Assoc Industrial Hygienist

Grade 23

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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. Indus Hygienist Trainee 1

    Similar to Grade 14

  2. Indus Hygienist Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 16

  3. Senr Indus Hygienist

    Grade 20

  4. Assoc Industrial Hygienist

    Grade 23

  5. Supvg Industrial Hygienist

    Grade 27

Summary of Job Description

As an Associate Industrial Hygienist, you would handle complex health inspections and consultations at work sites to determine and advise upon compliance with applicable state and federal standards and to identify health violations and/or health hazards, particularly those associated with exposure to toxic or explosive chemicals and substances in the form of dusts, fibers (including asbestos), fumes, mists, vapors, gases, metals, and pathogenic organisms. You would also identify hazards such as noise and vibrations, light of various types, and other physical energies including electromagnetic emissions and non-ionizing and ionizing radiation. Based upon the results of the field testing and/or laboratory analyses from on-site inspections, you might confer with management and employee representatives and/or take appropriate enforcement of consultative action. You may be responsible for directing, supervising, and reviewing the technical activities of hygiene staff engaged in inspections and/or consultations. You may conduct training for staff or public and private sector employers and employees.

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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.

There are two examination held for this position. Please note: New York State employees may qualify for both.

For qualified employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Labor and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Senior Industrial Hygienist, Industrial Hygienist Trainee 2, or Industrial Hygienist Trainee 1.

For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, the candidate must have either a bachelor's or higher degree in biological sciences, engineering science, engineering (any), environmental health, environmental sciences, industrial hygiene, occupational health, occupational safety, or physical sciences. Your degree must include or be supplemented by 8 semester credit hours in chemistry AND you must have three years of professional industrial hygiene experience. A master's degree in one of the fields listed above may substitute for one year of the professional experience if you meet the bachelor's degree requirements stated above;


a current Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.

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.

26-256 37-797

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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