Empire State Plaza, Corning Tower
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."
Preferred qualifications include experience with public drinking water, environmental analysis, and the regulatory framework. Excellent written and oral communication skills, and strong organizational and interpersonal skills are also preferred.
Duties Description "The Bureau of Water Supply Protection (BWSP) is a regulatory bureau responsible for implementing the Safe Drinking Water Act in the State of New York. The incumbent will work in the BWSP Compliance section, which works closely with Local Health Departments (LHD), Regional Environmental Health field coordinators, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to ensure public water suppliers are meeting regulatory requirements and are in compliance with established standards.
The incumbent will also work with the Center for Environmental Health’s Field Coordination Unit as well as BWSP senior management to develop annual field coordination program goals; develop presentations, training tools, and job aids on drinking water regulations for professional engineers, sanitarians, and drinking water operators; coordinate with the EPA on enforcement of drinking water regulations; review drinking water data entered into the Safe Drinking Water Information System to evaluate public water system compliance and LHD program implementation; and manage changes to drinking water regulations, which includes drafting rulemaking documents in accordance with the State Administrative Procedures Act for executive and legal review."
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.
Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume, cover letter, and transcript (see below) preferably in PDF format, to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax to (518) 473-3395 with Reference Code EGB/SRS/20000/BWSP included in the subject line of your email or fax, or by regular mail to Human Resources Management Group, EGB/SRS/20000/BWSP, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237-0012. Public provisional candidates, please include a degree or 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 December 6th, 2021.