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Antibiotic Resistance Data Analyst, Bureau of Comm...

Job description

The Bureau of Communicable Disease oversees surveillance and outbreak investigations for >70 reportable diseases. Infections due to drug resistant organisms are an emerging public health challenge. The Bureau seeks a qualified individual to conduct case investigations and process, analyze, and produce data reports on antibiotic resistant pathogens.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

  • Support the Surveillance and Epidemiology (SurvEpi) Emergency Response Group with COVID-19 response activities while the DOHMH Incident Command System is activated, as well as for future NYC emergencies.

  • Process and analyze NYC reportable disease data, especially for carbapenem resistant Enterobacterales (CRE), and antibiotic susceptibility profile data for other multiple-drug resistant organisms (MDROs).

  • Produce reports, including 1) summaries of reported CRE cases and results of additional testing conducted by the DOHMH Public Health Laboratory and NYS's Wadsworth Center, 2) antibiograms of antibiotic susceptibility test results reported for bacterial organisms, and 3) MDROs, antibiotic use, and antibiotic resistance data reported to CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network by local facilities.

  • Coordinate with members of the NYC Antibiogram Advisory Group (comprised of microbiologists, infectious disease physicians, antibiotic stewardship leads, etc., representing local hospitals and laboratories) to develop and disseminate antibiograms and other requested data summary reports.

  • Conduct case investigations and management for cases of select resistant organisms; for example, cases of CRE that are suspected to have been acquired in the community.

  • Participate in healthcare associated infection investigations in outpatient settings and support other infection prevention and control and antibiotic stewardship efforts.

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.

NOTE:
Probationary Period
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

Preferred Skills

Possess a Master's or Doctoral Degree in Epidemiology
Have a minimum of 3 years of recent experience in public health research or statistical analysis
Able to work independently and in teams
Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience as lead author on manuscripts and reports.

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 # 490223.

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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