The New York City (NYC) Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Public Health Laboratory (PHL) serves as the first line of defense in controlling the spread of infectious disease in NYC through laboratory testing. PHL performs a wide variety of clinical laboratory testing services for COVID-19 using advanced molecular technology. Established in 1892, the Public Health Laboratory was the world's first Municipal Bacteriological Laboratory. In the century since its first campaign, to control diphtheria in New York City, the bureau has expanded to provide a wide variety of clinical and environmental laboratory testing services. Today, the Public Health Laboratory performs testing onmore than two hundred thousand specimens it receives each year.
Under executive direction of the Commissioner of Health with the widest degree of latitude for the exercise of independent judgement and authority, engages in policy development, planning, organization and direction of all laboratory services of DOHMH and is responsible for the enforcement of the Health Code regulations of the City of New York relating to the operation and licensing of the Public Health Laboratory and certification of all personnel employed therein. Specific duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Assume oversight responsibility for activities of all units within the Public Health Laboratory including Virology, Microbiology, Environmental Science, Quality Management, Safety and Health, Laboratory Information Systems, and Bureau Administration, as well as for PHL-associated off-site laboratories at DOHMH facilities.
Provide executive leadership, vision, and strategic planning for the Bureau.
Supervise and mentor bureau senior management responsible for the day-to-day operations of the bureau, including setting appropriate and measurable goals and objectives and working closely with senior management to ensure successful execution.
Oversee and support priority activities across all facets of the bureau's human resources activities, including maintaining equitable and inclusive recruitment, hiring, professional development, and retention practices; and monitoring and promoting compliance with staff training and performance evaluation.
Plan, direct, operate, administer, monitor, and evaluate the services and activities of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Bureau of Public Health Laboratory.
Formulate policies and procedures governing the Public Health Laboratory and all associated off-site laboratories in compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements and quality and biosafety standards.
Provide scientific and administrative direction, evaluation, and resource allocation for the Public Health Laboratory.
Ensure policy and procedures governing the Public Health Laboratory are followed and develops policies, protocols and procedures for the operation of the lab.
Ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements, professional accrediting organizations’ recommendations and guidelines, applicable state, local, and federal guidelines, and other applicable guidelines and requirements.
Plan objectives and goals for the Public Health Laboratory in concert with the mission of the Division of Disease Control and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene .
Develop, implement and evaluate strategies that advance racial equity, inclusion and social justice at Public Health Laboratory (PHL).
Represent the PHL at conferences and meetings.
Provide leadership and direction to all senior staff and Associate Directors at the Public Health Laboratory .
Evaluate and monitor the impact of local, state and federal regulations, procedures and programs on the operations, plans and goals of the Public Health Laboratory.
Collaborates with DOHMH, City, State, federal, and community partners.
Provides subject matter expertise on public health laboratory science to the DOHMH.
Ensure the delivery of optimal public health laboratory services within the scope of a health equity lens, consistent with DOHMH’s internal reform process of Race to Justice and the elimination of health disparities.
Demonstrated commitment to supporting communities who have experienced systemic oppression and bias (e.g., people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people, immigrants, justice involved persons, etc.)
Minimum Qual Requirements
Possession of an M.D. Degree from an accredited school of medicine or possession of a doctorate degree from an accredited college in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, or a related field; and five years of full-time paid administrative experience in charge of a large laboratory program in a field as described above; or
A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience as described above. However, all candidates must have a least an M.D. degree or a master’s degree in a field as described above and all candidates must have at least three (3 years) experience as described above.
A PhD in biological sciences with an area of specialization in microbiology, immunology, virology, cytology, infectious diseases or communicable diseases.
A minimum of 5 years executive leadership experience including but not limited to, professional C-Suite administrative work directly related to Clinical Management and Oversight operations; Clinical Research; Safety and Health; Personnel Management; Human Resources; Public Health Legislation and Regulatory compliance; Fiscal Analysis and Budgetary oversight; Have a wealth of experience utilizing independent judgment, decision-making, and autonomy in leading and motivating a team of clinical and administrative personnel. Candidate must be a dynamic team player who fully embraces cultural sensitivity, diversity and inclusion. Membership in the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) highly desired.
Post-residency training either in pathology or in infectious diseases accredited by the Committee on Postdoctoral Educational Programs (CPEP) (within the American Academy of Microbiology and the American Society for Microbiology) or by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
Executive leadership should include, but is not limited to: A)professional C-Suite administrative work directly related to Clinical Management and Oversight operations; B) Clinical Research; C) Safety and Health; D) Personnel Management; E) Human Resources; F) Public Health Legislation and Regulatory compliance; and G) Fiscal Analysis and Budgetary oversight.
Have a wealth of experience utilizing independent judgment, decision-making, and autonomy in leading and motivating a team of clinical and administrative personnel.
Candidate must be a dynamic team player who fully embraces cultural sensitivity, diversity, and inclusion
Membership in the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) highly desired.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:
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.
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.
**LOAN FORGIVENESS 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.
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.
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.
The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Internal Number: 464006
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