Clerical Associate Temp
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Clerical Associate Temp

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.


PROGRAM OVERVIEW (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases, Enhancing Detection Grant Program)


The Bureau of Communicable Disease (BCD), part of the Division of Disease Control, is composed of seven units/programs which are responsible for monitoring and investigating 73 infectious diseases including viral hepatitis, foodborne, waterborne, vector-borne and zoonotic diseases. BCD also monitors and analyzes trends in disease data and provides consultation to the medical community and the public on the recognition, prevention, and control of communicable diseases. BCD is currently supporting the citywide COVID-19 response under the DOHMHs Incident Command System.




We are seeking to fill one position in the General Surveillance Unit (GSU) who will provide key support for the Bureau's work of tracking and investigating diseases and outbreaks in New York City. It is expected that each Clerical Associate will work up to 35 hours per week.



  • Sort, dispense and enter new disease reports and completed investigations into a surveillance database
  • Triage and route incoming phone calls to BCDs hotline from the public and health care providers
  • Process and deliver mail; review, triage, and distribute disease reports in the Bureau
  • Compile and prepare materials for mass mailings to physicians and patients; mail or fax case reports for non-NYC residents to other health jurisdictions
  • Maintain inventory on medical and office supplies and office machines
  • Create and edit forms, templates, letters, databases using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access


  • A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's department of education or a recognized accrediting organization.
  • Ability to understand and apply detailed instructions for data entry and other tasks
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Access, and Excel
  • Experience with entering data into databases from questionnaires or other forms
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task while performing tasks accurately and efficiently
  • Good writing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • One year of satisfactory clerical experience


  • Ability to type with speed and accuracy
  • Familiarity with medical terminology





The salary for this position is $27.47 - $32.97 hourly with a maximum of up to 35 hours worked per week.



There is potential for this position to transition to DOHMH and therefore candidates must meet DOHMH eligibility requirement including NYC residency.



To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including how your experience relates to this position. We ask that you do not contact our staff directly and no phone inquiries please. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.



The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.