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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/08/18

Applications Due06/22/18

Vacancy ID54082

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleSenior Sanitarian - 04218

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Onondaga

Street Address Center for Environmental Health, Central New York Regional Office

217 S. Salina St.

City Syracuse


Zip Code13202

Minimum Qualifications Permanent Transfer Candidates: Current DOH employee with permanent status as a Senior Sanitarian, SG-18 OR current NYS employee eligible to transfer under Section 70.1 or 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.
**Provisional: (promotion) Current DOH employee with one year or more permanent or contingent-permanent competitive status as a Public Health Sanitarian SG-14 OR Provisional: (open-competitive) A bachelor’s degree in natural sciences AND one year of experience in environmental health protection (defined below); OR a bachelor’s degree, with 30 credits in the natural and applied sciences, of which at least 18 credits are in the natural sciences, AND two years of experience in environmental health protection. Substitution: A master’s degree in the natural or applied sciences may be substituted for up to one year of required experience. Definitions: Applied sciences include science-based courses in environmental technology, sanitation technology, medical technology, public health, infection control, and food science. Natural sciences that are considered appropriate are biology, chemistry, physics, and earth sciences (geology and hydrology). Experience in Environmental Health Protection is defined as conducting environmental health inspections to determine compliance with federal, state, or local environmental laws, regulations, and established public health standards, or in the 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 health of individuals and/or the public such as in hospitals and long term care facilities..
Experience with Environmental Health activities, food inspections, Public Health Law, and the State Sanitary Code. Must have strong interpersonal skills, excellent decision-making capability and strong writing and editing skills.

Duties Description As a Senior Sanitarian you would act as field coordinator functioning independently or as part of a team in monitoring and evaluating Bureau of Community Environmental Health and Food Protection Programs at local health departments. You would conduct environmental health inspections to determine compliance with the Public Health Law, the State Sanitary Code, the Medical Facilities Code, and applicable sections of the Social Services Law and Regulations. You would have responsibility for documentation, citing deficiencies to facility operators, reviewing facility plans of correction for appropriateness and viability, and conducting follow-up visits to determine ongoing compliance. Areas of assignment may include, but are not limited to, food service establishments, camps, hotels, motels, campgrounds, mobile home parks, migrant farm worker housing, schools, swimming pools, bathing beaches, recreational aquatic spray grounds, indoor tanning establishments, on-site water supplies and sewage disposal systems. You may also assist in health-related investigations and responses to chemical exposures and emergencies.

Additional Comments *Permanent or **provisional, full-time appointment. Travel, including overnights, to areas that may not be served by public transportation is required. Candidates appointed provisionally will be required to take and pass a qualifying Civil Service exam, when it is given, and be immediately appointable from the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.

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Name Human Resources Management Group, MST/SRSAN/04218

Telephone (518) 486-1812

Fax (518) 473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, MST/SRSAN/04218, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237- 0012, or by fax to (518)473-3395, or by email to, with Reference Code, MST/SRSAN/04218 included in the subject line. Failure to include the required information in the subject line of your email or fax may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes will be accepted until 6/22/18.

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