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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/10/22

Applications Due08/24/22

Vacancy ID110310

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleSenior Sanitarian - 46523

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $61270 to $77912 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 80%

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 Monroe

Street Address Western Regional Office

335 East Main Street

City Rochester


Zip Code14604

Minimum Qualifications 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.

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.
**Provisional candidates will need to complete and submit a NYSapp along with their resume (

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, supervisory experience, 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 Western Regional Office of the Division of Adult Care Facility and Assisted Living Surveillance provides regulatory oversight of 131 licensed facilities and manages a caseload of around 108 licensure projects that span a setting that represents an array of services along the long term care continuum.  The incumbent will serve in the field on a talented and dedicated interdisciplinary survey team to inspect adult care facilities with a primary focus on an evaluation of the facility’s physical plant, environmental health, fire safety and general care requirements to determine each facility’s compliance with applicable regulations and federal and local laws, rules, and codes, New York State Public Health Law, Sanitary Code, and the New York State Social Services Law. Following each inspection, the incumbent will write inspection reports that must accurately reflect the applicable regulatory scheme, review facility-developed plans of correction, perform quality assurance of survey reports and conduct follow-up inspections and/or complaint investigations. The incumbent will be responsible to perform pre-licensure inspections and conduct investigations of possible scofflaw facilities for environmental compliance and review appropriate pre-licensure documentation to confirm same. Finally, the incumbent may provide supervision of lower level program staff and will perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Comments This position requires significant travel – including overnight travel - throughout New York State to areas that may not be served by public transportation.

This position requires proof of vaccination from COVID-19

"Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
• Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost

Additional Benefits
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• And many more.. "

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Name Lindsay DeMarco

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Rm 2217, Albany, New York 12237- 0012

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference LD/SrSan/46523 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, LD/SrSan/46523, 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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