Director, Clinical & Scientific Affairs, Bureau of Chronic Disease and Tobacco Control

Job Type

Full Time




42-09 28th Street
Long Island City
United States


Job Description

The Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control (BCDTPC) is hiring a Director of Clinical and Scientific Affairs, a physician level position. The Bureau spearheads innovative programs and initiatives to reduce the burden of chronic diseases by addressing underlying risk factors, such as poor nutrition, physical inactivity and tobacco use - while also working to leverage clinical tools and settings to promote public health. The Director is responsible for overseeing the Cancer Prevention and Control Program and the Public Health Detailing Program, a provider facing program that educates NYC physicians and their staffs on tobacco control and chronic disease prevention and management. The Director also provides leadership, strategic guidance and content expertise for improving community integration and the quality of primary care services for underserved populations, with the goal of eliminating health inequities, or unjust differences in health outcomes, for residents in neighborhoods impacted by racism and long-term disinvestment by organizations and institutions.


--Oversee the Public Health Detailing program, a provider facing program that educates NYC physicians and their staffs on tobacco control and chronic disease prevention and management.

--Oversee the Cancer Prevention and Control Program, a program that includes initiatives such as the Citywide Colon Cancer Control Coalition (C5), Community Cares Project, and Colonoscopy Patient Navigation Program.

--Develop long- and short-term program goals, objectives, and priorities for both aforementioned programs.

--Identify and collaborate effectively with internal and external partners necessary for program implementation, innovation, and expansion. •Identify new research and funding opportunities in order to explore new program areas .

--Provide content expertise and consultation to other health department teams as needed.

--Contribute to the bureau's involvement in relevant division and agency strategic projects.

--Assist with the development and review of provider and patient educational and training materials.

--Work with teams to publish reports and peer-reviewed manuscripts.

--Serve as a point of contact with key local and national stakeholders and develop presentations, memos and briefing materials for agency and external audience.

--Manage unit budgets and contracts.

--Provide strategic advice on policy and programmatic issues to Department leadership, including the Assistant Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioner of Prevention and Primary Care.

--Perform other duties as needed in support of chronic disease prevention agenda.

Minimum Qual Requirements

Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York; and either:

a) Valid Board Certification issued by the appropriate American Specialty Board in any specialty area required by the agency; or

b) Current approved application on file for admission to the certifying examination given by the appropriate American Specialty Board in any specialty area required by the agency.

To be assigned to Assignment Level II, individuals must have, in addition to meeting the minimum qualification requirements for Assignment Level I described above, one year of satisfactory experience practicing in the specialty area.

To be assigned to Assignment Level III, individuals must possess:

a) A valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York; and

b) A Master's degree in Public Health, or equivalent Master's degree, including or supplemented by graduate credits in epidemiology and biostatistics. Completion of Epidemic Intelligence Service program of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention may be used to substitute for this Master's degree; and

c) At least two years of satisfactory experience after receipt of the Master's degree, or equivalent, in the practice of epidemiology. Specialty Board Certification or eligibility may be substituted for one year of this experience.

To be assigned to Assignment Level IV, individuals must possess:

a) A valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York; and

b) Completion of an approved residency program in an accredited hospital, including three years of experience, in either internal medicine, or family practice, or pediatrics, or another related specialty area required by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; and

c) Valid board certification or board eligibility issued by the appropriate American Subspecialty Board in Infectious Disease, Pulmonary Medicine, or a related subspecialty; and

d) Completion of an approved fellowship program in an accredited hospital, including two years of experience, in either infectious diseases, or pulmonary medicine, or another related subspecialty required by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Preferred Skills

--Medical training in internal or family medicine a strong asset

--Experience in program management, planning, development, implementation, and evaluation, including strong supervisory skills

--Ability to navigate complex bureaucracies and communicate clinical concepts to non-clinical staff and work well in fast paced environment

--Ability to handle multiple high-priority projects and assignments simultaneously, to shift fluidly among them, and to work independently, when necessary, towards creative problem-solving.

--Familiarity with program evaluation and research methods, such as in health services research or epidemiology/biostatistics.

--High-level reasoning skills for assessing scientific literature and clinical practice to further evidence-based programmatic work

--Superior interpersonal, analytic, written, and oral communication skills.

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:

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.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required


How To Apply

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 347343.

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.