The Office of Policy, Planning and Strategic Data Use (PPSDU) in the Office of the First Deputy Commissioner for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is responsible for leading and/or coordinating policy efforts across the agency specific to the various components of healthcare reform. The office also coordinates strategic data projects related to agency operations and analyses for the Agency.
Duties will include, but are not be limited to:
--Leading innovative healthcare analyses to monitor health system performance and the local impacts of healthcare reform using a variety of data sources.
--Rapidly developing specialized understanding of healthcare coding and metrics (HEDIS, QARR, fee for service vs. Managed Care etc), and applying it to the analysis of claims using Salient, SPARCS and other databases.
--Collaborating with senior staff in the unit to develop efforts to improve partnerships with healthcare executives to support alignment with public health priorities.
--Performing analyses in support of policy, healthcare reform, and healthcare partnerships, often with quick turnaround times.
--Ensuring compliance with data protocols, as well as the quality of methods and results of data analyses produced by the unit.
--Collaborating with other staff in the agency who perform healthcare analytics on joint analytical projects.
--Supervision and development of data analysts and other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qual Requirements
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:
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
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
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.
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
--Experience in using Salient, SPARCS and/or the Medicaid data warehouse strongly preferred
--Must have a NYS Driver's License (this is required for access to certain government databases)
--Demonstrated independence and ability to design and execute data analysis
--*Proficiency in statistical software (R, SAS strongly preferred)
--Proficiency in visualization and mapping software (ArcGIS and Tableau are strongly preferred)
--Excellent written and oral communication skills
--Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-disciplinary team environment
--Ability to multi-task and respond to requests with quick turnarounds
--Demonstrated organizational skills and detail orientation
--Willingness to adapt to new data structures and tackle novel problems creatively
--Experience with managed care, healthcare claims or big data is a plus
--Experience as supervisor is a plus.
**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.
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:
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