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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/21/22

Applications Due12/06/22

Vacancy ID117131

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitlePrincipal Sanitarian - 46762

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $79325 to $100342 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 60%

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 New York

Street Address Office of Aging and Long Term Care,Center for Long Term Care Surveillance & Operations, Division of Adult Care Facility & Assisted Living Surveillance

90 Church Street

City New York


Zip Code10007

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.

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 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 Position requires travel to areas underserved by public transportation, including to the lower Hudson Valley. This position requires proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

"*Provisional opportunities are pending canvass outcome. Contingent permanent, or provisional full-time competitive appointment. Travel to areas not served by public transportation is 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 listed above. 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 Lindsay DeMarco

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Human Resources Management Group, Corning Tower Room 2217, Empire State Plaza

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/PrinSan/46762 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, LD/PrinSan/46762, 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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