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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 The Senior 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 *Pending canvass outcome. Permanent, or provisional full-time competitive appointment. Travel throughout 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, #26-587, held on September 29, 2018. If certified by Civil Service, mandatory reemployment list candidates must be considered first for appointment to this title.
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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 AJR/07176/SrSan/Monticello included in the subject line of your email or fax, or by regular mail to Human Resources Management Group, AJR/07176/SrSan/Monticello, 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 February 22nd, 2022.