Director of Environmental Health

Seneca County

Posted 9/23/2019

Job Type: Full-time


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VACANCY: At present there is one (1) vacancy for this position.

RESIDENCY: Candidates must have been legal residents of Seneca County or one of the six contiguous counties for one month preceding the date of the written test. 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 month prior to the date of certification and are residents of such municipality at the time of appointment.


  • Provide Guidance to staff and take full responsibility for the effective implementation and enforcement of public health law and the county and state sanitary codes;
  • Coordinate and direct public health activities as an area agent for the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), including;
  • Prepare and submit required reports to NYSDOH
  • Manages activities related to various grants);
  • Evaluate issues/complaints and prepare action plans to ensure resolution;
  • Develop training programs to improve staff performance;
  • Supervise and/or inspect mobile home parks, food service establishments and other entities as requested by NYSDOH;
  • Represent the County Health Department on matters related to environmental health, as requested by the Public Health Director;
  • Provides technical advice and information to county departments concerning environmental issues;
  • Plans, develops, directs and administers the environmental health program and supervises the work of the staff;
  • Supervises enforcement of provisions of Public Health Law and State Sanitary Code relating to air pollution, public water supplies, sewage and waste disposal, operation of water and sewage treatment plants, swimming pools and bathing beaches, camps, hotels, lodging and boarding houses, restaurants and public health nuisances and related matters;
  • Reviews and approves plans for water supply, sewage disposal, realty subdivision, swimming pools and beaches, hotels and motels and food service establishments;
  • Reports activities and departmental progress to the Public Health Director and the Board of Health, as required;
  • Review and approve the issuance of all permits for activities regulated under the NYS Sanitary code;

Minimum Qualification


Graduation from high school or possession of an appropriate equivalency diploma recognized by the NYS Department of education, AND:

Possession of a Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university in sanitary, environmental, chemical, civil or public 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 thirty (30) credit hours in the natural sciences, of which not more than twelve (12) credit hours may be in the applied sciences; AND Two (2) years of administrative and supervisory experience as a supervising engineer or supervising sanitarian as defined in Part 11 of the State Sanitary Code (10 NYCRR); or five (5) years of environmental health experience, including two (2) 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 (2) years of the required environmental health experience.

Salary: $58,676-$77,039

To Apply

1 DiPronio Drive, Waterloo, NY 13165
(315) 539 – 1710