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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/04/23

Applications Due12/18/23

Vacancy ID145330

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitlePrincipal Sanitarian - 46954

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $81705 to $103350 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 60%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County New York

Street Address Office of Aging and Long Term Care/Nursing Home and IICF Surveillance

90 Church Street

City New York

StateNY

Zip Code10007

Minimum Qualifications Transfer Candidates: Current New York State Department of Health employee with permanent or contingent permanent status as a Principal Sanitarian, Grade 23.
***Provisional Promotion Candidates:* Current New York State Department of Health employee with one or more years of permanent or contingent permanent competitive status as a Senior Sanitarian, Grade 18.
***Public Candidates for Provisional Opportunity (Open Competitive Minimum Qualifications):
Either 1. A bachelor's degree including or supplemented by 30 qualifying* semester credit hours and three years of experience in environmental health protection**;
Or 2. A master's degree including or supplemented by 30 qualifying* semester credit hours and two years of experience in environmental health protection**.
*Qualifying semester credit hours include: animal science, biochemical engineering, biochemistry, biological sciences, biology, biophysics, chemical engineering, chemical science, chemistry, civil engineering technology, conservation biology, earth science, ecohydrology, electrical engineering, electrical science, emergency management, engineering science, engineering technology, environmental biology, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental science, environmental studies, fire science, geochemistry, geology, health physics, health science, industrial hygiene, mechanical engineering, medical science, medical technology, microbiology, natural sciences, nursing, occupational health, occupation health and safety, physical science, physics, pre-med, structural engineering, toxicology, water resources engineering, water resource management, and water resources.
**Experience in Environmental Health Protection is defined as conducting inspections to determine compliance with federal, state, or local environmental laws, regulations, and established public health standards, OR experience in the identification and notification of public health environmental hazards and the development of methods to eliminate or control such hazards and/or the spread of disease and other environmental factors impacting the heath of individuals and/or the public, such as in hospitals and long term care facilities.
***Candidates for provisional appointment MUST have applied to and taken the appropriate Principal Sanitarian Exam. Information on the exams that were held can be found here:
https://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/prom/38-865.cfm
https://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/oc/26-917.cfm

Preferred Qualifications: Excellent leadership and management abilities. Experience in supervision of staff in enforcement of health care facility compliance with NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) codes and standards, and federal conditions of participation for Title XVIII (Medicare) and Title XIX (Medicaid) programs. Working knowledge of Public Health Laws, environmental health standards, and local codes and regulations. Experience in evaluating waiver requests and Certificate of Need applications and progress of projects.

Preferred Qualifications: Excellent leadership and management abilities. Experience in supervision of staff in enforcement of health care facility compliance with NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) codes and standards, and federal conditions of participation for Title XVIII (Medicare) and Title XIX (Medicaid) programs. Working knowledge of Public Health Laws, environmental health standards, and local codes and regulations. Experience in evaluating waiver requests and Certificate of Need applications and progress of projects. Excellent skills in verbal communication, report writing, prioritizing of assignments, investigation, and critical thinking.

Duties Description Conduct, plan and supervise staff in performance of on-site and off-site health care facility surveillance activities for initial certification, recertification and complaint investigations to determine compliance with Life Safety Code and environmental health standards per federal, New York State, public health and local codes, rules and regulations. Make recommendations and apply enforcement. Provide technical assistance, policy and code interpretation to staff, facilities, and local government units. Complete reports and review and evaluate staff reports, detailing facility compliance and identified deficient practices, facility plans of correction and follow-up visits to determine ongoing compliance per Federal and State performance measures. Evaluate work performance and develop staff to upgrade performance. Review, or supervise review of, waiver requests, Certificate of Need applications and progress of projects. Review and monitor facility emergency preparedness and disaster response. Collaborate with health survey staff and other programs to coordinate surveillance activities. Report high priority and emergency situations to supervisors verbally and in written summary. Other duties as required by the program.

Additional Comments The incumbent must pass SMQT (Survey Minimum Qualifications Test), Fire Inspector 1, and other exams as required by Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services required to conduct surveys within 15 months of appointment COVID-19 vaccination is required for this position.

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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Name Stephen Mooney

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address resume@health.ny.gov

Address

Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237

 

Notes on Applying Please submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to resume@health.ny.gov, with Reference SM/Prin San/46954 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, SM/Prin San/46954, 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.

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