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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/16/21

Applications Due11/30/21

Vacancy ID94284

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleSenior Sanitarian - 5753

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $60069 to $76387 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 30%

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? No

County Herkimer

Street Address CEH, Central New York Regional Center for Environmental Health, Herkimer District Office

5665 State Route 5

City Herkimer


Zip Code13350

Minimum Qualifications Permanent Transfer Candidates: Current DOH employee with permanent or contingent-permanent competitive status as a Senior Sanitarian, Grade 18.

Provisional Promotion Candidates:* Current DOH employee with one year of permanent or contingent-permanent competitive service as a Public Health Sanitarian, Grade 14.

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

Either 1. a bachelor's degree in the natural sciences** AND one year of experience in environmental health protection (defined below).

OR 2. 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 two years of experience in environmental health protection (defined below).

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

**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.

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 health of individuals and/or the public, such as in hospitals and long term care facilities.

Duties Description Senior Sanitarians in the Department of Health’s district offices play a pivotal role in ensuring that environmental health facility operations meet or exceed standards found in various laws and regulations, as well as public health best practices. The incumbent will conduct inspections and sanitary surveys at food service establishments, children's camps, hotels/motels, and other sites; review operation reports, sample results, and compliance schedules; and respond to reports of possible contamination at regulated facilities. The incumbent will also prepare inspection reports and correspondence to operators citing deficiencies, and inform operators of corrective actions. When necessary, incumbents will also prepare and present enforcement actions against facilities found to be non-compliant. The selected candidate will also play a critical role in educating operators, owners, and the public regarding environmental health issues, and provide training and technical assistance to facility owners and operators.

Additional Comments *Pending canvass outcome. Permanent, or provisional full-time competitive appointment. Travel throughout New York State 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. If certified by Civil Service, mandatory reemployment list candidates must be considered first for appointment to this title. 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, #26-587, held on September 29, 2018.

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

Name to Human Resources Management Group, EGB/SRS/05753/Herkimer

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, cover letter, and transcript (see below) preferably in PDF format, to, or by fax to (518) 473-3395 with Reference Code EGB/SRS/05753/Herkimer included in the subject line of your email or fax, or by regular mail to Human Resources Management Group, EGB/SRS/05753/Herkimer, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012. Provisional candidates, please include a transcript that shows how you meet the degree and credit hour requirements noted in the Minimum Qualifications section. Failure to include the required information may result in a delay of processing your application. Resumes accepted until November 30th, 2021.

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