The NYC department of Health and Mental Hygiene seeks an Assistant Commissioner to lead the Division of Mental Hygiene’s newly created Bureau of Health and Justice. The Assistant Commissioner will be responsible for strategic development and oversight of a progressive Public Health/Public Safety agenda, including system transformation, programmatic initiatives, best practices, policy, and advocacy around regulatory and legislative matters.
• Lead Bureau activities in the areas of policy development, strategic direction, programmatic oversight, research and evaluation, staff leadership, and fiscal/contracting/procurements
• Includes over 75 staff, procurements, research and data agreements, and over $24 million dollars in FY19 contracts and fiscal agreements.
• Principal advisor to the Executive Deputy Commissioner, and at times the Commissioner of Health, on all Bureau matters and content expert on community safety, criminal justice and health.
• Member of Division of Mental Hygiene senior leadership team
• Partner and collaborate with other Mental Hygiene divisional bureaus and offices as well as other divisions within the Department
• Represent the Bureau/Division/Department to mayoral offices, government and non-government partners, including maintaining strong working relationships with constituent groups, providers, and the communities of NYC.
• Represent Bureau priorities as relates to NYS Medicaid reform, housing, legislative action, and a host of other key issues impacting NYC‘s justice-involved population with health issues.
• Represent the Bureau, Mental Hygiene and the Department in various forms of public facing events including, public hearings, presentations, town hall meetings, community board meetings, etc.
• Drive racial equity/social justice in all the Bureau’s work
Demonstrated success as a strategic leader capable of designing and driving system transformation in a large program or organization;
Demonstrated knowledge about and experience in policy and/or programmatic work at the intersection of behavioral health and criminal justice, including how health and criminal justice systems intersect;
Experience creating and implementing new programs with measurable outcomes;
Able to identify policy opportunities and advocate for solution-oriented strategies to make policy change;
Creative problem-solver who enjoys working in fast-paced environment, highly motivated and able to coordinate multiple projects/tasks;
Superior decision-making skills, including demonstrable critical thinking skills and impeccable judgement;
Able to develop and work with budgets and other financial records;
Able to direct monitoring and evaluation of programmatic work;
Highly collaborative, team play able to build effective collaborative relationships across sectors;
Skilled negotiator with ability to compromise;
Skilled public speaker, able to represent the Health Department and work at the interface of behavioral health and criminal justice
Sophisticated understand of the NYC public health and mental health systems;
Commitment and demonstrated success advancing racial equity and social justice
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 394507.
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.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A master's degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, urban studies or a closely related field, and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation, or fiscal management; or in a related area. 18 months of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of professional experience in the areas described in "1" above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience, as described in "1" above.
Internal Number: 394507
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