Job Description

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH/”the Department”) is dedicated to promoting health equity. One component of this work is to ensure that all New Yorkers of reproductive age, including teens, have the necessary information and resources to make informed decisions around sexual and reproductive health and to act on those decisions.
In order to achieve these goals, the DOHMH seeks to utilize a Sexual and Reproductive Justice framework that prioritizes individual choice and bodily autonomy within the contexts of historical events, lived experiences, sexualities, and social conditions. The Department’s Division of Family and Child Health, Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health (BMIRH) has a multi-faceted approach to sexual and reproductive health and justice which includes: community engagement, public awareness, development and implementation of best clinical practices and learning collaborative, ongoing surveillance of sexual and reproductive health indicators and policy change with a focus on assuring that all people, regardless of financial circumstances, gender or sexual orientation can access high quality, culturally-sensitive sexual and reproductive health education and services.

Duties Will Include But Not Be Limited To

  • Coordinate Community Engagement meetings, update calls, and workgroup meetings/calls. This includes, but not limited to: preparing agendas, minutes, scheduling, securing and setting up space for meeting and scheduling conference calls.

  • Assist with development of community engagement and other strategies to address racial and other sexual and reproductive health disparities.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with community partners including outreach, recruitment and orientation for various projects, managing Speaker's Bureau, working groups and ad hoc committees. This includes: 1) Conducting a needs assessment to assess community organizations' needs and challenges to participating in various meetings and works groups and 2)Developing and implementing strategies to improve participation in various groups.

  • Coordinate, plan, develop and implement health education programs and public awareness materials to promote Sexual and Reproductive Justice and Health. These duties will include working with a consultant to develop training and conference materials, conducting literature reviews, coordination of internal and external reviews, present content and group activities for community members and health providers. Develop survey tool to assess change in knowledge on subject area.

  • Assist with implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities including compiling and inputting survey data from activities across community projects (inc SRJ contractors, CEG).

  • Prepare work scopes, purchase orders, reviewing invoices, searching viable consultants and speakers, and other budget and services related activities.

  • Develop, generate and respond to emails, letters, reports and other internal and external communications for the above responsibilities (includes CEG, SRJ contractors, Hootboard).

  • Prepare project summary reports for the above responsibilities.

  • Supervise and recruit interns and consultants as needed.

  • Work across projects as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Minimum Qual Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and two years of full-time satisfactory experience in: (a) developing public health education programs, including identifying target populations, conducting needs assessments, designing educational materials, planning educational presentations or workshops, and evaluating health education programs; (b) presenting public health education programs; and/or (c) counseling in areas such as communicable diseases, substance abuse, assault, sexual abuse, and/or family planning; or

  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following areas: public health education, education, public/community health administration, public administration or business administration and one year of full-time satisfactory experience as described in "1" above.

For Assignment Level II
In addition to meeting the "Qualification Requirements" above, to be assigned to Assignment Level II, candidates must have two additional years of full-time
satisfactory experience, for a total of four years of experience for candidates with a baccalaureate degree, and two years for candidates with a master's degree.
For Assignment Level III
In addition to meeting the "Qualification Requirements" above, to be assigned to Assignment Level III, candidates must have three additional years of full-time satisfactory experience as described above, for a total of five years of experience for
candidates with a baccalaureate degree, and three years for candidates with a master's degree; at least one year of which, in either case, must have been in a
supervisory or administrative capacity.

Preferred Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access;

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills including the ability to write correspondence;

  • Experience working with confidential records;

  • Ability to handle multiple and diverse assignments efficiently;

  • Knowledge of sexual reproductive health;

  • Ability to work on teams and independently;

  • Experience working with Community-Based Organizations, Health Professionals and Governmental agencies;

  • Familiarity with community mobilization strategies and maternal and child health coalitions and community-based organizations (national and local);

  • Familiarity with the Sexual and Reproductive Justice framework and its implementation.

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 yc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 348463.
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:* 348463

  • # of Positions:* 1

  • Business Title:* Sexual and Reproductive Health Specialist, Bureau of Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

  • Civil Service Title:* PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATOR

  • Title Classification:* Competitive

  • Job Category:* Health

  • Career Level:* Experienced (non-manager)

  • Work Location:* 42-09 28th Street

  • Division/Work Unit:* Maternal, Infant, & Repr. Hlth

  • Title Code No:* 5111002

  • Level:* 02

  • Proposed Salary Range:* $ 57,002.00 - $ 64,800.00 (Annual)

  • POSTING DATE:* 06/12/2018

  • POST UNTIL:* 10/10/2018

Seniority Level

Entry level


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Employment Type


Job Functions

  • Health Care Provider