Assistant Commissioner of Early Intervention

Long Island City, New York
Apr 02, 2019
May 02, 2019
Full Time

Assistant Commissioner of Early Intervention
NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Job ID: 387808
# of Positions: 1
Civil Service Title: Agency Medical Director
Title Code No: 5304A
Level : M4
Title Classification: Non-Competitive
Proposed Salary Range: $ 78,574.00 - $202,744.00 (Annual)
Work Location: 42-09 28th Street
Division/Work Unit: Early Intervention

The Division of Family and Child Health (DFCH) of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is charged with the creation and oversight of programs, policies, services, and environments that support physical and socio-emotional health, and promote primary and reproductive health services, health equity, social justice, safely and well-being for New York city families and children. The Division is comprised of the Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health, the Bureau of Early Intervention, the Office of School Health, and the Bureau of Administration. The vision of the DFCH is that every child, woman, and family recognizes their power and is given the opportunity to reach their full health and development potential. We encourage qualified applicants with demonstrated commitment to social justice, particularly racial, gender, and LGBTQ equity to apply.

The Assistant Commissioner's duties will include but not be limited to: Overseeing the administration and operation of the Bureau of Early Intervention, which includes 240 staff and a budget of $10M. Supervising executive staff responsible for the Central Office and five regional/borough offices employing clinical, administrative, policy and technical expert staff.

--Providing leadership and direction for the Bureau of Early Intervention which operates a federally mandated program that plans and manages services for children age birth to 3 years with developmental delays and disabilities.

--Advising the Deputy Commissioner, colleagues and others on issues relating to early intervention and infants and toddlers with special needs.

--Practicing and supporting visionary leadership, developing and articulating strategies for early intervention services that help improve developmental outcomes for New York's children, with a focus on infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays.

--Participating in oversight of providers to ensure delivery of services to children and their families as required in regulation and guidance documents and overseeing administrative services and participates in agency-wide emergency preparedness.

--Developing and establishing key external partnerships and representing the agency at external meetings with early intervention stakeholders, family-focused advocacy organizations, elected officials, community-based organizations and others as necessary, and as requested by the Deputy Commissioner.

--Developing initiatives to support the Bureau's work, improving access to and quality of care; ensuring compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements of program operations and service delivery, including oversight of due process activities, and direct participation whenever necessary.

 --Conducting legislative reviews and analysis of proposed legislative and policy changes and creating position documents, particularly as applicable to financial and programmatic implementation of legislation at the local level.

--Developing and implementing internal and external program initiatives within the context of available resources, current and upcoming policies and political climate.

Minimum Qualifcation Requirements:
1. Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York plus valid Board Certification issued by the appropriate American Specialty Board in an approved medical specialty; and four years of medical practice including one year of experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity; or
2. A combination of education and/or experience equivalent to that listed in "1" above. However, all candidates must have a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York, and one year of medical practice in an administrative or supervisory capacity.

Preferred Skills
--Seven (7) + years' experience of administering large scale programs in senior management roles
--Possess broad knowledge of public health principles generally, and with specific knowledge of these principles as applicable to the Early Intervention Program at the State and local levels
--Proven leadership and management experience, including ability to manage a large multidisciplinary team within multiple programmatic areas
--Excellent program development skills, with proven success in instituting internal and external programmatic initiatives
--Demonstrated ability to develop and implement creative solutions to resource, policy, and political challenges
--Demonstrated ability to navigate complex systems (programmatic, administrative, regulatory, and technical) in depth
--Outstanding judgment, sensitivity and discretion
--Extraordinary communication skills (written, verbal, interpersonal)
--Experience with public speaking and presentation.

Additional Information
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:

To Apply
Apply online with a cover letter to In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 387808.

We 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 not required for this position.

The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer