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Job Title: Data Manager/City Research Scientist -01
Job Number: 292459
Organization: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Posted: 7/7/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Manhattan,  NY    USA
Position Description: **Hiring Rate: $59,708 (Flat Rate)

ThriveNYC, New York City’s roadmap for overhauling our mental health system with an $850 million investment across 54 programs, seeks an experience and skilled individual to serve as the Mental Health First Aid Data Manager. The MHFA initiative is a groundbreaking public education program that teaches the skills needed to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance abuse challenges and crises. The Data Manager will collect and analyze program data to ensure that ThriveNYC meets its goal of training 250,000 New Yorkers.

The Mayor’s Office of Operations oversees the daily operations of City agencies, coordinates City initiatives, and assists agencies in improving service quality and delivery. The Project Management Team manages strategic projects of significance to the Mayor and City Hall senior staff. These projects focus on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of intra- and inter-agency operations.

Initially reporting through the Mayor’s Office of Operations during the infrastructure build, the Data Manager will work closely with DOHMH to track and analyze MHFA training data .The Data Manager will work directly with DOHMH on all data integration, training supply and demand, and tracking functions for this initiative. Please note this role will eventually report through DOHMH once the MHFA unit is fully functional. The Data Manager’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

-Managing MHFA tracking tools and troubleshoot technical issues; Ensure accountability with tracking training participants across multiple agencies.

- Assisting in the preparation of senior- level reports for executive management suggesting conclusions, making recommendations for improvement, and supporting evidence-based decisions.

-Coordinating with agency partners to ensure adoption of analytical tools and processes, and promote standards and best practices when working with data.

-Assisting the Implementation Director in Identifying systemic information gaps and/or process breakdowns and recommend improvements to the program’s performance management methodology.

-Project Management —Manaing project responsibilities, review work products, and ensure efficient progress on implementation.

Specific tasks may involve:

- Coordinating with project team members to manage and coordinate work or parts of work done by other parties both inside and outside the Office of Operations.

- Creating and using Gantt charts, project plans, spreadsheets or other appropriate tools to manage people and tasks and keep up- to-date.

- Providing team direction and vision, including motivating people to perform, listening to people, providing feedback, recognizing strengths and providing challenges.

- Assisting in creating a structure for project documentation and remain conscientious in using it and ensuring that the project team understands and uses it.

- Generating various project-related documents including requirement specifications, contracts, schedules, project plans, presentations, meeting agendas, minutes and status reports.

- Preparing and deliver informative, well- organized presentations to communicate relevant project information to stakeholders.

- Resolving and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion.

- Understanding how and when to communicate difficult/sensitive information appropriately.

Qualifications: 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.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 10/7/2017
Desired Starting Date: 7/7/2017
Contact Name: MARGARET PIGGOTT,  Data Manager/City Research Scientist -01
Contact Location: 125 WORTH STREET
ROOM 930 CN-39
NEW YORK   NY  10013
Contact Location: 125 WORTH STREET
  ROOM 930 CN-39
  NEW YORK   NY  10013
Contact Phone: 212-788-4867 
Contact Fax: 212-788-4610
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Additional Information: 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. The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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