Sep 11, 2020

Chief Financial Officer/Deputy Commissioner

  • NYPD
  • New York, NY, USA

Job Description

Job Description The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) is a world-renowned agency with a long tradition of protecting and promoting health in the nation’s most culturally and linguistically diverse city. Our 7,000-plus team members bring an extraordinary array of languages, cultures and experiences to bear on the work of public health. Our diversity fuels creativity, because all perspectives are heard and valued. DOHMH aims to improve the health outcomes of all New Yorkers by centering persistent racial inequities and promotion of social justice at the core of its work.

The Chief Financial Officer / Deputy Commissioner (CFO) is responsible for overseeing and managing the Division of Finance. Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the CFO/Deputy Commissioner will provide leadership and direction to a Division of over 200 staff ensuring fiscal integrity of the Agency’s billion expense budget; $450 million capital budget; and billion in procurements.

The Division of Finance aims to provide analysis, resources, development and allocation, and fiscal integrity through an equity lens that improve and inform agency-wide strategic priority setting, decision-making, operations and program management and facilitate and implement agency-wide activities and strategic initiatives. The Deputy Commissioner will be responsible for the oversight of the following units within the Division, which include the Agency Chief Contracting Office; Controller; Budget and Revenues and; Strategic Financial Analysis.


•Advise the Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer on matters related to the fiscal health the agency.

•Oversee the Division of Finance’s 200+ employees and ensure financial transparency to inform overall Agency financial decisions via the enhancement of financial services and compliance activities to reduce risk, strengthen internal controls and increase operations efficiency.

•Advise and support all Agency divisions and programs on matters pertaining to funding, expenditures, reductions, and new needs; direct analyses on program efficiencies with the use of financial resources; and make managerial decisions in line with enhancing financial and process efficiencies and increasing productivity.

•Ensure the maximization of agency-wide resources by closely monitoring PS and OTPS budgets at the divisional level; oversee training and professional development with the goal to strengthen knowledge of operating procedures; manage the Agency’s Capital budget, and ensure appropriate financial controls are in place and adhered to.

•Clearly identify the budget allocation of internal and external funding sources; issue standardized fiscal operating policies and procedures; ensure compliance with citywide and oversight regulations and guidelines; provide agency-wide training on the effective use of financial resources; and automate financial tools for clear and meaningful data reporting.

•Manage the financial and contractual relationship with various oversight Agencies, including, but not limited to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Office of the Comptroller, the Mayor’s Office of Contracts (MOCS); and various governmental counterparts at the State and Federal levels, including the State Offices of Mental Hygiene and the New York State Department of Health.

•Lead the agency in preparing for and testify at the annual City Council budget hearings and other testimonies as necessary.

•Oversight of the Agency’s contracting and purchasing processes for over billion in contracted and purchased goods and services. Ensure procurements comply with City Charter and Citywide regulations.

•Ensure agency’s commitment to equity is applied throughout the financial systems, such as in service allocations, budget negotiations, and new needs requests.

•Analyze current procedures and implement strategies to streamline contract and procurement workflow.

•Participate in various citywide, State and Federal health policy organizations conferences, associations, and board activities.

•Represent the agency at external meeting with City Hall, elected officials, community-based organizations and others. Minimum Qual Requirements No job description available Preferred Skills •Minimum of seven years of experience in a financial leadership role preferably in City or State government or in a healthcare setting.
•A Master’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration or similar degree.
•Knowledge of New York City’s contracting, budgeting and accounting systems and familiarity with the policies and procedures of the Office of Management and Budget, Mayors Office of Contracts and the NYC Comptroller’s office, or demonstrated capacity to rapidly gain such knowledge.
•An informed perspective on applying a racial equity lens to financial systems.
•Demonstrated experience in implementing the conversion of existing manual financial business processes and policies into technical automated systems.
•Demonstrated proficiency in applying management processes to identify organizational deficiencies and implement means to successfully correct them.
• Demonstrated experience in healthcare administration and third-party payer environment and compliance.
•Ability to integrate program objectives with financial requirements and funding limitations.
•Knowledge of the fiscal regulatory provisions of the City Charter and those of the Federal and State Government.
•Excellent communication and written skills with strong focus on strategic thinking, problem-solving, and solution driven.
•Demonstrated team player, with experience working collaboratively, building relationships at all levels of an organization to achieve goals.
•Ability to deal with multiple and changing demands in a fast-paced environment.

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. Additional Information **IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:

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 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 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.


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