Minimum Qualifications Master's degree in toxicology, environmental health sciences, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, epidemiology, immunology, industrial hygiene, pharmacology, or a related field; and five years of post-degree professional scientific research experience in a relevant field.
Doctoral degree in toxicology, environmental health sciences, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, epidemiology, immunology, industrial hygiene, pharmacology, or a related field; and three years of post-degree professional scientific research experience in a relevant field.
Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have experience managing environmental public health programs and substantial experience in areas such as: developing chemical-specific guidelines for drinking water, ambient water, air, soil, and consumer products; assessing risks and developing exposure reduction recommendations in response to instances of chemical and biological releases to the environment; assessing the public health impacts of contaminants in indoor and outdoor air; and chemical risk assessment. Additionally, the candidate will have: knowledge of relevant federal and other NYS governmental agency programs; excellent written and oral communication skills; experience interacting with and presenting to the public; and the ability to communicate effectively with policy makers and public officials.
Duties Description The incumbent of this position will serve as Director of the Bureau of Toxic Substance Assessment (BTSA) to conduct research and oversee and manage a team of approximately twenty-five environmental health research and program professionals. Staff backgrounds include fields such as toxicology, risk assessment, chemistry, biology, environmental assessment and sampling, data analysis, environmental science, and exposure assessment. Bureau staff, for example, develop chemical-specific guidelines for drinking water, ambient water, air, soil, and consumer products; assess risks and develop exposure reduction recommendations in response to chemical and biological releases to the environment; assess the public health impacts of contaminants in indoor and outdoor air; and contribute to statewide energy regulatory activities and climate change policy development.
The Director provides leadership, guidance, and direction to all phases of the Bureau's assessment of toxic substances assessment and associated regulatory and program activities, which extend beyond the topics listed above and often include newly emerging research topics and emergency responses.
Additional Comments Contingent permanent, non-competitive, full-time position. Occasional travel to areas that may not be served by public transportation may be required (10%).
We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more...
For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.
The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit: https://health.ny.gov/commissioner/index.htm
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Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Reference RMV/RS5/17251/CEH included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, RMV/RS5/17251/CEH, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position.