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Director of Central Clearance Unit - Facilities Management Job Post

Posted: 4/30/2021

Director of Central Clearance Unit

Type: full time
Role: Supervisor/Manager
Location: NY

Apply at: https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/

Director of Central Clearance Unit, Bureau of Childcare

SALARY: $ 58,700.00 - $120,000.00 (Annual)

125 Worth Street, NY NY

Job Description


The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene`s Division of Environmental Health works to prevent and control illness and injury related to environmental and occupational health risks through outreach, education, surveillance and enforcement. With staff of 1,000, the Division covers a broad range of subject matter, including oversight of environmental investigations, lead poisoning, injury prevention, occupational health, food safety, child care, radiation control, recreational and drinking water quality, air quality, climate health, vector control, veterinary public health and pest control. The Bureau of Child Care ensures that childcare services in New York City operate in compliance with the New York City Health Code and New York State Social Service regulations and are licensed or permitted as required by law. The Bureau routinely monitors childcare programs to protect the health and safety of children while in the childcare environment, and actively works to improve and expand access to high quality programs which support early childhood development and learning. The Bureau seeks to hire a Director of Central Clearance Unit to ensure compliance with legislative mandates to conduct comprehensive background checks for childcare staff.


Develop and implement policies, procedures, and protocols for comprehensive background checks.

Assign, supervise and evaluate work of the Assistant Director and provide oversight to the Unit.

Oversee data collection, reporting, and program evaluation to monitor performance, inform strategic planning program and guide agency decision-making.

Represent the agency in cooperation with other governmental agencies and community organizations in establishing and improving quality standards in the child care delivery system.

Serve as technical consultant to agency staff, as well as to operators and staff of child care programs.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by 30 credits in the eh biological and/or physical sciences, and four years of satisfactory full-time experience performing inspections to assure compliance with pertinent laws, rules and regulations governing the areas of food, drugs, and general environmental sanitation, eighteen months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or in supervising staff performing food, drug and general environmental sanitation inspectors or related work; or

2. An associate degree from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by 12 credits in the biological and/or physical sciences, and six years of satisfactory full-time experience as described in question ``1`` above; or

3. Education and/or experience equivalent to ``1`` or ``2`` above. However all candidates must have at least 60 credits from an accredited college or university, including 12 credits in the biological and/or physical sciences, and at least two years of experience as a public health sanitarian, including or supplemented by eighteen months of experience in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity as described in ``1`` or ``2`` above.

Preferred Skills

Extensive working knowledge of city, state and federal child care regulations, and the operational landscape of the NYC child care delivery system; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Ability to think outside the box to analyze and modify organizational structures with an eye toward improvement, accountability and control; Ability to distill complex material and data into actionable recommendations; Proven record of working effectively with a diverse work force, program operators, and various stakeholders; Demonstrated leadership and supervisory abilities.

Additional Information


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 U.S. 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 (i.e. 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.


The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:



To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 457182.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.

All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.

NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.

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

Apply at: https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/

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