Saratoga County

Posted 3/7/2022

View the Sanitarian Job Description for Saratoga County Department of Health

Required performance, knowledge, skills and abilities are…
Good knowledge of environmental health principles, sanitation laws, regulations and modern inspection methods; Good
knowledge of State and local sanitary codes, laws and regulations, Environmental Conservation Law and applicable
provisions of the Agriculture and Markets Law; Good knowledge of the principles and practices of conducting
environmental sanitary surveys and investigations; Working knowledge of natural science and mathematics; Ability to
prepare and deliver presentations in a clear, concise and articulate manner; Ability to analyze and organize data and
prepare records and reports; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; physical
condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


Typical illustrative* work activities will include, but are not limited to…
-Performs sanitary surveys including both private water supplies and private sewage disposal facilities to identify sources
of contamination and recommend corrective action;
-Under supervision, performs inspections of permitted establishments such as restaurants, food service vendors, children’s
camps and any other related service in a community;
-Performs animal bite investigations, interviews persons involved and advises on procedures to follow and issues notice of
violation where applicable;
-Conducts soil percolation tests and other technical tests at the request of local code enforcement officers;
-Collects water, milk, food and other samples for laboratory examination,
-Prepares reports on inspections and investigations;
-Assists local code enforcement officers in the evaluation of site location, design and development of private water and
private sewage disposal systems and temporary and/or permanent residences;
-Investigates complaints regarding septic/sewage systems and water supply systems and other public health nuisance
complaints at the request of health officers and boards of health:
-Interprets laboratory reports, and bacteriological analysis;
-Conducts training sessions an environmental health regulation and procedures for public officials and private contractors;
-Assists area Health Boards in developing vector control programs;
-May testify at enforcement proceedings.
-May perform other incidental tasks, as needed.

Minimum Qualification

Minimum Qualifications for this position are…
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a
Bachelor’s which included thirty (30) credit hours in the natural sciences; OR
B) Five (5) years of experience as a public health technician deemed satisfactory by the local commissioner of

Special Requirement

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid New York State Driver’s license or otherwise
demonstrate their ability to meet the transportation needs of the job.
* The term natural science shall mean a science such as biology, chemistry, or physics that deals with the objects,
phenomena, or laws of nature and the physical world. It shall include all physical and biological sciences.
The minimum qualifications for Public Health positions are mandated under New York State Health Code, Rules and
Regulations (NYCRR) Title 10, Part 11. Participation in Public Health emergency preparedness drills and responses may be
required. Select immunizations may be required at time of appointment or at any time throughout the course of employment
according to New York State Department of Health or other oversight agency requirements.

Salary: $56,339

To Apply

Qualified candidates may submit their application and resume by mail or in person as follows:
ATTN: Personnel Officer – Civil Service Division
Saratoga County Human Resources Department
40 McMaster Street
Ballston Spa, New York 12020
Applications will continue to be accepted On a Continuous Basis
Applications are available in the Human Resources Office or on our website, Resume MAY
NOT be substituted for Application. No Fax Submissions
**This position will be filled on a “provisional” basis, pending the results of a civil service exam
to be scheduled at a later date.**