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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/20/21

Applications Due09/25/21

Vacancy ID90283

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleSenior Sanitarian - 82738

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 Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 75%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Suffolk

Street Address OPCHSM, MARO

320 Carlton Avenue, Suite 500

City Central Islip


Zip Code11722

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

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

Provisional Open-Competitive Candidates: Either A. a bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences AND 1-year 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 2 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.

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). Environmental Health Protection experience 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 Transfer Candidates: Current DOH employee with permanent status as a Senior Sanitarian, G-18.

You may be asked for a Social Security Number to verify your transfer eligibility. For more information on the types of transfers, transfer eligibility criteria, and the current transfer determinations for your title, visit the following website. "

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, 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 Inspect nursing homes to evaluate environmental health, fire safety and general care requirements to determine compliance with the NYS Public Health Law, Sanitary Code, Medical Facilities Code and sections of the NYS Social Services Law. Conduct Focused Infection Control Surveys. Write survey/inspection reports, cite deficiencies, review plans of correction, perform quality assurance of survey reports, and conduct follow-up surveys, inspections and/or complaint investigations. This position requires extensive travel and fieldwork. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their capacity to meet the transportation needs involved.

Additional Comments Contingent-Permanent or Provisional, pending examination, Full Time. Candidates must pass SMQT, 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. If three or fewer New York State Department of Health promotional candidates respond to this notice, the agency may, at its discretion, nominate a qualified employee for non-competitive promotion under the provisions of Section 52.7 of the Civil Service Law. Employees must have one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive service as a Public Health Sanitarian, G-14. If certified by Civil Service, mandatory reemployment list candidates must be considered first for appointment to this title. Candidates appointed provisionally will be required to take and pass the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title, when it is given, and be immediately appointable from the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.

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

Name to Human Resources Management Group, JB/82738/SS

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street RM 2217 Corning Tower, ESP

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume, transcripts, and NYSapp (, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference JB/82738/SS included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, JB/82738/SS, 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. Resumes will be accepted until September 25, 2021.

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