Assistant Commissioner, Office of School Health

New York City, New York
May 19, 2021
Jun 18, 2021
Full Time
Position Type


Job ID 459818

# of Positions 1

Business Title Assistant Commissioner, OSH


Title Code No 5304A Level M4

Title Classification Non-Competitive

Proposed Salary Range $ 80,931.00 - $185,000.00 (Annual)

Work Location 30-30 47TH AVE

Division/Work Unit SH Administration

Job Description

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, safety 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 recognize 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.


--Provide leadership, vision, and strategic planning for the Office of School Health.

--Set priorities and ensure that work is in alignment with goals.

--Promote and prioritize health equity, racial justice and advance the needs of children in school.

--Develop and lead programs, initiatives, and research to create measurable impact on children's health.

--Ensure efficient use of resources and seek new funding opportunities for services and programming.

--Manage all budgetary, personnel, and administrative aspects to run OSH effectively.

--Assure effective ongoing program implementation and evaluation. Monitor and assess progress of ongoing OSH programs including review of measurable outcomes, budgets and program activities, accomplishments, and challenges.

--Initiate and build key relationships within the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and with external partners to further public health goals, including participation on Boards of Directors and/or other related activities.

--Engage stakeholders from most inequitably affected communities with authenticity, collaboration, and the ability to build trust.

--Represent both agencies and the city and promote agency, division and office work through media, conferences, published literature and/or other public and professional meetings and events.

--Provide overall leadership and accountability for OSH's implementation and citywide scale-up of services to children in schools, including pandemic response work such as COVID-19 testing and testing and tracing of contacts, with the goals of ensuring that all children in New York City schools have access to appropriate evidence-based and evidence-generating needed services.

--Participate in the executive leadership team of the Division of Family and Child Health.

Minimum Qual Requirements

Preferred Skills

Amended in Preferred Skills **

5 years of Management experience in a clinical setting or in public health. **

Clinical Experience desired but not required

Experience with Adolescent health and children with chronic illness desirable

Background and content expertise in child health, public health.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Demonstrated experience in overall program development and management, grant development and management, staff development and public systems and policy.

Understanding of and commitment to health equity and racial justice; experience implementing activities applying a racial justice lens.

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 # 459818.

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.

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.

POSTING DATE 03/19/2021      POST UNTIL Until Filled

The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer