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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/03/21

Applications Due09/17/21

Vacancy ID90821

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitlePrincipal Sanitarian - 05157

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $71847 to $90876 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? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Otsego





Zip Code13820

Minimum Qualifications "Transfer: Current DOH employee with permanent status as a Principal Sanitarian, G-23.
Promotion: Current NYS DOH employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent competitive service as a Senior Sanitarian, G-18.
Provisional Open-Competitive Candidates: Either A. a bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences AND 2 years 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 3 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. *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:

Strong natural science background, and environmental Health protection experience.

Duties Description The Principal Sanitarian is responsible for the implementation of environmental health programs within Delaware, Greene and Otsego Counties. This Principal Sanitarian is the first line supervisor to the other Sanitarian staff in the District Office. The District Office carries out program responsibilities at 3,000 operations. The Principal Sanitarian is needed in order to ensure that the Sanitarian inspection staff are performing their job duties in accordance with Department expectations, and to provide the inspection staff with the knowledge and skills to ensure that public health regulations are being adhered to. Sanitarians conduct inspections at restaurants, children's camps, hotels/motels, and temporary residences, and includes the inspection of community, non-community, and non-transient non-community water systems. Conducts sanitary surveys, reviewing operation reports, sample results and compliance schedules, and responding to reports of possible contamination at regulated facilities. Prepares inspection reports, correspondence to powers/operators citing deficiencies and inform operators of corrective actions.  Prepares and presents enforcement actions against facilities found in non-compliance. Provides technical assistance to facility owners/operators.

Additional Comments Field work is required; candidates must be capable of meeting travel requirements. If three or fewer New York State Department of Health 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, G-18. If certified by Civil Service, mandatory reemployment list candidates must be considered first for appointment to this title. Candidates appointed provisionally will be required to take and pass the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title, when it is given, and be immediately appointable from the resulting eligible list to maintain employment.

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Name to Human Resources Management Group, JB/05157/PrinSan

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 ApplyingSubmit resume, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference JB/05157/PrinSan included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, JB/05157/PrinSan, 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. Resumes will be accepted until September 17, 2021.

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