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Director, Health Academy, Bureau of Regulatory and External Affairs - 316812

Job Description The Environmental Health Bureau of Regulatory and External Affairs (BREA) oversees and monitors division-wide policy development, quality assurance, communications, permitting, and training for regulated communities. BREA's Health Academy provides training and certification courses for restaurant operators, mobile food vendors, soup kitchen workers, pet facility operators, and tattoo artists.


- Evaluate the need for and provides adequate number of courses in: food protection, small animal handling and infection control.

- Evaluate the need for certification exams for online food protection registrants.

- Monitor contracts for consultants that teach foreign language classes during evening hours.

- Maintain contact with other municipal agencies such as the Board of Education, Department of Correction, Homeless Services and Parks in order to provide necessary food protection training for employees.

- Oversee development of a new system of online course registration system.

-Oversee the need for content update of all courses that reflect policy changes, Health Code amendments and best industry practices.

--Respond to ever changing public health needs in providing new training and new course development.

--Ensure high quality customer service for the on-line course, classroom courses, walk-in and telephone inquiries and requests.

--Provide quarterly performance reports to the Assistant Commissioner.
Minimum Qual Requirements 1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by 30 credits in the  eh biological and/or physical sciences, and four years of satisfactory full-time experience performing inspections to assure compliance with pertinent laws, rules and regulations governing the areas of food, drugs, and general environmental sanitation, eighteen months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity, or in supervising staff performing food, drug and general environmental sanitation inspectors or related work; or

2. An associate degree from an accredited  college or university, including or supplemented by 12 credits in the biological and/or physical sciences, and six years of satisfactory full-time experience as described in question "1" above; or

3. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above.  However all candidates must have at least 60 credits from an accredited college or university, including 12 credits in the  biological and/or physical sciences, and at least two years of experience as a public health sanitarian, including or supplemented by eighteen months of experience in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity as described in "1" or "2" above.

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. 

• Current Resume  

• 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:
To Apply Apply online with a cover letter to  In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 316812

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.
Residency Requirement 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.

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