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Job Title: Evaluation Specialist (Civil Service Title: City Research Scientist II)
Job Number: 298556
Organization: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Posted: 8/29/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Queens,  NY    USA
Compensation: $ 70,286 - $ 87,295.00 (Annual)
Position Description: The Research and Evaluation Unit in the Care and Treatment Program (Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control) has an opening for an Evaluation Specialist (Civil Service Title: City Research Scientist II). Under the lead of a Senior Analyst, the Evaluation Specialist would be responsible for: (1) designing and implementing research and evaluation projects based on HIV-related supportive services funded by Ryan White Part A and/or the Ending-the-Epidemic initiative; (2) providing data on performance indicators, population targeting/reach, and health outcomes, to inform quality management/technical assistance activities; (3) participating in existing and future collaborations with academic and community partners; and (4) contributing to other unit activities (e.g., data systems specifications, testing and documentation; grant writing; RFP support; fulfillment of data requests; reviews of potential case matches between identified datasets; and analytic code review) as needed. This opening offers a rare opportunity to join a stellar team of analysts in advancing health practice, policy and science through the effective use and communication of data. DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: --Applying epidemiologic methods and data visualization techniques to assess and characterize health disparities within public services program populations (e.g., Ryan White Part A) and between those program populations and other populations living with or at risk for HIV infection.

--Contributing to formative and effectiveness research providing an evidence basis for health services program planning, provider capacity-building, and priority- setting/resource allocation within a portfolio of interventions addressing social determinants of health.

-- Integrating data from different systems, to ensure data quality/completeness and assemble a fuller picture of clients' services and outcomes, including intermediate outcomes (e.g., behavioral change, food security, housing stability) and long-term outcomes (e.g., durable viral load suppression, general health functioning, survival). --Developing and managing multiple research/evaluation and quality management projects, including projects focusing on health equity, access to services, appropriate targeting of services, cultural competence, the fit of services delivered to assessed client needs, and/or validation of brief assessment tools.

--Drafting aims statements/concept papers for project proposals, covering background and significance, research questions, hypotheses and theoretical frameworks underpinning hypotheses, study design and methods, and expected applications of findings.

--Cleaning, managing, analyzing and displaying data using analytic software packages (including SAS and potentially ArcGIS). --Interpreting and summarizing reviewed health research literature and directly analyzed data for a variety of audiences, including health department leadership, other staff, federal funders, direct service providers, affected community members, and scientists; and producing tables, reports, presentations and manuscripts based on findings, for public dissemination.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualification 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

Preferred candidates will have experience in project management; strong analytical, organizational and communication skills; solid working knowledge of SAS, as well as Excel and other MS Office software; a firm grasp of public health and health or social services evaluation; keen attention to detail; and a profound appreciation for and commitment to data and program quality management. This role also demands an ability to work effectively with a diverse staff of scientists, planners, clinicians, program managers, IT staff including systems developers, and service providers within the DOHMH and at external agencies, as well as clients who participate in community planning and/or research review processes. All Research and Evaluation Unit staff members are expected to maintain multiple projects and function effectively both independently and as part of a team.

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Closing Date: 11/29/2017
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Contact Name: Jacinthe Thomas,  Senior Research Analyst
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How to Apply: Apply online with a cover letter to

In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID # 298556.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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.


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: loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

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