SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH SANITARIAN 2112
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under general supervision, an employee in this class is involved in supervising the activities of Public Health Sanitarians, and/or other environmental health and public health personnel, or performing a specialized assignment in a section of the Division of Environmental Quality or Public Health of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services. Work is performed under the supervision of an Associate Public Health Sanitarian or a Public Health Engineer in charge of the section or unit. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Supervises technical personnel and participates in field inspections of one or more of the areas of water supply, sewage disposal, industrial waste treatment, storage and handling of hazardous materials, air pollution, solid waste, housing and general sanitation, food control or other environmental health or public health programs;
Supervises the collection of samples for bacteriological and chemical analysis by the department or contract laboratories;
Supervises the investigation of foodborne outbreaks and other food emergencies;
Conducts Food Manager's Certification courses for food industry personnel;
Conducts preliminary enforcement activities, including preparing orders on consent and participating in compliance conferences and informal hearings, to assure compliance with the sanitary codes;
Answers inquires on and explains
compliance requirements of
Coordinates in-service training programs for Public Health Sanitarians.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the principles, laws, regulations, practices and techniques of environmental health and public health; good knowledge of effective supervisory methods; ability to formulate work programs; ability to supervise a professional, technical and clerical staff in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with owners and managers of business and industrial establishments, property owners, public officials, civic groups and the general public; ability to prepare accurate and comprehensive reports of investigations and inspections; 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, and two (2) years of experience as a public health sanitarian.
Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Public Health Sanitarian.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
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.