Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Industrial Hygienist Trainee 1, G-14

Occupation Group

Natural and Physical Sciences

Salary Information

Starting Salary


Career Ladder Information

Salary Information for Indus Hygienist Trainee 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Indus Hygienist Trainee 1 14 $52,198 $66,634
Indus Hygienist Trainee 2 16 $58,247 $74,135
Senr Indus Hygienist 20 $72,032 $91,381
Assoc Industrial Hygienist 23 $84,156 $106,454
Supvg Industrial Hygienist 27 $103,784 $127,830

All salary grades for trainees titles are non-statutory (NS) equated to the salary grade identified. These grade equations apply to the starting salaries in their respective salary schedule for the traineeship levels.

Job Description

Industrial Hygienists conduct occupational health inspections of office buildings or facilities to determine or advise on compliance with applicable health standards. Employees often work in the field. Employees seek to identify and evaluate health standards violations and occupational health hazards such as those associated with exposure to various chemicals and other substances or with noise, vibrations, temperatures, light, and energies.

Trainees will receive a combination of structured training, on-the-job training, and/or practical job performance to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to function at the full performance level.

Minimum Qualifications

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

A bachelor's or higher degree in audiology, bacteriology, biochemistry, biological science, biology, biophysics, biostatistics, chemical engineering, chemistry, community health, environmental biology, environmental engineering, environmental health, environmental planning, environmental toxicology, epidemiology, genetics, geochemistry, health physics, human development, hydrology, industrial hygiene, medical science, medical technology, molecular biology, nursing, occupational health, petroleum engineering, physics, public health, or toxicology; including or supplemented by 8 semester credit hours in chemistry.

Other Requirements for Appointment

Physical/Medical Requirements Your physical and medical condition will be evaluated to ensure that you are able to satisfactorily perform the duties of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. The physical/medical standards include evaluation of vision, color vision, hearing, cardiovascular system, and respiratory system. To obtain a complete statement of the physical and medical standards go to or write to the Medical Review Unit, NYS Department of Civil Service, 55 Mohawk Street, Suite 201, Cohoes, NY 12047. A medical examination will be required prior to appointment, and you are responsible for payment of the clinical laboratory test fee. Appointees to this position may be required to undergo periodic medical examinations to reassess their ability to perform the essential duties of the position. Eligibles will be called to the physical/medical screening in score order as needed to fill existing and anticipated vacancies.

Background Investigation Because of the nature of the position there is an investigative screening. All convictions must be reported. Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor or any falsified or omitted information may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case is determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of state and federal laws. You will be responsible for finger printing fees.

Advanced Placement

If chosen, you may, at the agency's discretion, be appointed to a higher level. You must inform the agency of any additional qualifications at your interview.

View Additional Qualifications

For Trainee 2 you must also have one year of professional industrial hygiene experience.

For the Full Performance Level you must also have two years of professional industrial hygiene experience.

How to Apply

The November 2022 PCO Examination is closed, applications are no longer being accepted