New York State has approximately 42 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. 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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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.
Similar to Grade 13
Upon successful completion of 12 months as Sanitarian Trainee, you will automatically advance to Public Health Sanitarian.
Note on Traineeships: When current State employees with prior graded State service transition into traineeships, there will be cases where these individuals will be compensated at a higher rate than the hiring rate of the "equated salary grade" of a traineeship. Specifically, in these cases, the starting compensation of a traineeship will be the higher of either: 1) the hiring rate of the "equated salary grade;" or 2) an employee's current graded salary. For those current State employees with no prior graded service who transition into traineeships, these individuals will be compensated at the hiring rate of the "equated salary grade." Overall, because of the various intricacies associated with the State's salary mechanics, the Office of the State Comptroller should be consulted regarding the actual compensation paid to any State employee transiting to a traineeship.
As a 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, recreational aquatic spray grounds, indoor tanning establishments, on-site water supplies and sewage disposal systems, hospitals, long-team care facilities, adult homes, enriched housing, residences for adults, diagnostic and treatment centers, and residential settings. You may also assist in health-related investigations and responses to chemical exposures and emergencies.
There is no classification standard available at this time for this title. For additional information regarding other titles this will bring you to the NYS Title and Salary Plan. 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.
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.
On or before the date of the examination, you must have: you must have:
A bachelor's degree including or supplemented by 30 qualifying* semester credit hours.
*Qualifying semester credit hours include: animal science, biochemical engineering, biochemistry, biological sciences, biology, biophysics, chemical engineering, chemical science, chemistry, civil engineering technology, conservation biology, earth science, ecohydrology, electrical engineering, electrical science, emergency management, engineering science, engineering technology, environmental biology, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental science, environmental studies, fire science, geochemistry, geology, health physics, health science, industrial hygiene, mechanical engineering, medical science, medical technology, microbiology, natural sciences, nursing, occupational health, occupation health and safety, physical science, physics, pre-med, structural engineering, toxicology, water resources engineering, water resource management, and water resources.
Sanitarian Trainees participate in a one-year training program to receive instruction and gain experience in performing beginning-level professional work under close supervision. Upon successful completion of the one-year traineeship, trainees are advanced to Public Health Sanitarian without further examination.
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.26-917
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 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.