Sep 11, 2020

Environmental Investigator

  • NYPD
  • New York, NY, USA

Job Description


The mission of the Bureau of Environmental Disease and Injury Prevention is to prevent environmental disease and injury in homes, communities and the workplace, and to protect health by promoting healthy environments and health equity. The Bureau is comprised of four Programs - Healthy Homes, Environmental Health Assessment and Communications, Poison Control Center, and Injury and Violence Prevention.

Conduct phone interviews and consultations with clients and owners/operators for an environmental, food poisoning and contaminated consumer product programs.

Perform environmental, suspected food poisoning, and contaminated consumer product site investigations including visual inspection(s).

Review and independent evaluation of records and documents; and environmental monitoring and sample collection in accordance with established protocols and procedures.

Correctly identify hazardous conditions.

Take necessary enforcement actions to eliminate public health hazards and protect public in adherence with Codes, Regulations and current protocols and instructions.

Instruct and advise property/business owners/operators as to actions directed to compliance with Codes and Regulations and Testify at Office of Trials and Hearings, and other courts when required. Minimum Qual Requirements 1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, including or supplemented by 30 semester credits in the physical and/or biological sciences, biology, botany, chemistry, geology, physics, physiology, and zoology; of which not more than 12 credit hours may be in the applied sciences, environmental technology, sanitation technology, medical technology, public health, infection control or food service; or

2. An associate degree from an accredited college, with 15 semester credits in the physical and/or biological sciences, of which not more than 6 credit hours may be in the applied sciences, and 5 years of experience as a public health technician assisting sanitarians and engineers in carrying out the various elements of prevention and control programs affecting the public’s health.

Medical Requirement: Medical guidelines have been established for the position of Public Health Sanitarian. Candidates will be examined to determine whether they can perform the essential functions of the position of Public Health Sanitarian. Where appropriate, a reasonable accommodation will be provided for a person with a disability to enable him or her to take the examination, and /or to perform the essential functions of the job. Preferred Skills Candidates must be fully trained and certified in food service establishment inspections with at least six month of independent field work and possess a valid NYS driver's license
Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal
Strong computer skills, strong analytical skills
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Ability to interact with clients and stakeholders in different social environments
Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and/or weekends. Additional Information **IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:

Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
• A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.

• Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.

• Current Resume

• Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)

Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.

If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.


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