Job Posting Notice

Job ID: 502838
Title Classification: Competitive
Job Category: Health
Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)
Work Location: 42-09 28th Street
Division/Work Unit: Chronic Disease Prevention
# of Positions: 1
Title Code No: 10028
Level: M1
Proposed Salary Range: $ 58,700.00 – $113,400.00 (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.

Job Description

The Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention (BCDP) strives to reduce the burden of chronic disease, including heart disease, obesity, cancer and diabetes, among New Yorkers.   We work to address the impact of structural racism and other injustices that are a root cause of the inequitable prevalence, treatment, and outcomes of chronic diseases in communities of color and among other marginalized communities.   BCDP focuses on nutrition, tobacco use, the built environment, screening for cancer, and reducing the incidence and impact of hypertension.    BCDP works with partners in government and the community to employ evidence-based policies, programs, communications and research aimed at shifting environments, changing systems and promoting health equity.   The Bureau sits within the Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness. PLEASE NOTE:   In the event of a public health emergency as deemed by the agency (public health outbreak, natural disaster, etc.), employees may be mandated to assume an emergency response role.  In these rare instances and when notified, staff will be re-assigned from their regular day-to-day duties as noted in this job description to take on another role considered necessary by the agency.  When this occurs, all staff are required to comply with the change in assignment and must be prepared to be called upon promptly.


-With support from Executive Director, directs the implementation of food and nutrition capacity building programming, including developing and refining goals, activities, timelines and budgets.

-Supervise and support managers who oversee nutrition education and capacity building grants and programming and ensures that teams meets grant deliverables by offering guidance on strategic planning, day-to-day coordination of grant-funded activities, contract monitoring, budget and spending oversight.

-Seek new opportunities to address community needs, build community capacity, and address health equity including reviewing research and data, developing opportunities to raise community voice and share power, and drafting responsive funding proposals.

-Write and develop materials as needed, including nutrition education and promotion materials, trainings and workshops, talking points, research papers, and shares new information and materials with team and stakeholders.

-Develop strategic organizational relationships related to Healthy Eating unit’s current and potential initiatives regarding food and nutrition capacity building.

-Provide technical expertise regarding nutrition education to unit, bureau, division, and agency programs, as needed.

-Support Executive Director of Nutrition Policies and Programs on projects, and takes on other tasks in support of agency goals, as needed.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A general baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and a master’s degree in foods and nutrition from an accredited college, and five years of full-time experience in a nutrition education program in the field of public health, two years of which shall have been in a supervisory, administrative, consultative, managerial or executive capacity; or

2. A satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience. However all candidates must possess the educational requirements and the two years of supervisory, administrative, consultative, managerial or executive experience as specified in “1” above.

Preferred Skills

Registered Dietitian strongly preferred
Master’s degree in public health, public policy, nutrition or related field from an accredited college or university and at least 5 years of professional experience preferred
Ability to balance multiple projects and priorities at once in a fast-paced work environment
Superior writing skills and ability to communicate effectively
Strong managerial skills including demonstrated ability to manage staff and budgets
Experience working, engaging and managing ongoing relationships with community partners
Excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, creative thinking, and follow through
Demonstrated ability to translate and present nutrition data, research, recommendations, and any other programmatic information clearly and effectively to internal and external stakeholders
Understanding of or experience working on regional food systems and food security issues and the underlying causes of health inequities in NYC communities
Knowledge of the Microsoft Suite, including PowerPoint and Excel.

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:


To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to  In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 502838.

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.

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.




Post expires at 11:59pm on Thursday March 17th, 2022