DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Work involves responsibility for administering the county environmental health program, including overseeing technical work involving application of physical, biological and social sciences for detection, evaluation, control and management of factors in the environment that influence health. Responsibilities include planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of specialized environmental programs and overseeing environmental investigations. Duties include frequent contact with a variety of professional and technical personnel as well as public officials to ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules, codes and policies. Work is performed under general supervision of the Commissioner of Health or Public Health Director, with wide leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out details of the work. Supervision is exercised over the work of subordinate staff. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of modern principles and practices of environmental health administration; thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations and sanitary codes; good knowledge of natural science and mathematics; good knowledge of budget preparation and administration; working knowledge of public information and public relations techniques; ability to plan, organize, coordinate, administer and evaluate the effectiveness of program plans and provision of services related to environmental health; ability to prepare budgets, operating reports and a variety of other reports relative to program activities; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to understand and interpret complex oral instructions and/or written directions; ability to inspect for and detect environmental health problems and hazards; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to deal effectively with the public.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either
PROMOTIONAL QUALIFICATIONS*: Two (2) years of experience as a Senior Public Health Sanitarian.
SUBSTITUTION NOTE: A Masters degree in public or environmental health or a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required environmental health.
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
Access to transportation may be required to complete possible field work assignments in a timely and efficient manner.
* Per New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR), Title 10, Part 11, §11.112.
9/03; 4/09; 7/10
Donald B. Smith
County Government Campus
110 Old Route 6, Building 3
Carmel, NY 10512