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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/09/18

Applications Due07/26/18

Vacancy ID54984

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitlePrincipal Sanitarian – 46762

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $71847 to $90876 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County New York

Street Address Metropolitan Area Regional Office (MARO) Office of Primary Care and Health Systems Management; Adult Care Facilities (ACF) Program

90 Church Street

City New York


Zip Code10007

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM
Transfer: Current DOH employee with permanent status as a Principal Sanitarian, G-23.
Provisional Promotion Candidates: Current NYS DOH employee with one year or more of permanent or
contingent-permanent competitive service as a Senior Sanitarian, G-18.
Provisional Open-Competitive Candidates: Either A. a bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences AND 2 years
experience in environmental health protection (*defined below); Or B. 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 3 years experience in
environmental health protection (defined below). Substitution: A master’s degree in the natural or applied sciences
may be substituted for up to 1 year of required experience. *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 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
Excellent leadership and management abilities. Experience in supervision of staff in enforcement of adult care facility
compliance with environmental standards, life safety codes, building codes, NFPA (National Fire Protection
Association), Public Health Law, Social Services Law and New York Codes, Rules and Regulations. Working
knowledge of Public Health Laws, environmental health standards, and NYS and local codes and regulations
including Building Codes of NYS including Fire, Property Maintenance, Residential, Plumbing and Mechanical
Codes. Experience in evaluating waiver requests, Adult Care Facility Common Applications and progress of
projects. Must have excellent interpersonal, problem solving, decision-making, and time management skills as well
as, independent and team surveyor investigative skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all internal and
external stakeholders. In addition, the ideal Candidate must have excellent skills in verbal communication, report
writing and editing, prioritizing of assignments, investigation, critical thinking and be able to effectively interpret laws
and regulations governing adult care and assisted living facilities in New York State.

Duties Description The incumbent will take the lead on investigating and enforcing the provisions of the Public Health Law, Social
Services Law and New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations relating to environmental health, sanitation, and safety,
as well as plan, direct and review the work of lower level staff. These provisions consist of many other technical
standards, including those of the National Fire Protection Association, the Life Safety Code; Building Codes of NYS
including Fire Property Maintenance, Residential Plumbing and Mechanical Codes. The incumbent will determine the
compliance of facilities or assess public health problems in the following areas: structure and space provisions;
mechanical and electrical systems; ventilation/air conditioning/heating; fire safety (structural and operational);
housekeeping; maintenance; laundry; infection control; pest control; solid waste disposal; water supply; plumbing;
sewage disposal; accident prevention; dietary/food sanitation; disaster preparedness; hazardous wastes/biohazard
wastes; air pollution; and medical systems. The incumbent will also apply the principles of biological and physical
sciences and the skills of assessing environmental features to maintain, protect, and improve the health and safety of
individuals residing in NYS adult care facilities while at the same time assisting with policy interpretation to staff,
facilities, and other governmental agencies. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for Adult Care Facility
Common Application Project reviews and environmental and pre-certification surveys relative to new construction,
renovation, and expansion of services.

Additional Comments Permanent or Provisional, Full Time. Candidates appointed provisionally will be required to pass a qualifying Civil
Service exam and be reachable for appointment on the resulting eligible list. Candidates must pass Fire Inspector 1
and other exams as required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to conduct surveys. Field work is
required; candidates must be capable of meeting travel and occasional off-hours work requirements.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Human Resources Management Group, JB/PS/46762

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 to Human Resources Management Group, JB/PS/46762, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building,
Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237- 0012, or fax to (518)473-3395, or by email to,
with Reference Code JB/PS/46762 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 July 26, 2018.

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