Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Public Health Specialist 2 (Environment), G-18

Occupation Group

Natural and Physical Sciences

General Information

Starting Salary

$56,604

Job Rate

$71,980

Job Description

Public Health Specialists (Environment) investigate and evaluate the impact of environmental contamination on public health; assess human exposure to hazardous chemicals; develop, coordinate, and evaluate regulatory programs and remedial activities; recommend measures protective of public health; and communicate health assessments to the public and other government agencies.  Employees may perform such tasks as reviewing inspection reports, collecting and assembling data, and reviewing scientific literature.  These positions are located in the Department of Health.

Who has this title?

Minimum Qualifications

You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.

A bachelor's including or supplemented by 30 semester credit hours in animal science, bacteriology, biochemical engineering, biochemistry, biological sciences, biology, chemical engineering, chemical science, chemistry, civil engineering, coastal resources management, ecology, ecosystem management, engineering technology, electrical engineering, electrical science, environmental biology, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental science, environmental studies, environmental toxicology, geochemistry, geological engineering, geology, health physics, hydrology, industrial hygiene, marine science, mechanical engineering, medical science, medical technology, microbiology, mining engineering, molecular biology, natural sciences, nursing, occupational health, petroleum engineering, physics, structural engineering, transportation engineering, or urban forestry; AND two years of professional experience assessing the impact of toxic substances on public health.

OR

A bachelor's degree in animal science, bacteriology, biochemical engineering, biochemistry, biological sciences, biology, chemical engineering, chemical science, chemistry, civil engineering, coastal resources management, ecology, ecosystem management, electrical science, electrical engineering, engineering technology, environmental biology, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental science, environmental studies, environmental toxicology, geochemistry, geological engineering, geology, health physics, hydrology, industrial hygiene, marine science, mechanical engineering, medical science, medical technology, microbiology, mining engineering, molecular biology, natural sciences, nursing, occupational health, petroleum engineering, physics, structural engineering, transportation engineering, or urban forestry; AND two years of professional experience assessing the impact of toxic substances on public health.

OR

A Master¿s degree in animal science, bacteriology, biochemical engineering, biochemistry, biological sciences, biology, chemical engineering, chemical science, chemistry, civil engineering, coastal resources management, ecology, ecosystem management, electrical engineering, electrical science, engineering technology, environmental biology, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental science, environmental studies, environmental toxicology, geochemistry, geological engineering, geology, health physics, hydrology, industrial hygiene, marine science, mechanical engineering, medical sciences, medical technology, microbiology, mining engineering, molecular biology, natural science, nursing, occupational health, petroleum engineering, physics, structural engineering, transportation engineering, or urban forestry; AND one year of professional experience in assessing the impact of toxic substances on public health.

Physical/Medical Requirements

A medical examination will be required prior to appointment to ensure that you are able to satisfactorily perform the duties of these positions with or without reasonable accommodation. Candidates will be required to complete the OSHA Respirator Questionnaire and be certified to use cartridge respirators. To obtain a complete statement of the physical and medical standards, go to http://www.cs.ny.gov/ehs/forms.cfm. You are responsible for payment of the clinical laboratory test fee.

To Apply

You must have or expect to receive a bachelor's or higher degree by September 1, 2020.

The 2019 PCO will be open for application from January 18, 2019. To apply for the examination for this PCO Select Job Title you must apply for the PCO examination by February 20, 2019, fill out and submit the PCO Questionnaire by April 5, 2019, and take the PCO written test in April of 2019. The application for and information about the PCO examination is at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/pco/