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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/09/18

Applications Due07/26/18

Vacancy ID54985

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitlePrincipal Sanitarian - 51301

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 Suffolk

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

320 Carleton Avenue

City Central Islip


Zip Code11722

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 facilities.
Experience in surveillance of Hospitals, Diagnostic & Treatment Centers, ESRDs, Ambulatory Surgery centers, etc. for compliance
with Federal Conditions of Participation (including Life Safety Code), NYS Rules and Regulations and other pertinent regulations.
Experience in the Certificate of Need process, including pre-opening inspections. Experience using ASPEN, NYSE-CON, HFIS,
SFS, LATS and all Microsoft Office products. Driver’s license and ability to drive throughout the MARO region.

Duties Description LITIES Participates in the regulatory/surveillance program for Hospitals, Clinics, Dialysis Centers, Ambulatory Surgery Centers and other
healthcare facilities. Responsible for ensuring an environment in which patient care can be delivered safely and appropriately.
Ensure facility compliance with the federal conditions of participation for the Title XVIII (Medicare) as well as with NYS Codes, Rules
and Regulations.
Supervise professional staff in the conduct of surveys/inspections of healthcare facilities;
• Provide guidance, technical supervision, and consultation to staff in the performance of their duties.
• Evaluate work performance and train staff to upgrade performance.
• Participate in surveys of facilities including those requiring special attention due to special or unusual
problems/circumstances; resolve controversial and critical issues in accordance with departmental policy.
• Prepare and review material pertinent to legal and regulatory activities.
• Review and evaluate staff survey reports/documentation for submission to surveillance team leaders for incorporation
into survey results.
• Review facility plans of correction for deficiencies cited during surveys; make recommendations to facilities as
• Participate in administrative hearings, as needed.
Respond to complaint and incident reports;
• Conduct on-site inspections and monitoring as necessary.
• Review and/or prepare reports of investigations; advise facilities of findings and obtain necessary corrections.
Review or supervise review of Certificate of Need applications and associated documents submitted for the Environmental
Document Checklist;
• Accompany or assign staff to accompany architects and engineers on inspection of construction projects to assure
patient care and safety will not be adversely affected upon project completion.
• Use NYSE-CON to document findings, review corrective action plans and participate in CON weekly huddles.
• Review and make recommendations on requests for waivers of requirements for construction or physical environment.
• Conduct follow-up surveys and close out waivers.
• Provide assistance to other staff in the interpretation of policies, rules, and regulations;
Respond to fire and disaster emergencies, scofflaw operations, and labor strikes;
• Assign staff to investigate/monitor physical and environmental effects of the above emergencies.
• As necessary, conduct investigations/monitoring.
• Prepare review findings; make recommendations regarding enforcement remedial action.
• Advise facility of findings and obtain corrective action as necessary.
• Keep supervisors informed of status of emergencies.

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 requirements.

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Name Human Resources Management Group, JB/PS/51301

Telephone 5184861812

Fax 5184733395

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, JB/PS/51301, 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/51301 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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