Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Brooklyn Neighborhood Health

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
New York, New York
May 18, 2021
May 18, 2022
Full Time
Position Type

Job ID


Business Title

Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Brooklyn Neighborhood Health

Civil Service Title


Work Location

485 Throop Ave Brooklyn

Division/Work Unit


Proposed Salary Range

$ 64,922.00 - $173,486.00 (Annual)


Job Description

NYCDOHMH seeks to create healthier neighborhoods by providing New Yorkers the information and resources they need to live healthy lives and work to remove health inequities between New York City neighborhoods that are the result of structural racism such as segregation and disinvestment and social capital. Building on the legacy of neighborhood investments – District Health Centers, District Public Health Offices and Neighborhood Health Action Centers – NYCDOHMH is seeking an exceptional candidate to lead the Bureau of Brooklyn Neighborhood Health. This bureau supports programming, planning, and recovery work to address racial and other social inequities resulting in premature mortality for neighborhoods disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 due to histories of systemic and structural inequities driven by racism and oppression. 

Reporting to the Deputy Commissioner, the Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Brooklyn Neighborhood Health will be responsible for playing a major leadership role in overseeing and managing the successful development, implementation, and evaluation of community-level and systems-level strategies in North and Central Brooklyn that aim to address health inequities. This role will support alignment of evidence-based and community-informed strategies with deepening of community relationships and application of the Agency’s Community Engagement Framework to address inequities, including those exacerbated by COVID-19, in priority neighborhoods. The Assistant Commissioner will also be responsible for operationalizing actions following the NYCDOHMH declaration of racism as a public health crisis and applying anti-racist frameworks to programming and policy.


Minimum Qual 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.


To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to  In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 461018.

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.

NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.

Residency Requirement

Except as otherwise provided herein, a person serving in a mayoral agency in any of the following civil service or office 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, Director and Executive Director, First Deputy Commissioner, Executive Deputy Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, General Counsel, Borough Commissioner, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Associate Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner, and other senior level staff titles, identified on a list established pursuant to section 2(b) of this Order.

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