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Project Manager Healthy Eating Unit Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control

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Queens, NY

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The Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control (BCDPTC) strives to reduce the burden of chronic disease on New Yorkers, including heart disease and stroke, cancer, and diabetes, with a particular focus on reducing gaps in health equity. The Bureau leads changes to systems, policies, and environments and provides New Yorkers with information and resources to help them make healthy choices. BCDPTC is based in the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.?s Division of Prevention and Primary Care. The Bureau focuses on addressing three key risk factors that lead to chronic disease - poor nutrition, inadequate physical activity, and tobacco use - while also working to leverage clinical tools and settings to promote public health. The Bureau aims to improve the health of all New Yorkers, and supports workplace wellness activities to specifically reach those New Yorkers working for City government. Across these priority areas, BCDPTC employs evidence-based policies, programs, communications and research to advance its objectives, as well as spearheads and evaluates innovative projects in order to develop new approaches to addressing chronic disease. Position Overview: This position will be housed within the Worksite Wellness and Active Design Unit in the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control. The Healthy Living by Design program amplifies the role of architecture and urban planning in combating chronic disease by integrating health-centric approaches into the design of housing, schools, transportation, and public/community spaces. Key Responsibilities: Under the guidance of the Assistant Director of Healthy Living by Design, with wide latitude for the exercise of knowledge, judgment, and independent decision-making, the Program Manager will be responsible for the following: ? Conduct assigned research to assess current public health literature to inform the design and execution of new evidence-based built environment initiatives that leverage urban planning and architectural tactics to promote healthy behaviors. ? Enhance coordination with the bureau, agency and external public/private partners to conduct and/or coordinate research and evaluation activities in support of new and emerging strategic initiatives. ? Assist in leading the planning and implementation of data collection protocols to document utilization and progress of program interventions for research analysis and peer-reviewed journal articles. ? Make and chronicle observations to keep abreast of national public policy and research trends on the relationship between built environment characteristics in youth and community settings and physical, mental health and other outcomes. ? Oversee and implement program projects that are aligned to the Bureau?s and unit?s goals and initiatives in close collaboration with key external partners. ? Manage strategic relationships with peer city government agencies and external partners to share data and collaborate on projects that support and inform the work of the program. ? Prepare program updates, develop grant proposals and complete funder progress reports. ? Design event logistics, develop analytical reports, and make presentations to key audiences. ? Assist in the production of knowledge-sharing publications that communicate best practices and technical strategies for integrating Active Design in youth and community settings. ? Perform additional duties as needed.
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 degree in public health, urban planning, public administration or related field --Three years of full-time experience in program management in community or government --Knowledge of chronic disease prevention, physical activity, and active design --Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills --Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting across multiple disciplines and with diverse stakeholders --Willingness to travel throughout NYC us.
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 FORGIVENESSThe 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: ****To Apply
Apply online with a cover letter to ****In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 356287We 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.
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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