ASSISTANT PUBLIC HEALTH ENGINEER TRAINEE 2130
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under direct supervision, an employee in this class receives training while assisting in the performance of field and office public health engineering work. Work involves the application of engineering skills and knowledge to sanitary engineering projects. Work is performed under the supervision of a Public Health Engineer who assigns, inspects and reviews the work to ensure compliance with the New York State Public Health Law, the New York State Environmental Conservation Law, the New York State Sanitary Code, the Rules and Regulations of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Suffolk County Sanitary Code. After one (1) year of continuous service as a permanent competitive Assistant Public Health Engineer Trainee, appointees who successfully complete the traineeship achieve permanent competitive status as an Assistant Public Health Engineer without further examination. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Makes field inspections of public and private water supplies, sewage treatment and disposal systems, public swimming pools, bathing beaches, toxic and hazardous materials storage facilities and related environmental health projects to assure compliance with local and state ordinances;
Assists Public Health Engineers on special projects and studies;
Prepares drafts of engineering reports and correspondence pertinent to environmental health matters;
Makes inspections of soil tests in connection with proposed realty subdivisions and commercial and industrial buildings;
Assists in the training of water, sewage plant and swimming pool operators; participates in orientation and training of environmental sanitation personnel.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of sanitary and public health engineering; some knowledge of the design and construction of public and private water and sewage facilities; some knowledge of modern techniques, current literature and various sources of technical information; ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions; ability to perform engineering computations; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to analyze factual and technical data; 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 in either Engineering or Engineering Technology.
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.