Job Information

Organization: Seneca County

Posting Start: 2024-02-13

Location: Waterloo, NY

Job Title: Public Health Sanitarian

Posting End: 2039-02-28

A Brief Job Description:

RESIDENCY: Candidates must have been legal residents of Seneca County or one of the six (6) contiguous
counties for one (1) month preceding the date of application. Preference in appointment may be given to
successful candidates who have been legal residents of the municipality in which appointment is to be made for
at least one (1) month prior to the date of certification and are residents of such municipality at the time of
• Conducts residential home assessments to identify and mitigate residential injuries and environmental health
• Collaborates with community partners and other health-based organizations to target individuals and families
living in poverty and in substandard housing conditions in order to assist them in improving their living
• Collects water, food and other samples for laboratory examination;
• Prepares reports on home assessments, inspections, and investigations;
• Interprets laboratory reports;
• Assists with training other personnel;
• May testify at enforcement proceedings;
• Performs routine and follow up inspections of sanitary conditions of campgrounds, hotels, and other facilities
including public, semi-public or individual water supplies and sewage disposal devices, refuse disposal, air
pollution, public health nuisance complaints and general sanitation;
• Performs routine and follow-up inspections of swimming pools and beaches to determine compliance with the
State Sanitary Code;
• Collects samples of drinking water and waste water for laboratory analysis to determine organic, inorganic and
bacterial contamination;
• Performs routine and follow-up inspections of restaurants and public eating places, including arrangements of
food handling and storage, food service and disinfection procedures;
• Performs routine and follow-up inspections of public health nuisances including rodent harborages, and related
matters and advises local officials of corrective measures;
• Tests drinking water samples for chlorine content;
• Inspects sites and advises homeowners on repairs and improvements to home water and waste water systems;
• May collect and deliver suspected diseased animals to State Laboratories for analysis;
• Aids homeowners, local officials and certified water operators on proper sanitary operation of wells, pumps and
water source protection;
• Maintains records and completes inspection reports related to all work activities;
• Responds to emergency situations which may involve chemical spills, water main breaks, disease outbreaks,
and other public health emergencies, as required by the immediate supervisor; and
• Performs other related duties.
A. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree including 30 credit hours in the natural sciences1
, of which not more than
12 credit hours may be in the applied sciences2
.; OR
B. Five years of full-time, paid experience as a Public Health Technician deemed satisfactory by the local
Commissioner of Health or Public Health Director and have completed a public health training course
approved by the State Health Department.
C. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined in (A), and (B) above.
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. If your degree was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you
must provide independent verification of equivalency. A list of acceptable companies who provide this service can be
found on the Internet at You must pay the required evaluation fee.
Note: Part-time service will be given prorated credit toward experience requirements.
Note: Incumbent must satisfactorily complete a public health training course approved by the State Health
Department within the 2-year period following appointment.
Note: Qualifications mandated by State. 10 NYCRR 11.110
Must possess NYS Driver’s License at time of application. Said license must be maintained throughout employment.

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Contact Information:

Richard Miller