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Position Information

Director of Environmental Health
The County of Schenectady is seeking an experienced and qualified individual for the position of Director of Environmental Health. This position exists in Schenectady County Public Health Services and involves the responsibility for planning, directing and coordinating all programs and activities relating to environmental health.  The employee in this position coordinates directly with the New York State Regional Health Office and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to insure currency and compliance with State Codes and Regulations.  General supervision is received from a higher level supervisor.  Direct supervision is exercised over a variety of lower level employees.  Does related work as required.
Sample job duties include:
  • Directs and coordinates the overall development and administration of all matters relating to environmental health;
  • Responsible for environmental program and policy formulation;
  • Interprets and transmits policies and accomplishments on all matters relating to environmental health;
  • Assists in the preparation of the annual budget;
  • Prepares allocations and quarterly reports for the Regional Environmental Health             Office;
  • Works directly with the Regional Health Office and the Department of Environmental Conservation on matters concerning Environmental Health;
  • Orders and purchases supplies and equipment;
  • Coordinates the training of environmental personnel;
  • Attends meetings of the Regional Health Office pertaining to environmental health             problems;
  • Schedules and supervises staff meetings when needed;
  • Supervises the enforcement of local environmental provisions and State Public Health Laws and Sanitary Codes relating to public water supplies, on-site sewage disposal systems, temporary residences, food service establishments,   etc.;
  • Performs a variety of related duties as required.
Position: Director of Environmental Health
Organization: Schenectady County
Location: Schenectady,  NY 
United States
Salary: Competitive
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 12/5/2017
Requirements Candidates must possess:
  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in sanitary, environmental, chemical or civil engineering  or a related engineering field; or a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with thirty (30) credit hours in the natural sciences*, of which not more than twelve (12) credit hours may be in the applied sciences**; AND five years of environmental health experience in the application of the principles of the natural and social sciences for the detection, evaluation, control and management of those factors in the environment which influence the public’s health, two (2) years of which shall be in a role of administrative and  supervisory responsibility that demonstrates that the candidate has the technical and administrative skills necessary to manage programs that can anticipate, recognize and respond to environmental health challenges.
NOTE: A Master’s degree in public or environmental health or a related field that demonstrates the five core competencies of a public health education (Biostatistics, Environmental Health Services, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management and Social and Behavior Sciences) may be substituted for up to two (2) years of the required environmental health experience.
*The term natural science shall mean a science such as biology, chemistry or physic that deals with the objects, phenomena, or laws of nature and the physics worked.  It shall include all physical and biological sciences.
**The term applied science shall mean science based courses in environmental technology, sanitation technology, medical technology, public health, and infection control or food science.
Schenectady County offers a competitive salary dependent on the applicant’s qualifications along with an excellent benefit package including New York State retirement, generous health, dental, vacation, sick and personal leave. The selected candidate will receive provisional appointment pending New York State Civil Service examination.
Interested qualified candidates must submit a resume and cover letter by December 29th, 2017 to:
Ms. Barbara Leonard
Department of Human Resources
County Office Building
620 State Street
Schenectady, New York 12305
Schenectady County is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Status: This listing expires on: 1/4/2018
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Organization Information
Schenectady County
Department of Human Resources, County Office Building
620 State Street
Schenectady,  NY 12305
United States
Ms. Barbara Leonard