Congregate Setting Investigator 2
Job Details
LIC - Central DOHMH - Long Island City, NY
Full Time
Congregate Setting Investigator Level 2

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 (Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases Grant (ELC))

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 DOHMH’s Incident Command System and after activation, the position will sit in the new COVID-19 unit in BCD.



We are seeking to fill a position in the COVID-19 unit in BCD which will provide leadership and support for case and outbreak investigation of COVID-19 cases. It is expected that each Investigator will work 35 hours per week. 



  • Supervise case investigators who will be interviewing cases of COVID-19.
  • Lead outbreak investigation of COVID exposures in facilities such as schools and workplaces.
  • Understand, interpret, and communicate federal, state and local guidance. 
  • Provide infection control guidance, assess facility capacity to isolate and quarantine individuals with COVID and their contacts, and provide technical assistance to support patient care and isolation/quarantine recommendations. 
  • Liaise with infection control specialists, epidemiologists, clinicians, data analysts, resource coordinators, and laboratory team members as needed.


  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 two 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.



  • Ability to speak, read, and write English
  • Preference given to New York City residents
  • Public health experience and training
  • Experience supervising and working with diverse teams 
  • Experience working with different communication styles
  • Ability to coordinate remotely with teams 
  • Proficiency in navigating computer systems; ability to learn new data systems quickly and to comply with data integrity and security to safeguard all personal identifiable information
  • Ability to demonstrate a professional, positive attitude and work ethic
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required and ability to interact professionally with people from diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds during a time of crisis and distress
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to supporting communities who have experienced systemic oppression and bias (e.g. people of color, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, justice involved persons, etc.)
  • Ability to show empathy and be nonjudgmental toward distressed individuals
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Critical thinking and sound judgment
  • Candidates of highly impacted communities are strongly encouraged to apply



This position will work remotely. All necessary equipment and internet connection will be provided for staff to work from home. You must have a quiet, distraction-free work environment without any conflicting responsibilities during your scheduled work shift. This position could move on-site to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Gotham Center, 42-09 28th Street, Queens, NY 11101 at a later date.



FPHNYC offers a comprehensive benefits package.  The salary for this position is $75,504-$94,761 and is commensurate with experience.




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.