Director of Accessibility / Disability Services Facilitator, Administration Office
Civil Service Title
PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY PREPAR
Constituent Services & Community Programs, Health
42-09 28th Street
# of Positions
Title Code No
Proposed Salary Range
$ 63,952.00 - $105,791.00 (Annual)
As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) is one of the largest public health agencies in the world, serving 8 million New Yorkers from diverse backgrounds including over 1 million New Yorkers with disabilities. NYC DOHMH is seeking a motivated, experienced Director of Accessibility / Disability Services Facilitator (DSF) to serve at Public Health Emergency Preparedness Specialist assignment level II, to engage with members of the public and elevate disability justice throughout the agency.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Under the general direction of the Deputy Commissioner of Administration, with very wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative, the DSF will perform the mandated functions of the DSF per Local Law 27 of 2016, including:
serve as the primary contact for persons with disabilities requesting auxiliary services;
coordinate auxiliary services for persons with disabilities.
respond to inquiries from members of the public concerning accessibility.
develop agency policies and procedures to ensure full programmatic and communication accessibility for persons with disabilities.
conduct periodic training for agency staff on disability access issues.
provide accessible notices to members of the public advising them of their rights under the ADA, the New York State Human Rights Law, the New York City Human Rights Law, and regulations promulgated by such agency related to persons with disabilities, as well as the agency's ADA grievance procedure.
assist in the investigation of any complaint communicated to such respective agency alleging its noncompliance with the ADA and/or other applicable federal, state, and local laws relating to people with disabilities, or alleging any actions that would be prohibited by such laws;
document and maintain records of complaints made pursuant to the ADA and other applicable federal, state, and local laws relating to people with disabilities, and forward such complaints to the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD).
analyze and make recommendations to the head of each agency and to the MOPD to resolve physical and programmatic access issues; and perform any other functions as may be assigned by the head of each agency.
Incorporate accessibility and disability justice in emergency preparedness and response, including pandemics and other disease outbreaks, extreme weather conditions, bioterrorism, mental health disaster response, and continual public health emergency preparedness activities. This includes high-level strategy for deploying the Accessibility Triage Center for COVID-19 and monkeypox (MPV) responses, and assessing emergent emergency planning and response training needs with regards to disability accessibility.
Provide vision and strategic planning for NYC DOHMH's accessibility work agency-wide.
Liaise with key external partners including community-based organizations and represent Agency with other City agencies.
Engage with bureaus/units throughout the Agency to build an inclusive culture and incorporate accessibility into planning for communications, programs (including emergency response), policies, and research.
Supervise an internally-facing staff member responsible for supporting accommodations for staff and job applicants, supervise other staff assisting in the performance of public health emergency preparedness.
Work with vendors and NYC DOHMH's Information Technology team to improve User Experience (UX) design to ensure web resources are accessible for staff and the public.
Research and evaluate interventions, follow best practices in the scientific literature, coordinate research efforts regarding interventions for people with disabilities, and disseminate findings on success of interventions.
**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.
As a current or prospective employee of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information on Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program and Federal Perkins Loan Cancellation and Discharge, please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.
For information on the New York State Student Loan Repayment Assistance Programs, please visit: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/repay-your-loans/repayment-options-assistance/loan-forgiveness-cancellation-and-discharge.html.
"FINAL APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET APPROVAL”
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 553062.
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.
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 inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1.Master’s degree from an accredited college in emergency management, public health, disaster management, emergency preparedness/administration, public administration, or related field and one (1) year of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following area(s): emergency preparedness planning/management, emergency medical services, fire or public safety, law enforcement, homeland security, public health, mental health, environmental/occupational health and safety or a related specialized area; or
2.A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two (2) years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one of the areas described in “1” above; or
3.A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience. However all candidates must have a minimum of one (1) year of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one of the areas described in “1” above.
Interest in, and demonstrated capacity in, working directly with people with disabilities. Experience evaluating data and scientific literature and best practices related to disabilities and accessibility. Capacity and willingness to learn City policies and procedures. Strong understanding of disability etiquette and social justice. Familiarity with federal, state, and local disability-related laws and standards. Pro-active and self-motivated individual with the ability to work in teams, manage staff, and execute projects in a highly dynamic environment with multiple stakeholders and timelines. Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
The ideal candidate will have excellent judgment and problem-solving skills, and exceptional interpersonal skills including empathy and responsiveness. Experience working for or with City government agencies, and knowledge of local community-based organizations serving people with disabilities, is preferred. Certification of accessibility expertise, such as certification by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) including Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC), is a plus. Lived experience with a disability or acting as a caregiver for someone with a disability is welcome.
Welcome to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
With an annual budget of $1.6 billion and more than 6,000 employees throughout the five boroughs, we're one of the largest public health agencies in the world. We are also one of the nation's oldest public health agencies, with more than 200 years of leadership in the field.
Every day, we protect and promote the health of 8 million New Yorkers. Our work is broad-ranging. You see us in the inspection grades of dining establishments, the licenses dogs wear, the low- to no-cost health clinics in your neighborhood and the birth certificates for our youngest New Yorkers.
We are also behind the scenes with our disease detectives, investigating suspicious clusters of illness. Our epidemiologists study the patterns, causes and effects of health and disease conditions in New York City neighborhoods. These studies shape policy decisions and the City's health agenda.
The challenges we face are many. They range from obesity, diabetes and heart disease to HIV/AIDS, tobacco addiction, substance use and the threat of bioterrorism. We are also working to address enduring gaps in health between white New Yorkers and c...ommunities of color. Structural racism is at the root of these health inequities, which is why we have made racial justice a priority.
The New York City Health Department is tackling these issues with innovative policies and programs, and getting exceptional results.