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NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Safety Assessment Associate, Bureau of Childcare in New York, New York

Job Description

**AMENDED IN JOB DESCRIPTION AND PREFERRED SKILLS:

The New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Division of Environmental Health works to prevent and control illness and injury related to environmental and occupational health risks through out-reach, education, surveillance and enforcement. With staff of 1,000 the Division covers a broad range of subject matter, including oversight of environmental investigations, leading poisoning, injury prevention, occupational health, food safety, child care, radiation control, recreational and drinking water quality, air quality, climate health, vector control, veterinary public health and pest control. The Bureau of Child Care ensures that child care services in New York City operate in compliance with the New York City Health Code and New York State Social Service regulations, and are licensed or permitted as required by law. The Bureau routinely inspects child care centers, home based child care programs, after school programs and summer camps to protect the health and safety of children while in the child care environment The Division of Environmental Health seeks to hire a Community Associate for the Bureau of Child Care.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

  • Assist Safety Assessment Unit by performing liaison functions between City and State agencies, and child care providers regarding registration and licensing.

  • Schedule appointments for safety assessments with child care providers.

  • Maintain confidential records and files for all investigations performed and update child care databases accordingly.

  • Coordinate with Bureau's borough office staff to ensure proper matching and expungement of child care staff when necessary.

  • Assist with follow up on reports from the NYC Department of Investigation.

  • Perform other special projects and duties.

Minimum Qual Requirements

Qualification Requirements 1. High school graduation or equivalent and three years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to duties described above; or 2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" above.

Preferred Skills

Strong communication, analytic and observational skills; Strong Computer skills; Highly organized, excellent attention to details and solution oriented; Experience with data entry and querying large data sets a plus.

Additional Information

**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.

  • 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.

**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.

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 397491.

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: 397491

# of Positions: 1

Business Title: Safety Assessment Associate, Bureau of Childcare

Civil Service Title: COMMUNITY ASSOCIATE

Title Classification: Non-Competitive

Job Category: Health

Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)

Work Location: 125 Worth Street, Nyc

Division/Work Unit: Child Care

Title Code No: 5605700

Level: 00

Proposed Salary Range: $ 37,217.00 - $ 46,222.92 (Annual)

POSTING DATE: 06/17/2019

POST UNTIL: 09/05/2019

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