The city is accepting applications through May 25 for Public Health Sanitarian jobs. The current minimum salary is $45,722. The application fee is $68.
The post has a two-year probationary period. There are two assignment levels within this class of positions. At the end of one year of satisfactory service in Assignment Level I, and completion of any training required under the state’s Health Code, incumbents will be assigned to Assignment Level II, subject to an additional one-year probationary period.
Public Health Sanitarians, under close supervision, are trained in and perform work in public-health inspection and environmental sanitation.
Some of the physical activities they perform and environmental conditions they experience are: stooping, climbing and lifting actions in order to view pertinent areas or obtain samples from premises being inspected.
Some inspections require Sanitarians to work with instruments that operate with a sealed radioactive source. Others require protective equipment be worn, including face masks, respirators, coveralls and gloves. They carry their own equipment, which may be bulky, and normally travel from site to site by public transportation.
They may be required to work shifts including nights, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Applicants need either 1) a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, with 30 semester credits in the physical and/or biological sciences, i.e., biology, botany, chemistry, geology, physics, physiology, and zoology, of which not more than 12 credits may be in the applied sciences, such as environmental technology, sanitation technology, medical technology, public health, infection control or food science.
Or 2) an associate degree with 15 semester credits in the physical and/or biological sciences, of which not more than six credits may be in the applied sciences, and five years of full-time experience as a public-health technician assisting sanitarians and engineers in carrying out the various elements of prevention and control programs affecting the public’s health and satisfactory completion of a public-health training course approved by the state’s Health Department.
Candidates will be examined to determine whether they can perform the essential functions of the position. Where appropriate, a reasonable accommodation will be provided for persons with a disability to enable them to take the examination, and/or to perform the essential functions of the job.
Applicants must pass a drug screening in order to be appointed. Under the city’s Administrative Code, incumbents might need to be city residents within 90 days of the date of appointment.
Test scores will be determined by an education-and-experience exam. Applicants will receive a score of 70 points for meeting the education-and-experience requirements listed above. After those are met, they will receive additional credit up to a maximum of 100 points on the following basis:
Those with satisfactory, full-time experience as a public-health technician or sanitarian assisting sanitarians and engineers in carrying out the various elements of prevention and control programs affecting the public’s health for: At least 6 months, but less than 1 year, 5 points; at least 1 year, but less than 2 years of experience, 10 points; at least 2 years, but less than 3 years of experience, 15 points; at least 3 years, but less than 4 years of experience, 20 points; at least 4 years, but less than 5 years of experience, 25 points; 5 or more years of experience, 30 points.
For complete information on the position, including on how to apply, visit www1.nyc.gov/site/dcas/employment/how-can-you-find-upcoming-exams.page.
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