SENIOR PUBLIC HEALTH ENGINEER                                                         2133




An employee in this class performs professional public health engineering work involving the supervision of the public health engineering and environmental protection programs.  A significant phase of the work is the review of plans for water and sewage systems, sub-division developments and industrial buildings in order to approve them as they relate to public health engineering and insure their 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.  The incumbent exercises supervision over professional, technical and clerical personnel. Work is performed under the general supervision of an administrative supervisor who reviews work through periodic reports, staff conferences and the observation of work in progress. Does related work as required.



            Directs the program of environmental sanitary inspections within a public health district;

            Reviews and approves engineering plans for compliance with public health and sanitary codes for public swimming pools, toxic and hazardous materials storage facilities, new sewage systems, sewage extensions, sewage and waste treatment plants, water treatment plants, cross connection control and new water supplies;

            Prepares routine legal documents such as consent orders and fact summaries;

            Consults with engineers, builders and architects regarding plans and applications;

            Reviews and approves plans and applications for private sewage disposal installations servicing homes;

            Reviews plans for industrial buildings with special waste disposal problems;

            Inspects installation of industrial waste disposal facilities to insure compliance with approved plans;

            Participates in orientation and on-the-job training of environmental sanitation personnel;

            Prepares technical engineering and administrative reports of district activities.



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; thorough knowledge of modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding the public health engineering field; ability to plan, schedule and review the work of professional, technical and clerical personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to perform engineering computations and to make comprehensive 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 six (6) 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 a Public Health Engineer; or,

            Three (3) years of permanent competitive status as an Assistant Public Health Engineer.



Candidates must possess a Professional Engineer's License issued by the State of New York at the time of appointment. License must be maintained throughout employment in this title.


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 6/29/18