†††††††††††††††††††††† ASSOCIATE PUBLIC HEALTH SANITARIAN††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† †††††††††††††††† 2113

 

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

Under general supervision, an employee in this class supervises, plans and develops a specialized program of the Environmental Quality or Public Health Division of the Department of Health Services. The incumbent has overall responsibility for the effective functioning of a section, determining staff distribution in the areas of concern and priority of assignments. The incumbents are advised on difficult technical problems, and their work is reviewed to assure achievement of the section's duties. Work is reviewed by either a Principal Public Health Engineer or Principal Public Health Sanitarian. Does related work as required.

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

††††††††† Supervises a major section of either the Division of Public Health or the Division of Environmental Quality, or acts as administrative coordinator between the division director and the various environmental health sections;

††††††††† Plans and supervises the carrying out of field inspections of food and/or water facilities, housing conditions, marine monitoring, air pollution control devices, sewerage and industrial waste treatment plants, toxic materials storage facilities and x-ray installations;

††††††††† Supervises the collection of samples for bacteriological and chemical analysis;

††††††††† Reviews and evaluates construction plans for food establishments to assure adequate provision for sanitary precautions;

††††††††† Represents the department in conferences and/or formal hearings with County officials, attorneys, industry representatives, civic organizations and the general public on the requirements of the New York State and Suffolk County Sanitary Codes;

††††††††† Initiates and may conduct departmental hearings and legal actions in cases of willful violation of the New York State and Suffolk County Sanitary Codes, and ensures compliance with the departmentís orders;

††††††††† Supervises training programs for Public Health Sanitarians.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, laws, regulations, practices and techniques of environmental sanitation; comprehensive knowledge of methods used in investigations, checking and preventing the outbreak of disease; thorough knowledge of food production and distribution; thorough knowledge of effective supervisory methods; ability to formulate work programs in food production and sanitation problems; 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 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.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

††††††††† OPEN COMPETITIVE

††††††††† 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 six (6) years of experience as a public health sanitarian.

 

††††††††† PROMOTIONAL

††††††††† Two (2) years permanent competitive status as a Senior 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.

 

R 1/23/09

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Competitive

Review 7/23/15