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Data Analyst
  • SAS
  • Excel
NYC Careers
Queens, NY 11101
115 days ago
    The mission of the Bureau of HIV (BHIV) is to end HIV transmission, promote the health of all New Yorkers with or vulnerable to HIV, reduce HIV-related inequities and combat stigma.

    The HIV Epidemiology Program (HEP) in the Bureau of HIV (BHIV) at the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is responsible for monitoring trends in the HIV epidemic in NYC and developing programming to improve outcomes among people living with and at risk for HIV based on the latest information about the distribution and demographics of HIV in NYC.

    The Surveillance Unit is responsible for data collection, management, and analyses of the HIV surveillance registry, including case identification.

    The Assess. Connect. Engage. (ACE) team within HEP is responsible for providing HIV partner services and linkage to care to HIV-diagnosed persons in NYC.

    The Data Support Unit develops and maintains data systems to support HEP activities.

    NYC has a large and diverse HIV epidemic, and programming and analyses of data from HEP inform HIV-related public health policy at the local, state, and national levels.

    DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

  • Under general direction, work with Core Surveillance Special Projects Coordinator to manage and clean data related to core surveillance special projects, including those related to sentinel surveillance and enhanced surveillance data collection, and registry connectivity projects.

  • Make and record observations on the progress of research/investigations and evaluates data.

  • Assist in the coordination of research efforts of the agency with other research projects.

  • Study and evaluate literature in the scientific field of specialization.

  • Write papers on research results or findings for publication.

  • Perform data analyses related to core surveillance special projects and contribute to dissemination of data.

  • Contribute to general surveillance activities, including: fulfill external and internal data requests, contribute to quarterly analytic datasets, contribute to surveillance annual report, slide sets, surveillance tables and other annual dissemination products, participate in weekly Analysts; meetings and other meetings as requested.

  • Prepare and deliver presentations of epidemiologic analyses to different audiences, including scientific audiences inside and outside the health department, and community groups.

  • Participate in meetings related to core surveillance special projects and other meetings, as requested.

  • Supervise subordinate staff conducting research/investigations on specific problems in a major scientific field of a physical, biological, environmental or social science, as directed by higher-level research scientists.

  • Make and record observations on the progress of research/investigations and evaluates data.

  • Maintain records and prepares reports.

  • Conduct special projects 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.

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

Preferred Skills

  • Master's level degree in public health or related field is required.

  • Excellent analytic skills, including expertise in SAS, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

  • Experience programmatically creating routine reports for distribution.

  • Experience in managing, cleaning and analyzing large surveillance and/or research datasets and understanding of complex surveillance and epidemiologic monitoring systems.

  • Have familiarity with the NYC surveillance system and/or similar system of other large jurisdiction(s).

  • Excellent interpersonal, research, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Detailed oriented with outstanding organizational skills, and able to multitask in a fast-paced, high-volume environment.

  • Able to interpret quantitative data, read, interpret and synthesize epidemiologic and other scientific literature, and be able to prepare presentations for diverse audiences.

  • Demonstrate ability to work with a diverse staff of epidemiologists, analysts and public health advisors.

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 # 441432.

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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