County of Dutchess
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Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health
This is a provisional position in the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health. This is a
professional public health position involving responsibility for performing inspections and investigations and
carrying out specialized environmental and public health activities. Extensive field work is required. The work is
performed under the general supervision of a higher-ranking Sanitarian or Engineer. Supervision may be exercised
over the work of clerical personnel, technicians, and trainees.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Inspects food service facilities, public and individual water supplies, sewage disposal systems, bathing beaches,
swimming pools, camps and campgrounds, temporary residences, farm labor camps, residential housing, rooming
houses, child care facilities, institutions, mobile home parks and public functions; investigates public health nuisance
and hazards complaints, and food-borne illnesses; conducts soil percolation and deep tests; collects water,
wastewater, food, rabies, and other samples for laboratory examination; participates in enforcement proceedings,
including preparation of case summary reports and testifying at hearings or court proceedings; prepares reports and
other documentation relative to inspections, investigations and daily activities; participates in public relations
activities; participates in the rabies control program and tobacco control program; may specialize in one or more
environmental or public health programs as herein specified; participates in computer database management;
EITHER: (A) A Bachelor’s degree with 30 credit hours in the natural sciences, of which not more than
twelve (12) credit hours may be in the applied sciences;
OR: (B) Five (5) years of full-time paid work experience as a public health
NOTE: The experience in (A) and (B) above must be deemed acceptable by the Commissioner of Health.
The term natural science shall mean a science such as biology, chemistry or physics that deals with the objects,
phenomena, or laws of nature and the physical world. It shall include all physical and biological sciences.
The term applied science shall mean science-based courses in environmental technology, sanitation technology,
medical technology, public health, infection control or food science.
NOTE: Your degree or college credit must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional,
national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S.
Secretary of Education.
NOTE: You must provide a legible copy of your college transcript(s) for each college attended. Transcript(s) must
show your name; your student identification number; the name of the issuing school; the type of degree received, if
any; the date the degree, if any, was conferred; full course names; credit hours; grade earned for each course; and a
cumulative Grade Point Average (G.P.A.). Transcripts can be submitted in person, by email to
HRExams@DutchessNY.gov or by postal mail to Dutchess County Human Resources, Exams Unit, 22 Market
Street, 5th Floor, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
1. An incumbent appointed to this position must complete a training course approved by the New York State Health
Department leading to certification as a Public Health Sanitarian issued by the Division of Environmental Health
Services of the Duchess County Health Department in accordance with Section 11.111 of the New York State
2. Possession of a valid Driver License to operate a motor vehicle in New York State at time of application and to
maintain the position.
FINGERPRINTING: A fingerprint supported background investigation is required before an appointment is made
to some positions. Pursuant to New York State Executive Law, the Division of Criminal Justice Services requires
that a fee accompany each such request for a search. It is due once a job offer is made and accepted by the
For immediate consideration, submit an application on or before 7/13/2022
Apply online at www.dutchessny.gov/jobs,
Download an application from www.dutchessny.gov/jobs,
and mail it to the Dutchess County Department of Human Resources, 22 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
An EEO/AA Employer