PUBLIC HEALTH SANITARIAN TRAINEE (SPANISH SPEAKING) 2102
Under direct supervision, an employee in this class performs elementary professional environmental health work while undergoing supervised in-service training. Work differs from that of a Public Health Sanitarian Trainee in that a position in this class includes that the incumbent is responsible for communicating in Spanish. The incumbent assists in executing and enforcing the provisions of the Public Health Law, the New York State and Suffolk County Sanitary Codes, and New York State Environmental Conservation Law, while undergoing on-the-job training to become qualified as a Public Health Sanitarian. The incumbent's training is provided by supervisors who assign progressively more responsible duties according to the trainee's experience and level of professional development. All work is reviewed throughout its progress and upon completion by a senior level Sanitarian or Public Health Engineer through frequent consultations and observations of office and field activities. After one (1) year of continuous service as a permanent competitive Public Health Sanitarian Trainee and the successful completion of the in-service training program, the incumbent achieves permanent competitive status as a Public Health Sanitarian (Spanish Speaking) without further examination, subject to completion of the approved NYSDOH training course, Basic Environmental Health Course (BEHC), within the first two years of employment in the public health sanitarian series. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Participates in the inspection of food establishments, including restaurants, delicatessens, mobile units, schools, temporary food establishments (carnivals, feasts), private water supplies, private sewage disposal systems, bathing beaches and swimming pools, facilities for refuse disposal, x-ray installations, temporary residences, farm labor camps, air pollution control devices, sewage and industrial waste treatment plants, toxic materials storage facilities, water supply and marine monitoring;
Communicates in Spanish when necessary with owners, employees or other representatives of restaurants or other establishments governed by the public health laws and sanitary code.;
Collects water, food and other required samples for laboratory examination;
Prepares and submits reports on investigations and field inspections.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the natural sciences; working knowledge of the principles of mathematics; ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers, property owners, operators of business establishments, public officials and the general public; ability to exercise good judgment, tact and courtesy; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing in both the English and Spanish languages; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree including, or supplemented by, a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours in the natural sciences, of which not more than twelve (12) credit hours are in the applied sciences.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
There will be a qualifying Spanish language examination.
At the time of appointment, and during employment in this title, employees will be required to possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State.