NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Environmental Scientist, Bureau of Environmental Sciences and Engineering in New York, New York
The Office of Public Health Engineering (PHE), through research, technical support, surveillance, and enforcement ensures that the drinking water supply, recreational water facilities and sanitary sewage conditions are in full compliance with Federal, State and City Health Code requirements to protect the health and safety of all New York City residents. The Office of Public Health Engineering (PHE), through research, technical support, surveillance, and enforcement ensures that the drinking water supply, recreational water facilities and sanitary sewage conditions are in full compliance with Federal, State and City Health Code requirements to protect the health and safety of all New York City residents.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
Providing scientific and research support as necessary in Office development, implementation and improvement initiatives, including: research and scientific literature review of new and novel approaches to develop and improve the office’s ongoing activities, synthesizing current scientific research and methods into program policy and/or protocols, developing new data systems and/or processes using GIS and other data visualization platforms, legislative analysis of new and proposed regulations at the Federal, State and City level.
Preparing and/or assisting in the production of scientific reports on field inspections and research as it relates to the program’s surveillance activities, research findings, regulatory review as it relates to the City’s ongoing compliance with drinking water and recreational water quality requirements.
Supporting the development and implementation of the New York City Drinking Water Surveillance Program and Recreational Water Program, including: sampling data analysis, regulatory compliance review, legislative policy and guidance interpretation.
Conducting onsite surveys and inspections of complex drinking water treatment and conveyance facilities and recreational water locations and sources to ensure compliance with the Federal, State, and City Health Code.
Minimum Qual Requirements
- For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health. To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
- A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
- A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
- Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.
NOTE: Probationary Period Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
The Office prefers candidates with a background in: Environmental Science or Chemistry; Environmental, Civil, or Chemical Engineering; Aquatic Ecology, Biology or Biogeochemistry; Limnology; Lake Management; or Watershed or Water Resources Science. Experience in database management, geographic information system (GIS) analysis, engineering plan and specification review, and drinking and/or wastewater facility plan design.
**IMPORTANT NOTE 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 U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. 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.
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 340652.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.
All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
Job ID: 340652
# of Positions: 1
Business Title: Environmental Scientist, Bureau of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Civil Service Title: CITY RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Title Classification: Non-Competitive
Job Category: Health
Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)
Work Location: 1 Court Square, Queens
Division/Work Unit: Radiation Equipment
Title Code No: 2174401
Proposed Salary Range: $ 59,708.00 - $ 65,678.00 (Annual)
POSTING DATE: 04/16/2018
POST UNTIL: 08/08/2018