Public Health Adviser II / Pubic Health Advisor II, Bureau of HIV @ NYC Careers - New York, NY

Job Overview

25 days ago

Public Health Adviser II / Pubic Health Advisor II, Bureau of HIV

NYC Careers - New York, NY

***TO BE CONSIDERED, ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT PROOF THAT THEY HAVE FILED FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE EXAM PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISER Exam No. 0180 within the filing period From: June 17, 2020 To: July 7, 2020.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST OBTAIN A PASSING SCORE OF 70 AND ABOVE AND BE REACHABLE ON THE CIVIL SERVICE LIST ONCE IT IS PUBLISHED OR MUST ALREADY BE PERMANENT IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISER TITLE. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT PROVIDE THE INFORMATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS EXAM OR YOUR LIST STATUS, PLEASE CALL 212-669-1357 OR VISIT THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CITYWIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES (DCAS) WEBSITE: nyc.gov/dcas.

The ACE (Assess. Connect. Engage.) Team in the HIV Epidemiology Program (HEP) is responsible for providing HIV partner services and linkage to care to HIV-diagnosed persons in New York City (NYC), including the collection, analysis, and dissemination of service data of participating patients. In addition, HEP uses consensus sequence-based pairwise concordance analysis of the genotypes to detect clusters and chains of transmission, and ultimately to intervene with the detected transmission networks to provide timely partner notification and linkage to care services to genetically related as well as to named partners. NYC has a large and diverse HIV epidemic, and analyses of partner and linkage to care service data in NYC inform public health policy at the local, state, and national levels. The work of ACE staff is critical in promoting the NYC Department of Health initiatives to end the HIV epidemic (EtE) by providing assisting NYC HIV providers and HIV-diagnosed persons with partner services and linkage to care services.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

  • Interview HIV diagnosed persons to elicit HIV exposed partners, locate and notify partners, and administer HIV rapid testing in mobile settings to notified partners;

  • Use HIV transmission network data to expand contact tracing, including cluster investigation;

  • Connect persons with a new HIV diagnosis with HIV to clinical care;

  • Trace and locate HIV diagnosed persons who are out-of-care and connect them to clinical care;

  • Engage HIV positive persons and HIV negative persons with HIV prevention and ancillary services;

  • Link HIV negative partners to PrEP providers for evaluation and counseling;

  • Collect data on HIV cases to fulfill surveillance and case investigation data requirements, including medical record review, patient and provider interviews.

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

  • Patient interview, contact tracing/partner notification, medical record review, and community outreach experience;

  • Excellent written and oral communication;

  • Fluent English and either Spanish or French/Creole preferred;

  • NYS Driver's License highly desirable;

  • Must be able to work alternative hours (evening and weekends).

Additional Information

**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.

**LOAN FORGIVENESS

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:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service



"FINAL APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET APPROVAL”

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 479354.

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.

NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.

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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