Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control



Title Code No: 5304A          

Level: M4                                                                                                                  

Job Category: Health

Career Level: Executive

Proposed Salary Range: $ 68,238.00 - $176,074.00 (Annual)

Work Location: 42-09 28th Street

Division/Work Unit: HIV/AIDS Administration

The mission of the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control (the Bureau) is to prevent new infections and reduce morbidity and mortality among HIV-infected persons. The Bureau has a budget of over $200 million and approximately 220 staff. Reporting to the Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Disease Control, the Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention & Control provides leadership and vision for the Health Department’s HIV strategy and implements programs through the Bureau’s four units: HIV Prevention; HIV Care, Treatment & Housing; HIV Epidemiology and Field Services; and Administration.

The Assistant Commissioner will have the following responsibilities:

• Implement evidence-based approaches to prevent new HIV infections and to reduce illness and death among HIV-infected persons in New York City.

• Design, implement, and evaluate new approaches to HIV prevention, care, and treatment.

• Directly manage large scale HIV programs, including: condom distribution, education, advocacy, and social marketing/advertising to prevent HIV infections; screening for HIV infection in medical facilities, institutions, and community settings; linkage to care for persons newly diagnosed; treatment of HIV/AIDS; and housing support.

• Serve as advisor to the Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene, other Health Department programs, other city agencies, and outside partners regarding HIV policy and best practices.

• Represent the Health Department on matters related to HIV at local, state, and federal meetings and conferences and to the press.

• Oversee the HIV Bureau’s administrative and fiscal operations, and allocate resources in response to funding changes and Commissioner of Health or Mayoral imperatives.

• Supervise eight direct reports, including: seven directors and one clerical associate.

• Participate in emergency preparedness activities and response as assigned


Minimum Qual Requirements

1. Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York plus valid Board Certification issued by the appropriate American Specialty Board in an approved medical specialty; and four years of medical practice including one year of experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity; or

2. A combination of education and/or experience equivalent to that listed in "1" above. However, all candidates must have a valid license to practice medicine in the State of New York, and one year of medical practice in an administrative or supervisory capacity.


Preferred Skills

• Knowledge and experience of HIV epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention strategies.

• Knowledge and experience of the methods, processes, and techniques used to develop, deliver, and evaluate public health or health-related programs in state or local settings.

• Experience in managing large medical and/or public health programs.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

 To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to: In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 121587. We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

 Work Location

42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY

Residency Requirement

Preferred Residency: New York City residency is required within 90 days of appointment. However, city employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for two 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.