Supervising Public Health Advisor / Disease Intervention Specialist, Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and STI @ NYC Careers - New York, NY

Job Overview

4 months ago

Supervising Public Health Advisor / Disease Intervention Specialist, Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and STI

NYC Careers - New York, NY


The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH)'s Bureau of Hepatitis, HIV, and Sexually Transmitted Infections (BHHS) oversees the City's response to viral hepatitis, HIV, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including testing initiatives; prevention, care, and treatment programming; epidemiology and surveillance; training and technical assistance; community engagement; social marketing; policy advocacy; and racial equity and social justice initiatives.

BHHS works to end viral hepatitis, HIV, and STIs in New York City using an approach that is strengths-based, community-driven, and intersectional, accounting for how factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, sex, and socioeconomic status, among others, come together to impact public health.


  • Delegate assignments, monitor progress of case investigations and disease intervention activities.

  • Assure that follow up activities are conducted, and that the work is complete, timely, and accurately documented in the surveillance and case management system (MAVEN).

  • Conduct confidential, timely, and accurate disease investigation.

  • Gather relevant medical (symptoms, treatment, etc.), demographic, and behavioral information from: diagnosing provider, historical health department records, Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIO), etc.

  • Determine case status based on national case definitions established by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE).

  • Ensure adequate treatment.

  • Educate providers about reporting requirements, up-to-date treatment, and screening recommendations.

  • Conduct confidential, timely, and accurate disease intervention.

  • Provide patient education sessions, including risk reduction strategies.

  • Partner elicitation (contact tracing) Conduct disease investigation with elicited partners.

  • Referral for testing and preventative treatment.

  • Collect behavioral information.

  • Conduct expanded interviews for special projects and evaluations.

  • Referral for additional services (hepatitis screening, prenatal care, expedited partner therapy, social work, etc.).

  • Linkage to care services (HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP, etc.).

  • Participate in the Incident Command System to support emergency response needs as requested.

  • Document all DI activities in surveillance and cases management system (MAVEN).

  • Attend all emergency response and ICS trainings.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and two years of full-time satisfactory experience in a public health program, performing duties involving case finding, case management, interviewing, investigating and other related public health work, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or

2. An associate degree from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by twelve semester credits in health education, or in health, social or biological sciences; and four years of experience as described in "1" above, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or

3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization, and six years of experience as described in "1" above, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or

4. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience equivalent to "1", "2" or "3" above. Undergraduate college credit may be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 semester credits from an accredited college for one year of full-time experience. Twelve credits in the health, social or biological sciences may be substituted for an additional six
months of experience. However, all candidates must have a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization, and a minimum of two years of experience, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity, as described in "1" above.

Additional Information


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 # 515889.

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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