GOT-IT

Public Health Sanitarian

Grade 14

New York State has approximately 24 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Health,Department of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Sanitarian Trainee

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Public Health Sanitarian

    Grade 14

  3. Senr Sanitarian

    Grade 18

  4. Prin Sanitarian

    Grade 23

  5. Chief Sanitarian

    Grade 27

Summary of Job Description

As a Senior Sanitarian, Public Health Sanitarian, or Sanitarian Trainee, you would conduct environmental health inspections to determine compliance with the Public Health Law, the State Sanitary Code, the Medical Facilities Code, and applicable sections of the Social Services Law and Regulations. You would have responsibility for documentation, citing deficiencies to facility operators, reviewing facility plans of correction for appropriateness and viability, and conducting follow-up visits to determine ongoing compliance. Areas of assignment may include, but are not limited to, food service establishments, camps, hotels, motels, campgrounds, mobile home parks, migrant farm worker housing, schools, swimming pools, bathing beaches, on-site water supplies and sewage disposal systems, hospitals, long-term care facilities, adult homes, enriched housing, residence for adults, diagnostic and treatment centers, and lead in residential settings. You may also assist in health-related investigations and responses to chemical exposures and emergencies.

The level of the titles within this career ladder vary based on the level of supervision, complexity of the duties involved, degree of independent judgment, etc.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.  

Candidates must have:

Either A. a bachelor's degree in the natural sciences (defined below);

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 one year of experience in environmental health protection (defined below);

Or C. an associate's degree in the natural sciences AND 5 years experience in environmental health protection (defined below).

Natural sciences that are considered appropriate are biology, chemistry, physics, and earth sciences (geology and hydrology).

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 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.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

25-534

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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