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Assistant Director, CHECW Community Based Human Resources, Bureau of Finance, Administration and Services

Assistant Director, CHECW Community Based Human Resources, Bureau of Finance, Administration and Services

  1. DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE
Posted on: 09/14/2023
  1. Full-time

Location

QUEENS

  1. Exam may be required

Department

CHECW - ADMIN

$64,749.00 – $95,000.00

Job Description

This vacancy has now expired.

OPEN TO PERMANENT ADMINISTRATIVE COMMUNITY RELATIONS SPECIALIST AND THOSE WHO ARE REACHABLE ON THE CIVIL SERVICE LIST EXAM # 1120 ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY**

Established in 1805, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (the NYC Health Department) is the oldest and largest health department in the country. Our mission is to protect and improve the health of all New Yorkers, in service of a vision of a city in which all New Yorkers can realize their full health potential, regardless of who they are, how old they are, where they are from, or where they live.

As a world-renowned public health agency with a history of building transformative public health programming and infrastructure, innovating in science and scholarship to advance public health knowledge, and responding to urgent public health crises from New York City’s yellow fever outbreak in 1822, to the COVID-19 pandemic we are a hub for public health innovation, expertise, and programs, and services. We serve as the population health strategist, and policy, and planning authority for the City of New York, while also having a vast impact on national and international public policy, including programs and services focused on food and nutrition, anti-tobacco support, chronic disease prevention, HIV/AIDS treatment, family and child health, environmental health, mental health, and racial and social justice work, among others.

Our Agency’s five strategic priorities, building off a recently-completed strategic planning process emerging from the COVID-19 emergency, are:
1) To re-envision how the Health Department prepares for and responds to health emergencies, with a focus on building a “response-ready” organization, with faster decision-making, transparent public communications, and stronger surveillance and bridges to healthcare systems 2) Address and prevent chronic and diet-related disease, including addressing rising rates of childhood obesity and the impact of diabetes, and transforming our food systems to improve nutrition and enhance access to healthy foods
3) Address the second pandemic of mental illness including: reducing overdose deaths, strengthening our youth mental health systems, and supporting people with serious mental illness
4) Reduce black maternal mortality and make New York a model city for women’s health
5) Mobilize against and combat the health impacts of climate change

Our 7,000-plus team members bring extraordinary diversity to the work of public health. True to our value of equity as a foundational element of all of our work, and a critical foundation to achieving population health impact in New York City, the NYC Health Department has been a leader in recognizing and dismantling racism’s impacts on the health of New Yorkers and beyond. In 2021, the NYC Board of Health declared racism as a public health crisis. With commitment to advance anti-racist public health practices that dismantle systems that perpetuate inequitable power, opportunity and access, the NYC Health Department continues to work in and with communities and community organizations to increase their access to health services and decrease avoidable health outcomes.

PROGRAM AND JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Center for Health Equity & Community Wellness (CHECW) aims to eliminate racial inequities resulting in premature mortality, with a focus on chronic disease, by addressing the social and environmental factors that impact health. CHECW works to increase placed-based investments in priority neighborhoods with community programming and services based on epidemiology; influence and leverage the health system to promote whole-person care; intensify the agency's approach to tackling big salt, sugar, and tobacco; and finding innovative ways to improve the built environment and address other social determinants of health. CHECW is comprised of the Bureau of Bronx Neighborhood Health, the Bureau of Brooklyn Neighborhood Health, the Bureau of Harlem Neighborhood Health, the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention, the Bureau of Health Equity Capacity Building, the Bureau of Equitable Health Systems and the Bureau of Finance, Administration, and Services. The division's Deputy Commissioner also serves as the Agency's Chief Medical Officer.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

Seconded Agencies Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

Partnering with and training hiring managers on recruitment best practices, related laws, policies, and procedures.

Working with managers to develop job postings that are clear, engaging and reflect the strategic direction of the assigned bureau(s).

Being able to facilitate the bureau's internal and external hiring processes based on established recruitment systems in place within Seconded agencies.

Directing pre-boarding and onboarding communication and requirements to ensure a smooth experience for new employees.

Analyzing compensation of consultants to maintain salary parity across Seconded agencies.

Researching job markets salary trends and recommend adjustments to the compensation structure for Seconded and consultant staff.

Training managers on communicating salary decisions and effectively managing staff expectations.

Coaching managers on best practices for onboarding and managing staff; ensuring managers are aware of and compliant with policies and procedures.

Leading the performance management process for Seconded employees which includes managing the annual performance review process; conducting performance review trainings as needed.

Leaming up with the Director of Recruitment, Training and Career Development (DRTCD) to ensure access to training opportunities and needs are equitable and aligned with goals.

Collaborating with the DRTCD to research and recommend staff training opportunities.

Representing the BFAS HR team in meetings, Job fairs, informational sessions, and interviews when necessary.

Providing supervision and guidance of administrative tasks handled by Human Resources Associate.

DOHMH Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

Interacting with assigned Neighborhood Health based bureau(s) that provide public health services on the appropriate application of personnel policies, standards, regulations, procedures, and practices.

Initiating Personnel Action Triggering System (PATS) actions for New Hires, Title Changes, Salary Adjustments, Leave of Absence, etc.

Serving as the point person to staff in assigned Neighborhood Health Centers regarding HR related issues.

Referring employees to the appropriate administrative staff member that handles finance, timekeeping, labor relations, operations, etc.

Participating in civil service pools and serving as a resource to hiring managers/ point of contact to HR Central. Representing the BFAS HR team in meetings, Job fairs, informational sessions, and interviews when necessary.

Collaborating with the DRTCD to plan, facilitate, and execute job fairs in the Neighborhood Health Centers to inform and educate community members of employment opportunities and civil service exams.

Developing and creating reports to keep abreast of personnel action status until completion.

Perform additional duties within title parameters when necessary.


Minimum Qualifications

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U. S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and four years of satisfactory, full-time community liaison, community organization or community relations experience, at least two years of which must have been in a broad administrative or policy-making capacity with responsibility for planning, organizing, coordinating, developing, evaluating and/or administering a large community service program or activity; or
2. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization and eight years of satisfactory, full-time experience as described in "1" above, at least two years of which must have been in a broad administrative or policy-making capacity with responsibilities as described in "1" above; or
3. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above. Undergraduate education above the high school level may be substituted for the community liaison, community organization or community relations experience, but not for the two years of broad administrative or policy-making experience described in "1" above, at the rate of 30 semester credits from an accredited college or university (as described above) for each year of experience, up to a maximum of 4 years. Graduate education beyond the baccalaureate degree may be substituted for the community liaison, community organization or community relations experience, but not for the two years of broad administrative or policy-making experience described in "1" above, on the basis of 30 graduate credits from an accredited college or university (as described above) for each year of experience, up to a maximum of 2 years. However, all candidates must possess a four-year high school diploma or its educational
equivalent approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization and two years of full-time experience in a broad administrative or policy-making capacity with responsibilities as described in "1" above.


Preferred Skills

The minimum of 4-5 years of Human Resources related experience The minimum of 3-4 years of community engagement experience Familiarity with the Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC), Public Health Solutions (PHS), Public Health Corps (PHC), and other seconded entities that partner with the DOHMH Excellent interpersonal skills, strong Microsoft Word, Visio, and Excel skills Knowledge of New York City HR policies and procedures Race to Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion related experience Work well in fast-paced environment Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to interact professionally with individuals inside and outside the agency Detail-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks to successful completion Able to make independent decisions Display sensitivity to dealing with confidential 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.
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

Job ID

591825

Title code

1002F

Civil service title

ADMIN COMMUNITY RELATIONS SPEC

Title classification

Competitive-1

Business title

Assistant Director, CHECW Community Based Human Resources, Bureau of Finance, Administration and Services

Posted until

2023-11-02

  1. Experienced (non-manager)

Number of positions

1

Work location

42-09 28th Street

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