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Senior Technology Project Manager, Bureau of Healthcare and Community Readiness
Constituent Services ＆ Community Programs with NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
$63,952 - $105,000 per year
Last updated on Mar 13, 2023
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:
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH)’s Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response (OEPR) was created to promote DOHMH’s and NYC’s ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from health emergencies. OEPR coordinates agency-wide emergency preparedness planning, exercises and training, evaluation of incident response, exercise performance and coordinating with community stakeholders, city, state & federal partners on public health emergency planning and response. OEPR’s work focuses on promoting and protecting public health through emergency preparedness and response; and recognizes that social inequities negatively impact our efforts to maintain and improve the health of NYC during and after a disaster. With these inequities in mind, OEPR is also working to improve its application of a social justice and racial equity lens to its emergency preparedness and response work. OEPR’s employees are expected to align their work with OEPR’s efforts to combat the harmful effects of systemic injustices on communities and work towards the most equitable post-disaster public health outcomes possible.
– Identify and prioritize OEPR and emergency response healthcare and community readiness technology needs.
– Plan and serve as the program lead from project initiation to completion. This includes leading or serving as part of a team to define business requirements.
– Develop, administer and work with DIT to establish project by defining and identifying resource needs, ensuring the appropriate program staff provide information and meet deadlines, coordinating necessary application testing, drills, User Acceptance Testing and on-going trainings and maintenance.
– Liaise with DIT and represent OEPR at meetings and coordinate agenda materials by implementing public health and healthcare community strategies with regards to public health emergency preparedness, response and readiness.
– Coordinate technical discussions with third party vendors as needed, in partnership with DIT.
– Chair the OEPR Technology Steering Committee to ensure transparency and awareness of technology projects across the division.
– Lead research studies on the use of technology for emergency response operations across healthcare and community readiness initiatives.
– Provide effective programmatic project management for new and existing OEPR technology projects to ensure appropriate project management practices are followed throughout the project lifecycle.
– Assist Division staff with navigating technology solutions to support their program requirements.
– Engage in proactive capacity planning, including evaluating or participating in the review of new technology solutions to ensure OEPR’s technology is scalable, extensible, and supportable for the future both for daily work and emergency response.
– Support emergency response and ensure applications are prepared for surge capacity use and work with vendors and/or stakeholders to adjust based on the needs of the incident.
– In partnership with DIT, assess the technology needs for emergency planning and response.
1.Master’s degree from an accredited college in emergency management, public health, disaster management, emergency preparedness/administration, public administration, or related field and one (1) year of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following area(s): emergency preparedness planning/management, emergency medical services, fire or public safety, law enforcement, homeland security, public health, mental health, environmental/occupational health and safety or a related specialized area; or
2.A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two (2) years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one of the areas described in “1” above; or
3.A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience. However all candidates must have a minimum of one (1) year of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one of the areas described in “1” above.