Business Title: Industrial Hygienist
Civil Service Title: Industrial Hygienist
Title Classification: Competitive
Job Category: Public Safety, Inspections, & Enforcement
Career Level: Experienced (non‑manager)
Work Location: Hazen St‑Assets Mgmt, East Elmhurst, Queens, NY
Division/Work Unit: Assets Management
# of Positions: 2
Title Code No: 31305
Proposed Salary Range: $ 56,041.00 ‑ $ 64,447.00 (Annual)
Flexible Spending Account
As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID‑19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.
The New York City Department of Correction (DOC) is an integral part of the City’s evolving criminal justice system, participating in reform initiatives and strategies aimed to move the City towards a smaller jail system without compromising public safety. The DOC is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for our employees, visitors, volunteers, and people in our custody. Importantly, safe jails enable DOC to provide people in custody with the tools and opportunities they need to successfully re‑enter their communities. The DOC operates facilities and court commands across the five boroughs with more than 9,000 diverse professionals and knowledgeable experts.
The DOC seeks to recruit Industrial Hygienists. Under executive direction and with latitude to exercise independent judgement, the candidates recruited will be tasked with conducting regular and frequent inspections of the department’s hazardous waste storage sites as well as the facility storage areas and perimeters to ensure that all waste is properly stored. The incumbents will perform inspections of the dumpsters and compactors to ensure that staff members/employees do not discard electronic items, light bulbs, or chemicals improperly; and adhere to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Storm Sewer Regulations, and Petroleum Bulk Storage Regulations in performance of assigned functions. Duties for this position include but is not limited to:
- Evaluating findings, preparing reports and making recommendations.
- Recommending appropriate equipment and techniques for protection against exposure to harmful
- substances and/or hazardous conditions.
- Providing instruction and training on health and safety matters.
- Addressing salt storage piles; controlling waste, garage, and floatable debris by keeping exposed
- areas free of such materials.
- Controlling dust generation and vehicle tracking of industrial materials.
- Submitting registration renewals for petroleum bulk storage.
- Conducting inspections of the petroleum bulk storage sites for evidence of leaks.
- Conducting inspections of catch basins; ensuring the proper signage is provided; and generating reports
- with inspection findings.
- Following good housekeeping and pollution prevention practices.
- Utilizing preventative measures such as barriers between material storage and traffic areas, secondary containment provision, and procedures for material storage and handling.
Minimum Qual Requirements
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university including or supplemented by 28 semester credits in industrial hygiene, environmental health science, occupational health science and/or safety engineering; or
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university including or supplemented by 28 semester credits in the physical or natural sciences, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, chemical engineering and/or toxicology and one year of satisfactory, full‑time experience in the identification, evaluation and control of health and safety hazards; or
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and two years of satisfactory full‑time work experience as described in “2” above; or
- A combination of education and experience that is the equivalent of the course work and/or experience described in “1”, “2”, and “3” above. Semester credits from an accredited college or university in industrial hygiene, environmental health science, occupational health science and/or safety engineering may be substituted for experience on the basis of 7 semester credits equals 6 months of experience, up to a maximum of 28 semester credits. Semester credits from an accredited college or university in the physical or natural sciences, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering, chemical engineering and/or toxicology may be substituted for experience on the basis of 7 semester credits equals 3 months of experience, up to a maximum of 28 semester credits. However, all candidates must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
A Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York. This license must be maintained for the duration of employment.
To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II individuals must have, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, one year of satisfactory full‑time work experience in the identification, evaluation and control of health and safety hazards.
Ability to lift 40 lbs., climb ladders and stairs; walk, bend, and stoop. Ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including the use of a respirator.
All candidates must be employed by an NYC agency and permanent in the title Industrial Hygienist or have taken, passed, and be accessible in the most recent exam #2029.
The City of New York offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance for the employee and his/her spouse or domestic partner and unemancipated children under age 26, union benefits such as dental and vision coverage, paid annual leave and sick leave, paid holidays, a pension, and optional savings and pre‑tax programs such as Deferred Compensation, IRA, and a flexible spending account.
For City employees: Go to Employee Self‑Service (ESS) ‑ www.nyc.gov/ess and search for Job ID# 563833.
For all other applicants: Go to https://a127‑jobs.nyc.gov and search for Job ID# 563833
Submission of a resume is not a guarantee that you will receive an interview.
Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
New York City residency is currently not required for this position.