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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/31/23

Applications Due06/14/23

Vacancy ID131880

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleSenior Sanitarian - 46919

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $61270 to $77912 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 70%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Onondaga

Street Address Central NY Regional Office / OALTC / Adult Homes

217 South Salina Street

City Syracuse


Zip Code13202

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.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience inspecting health care facilities or adult 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.

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

Either 1. A bachelor's degree including or supplemented by 30 qualifying* semester credit hours and two(2) years of experience in environmental health protection**;

Or 2. A master's degree including or supplemented by 30 qualifying* semester credit hours and one(1) year of experience in environmental health protection**.

*Qualifying semester credit hours include: animal science, biochemical engineering, biochemistry, biological sciences, biology, biophysics, chemical engineering, chemical science, chemistry, civil engineering technology, conservation biology, earth science, ecohydrology, electrical engineering, electrical science, emergency management, engineering science, engineering technology, environmental biology, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental science, environmental studies, fire science, geochemistry, geology, health physics, health science, industrial hygiene, mechanical engineering, medical science, medical technology, microbiology, natural sciences, nursing, occupational health, occupation health and safety, physical science, physics, pre-med, structural engineering, toxicology, water resources engineering, water resource management, and water resources. In

**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 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.

***Candidates for provisional appointment MUST have applied to and been approved to sit for to the appropriate Senior Sanitarian Exam. The announcements can be found here:

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to observe and apply observations to regulatory standards. Work well alone and in a team setting. Good verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to go into all areas of the buildings Knowledge of fire/safety and sanitary codes of NYS and localities.

Duties Description Inspect adult care facilities to evaluate environmental health, fire safety and general care requirements to determine compliance with the NYS Public Health Law, Sanitary Code, and sections of the NYS Social Services Law. 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.

Additional Comments 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 Brian Vogel

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, 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 BV/SrSan/46919 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, BV/SrSan/46919, 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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