time experience. However, all candidates must have a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent, and either twelve semester credits as described in "1" above or six months of experience as described in "2" above.
Additional Requirements
A. To be assigned to Assignment Level II, candidates must have, in addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements listed above, at least one year of experience as a Public Health Adviser, Assignment Level I, or at least one additional year of experience as described in Qualification Requirement "2" above.
Preferred Skills - Bilingual: English/Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese), English/Spanish
- Knowledge of Public Health or healthcare delivery; good communication and organization skills
- Ability to work in a team environment, working knowledge of Microsoft suite (MS work Excel etc.)
- Experience working in the community in a social service, mental or public health capacity
- Excellent writing and verbal communication 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:
To Apply Apply online with a cover letter to  In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 342057

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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