Director of Environmental Health Services

Saratoga County

Posted 6/1/2023

Job Type: Full-time



Distinguishing Features of this opportunity are:
This is an administrative position in the Saratoga County Department of Public Health. As Director of Environmental Health Services in a municipal public health department, the work is of a professional, environmental health nature involving responsibilities of a high order in relation to planning, directing, and supervising the environmental health program. The work entails furnishing advice and guidance to local officials and the general public regarding environmental health problems and the measures necessary for improvements and compliance with legal requirements; in providing leadership in promotion of public health through application of environmental health practices; enforcement of the provisions of the Public Health Law and local and State Sanitary Codes in relation to environmental health matters. Work entails the administration and direction of the whole environmental health section or division. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Commissioner of Health with considerable leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment. Direct supervision may be exercised over environmental health staff. The incumbent does related work as required.

Typical work activities will include, but are not limited to:
— Directs the promotion of environmental health through the application of public health and environmental
health principles and the enforcement of the provisions of the Public Health Law, New York State Sanitary Code and Saratoga County regulations in relation to environmental health;
— Plans, supervises, and participates in a variety of environmental health program activities, including all State mandated programs, to ensure compliance with applicable standards of public health and safety;

— Furnishes advice and guidance to local officials and the general public regarding public health and
environmental health and implements measures necessary for improvement and compliance with legal requirements;
— Prepares and monitors division budget and approves payment of bills and vouchers;
— Prepares and reviews division reports, State Aid reimbursement reports, and reports to State agencies
concerning environmental health programs;
— Formulates and directs programs for training of water plant operators, environmental health personnel, food
handlers, restaurant proprietors, camp owners, and other classes of operating personnel;
— Guides investigations of environmental health factors related to disease outbreaks;
— Supervises personnel in the environmental unit and consults and advises activities relating to sanitary
control of food;
— Represents the Department on matters and problems related to environmental health;
— Formulates public health and environmental health policies;
— Confers with appropriate officials relative to public health problems in the operation of sanitary landfills,
public water supplies, wastewater disposal, air pollution and hazardous waste disposal;
— Reviews and approves plans for water supply, sewage disposal, realty subdivision, swimming pools and
beaches, hotels, motels, and food service establishments;
— Cooperates and interacts with State and Federal agencies whose work or policies affect public health
*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.

Minimum Qualification

The Preferred minimum qualifications for this position are…
A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited, or NYS registered college or university, in Sanitary,
Environmental, Chemical, Civil or Public Health Engineering (or a related natural science engineering field),
AND three (3) years of experience that must have included at least two (2) years of administrative and
supervisory responsibilities as a Supervising Engineer or Supervising Sanitarian; OR five (5) years of
environmental health experience that included two (2) years of supervisory responsibilities that demonstrates
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 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.

Salary: $99,329 *** Plus Excellent Benefits, Compensation Plan, and NYS Retirement***

To Apply

Qualified candidates may submit their application and resume as follows:
ATTN: Personnel Officer – Civil Service Division
Applications will also be accepted in person and by mail at the following address:
Saratoga County Human Resources Department
40 McMaster Street
Ballston Spa, New York 12020
Applications will continue to be accepted until this position is filled.
Applications are available in the Human Resources Office or on our website, Resume MAY NOT be substituted for Application. As a municipality, an application is required.
No Fax Submissions
If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquires to Carla Groves at

Saratoga County is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where diversity is valued and recognized as a source of strength and enrichment. We seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures, and encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, those with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.