PUBLIC HEALTH ENGINEER 2132
An employee in this class performs professional engineering work in the public health and environmental sanitation programs of a County health district. Work involves reviewing plans for 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. Projects are reviewed through field inspections as well as consultations with other engineering professionals. Assignments are received with general instructions, but an incumbent is expected to exercise independent judgment and initiative in completing the work. Supervision may be exercised over technical and clerical personnel. Work is reviewed by an administrative supervisor through conferences, periodic reports and examination of jobs in progress. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Makes field inspections of construction sites to insure that projects meet the approved specifications regarding air, water, land and sewage pollution controls;
Reviews and approves engineering plans for compliance with public health and sanitary codes for new sewage systems, sewage extensions, sewage and waste treatment plants, cross connection control, public water supply infrastructure, public swimming pools, and toxic and hazardous materials storage facilities;
Consults with engineers, builders and architects regarding plans and applications for disposal systems;
Reviews plans for industrial buildings with special waste disposal problems;
Prepares technical engineering reports for supervisors;
Assists in the orientation and training of environmental sanitation personnel;
May prepare routine legal documents;
May be assigned to complete special engineering projects or studies.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of sanitary and public health engineering; thorough knowledge of the design and construction of public and private water and sewage facilities; good knowledge of modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding the public health and engineering field; ability to supervise personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to perform engineering computations and prepare recommendations on engineering problems; ability to prepare technical reports; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; 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, and four (4) years of sanitary, public health or environmental engineering experience.
NOTE: A Master's Degree in either Engineering or Engineering Technology may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.
Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as an Assistant Public Health Engineer.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
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.