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Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst, Policy, Planning, and Strategic Data Use/First Deputy Commissioner - 318853

Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst, Policy, Planning, and Strategic Data Use/First Deputy Commissioner - 318853

Job Description The Office of Policy, Planning and Strategic Data Use (PPSDU) in the Office of the First Deputy Commissioner for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) aims to amplify DOHMH's impact by serving as a resource and partner to DOHMH leadership and other stakeholders for analysis, research, planning, and coordination and by supporting the agency in being evidence-informed, strategic, and accountable. Its role is to support the overarching strategies of DOHMH, to foster organizational alignment with those strategies, and to supplement divisional capacity as needed.

PPSDU is seeking a Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst within the Research and Evaluation Unit to support its ongoing work.  The Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst is expected to collaborate with PPSDU and other DOHMH staff in generating analyses and research that address broader determinants of community health and inform on health policy and planning development.       

The Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst's responsibilities include:

• Become a proficient user of health care claims/utilization data, including Medicaid data extracted from the Salient Interactive Miner and the Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) data;
• Conduct statistical and spatial analyses using health care claims/utilization data and other available data sources such as the Office of Vital Statistics (OVS) data, the Community Health Survey (CHS), and the American Community Survey (ACS); 
• Liaise and build partnerships with other DOHMH programs and community partners to address emerging community health issues and to initiate innovative research and analyses to advance policy and planning efforts;
• Translate research and analysis findings into content for presentations, reports, manuscripts, and articles as needed;   
• Coordinate with PPSDU team members and other DOHMH programs, and provide direct support and consultations, as appropriate; and
• Perform 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 • Master’s or Doctoral degree in statistics, social sciences, public policy, public health, or other related fields

• Proficiency in managing and analyzing large administrative datasets using data management and statistical software (e.g., R, SAS, SQL, Stata)

• Experience in using GIS software, geocoding, and conducting spatial analysis

• Knowledge of health economic and health services research methods

• Ability to design research projects, synthesize results, and present findings and recommendations in a succinct manner

• Track record of producing high-impact research; and ability to multi-task, excellent communication skills, desire to solve complex problems.

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 # 318853.  

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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