The Division of Mental Hygiene (DMH) in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is overseen by the Executive Deputy Commissioner, and is responsible for overseeing programs and services regarding mental health, substance use and developmental delays and disabilities. We connect approximately 1,000 community programs, advance policies that benefit people we serve, and work in collaboration with City and State partners to prevent or reduce the burden of these conditions and to promote recovery.
The Office of Policy and Planning within the Bureau of Systems Strengthening and Access (BSSA) seeks a Planning Analyst that will provide guidance to the Bureaus within the Division of Mental Hygiene in strategic planning activities and to convene various stakeholder groups to obtain input necessary for program planning. The Planning Analyst will work in close collaboration with the NYC Regional Planning Consortium housed at DOHMH, Bureaus within the Division of Mental Hygiene, other Divisions within the Department of Health, and with relevant external stakeholder organizations and individuals.
Track key Departmental and Divisional initiatives such as Take Care New York (TCNY), Population Health Improvement Project (PHIP), ThriveNYC, NYC Regional Planning Consortium, etc., and guide the DMH Bureaus in aligning planning activities with such initiatives.
-Convene and facilitate meetings with the Division’s Community Services Board (CSB), and coordinate its sub committees as necessary.
-Collaborate with the Office of Informatics and Program Bureaus in DMH to establish mechanisms for assessing service need and capacity in NYC’s behavioral health service system.
-In collaboration with Divisional Bureaus and the NYC Regional Planning Consortium, organize and facilitate large and small scale forums, town hall meetings and focus groups to obtain public input on the Division’s planning activities.
-Support the management of solicited public input and incorporation into Divisional policy making and planning activities.
-Act as the liaison to relevant State offices and coordinate the development of the Division’s annual Local Services Plan (LSP).
-Represent BSSA and the Office of Policy and Planning at discussions and workgroups with a variety of stakeholders.
-Conduct research on topics relevant to the behavioral health service system, access to care, and strategic planning.
-Draft memorandums, research briefs and policy documents for various audiences including City/State agencies, providers and service recipients.
-Provide assistance to the DMH program Bureaus as necessary in their planning activities.
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:
1. 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 2. 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 3. 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.
Probationary Period Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
A Master’s degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Business Administration, or an equivalent graduate degree
-2-3 years of experience in conducting strategic planning or systems planning
-Experience or familiarity with behavioral healthcare, healthcare, and/or social services
-Strong communication, public speaking and meeting facilitation skills
-Experience with organizing and facilitating large scale events including town hall style meetings
-Strong project management skills
-Strong research and writing skills
-Familiarity with conducting needs assessments
-Well versed in the Microsoft suite
-Ability to work in a very fast paced environment and meet tight deadlines
-Ability to develop and sustain situational awareness of needs of various stakeholders
**IMPORTANT NOTE 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.
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 275922.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
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
The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer