Water Systems Analyst
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The Office of Public Health Engineering (PHE), through research, technical support, surveillance, and enforcement ensures that the drinking water supply, recreational water facilities and sanitary sewage conditions are in full compliance with Federal, State and City Health Code requirements to protect the health and safety of all New York City residents. With promulgation of New York State Emergency Regulation Subpart 67-4, Lead Testing in School Drinking Water, NYC Department of Education (DOE) is required to test all water fixtures which may be used for potable use, notify the public of all elevated results, and to remediate those fixtures. NYC DOHMH PHE, as the Local Health Department, is responsible for providing technical support and guidance on complying with the regulations. PHE is also responsible for receiving notifications from DOE regarding elevated samples results within 24 hours (as required by Subpart 67-4), providing a primary role of data analytics and interpretation of all DOE sampling results, conducting comprehensive, in-depth data analysis of all sample results on a by-school and system-wide basis, and delivering effective risk communication and conduct community outreach based on DOHMH's subject matter expertise.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
-Monitoring and overseeing the data exchange process of water quality testing, inspection, and remediation data to ensure the fulfillment of business requirements.
-Tracking compliance of required, water quality testing, inspection, and remediation.
-Providing primary input for assessing the effectiveness of ongoing sampling and remediation strategies through plan evaluation, on-site building system surveys, and records review.
-Providing primary input for the development of building water management plans to improve building water quality.
-Performing special investigations including contamination events by evaluating findings, reviewing program and inspection data, and taking or recommending appropriate action.
-Conducting research related to drinking water quality, and preparing and coordinating the production of scientific reports.
-Preparing and coordinating the production of scientific reports on field inspections and research related to drinking water quality.
-Acting as a liaison with government agencies, private organizations and general public through written correspondence, phone contact or meeting attendance on behalf of the Department.
--Researching and developing new data systems and/or processes using GIS and other data visualization platforms.
--Researching emerging legislative analysis of new and proposed regulations at the Federal, State and City level and implementation guidance and research.
--Reviewing and preparing the production of scientific reports on field inspections and research as it relates to the program's surveillance activities, research findings, regulatory review as it relates to the City's ongoing compliance with drinking and recreational water quality 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.
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
The Office prefers candidates with a background in: Building Water System, Plumbing, Civil, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering, or Data Science and Analytics. Experience in database management, data analytics, field sampling, remediation, and project management is a plus. Knowledge of relevant local, state, and federal laws and guidelines is desirable.