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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/08/22

Applications Due02/22/22

Vacancy ID98732

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitlePrincipal Sanitarian - 16067

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $77770 to $98372 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? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Sullivan

Street Address Center for Environmental Health - Metropolitan Area Regional Office

50 North Street

City Monticello


Zip Code12701

Minimum Qualifications Transfer Candidates: Current New York State Department of Health employee with permanent or contingent permanent status as a Principal Sanitarian, Grade 23.

Provisional Promotion Candidates:* Current New York State Department of Health employee with one or more years of permanent or contingent permanent competitive status as a Senior Sanitarian, Grade 18.

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

Either A. a bachelor's degree in the natural sciences (defined below) AND two years of experience in environmental health protection; Or B. a bachelor's degree, including 30 credits in the natural and applied sciences, of which at least 18 credits are in the natural sciences, AND three years of experience in environmental health protection (defined below).

**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.

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

Duties Description The Principal Sanitarian will perform field coordinator functions to evaluate Bureau of Community Environmental Health and Food Protection (BCEHFP) programs at local health departments (LHD) in the Metropolitan Region. The incumbent will review and provide comment on proposed regulations, manual items, and other policy and guidance documents; serve as a point of contact for LHD on program goals, objectives, and other topics; assess training needs, and communicate LHD needs and resources to the Division of Environmental Health Protection and BCEHFP; review and monitor environmental health data using various information systems and databases; coordinate investigation of food borne illness outbreaks, drownings, and other incidents with LHDs, regional epidemiological staff, and BCEHFP; and provide technical assistance to LHD in addressing inspection issues.

The incumbent will also participate on joint inspections with LHD staff; conduct periodic evaluations of LHD program delivery and implementation; provide review support for annual LHD program commitments and accomplishments reporting; monitor LHD progress towards achieving performance measurement goals; and identify program areas with significant deficiencies requiring LHD attention.

Additional Comments *Provisional opportunities are pending canvass outcome. Contingent permanent, or provisional full-time competitive appointment. Travel 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. 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, #38-169, 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, AJR/PrinSan/16067/Monticello

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 and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference AJR/PrinSan/16067/Monticello included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, AJR/PrinSan/16067/Monticello, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Provisional candidates, please also submit a transcript that indicates how you meet the credit hour requirements. Failure to include the required information may result in your application not being considered for this position. Resumes will be accepted until February 22nd, 2022.

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