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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/11/22

Applications Due08/25/22

Vacancy ID110382

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitlePrincipal Sanitarian - 31028

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $79325 to $100342 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 30%

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? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Warren

Street Address Center for Environmental Health - Glens Falls District Office

77 Mohican Street

City Glens Falls


Zip Code12804

Minimum Qualifications Transfer Candidates: Current New York State Department of Health employee with permanent or contingent permanent status as a Principal Sanitarian, Grade 23.

Provisional Promotion Candidates: Current New York State Department of Health employee with one or more years of permanent or contingent permanent competitive status as a Senior Sanitarian, Grade 18.

Public Candidates for Provisional Opportunity (Open Competitive Minimum Qualifications):

Either A. a bachelor's degree in the natural sciences (defined below) AND two years of experience in environmental health protection; Or B. a bachelor's degree, including 30 credits in the natural and applied sciences, of which at least 18 credits are in the natural sciences, AND three years of experience in environmental health protection (defined below).

**Natural sciences that are considered appropriate are biology, chemistry, physics, and earth sciences (geology and hydrology).
***Applied sciences include science-based courses in environmental technology, sanitation technology, medical technology, public health, infection control, and food science.

Substitution: a master's degree in the natural or applied sciences may be substituted for up to one year of the 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.

Duties Description The Principal Sanitarian will implement environmental health programs in Saratoga, Warren, and Washington Counties. They will function as a supervisor over Sanitarian staff in the Glens Falls District Office.

The Principal Sanitarian will conduct environmental health inspections at restaurants, children's camps, hotels/motels, and temporary residences, as well as community, non-community, and non-transient non-community water systems. The Principal Sanitarian will also review operation reports; sample results and compliance schedules; respond to reports of possible contamination at regulated facilities; prepare inspection reports, corresponding with parties to cite deficiencies and inform operators of corrective actions; prepare and present enforcement actions; and provide technical assistance to facility owners/operators.

Additional Comments Full-time, permanent, or provisional appointment. Provisional opportunities are pending canvass outcome. Transfer candidates, you may be asked for a Social Security Number to verify your transfer eligibility. Travel to areas not served by public transportation may be required (30%).

If three or fewer New York State DOH 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 Senior Sanitarian, Grade 18. Candidates applying under this qualification must not have either failed to pass, or failed (if qualified) to apply for, the last examination for this title, #38-170, held on September 29, 2018.

"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 Human Resources Management Group, AJR/PrinSan/31028/GlensFalls

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 ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference AJR/PrinSan/31028/GlensFalls included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, AJR/PrinSan/31028/GlensFalls, 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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