Financial and Economic Analyst, New York City

The Division of Disease Control is responsible for prevention and control of infectious diseases in New York City. The Division consists of six Bureaus including Communicable Diseases, Immunizations, HIV, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Tuberculosis, and the Public Health Laboratory.

This position will perform economic analyses to inform high priority programs and policies in the Division. At least 50% of the incumbent’s time will be dedicated to economic analysis of a large Center for Medicare and Medicaid – funded project to improve hepatitis C care and treatment. Other projects will focus on the full gamut of infectious diseases covered by the Division.

  • Perform cost, cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness, decision analysis, and economic modeling of infectious disease programs and policies.
  • Develop financial evaluation and cost analyses goals and plans.
  • Develop cost-effectiveness analysis plans based on Medicaid data, looking at cost of care, cost of medications, complications averted and cost savings for enrollees.
  • Work with internal staff and external partners to design financial and cost data collection methods and instruments.
  • Work with the contracted payers to develop new payment models.
  • Coordinate financial data collection and cleaning, and conduct related quantitative data analyses using Medicaid, provider and payer data on NYC residents.
  • Produce internal financial evaluation reports.
  • Participate in dissemination of evaluation results, peer-reviewed publications and presentations.

Minimum Qual Requirements

  1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.

To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:

  1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  2. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in “2” above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in “1” and “2” above.

NOTE: Probationary Period

Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

Preferred Skills

Experience with health economics, and programmatic or research experience; experience with designing and monitoring financial data collection; experience managing, cleaning and summarizing large and complex financial data sets using SAS or other relevant statistical software; experience with performing cost-effectiveness and other economic analyses; familiarity with healthcare payment systems, including Medicaid and payer cost data; excellent collaborative and problem-solving skills, and ability to work independently; excellent writing and speaking ability, strong interpersonal communication; strong time management skills and
attention to detail.

Salaray Range

$83,133.00 – $107,826.00 (Annual)

Office Location

42-09 28th Street, LIC., NY 11101

To apply

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number #174216