Director of Environmental Health

Allegany County

Posted 4/21/2021

Job Type: Full-time


There is a provisional opening in the Allegany County Health Department for a full time Director of Environmental Health.

A Director of Environmental Health plans, supervises, implements and guides enforcement of Environmental Health programs for the Health Department, ensuring activities are conducted in timely compliance with NYS and local code requirements. Work is performed under the supervision of the Public Health Director, or designee, with considerable latitude and independence in performance of his/her duties in environmental health planning, program analysis and management. The Director of Environmental Health is responsible for training and supervising subordinate personnel, as well as keeping records and ensuring the Environmental Health Division operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and with County and departmental policies and procedures. The Director of Environmental Health position is distinguished from the Public Health Sanitarian by supervisory responsibilities. However, the incumbent may also perform any of the duties of a Public Health Sanitarian, particularly in more difficult or complex cases, and to keep skills current. Does related work as required.

Thorough knowledge of principles, practices, techniques and terminology of environmental health related to air pollution, water supplies, sewage disposal, stream pollution, restaurants/public eating places, tattoo/body piercing parlors, campgrounds, children’s camps, temporary residences, swimming pools, bathing beaches, schools, insect and rodent control, rabies, emergency preparedness, lead, tanning salons, public health nuisances and general sanitation; Good knowledge of the Public Health Law, State and Local Sanitary Code and other laws and rules related to the above subjects; Good knowledge of public health environmental engineering requirements and practices; Good knowledge of public information and public relations techniques: Ability to plan and supervise the work of others; Ability to develop, manage and reconcile (with Accountant) program budgets and to analyze and organize data and prepare records, reports and correspondence; Ability to communicate effectively; Initiative and resourcefulness in solving public health environmental problems.

Minimum Qualification

(a) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university in sanitary, environmental, chemical, civil o rpublic health engineering or a related engineering field; or a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with 30 credit hours in the natural sciences, of which not more than 12 credit hours may be in the applied sciences; AND

(b) two years of administrative and supervisory experience as a supervising engineer or supervising sanitarian as defined in this Part; OR five years of environmental health experience, including two years of 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.

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 years of the required environmental health experience.

10 CRR-NY 11.91

Special Requirement

Possession of a valid driver’s license appropriate to the vehicles operated.

** Residency -Candidates must be residents of Allegany County or a contiguous county for at least one month prior to the date of exam.

Salary: $28.4859 ~ $39.4034/hr.

To Apply

Interested candidates may submit a completed Civil Service application, college transcripts and resume’ to the Human Resource/Civil Service Department.
There is no fee at this time.

7 Court Street
Belmont, NY 14813
Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM