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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/04/23

Applications Due12/18/23

Vacancy ID145353

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleSenior Sanitarian - 46796

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 70%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of Aging and Long Term Care, Division of Adult Care Facility and Assisted Living Surveillance, Capital District Regional Office

875 Central Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12206

Minimum Qualifications Permanent Transfer Candidates: Current NYS DOH employee with permanent status as a Senior Sanitarian, G-18.

Permanent Transfer candidates: Current NYS DOH employee
with permanent status as a Senior Sanitarian, G-18.

***Provisional Promotion Candidates: Current NYS DOH
employee with one year of permanent competitive service as a
Public Health Sanitarian, G-14.

***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 two(2) years of
experience in environmental health protection**;

Or 2. A master's degree including or supplemented by 30
qualifying* semester credit hours and one(l) year 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.

Permanent or Provisional. Provisional candidates must sit for the next holding of the Senior Sanitarian exam, pass and be immediately reachable on the resultant eligible list to maintain the position.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience inspecting health care facilities. Experience with interpreting regulations, conducting complaint investigations, conducting survey and monitoring health care programs’ compliance with rules and regulations. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently, excellent decision-making capability, and strong writing and editing skills. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in environmental health, environmental science or public health.

Duties Description The incumbent will inspect licensed and newly established adult care facilities to evaluate environmental health, fire safety, and general care requirements to determine compliance with applicable regulations and federal and local laws, rules, and codes; NYS Public Health Law; Sanitary Code; and the NYS Social Services Law. In addition, the incumbent will translate observations into survey/inspection reports, cite deficiencies, review plans of correction, perform quality assurance of survey reports, perform pre-opening inspections, and conduct follow-up surveys, inspections and/or complaint investigations; communicate with stakeholders, requiring ability to clearly articulate observations both in writing and verbally; participate in emergency preparedness and response activities; and handle other duties as assigned.

Additional Comments This position requires significant travel throughout New York State to areas that may not be served by public transportation. This position may also require occasional overnight travel.

This position requires proof of vaccination from COVID-19

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:

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Name Stephen Mooney

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217 Corning Tower Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference SM/SrSan/46796 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, SM/SrSan/46796, 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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