NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Senior Public Health Inspector in New York, New York

Job Description

The Bureau of Food Safety and Community Sanitation (BFSCS) protect the public, including New York's most vulnerable citizens from a broad range of hazards that may pose a threat to health or safety. This includes hazards related to: food safety wherever meals are served to the public, including restaurants, school cafeterias, mobile food vending carts, senior centers and soup kitchens; first-hand and second-hand smoke for all places of employment and public spaces. BFSCS also monitors compliance with regulations in other facilities, such as tattoo parlors, correctional facility, and homeless shelters. Additionally, BFSCS investigates environmental health complaints received from New York City residents.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

  • Review inspection reports and tribunals and make-follow-up inspections to evaluate work of Public Health Sanitarians who are responsible for inspecting food service establishments.

  • Take corrective action when needed to maintain work standards of the program.

  • Supervise PHS assuring that they perform their inspections and re-inspections within unit guidelines.

  • Train new Sanitarians in procedures and job skills

  • Explain policies and procedures of the Program.

  • Respond to technical calls and written inquiries from the public or other agencies.

  • Instruct operators as to how to comply with the Health Code, and explains the penalties for non-compliance.

  • Perform special inspections and investigations in difficult or unusual situations, and take appropriate corrective action.

  • Enforce City, Department and program rules, requirements, standards and regulations.

Minimum Qual Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, including or supplemented by 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 credit hours may be in the applied sciences, i.e., environmental technology, sanitation technology, medical technology, public health, infection control or food service; and at least two years of satisfactory full-time experience performing inspections to assure compliance with pertinent laws, rules and regulations governing the areas of food, drugs and general environmental conditions; or

  2. An associate degree from an accredited college, with 15 semester credits in the physical and/or biological sciences, of which not more than 6 credit hours may be in the applied sciences, and 4 years of satisfactory full-time experience as described in "1" above; or

  3. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least 60 semester credits from an accredited college, including at least 15 semester credits in the physical and/or biological sciences. Furthermore, to assure compliance with Section 11.112 of the Compilation of the Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (NYCRR) - Title 10 (Health), all candidates must have at least 2 years of experience as a public health sanitarian as described in "1" above.

Preferred Skills

The position draws on technical and scientific skills, as well as effective communication skills. Candidates should have excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and organizational skills. Demonstrated leadership and supervisory abilities. Candidate must have a background in environmental health or related field. Candidates must have at least 2 years of experience as a Public Health Sanitarian.

Additional Information

**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:

Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:

  • A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.

  • Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.

  • Current Resume

  • Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)

Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.

If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.

**LOAN FORGIVENESS

The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/

In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number #368787

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply. All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law. Residency Requirement New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

Work Location

125 Worth Street, Nyc

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

Job ID: 368787

# of Positions: 1

Business Title: Senior Public Health Inspector

Civil Service Title: ASSOCIATE PUBLIC HEALTH SANITA

Title Classification: Competitive

Job Category: Health, Public Safety, Inspections, & Enforcement

Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)

Work Location: 125 Worth Street, Nyc

Division/Work Unit: Food Safety & Community Sanit

Title Code No: 3122001

Level: 01

Proposed Salary Range: $ 58,677.00 - $ 91,199.00 (Annual)

POSTING DATE: 10/10/2018

POST UNTIL: 02/07/2019