217 South Salina Street, 3rd Floor
Minimum Qualifications "Current NYS Department of Health (DOH) employee with permanent or contingent permanent status as a Public Health Field Services Representative 1, G-18, OR current NYS DOH employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent permanent competitive service as a Public Health Representative 2, G-16 or Public Health Representative 3, G-18 and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law OR current NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent permanent competitive service in a title at or above G-11 and eligible to transfer to Public Health Field Services Representative Trainee 1 under Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law by having a specialized bachelor’s degree and obtained a passing score on the current NYS Department of Civil Service Professional Career Opportunities select eligible list #50-001,Public Administration Traineeship Transition (PATT) eligible list #00-437, or Public Health Field Services Representative Trainee 1 list #00-464.
Public Candidates: Active list candidate on the Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) select titles eligible list #50-001 with a score of 100 or higher, OR qualified 55-b/c candidate in possession of a specialized bachelor's or higher degree.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in communicable disease epidemiology and disease surveillance activitites, especially in a prison setting. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work independently. Experience using NYSDOH data systems, such as the Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System (ECLRS) and the Communicable Disease Electronic Surveillance System (CDESS).
Duties Description The Public Health Field Services Representative 1/Trainee will be in the Bureau of HIV/ STD Field Services (BHSFS) within the Division of Epidemiology, Evaluation and Partner Services (DEEP) and will serve in a Regional Office (RO). The incumbent will provide direct disease and public health intervention services that identify persons at risk for and living with HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and link them to testing, prevention, treatment, and support services. The responsibilities of the PHFSR 1 positions have grown and become more complex with the expansion of activities related to the New York State Ending the Epidemic (ETE) initiative, which aims to end AIDS as an epidemic in New York State. The PHFSR 1 positions must incorporate ETE priorities into their outreach, education, and intervention services. These priorities include education on and linkage to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) services, in accordance with NYS PrEP guidelines, so HIV-negative persons who engage in high-risk behaviors can remain negative; education on and linkage to rapid initiation of HIV treatment, in accordance with NYS clinical guidelines and NYS policy, which identifies every new HIV diagnosis as an immediate call to action for every provider who engages that individual, with the goal being same-day initiation of HIV treatment; and education on the importance of viral suppression and “Undetectable = Untransmittable” (U=U), which incorporates the message that individuals with a sustained undetectable viral load will not sexually transmit HIV. In addition to required field work, staff will be expected to work in the office on a regular basis.
Additional Comments AIDS Institute disease and public health intervention services prioritize marginalized populations. PHFSRs must gain and maintain trust by having consistent presence in the field. They must be viewed as “of the community,” rather than as government representatives. They must have comprehensive knowledge of the communities in which they work and knowledge of the barriers to care and services faced by the individuals and populations they serve. They must gather valuable information about their communities during partner services interviews and street outreach. Interactions with clients, including interviews, counseling, and education, must be interactive, respectful, culturally sensitive, and patient/client centered. Client interactions must be consistent with the patient’s/client’s intellectual and developmental level.
This position requires proof of vaccination from COVID-19
Permanent, competitive, full-time. This is a two-year traineeship beginning at a G-13 and leading to a G-18. Frequent and unanticipated travel, including possible overnights and travel to areas that may not be served by public transportation, will be required (70%).
"Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
• Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development
Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• And many more.. "
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Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to email@example.com, with Reference TL/PHFSR1/13609/AI included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, TL/PHFSR1/13609/AI, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position.