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Job Posting Notice





Business Title:

Public Health Inspector, Bureau of Food Safety and Community Sanitation

Civil Service Title:


Job Category:

Health, Public Safety, Inspections, & Enforcement

Career Level:

Experienced (non-manager)

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Proposed Salary Range:

$ 38,436.00 - $ 44,201.00 (Annual)

Work Location:

125 Worth Street, Nyc

Division/Work Unit:

Food Safety & Community Sanit

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Job Description

**Salary has been updated to: $40,194 (Flat Rate) - Onboard: $46,223

Food Safety and Community Sanitation Health Inspectors are vital in averting preventable illness and disease.  Health inspectors travel throughout the five boroughs of New York City to ensure compliance with health regulations relating to the environment, educate the public and businesses, and represent the Department to the public on important environmental health issues. 

The work of the inspector includes implementing, educating about and enforcing groundbreaking laws to protect the publicís health such as the Smoke-Free Air Act, which eliminated smoking and second-hand smoke in all public places; the banning of heart-disease causing trans fats in NYC food facilities, mandating calorie information be displayed in restaurants to help promote decision-making by the dining public, ant to assess restaurant conditions for the posting of a sanitary letter grade summarizing their performance.  These immensely important and popular programs help prevent and reduce heart disease, obesity, and foodborne illnesses.  Check us out!  The Health Department maintains a website where the public can view inspection results at 

The Food Safety program uses the most up-to-date technical equipment to support the work of inspectors, including handheld computers to conduct inspections and investigations, real-time uploading of results to a central database and website, and the availability of mobile phone apps to inform the public. 

As a Health Inspector, you may inspect restaurants, mobile food carts, day camps, shelters, pools, saunas, correctional facilities, schools, senior centers, soup kitchens and residences to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations enacted to protect the publicís health.  Exemplary inspectors also support training at our Health Academy, and may conduct both enforcement and consultative inspections on behalf of permitted businesses. 

Starting salary: $40,194  plus generous vacation days with some carry-over allowed.  Salaries for new City employees increase significantly after two years of employment.  New York State residency is required.  Travel throughout the city using public transportation may be required.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, with at least 30 semester credits in the biological and/or physical sciences, i.e., biology, botany, chemistry, geology, physics, physiology, and zoology; or
2. An associate degree from an accredited college or university, with 12 semester credits in the biological and/or physical sciences, and 5 years of experience as a public health technician assisting sanitarians and engineers in carrying out the various elements of prevention and control programs affecting the publicís health.

Medical Requirement: Medical guidelines have been established for the position of Public Health Sanitarian. Candidates will be examined to determine whether they can perform the essential functions of the position of Public Health Sanitarian. Where appropriate, a reasonable accommodation will be provided for a person with a disability to enable him or her to take the examination, and /or to perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Skills

The position draws on technical and scientific skills, as well as effective communication skills.  Candidates should have excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and organizational skills, as they will be interacting with a wide variety of New Yorkers every day.

Additional Information

Position #   001184 - 001185 - Night shift
position #   000942 - 003695 - Day shift

40 Hours/ Week

The job requires carrying and constantly using approximately 18-20 pounds of inspection equipment.  This includes a handheld computer (laptop) weighing approximately 5 pounds.

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to  In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 152017.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Work Location

125 Worth Street, NY, NY

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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