Inspector, Bureau of Environmental Sciences and Engineering - 331254
The Office of Building Water Supply Oversight (BWSO) within the Bureau of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (ESE) was formed to implement, oversee and evaluate the Cooling Tower law and regulations. The Scientist (Water Ecology) Level II position is part of a new BWSO team consisting of over 60 staff, including over 40 field inspection staff, data and compliance analysts, operations and logistics staff and administrative staff. The Scientist (Water Ecology) Level II will report to a Field Supervisor and be responsible for carrying out the objectives of the BWSO program. Responsibilities of the Scientist (Water Ecology) Level II include leading field team in implementing and evaluating a proactive inspection program to ensure compliance with the new regulations; educating building owners and managers in best practices for managing water tanks, cooling towers, evaporative condensers, internal plumbing, and waste water systems; implementing and evaluating regulatory strategies to identify and mitigate risk; and, leading environmental investigations and mitigation efforts in response to legionellae outbreaks.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
--Conduct investigations of building water supply and distribution systems including cooling towers, water tanks, evaporative condensers, internal plumbing and waste water systems.
--Perform environmental sampling of building water supply and distribution systems for water quality analysis including collection of water quality measurements.
--Review building maintenance programs and plans for cooling tower systems to ensure compliance.
--Prepare reports pertaining to the findings of the field investigation including the preparation of electronic inspection reports using software developed for BWSO to implement our inspection protocols.
--Educate building owners and managers in best practices for managing water tanks, cooling towers, evaporative condensers, internal plumbing, and waste water systems.
--Counsel facility/premises/owner /operator regarding the new regulations and remedial measures when necessary.
--Issue Notice of Violations and Tribunal summons for non-compliance with NYC Health Code and NYS Sanitary Code.
--Participate in the development of standard operating procedures for the field and conduct field surveys associated with building water supply and distribution systems.
--Review plans, drawings, and specifications for building water supply and distribution systems.
--Provide recommendations and take corrective actions based on findings of the field investigation as needed or directed by supervisor.
--Assist the ESE in related Public Health Engineering tasks including water and sewage complaints, beach inspections and sampling and pool inspections and sampling.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A masters degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following areas of study: environmental or chemical engineering, limnology, environmental science, marine science, geology, biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, or health science; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with 24 semester credits in one or a combination of the areas of study described in ""1"" above, at least 12 of which must have been in one of these areas of study; and at least one year of satisfactory full time experience, which may not have been part of graduate or undergraduate course work, working in the field of water quality planning, management or
research or performing environmental laboratory analyses, and/or environmental field sampling of water; or
3. An associate degree from an accredited college or university including or supplemented by 24 semester credits in one or a combination of the areas of study described in "1" above, at least 12 of which must have been in one of these areas of study; and at least three years of satisfactory full time experience as described in "2" above.
To be assigned to Assignment Levels II or III, all candidates must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university as described in "2" above and must have one additional year of the experience described in "2" above for a total of two years of experience.
A master's degree from an accredited college in one of the areas described in "1" above may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience.
License Requirement: Must possess a motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York. This license must be maintained for the duration of employment.
--Ideal candidate must be able to climb ladders and work in confined spaces, work in high altitudes (building roofs) in order to perform water testing
--Pass medical clearance and FIT testing for wearing proper PPE respirators
--Must complete and pass Agency required trainings and be in compliance with position related certificates and licenses.
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:
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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.
25-01 Jackson Avenue, Queens, NY
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.