NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Public Health Advisor, Bureau of STD Prevention and Control/STD Case Invstgn & Partner Srv in New York, New York

Job Description

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. Since its creation as the Board of Health in 1805, the DOHMH has been recognized for its innovative and groundbreaking work to protect and promote the health of over 8 million residents. The Division of Disease Control (DDC) has the mission of improving the health of all New Yorkers by the monitoring, prevention, and dissemination of cutting edge treatments of communicable diseases facing all New York City residents.

  • Conduct confidential interviews in order to identify and bring in for evaluation and/or treatment those contacts, suspects or associates at risk as well as provide education.

  • Perform STD case management activities on designated patients in order to facilitate disease intervention.

  • Perform pouch management activities in order to expedite and ensure disease intervention fro assigned patients.

  • Perform confidential field investigation per bureau protocol to refer patients, contacts associates and suspects for exam and/or treatment.

  • Maintain liaison with health care providers and others including public and private agencies to expedite the efficient follow up and treatment of patients at risk.

  • Collect blood specimens fro testing and perform HIOV Rapid testing

Minimum Qual Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, including or supplemented by twelve semester credits in health education, or in health, social or biological sciences; or
  2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, and six months of full-time satisfactory experience in a health promotion or disease intervention/prevention program, performing one or more of the following: interviewing, conducting field investigations, assessing health risks, making referrals, or collecting and analyzing epidemiological data; or
  3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent, and four years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in "2" above; or
  4. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1", "2" or "3" above. Undergraduate college credit can be substituted for experience on the basis of 30 semester credits from an accredited college for one year of full-time experience. However, all candidates must have a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent, and either twelve semester credits as described in "1" above or six months of experience as described in "2" above. Additional Requirements A. To be assigned to Assignment Level II, candidates must have, in addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements listed above, at least one year of experience as a Public Health Adviser, Assignment Level I, or at least one additional year of experience as described in Qualification Requirement "2" above.

Preferred Skills

** Applicant MUST have a valid NYS Driver's license and the ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Additional Information

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 # 291529.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Residency Requirement

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.

Job ID: 291529

# of Positions: 1

Business Title: Public Health Advisor, Bureau of STD Prevention and Control/STD Case Invstgn & Partner Srv


Title Classification: Competitive

Job Category: Health

Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)

Work Location: 42-09 28th Street

Division/Work Unit: STD Case Invstgn & Partner Srv

Title Code No: 5119101

Level: 01

Proposed Salary Range: $ 36,283.00 - $ 43,751.88 (Annual)

POSTING DATE: 06/19/2017

POST UNTIL: 10/11/2017