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Grading Program Assistant Director, Bureau of Food Safety and Community Sanitation - 335693

Grading Program Assistant Director, Bureau of Food Safety and Community Sanitation - 335693

Job Description The Bureau of Food Safety and Community Sanitation (BFSCS) is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill an APHS II position that will function as Assistant Director in the bureau.  BFSCS promotes and protects the health and quality of life of NYC residents. The mission of the Bureau is to prevent and reduce incidence and injury caused by environmental health hazards.  The Assistant Director will represent the Department in meetings with community boards, members of the City Council, legislators and representatives of local, state and national organizations, and court proceedings, when necessary. 


Supervise Associate PHS, 01 in the daily activities of the program. Coordinate and deploy APHS I and PHS Is according to BFSCS mandates & targets, & ensure all policies and procedures are carry out efficiently & effectively.

--Assign work to subordinates & establish completion schedules.

--Establish time frames that aid BFSCS in meeting goals & targets, assessing inspection data, developing plans for compliance, & informing management of unusual conditions or circumstances.

--Schedule and perform site inspections at all facilities and premises assigned in accordance with established procedures, examine all required documents and records, field-testing as required and sample collection as indicated.

--Train staff in job procedures & or skills.

--Create database and excel programs to capture valuable statistical information for senior management, and Mayor's monthly management report.

--Review and analyze inspection and quality assurance reports submitted by APHS, level 0I and made sound recommendations to senior management.

--Perform special inspections, assignments and investigations of difficult or unusual situations and takes appropriate corrective action.

--Enforce City, Department and program rules, regulations, requirements, and standards.
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, i.e., biology, botany, chemistry, geology, physics, physiology, and zoology; of which not more than 12 credit hours may be in the applied sciences, i.e., environmental technology, sanitation technology, medical technology, public health, infection control or food service; and at least two 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 conditions; 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 4 years of satisfactory full-time experience as described in "1" above; or

3. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" or "2" above.  However, all candidates must have at least 60 semester credits from an accredited college, including at least 15 semester credits in the physical and/or biological sciences.  Furthermore, to assure compliance with Section 11.112 of the Compilation of the Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (NYCRR) - Title 10 (Health), all candidates must have at least 2 years of experience as a public health sanitarian as described in "1" 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

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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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