Deputy Commissioner, Division of Prevention and Primary Care

Long Island City, New York
Apr 03, 2019
May 03, 2019
Full Time
Position Type

Deputy Commissioner, Division of Prevention and Primary Care
NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Job ID: 384093  
# of Positions: 1  
Title Code No: 95423  
Level: M6  
Title Classification: Exempt  
Job Category: Health, Policy, Research & Analysis  
Proposed Salary Range: $ 94,981.00 - $225,217.00 (Annual)  
Career Level: Executive  
Work Location: 42-09 28th Street  
Division/Work Unit: Prevention and Primary Care  

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is a world-renowned agency with a long tradition of protecting and promoting health in the nation’s most culturally and linguistically diverse city. Our 7,000-plus team members bring an extraordinary array of languages, cultures and experiences to bear on the work of public health. Our diversity fuels creativity, because all perspectives are heard and valued. 

The Deputy Commissioner is responsible for overseeing and managing the Division of Prevention and Primary Care (PPC).  Reporting directly to the Commissioner, the Deputy will provide leadership and direction for a Division that includes more than 200 employees and an operating budget of over $55M annually.  The Deputy Commissioner advises the Commissioner on all health care prevention and primary care related issues.  

The Division of Prevention and Primary Care works to advance population health and reduce health inequities through the introduction of innovative system changes that promote health, prevent diseases, and increase control.  This Division builds upon a portfolio of policy and programming in primary health care delivery systems and communities and applies an integrated public health and clinical approach in its work to improve population health, prevent chronic disease, and advance equitable health outcomes.  

The Division includes the following programs
--The Primary Care Information Project supports the adoption and use of prevention-oriented electronic health records among primary care providers in New York City’s underserved communities.
--Primary Care Access Planning enrolls families into health insurance, works to improve the quality of health care offered through Medicaid managed care organizations, and promotes appropriate health care utilization and preventive health behaviors.
--The Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control aims to reduce the leading causes of preventable deaths through innovative environmental and systems changes and groundbreaking policies that promote healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco control.
--Health Access Equity develops models and interventions for improving health outcomes for underserved populations with a specific focus on the justice-involved living in the community. 
--The Bureau of Administration and Operations provides human capital, supplies, equipment, contractual services, transportation, and other administrative services to ensure the PPC bureaus can perform their mission.

Job Description: 
--Advise the Commissioner, colleagues and others on issues pertaining to primary care and prevention related issues.
--Oversee the day to day operation of the Division of Prevention and Primary Care.
--Represent the agency for external meetings with City Hall, elected officials, community-based organizations and others as requested by the Commissioner.
--Work with the Commissioner to provide strategic guidance for expansion and enhancement of the Primary Care Information Project and through that to improve the use of clinical preventive services throughout New York City.
--Collaborate across Divisions on issues of Agency-wide relevance and importance, including the NYS Medicaid redesign effort and the agency’s response to health care reform.
--Consult with federal, state and local governmental agencies on policies relating to health care financing, access, and quality; and 
--Collaborate with key partners on Managed Care/Health Insurance Facilitated Enrollment, to discuss target populations, funding, and measures to improve and increase enrollment within various communities and targeted population.  

Minimum Qualification 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  
-- Minimum of seven years’ experience in public health, including in senior management roles; 
-- Possess broad knowledge of public health generally and specific knowledge of population health, healthcare systems, reform and access, quality improvement, and/or chronic diseases; 
-- Proven leadership and management experience, including ability to manage a large team and evaluate multiple programmatic areas; 
-- Strong focus on strategic thinking, problem solving and being solution focused;
-- Demonstrated understanding of health care reform and its impact for New York City 
-- Proven government, managerial and administrative experience to oversee a large public health program; 
-- Excellent oral and written communications skills, with the ability and experience in developing scientific literature for varied audiences; and 
-- Able to work in high pressure, time-sensitive environment effectively.  

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 # 384093.

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  
A person serving in a mayoral agency in any of the following civil service titles shall be a resident of the city on the date that he or she assumes such title or shall establish City Residence within ninety days after such date and shall thereafter maintain City residency for as long as he or she serves in such title: agency heads,  including but not limited to Commissioner, First Deputy Commissioner, Executive Deputy Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, General Counsel, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Associate Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner.