DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE
DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE
Job Posting Notice
Public Health Sanitarian
Civil Service Title
PUBLIC HEALTH SANITARIAN
Health, Public Safety, Inspections, & Enforcement
NYC – All Boroughs
Healthy Homes Progam
# of Positions
Title Code No
Proposed Salary Range
$ 45,722.00 – $ 52,580.00 (Annual)
The mission of the Bureau of Environmental Disease and Injury Prevention is to prevent environmental disease and injury in homes, communities, and the workplace, and to protect health by promoting healthy environments and health equity. The Bureau is comprised of five Programs – Healthy Homes, Office of Environmental Investigations, Environmental Exposure Assessment and Education, Poison Control Center, and Injury and Violence Prevention.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:-Conduct initial and follow-up environmental inspections of complaints and cases in all five boroughs of NYC.
-Interview families to gather information on potential lead exposures and other home health hazards.
-Provide families with educational materials on lead poisoning and other healthy homes issues.
-Enforce the appropriate laws, codes, rules, and regulations. Immediate and appropriate action will be taken when an imminent health or safety hazard is identified.
-Document and communicate outcomes of inspections and other field related activities.
-Complete appropriate forms and generate all required reports.
-Use technology to assess environmental hazards.
-Participate in and complete all required classroom and field training, including successful completion of all required exams.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, including or supplemented by 30 semester credits in the physical and/or biological sciences, i.e., biology, botany, chemistry, geology, physics, physiology, and zoology; of which not more than 12 credit hours may be in the applied sciences, i.e., environmental technology, sanitation technology, medical technology, public health, infection control or food service; or
2. An associate degree from an accredited college, with 15 semester credits in the physical and/or biological sciences, of which not more than 6 credit hours may be in the applied sciences, and 5 years of experience as a public health technician assisting sanitarians and engineers in carrying out the various elements of prevention and control programs affecting the public’s health.
Medical Requirement: Medical guidelines have been established for the position of Public Health Sanitarian. Candidates will be examined to determine whether they can perform the essential functions of the position of Public Health Sanitarian. Where appropriate, a reasonable accommodation will be provided for a person with a disability to enable him or her to take the examination, and /or to perform the essential functions of the job.
This position draws on technical and scientific skills, as well as effective communication skills. Candidates should have excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Preference will be given to the candidates with at least 1 year of field experience with inspections.
**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:
Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.
If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
“FINAL APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET APPROVAL”
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 468478.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.
All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.