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Health and Human Services (HHS) Accelerator is a transformational initiative that will improve the relationship between New York City government and its client and community-based service providers by creating a centralized document management system, speeding provider selection, standardizing contracts and normalizing post award actions. HHS Accelerator will ease the administrative burdens for City agencies and providers through a blend of organizational change and information technology enablement. This will in turn speed the current procurement process, and allow City agencies and service providers to redirect time and resources to higher-value activities in order to fulfill their missions.

Reporting to the HHS Accelerator Associate Director of Business Review, the HHS Assistant Director will serve as an integral team member responsible for relationship management and execution of a variety of capacity building and solicitation management projects. The HHS Assistant Director will be required to communicate with people at various organizational levels and maintain collaborative professional relationships with human and social service providers, senior City staff, intermediaries and Grantmaking partners. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and managing technical and functional requirements and system
documentation for the Business Application and Solicitation Management processes of

the HHS Accelerator system, which determines the eligibility of Client and Community

Based Service Providers to compete to do business with the City of New York through a

regulatory, institutional and administrative review.

  • Serving as a lead procurement manager reviewing business applications of service
providers and determining eligibility to compete for solicitations.

  • Preparing and managing technical and functional requirements to facilitate notices of
solicitations for publication in the Human Services Plan, solicitations for release, and

evaluation and award processes within the HHS Accelerator system.

  • Working collaboratively with City Agencies to guide solicitations through the procurement
cycle, both within the HHS Accelerator system and other required mechanisms.

  • Working with HHS Accelerator staff to ensure procurement related activities are completed
appropriately and in a timely manner.

  • Assisting in the development and implementation of new policies and procedures as the
client and community based procurement and payment activities are further centralized

and streamlined in New York City.

  • Assisting in gathering data required by oversight Agencies; and managing special
projects and initiatives as assigned.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A master's degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, urban studies or a closely related field, and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation, or fiscal management; or in a related area. 18 months of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above; or

2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of professional experience in the areas described in "1" above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience, as described in "1" above.

Preferred Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Articulate, clear and concise in all forms of communication.
  • Sound quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Ability to synthesize and present complex issues.
  • Demonstrable leadership experience, with an ability to balance multiple objectives.
  • Knowledge of NYC's nonprofit sector, NYC’s procurement rules and/or grantmaking preferred
but not required.

  • Consulting, financial, public policy, and/or legal experience preferred but not required.
  • Flexibility, ability to work and interact well with others, ability to work in a fast-paced
environment, ability to manage projects independently with minimal direct supervision.

  • Time management skills, creativity and humor in addressing challenges.
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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.


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