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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/16/24

Applications Due02/26/24

Vacancy ID151466


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleSenior Sanitarian/Trainee- Multiple Vacancies

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $47925 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Department Of Health

Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications Sanitarian Trainee, NS - A bachelor's degree or higher including or supplemented by 30 qualifying* semester credit hours.

Senior Sanitarian, G18 - A bachelor's degree or higher including or supplemented by 30 qualifying* semester credit hours and two years of experience in qualifying **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.

** 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.

Preferred Qualifications: Passion and interest in public health; strong written and verbal communication skills; interpersonal skills; ability to work in a dynamic environment with a diverse group of stakeholders; ability to work successfully as part of a collaborative public health team; strong attention to detail; basic knowledge of governmental operations in New York State.

Duties Description The New York State Department of Health invites you to consider joining our team for an opportunity to make more than a career – make a difference!

Public health is a diverse and growing field that offers many career options for people from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and lived experience.

Do you have a passion to protect and improve communities by preventing epidemics and the spread of disease? Promote healthy lifestyles for children and families? Protect against hazards in homes, work, communities and the environment? Ensure high quality health care services for all New Yorkers? Perform cutting-edge public health research? Address health disparities and social determinants of health? Prepare and respond to public health emergencies?

The Department of Health is currently recruiting for positions in many locations across New York State. As a Trainee or Senior Sanitarian, you will Conduct environmental health inspections to determine compliance with the Public Health Law, the State Sanitary Code, the Medical Facilities Code, and applicable sections of the Social Services Law and Regulations. You would have responsibility for documentation, citing deficiencies to facility operators, reviewing facility plans of correction for appropriateness and viability, and conducting follow-up visits to determine ongoing compliance. Areas of assignment may include, but are not limited to, food service establishments, camps, hotels, motels, campgrounds, mobile home parks, migrant farm worker housing, schools, swimming pools, bathing beaches, recreational aquatic spray grounds, indoor tanning establishments, on-site water supplies and sewage disposal systems, hospitals, long-team care facilities, adult homes, enriched housing, residences for adults, diagnostic and treatment centers, and residential settings. You may also assist in health-related investigations and responses to chemical exposures and emergencies.

The work of all team members furthers the Department’s mission to protect, improve and promote the health, productivity and well-being of all New Yorkers.

Additional Comments This posting is for multiple New York Hiring For Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS)-designated opportunities with the Department of Health. NY HELPS waives Department of Civil Service examination requirements for certain positions for a period of one year. For additional information about the NY HELPS Program, please refer to

Positions may be filled at a trainee level (equated to Grade 13, or Grade 14), depending upon the qualifications of the candidate.

"We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more..."

For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:

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

Name Human Resources Management Group, NYHELPS/SRSAN

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street ESP - Corning Tower, Room 2217

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference NYHELPS/SRSAN included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NYHELPS/SRSAN, 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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