NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene LGBTQ Health Project Coordinator, Division Management & Systems Coordination in New York, New York

Job Description

Hiring Rate: $59,708.00 (Flat Rate)

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.


  • Assist with coordination of the LGBTQ Health Care Bill of Rights project; gather research regarding policies and practices that improve the health, wellbeing and livelihood of LGBTQ New Yorkers.

  • Support data collection and data analyses in relation to LGBTQ health initiatives across Disease Control, with particular focus on methods for data on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression (SOGIE).

  • Analyze LGBTQ health policies in collaboration with the Disease Control Director of Policy.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities to support LGBTQ health equity projects and programming.

  • Provide assistance with literature reviews as they relate to project proposals, research reports and journal articles.

  • Assist in research (literature review, data collection) in relation to LGBTQ health initiatives for the Division of Disease Control.

  • Contribute to health promotion materials including reports, presentations, manuscripts, digital media content, and health brochures.

  • Support educational programs and initiatives coordinated by bureaus and programs within the Division of Disease Control.

  • Provide support and work collaboratively on division and agency-wide health equity initiatives, including Race to Justice and Disease Control's Strategic Plan for Diversity, Inclusion, Racial Equity and Social Justice.

  • Assist in supporting bureau-wide projects to improve LGBTQ health equity.

  • Coordinate LGBTQ health pilot programs, study operations, events, symposia, and community sessions.

  • Collaborate with the transgender health specialist to support transgender health related projects.

  • Contribute to the preparation of study protocol and other materials related to human subjects protections.

Minimum Qual Requirements

  1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health. To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
  2. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  3. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  4. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.

NOTE: Probationary Period Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of domestic infectious disease trends, epidemiology, and prevention technologies

  • Understanding of public health practice, knowledge of health disparities and social determinants of health

  • Strong project and event management skills and customer service-related skills to work with members of the community as well as clinical/academic organizations, with good follow-through to complete assignments within specified timeframes

  • Experience and knowledge of community outreach and engagement focusing on people of color, LGBTQ people, and LGBTQ youth

  • Experience in using presentation and data management software such as Microsoft Excel, Access and PowerPoint

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with some experience writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals

  • Effective online research skills and familiarity working with new media

  • Ability to work as a member of a program and research team and to interact effectively with team members of diverse cultural and educational backgrounds

  • Ability and willingness to take on and successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Strong organizational and project management skills

  • Ability to work independently and exercise a high degree of initiative to accomplish tasks and solve matters with minimal guidance.

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 # 346531.

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

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: 346531

# of Positions: 1

Business Title: LGBTQ Health Project Coordinator, Division Management & Systems Coordination


Title Classification: Non-Competitive

Job Category: Policy, Research & Analysis

Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)

Work Location: 42-09 28th Street

Division/Work Unit: Dis-Div. Mgmt. & Sys Coord

Title Code No: 2174401

Level: 01

Proposed Salary Range: $ 59,708.00 - $ 65,678.00 (Annual)

POSTING DATE: 05/17/2018

POST UNTIL: 09/13/2018