Public Health Inspector

Grade 11

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Summary of Job Description

As a Public Health Inspector, you would make initial and follow-up inspections of food service establishments, public water systems, children's overnight and day camps, campgrounds, mobile home parks, hotels, motels, bungalow and cabin colonies, swimming pools, bathing beaches, recreational aquatic spray grounds, indoor tanning establishments, and migrant farm worker housing to help determine compliance with the State Sanitary Code. You would also make compliance checks of retail tobacco vendors to determine compliance with the requirements of the Public Health Law. You would inform the owners/operators of the facility being inspected of the observed deficiencies and the need to correct them. You may testify at hearings conducted by a Hearing Officer representing the Commissioner of Health. You would also prepare sketches, diagrams, and graphs necessary to evaluate data relating to a regulated facility, as well as answer routine correspondence regarding permits and violations.

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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 completed the college semester credit hours listed below AND have had one year of experience in environmental health protection, public health, or laboratory technology (medical, microbiological, or environmental).

Required semester credit hours:

Either: 12 semester credit hours in biology, chemistry, geology, hydrology, and/or physics;
Or: Six semester credit hours in the courses listed above AND six semester credit hours in science-based courses in one of the following applied sciences: environmental technology, sanitation technology, medical technology, public health, infection control, or food science.

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How to Apply

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