This public health engineering work of a moderately complex nature relating to wastewater disposal, sanitary sewage systems, grease traps, air pollution and solid and hazardous wastes to ensure compliance with the Rockland County Public Health Law and state and local sanitary codes. The term public health engineer shall mean a person who applies engineering principles for the detection, evaluation, control and management of those factors in the environment which is influence for compliance with local zoning ordinances. The work also involves the inspection of real property and building structures for compliance with local zoning ordinances. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Commissioner of Environmental Management and Engineering or other town administrator. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Oversees the enforcement of the provisions of Public Health Law and State and Local Sanitary Codes relating to realty subdivisions, sewage and industrial waste water treatment plants, industrial air pollution emissions sources, combustion installations, extension of sewer mains, soil and erosion control and commercial grease traps;
Evaluated air pollution studies;
Conducts public health complaint investigations and prepares reports and recommendations;
Investigates zoning complaints through site inspections, interviewing property owners, tenants, neighbors or other parties;
Attempts to mediate zoning disputes among parties involved;
Conducts witness interviews, prepares affidavits for witnesses and attends pre-trial conferences and hearing in cases involving zoning violations;
Prepares and issues zoning correction notices, violation notices and court information when necessary;
Reviews present and proposed local regulations to determine conformity with the State Sanitary Code and confers with local officials regarding resolutions which do not conform;
Prepares and gathers evidence to assist Town Attorney in the defense of the town with respect to lawsuits concerning zoning violations;
Conducts town-wide inspections for litter, illegal dumping, illegal occupancy, site plan compliance issues, commercial grease traps, etc.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Good knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of public health engineering and environmental health programs; good knowledge of the provisions of the Public Health Law and State and local Sanitary Codes; good knowledge of inspection practices and techniques; working knowledge of interviewing techniques; ability to understand and interpret laws, ordinances, guidelines and regulations pertaining to zoning and environmental health; ability to mediate disputes; ability to issue understandable instructions; ability to prepare technical reports and correspondence; ability to communicate effectively with the public and other officials both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relation with others.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and five (5) years of professional-level experience in public health engineering (e.g. public health hazardous waste programs, public health air or water pollution control, public health hazardous materials management and/or response).
A Master’s or Doctorate degree in Engineering may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.
A Professional Engineering license (PE) may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience.
A Professional Engineering license (PE) may be substituted for the specialized Bachelor’s degree.
Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (first part of Professional Engineer exam), and designation as an Intern Engineer, or equivalent, (e.g. Intern Engineer is a New York State designation; other States’ designation may be different) may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: A valid driver’s license or accessibility to transportation to meet field work requirements in a timely and efficient manner.