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University of Rochester Sr Sanitarian - 223360 in Rochester, New York

Sr Sanitarian

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Central Administration

Full/Part Time


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Full Time 40 hours Grade 055 Environmental Health & Safety


8 AM-5 PM



Directs, plans and manages University-wide program for management of the Sanitarian’s Office, including the safety of the food supply purchased, provided, or sold at the University. Also plans, directs and manages a program of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for the University’s Pest Control Unit (PCU) for structural pests. Provides supporting activities to ensure the potability and availability of the domestic drinking water. Promotes the health of the University community by advocating sound sanitary principles and practices and the maintenance of general sanitary conditions throughout all University buildings and properties.


Under general direction and with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment:

Selects staff for the Sanitarian's Office and Pest Control Unit (PCU), recommends salaries and other personnel actions. Supervises technicians on appropriate techniques, procedures and special safety precautions. Ensures complete oversight of safe and sanitary preparing, handling and serving of food and other consumables at the University by providing appropriate education and instruction to staff that provide the services, for students who are involved in food activities and off-site vendors who provide food to the University community. Acts as the University contact person for any food, drinking water or non-food related sanitation problem or issue. Ensures complete oversight of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program at the University.

Manages the PCU to ensure that the principles of IPM are continually applied by the technical staff. Works to reduce use of pesticides and increase use of IPM principles. Remains informed of latest advances in IPM techniques. Ensures that pesticides which are applied are the most suitable for the situation. Active member of the NYS Community IPM Program oversight Council Supervises PCU staff to ensure responsible application of pesticides and other means of pest and vermin control in accordance with USEPA and NYSDEC regulations. Ensures that PCU staff communicate accurately and thoroughly with University clients about the precautions and risks associated with pest control methods. Maintains knowledge of current regulations and hazards of pest control products. Prepares annual reports of operations for internal use and for compliance with NYSDEC regulations.

Audits food preparation/service areas throughout the University to ensure compliance with regulations and recommends remedial actions where warranted. Supervises and guides staff that conduct food safety/sanitation inspections. . Acts as the liaison with County and State Regulatory Agencies regarding all food safety/sanitation regulations including accompanying them on any routine or complaint based inspections and ensuring abatement of any specific deficiencies or findings.

Oversees a program for temporary food events involving an application and permit issuing process for student groups that want to serve food to the public. Approves applications for non-University vendors to serve or sell food at University functions. Develops and maintains outside vendor catering and food truck lists for the University and monitors safe handling of food during events.

Supervises preparation of documentation to conform to complex government regulations related to sanitation and use of controlled pesticides. Serves as University liaison for NYS DOH, DEC and DOA&M for inspections or issues related to food safety and pesticide use. Maintains close familiarity with related local, state and federal regulations. Keeps abreast of proposed changes, reporting their potential impact to the Department Director or higher levels as appropriate.

As an agent of the University, prepares and signs annual University reports for State and County agencies and for the University. Ensures University compliance with EPA and DEC regulations related to use of controlled pesticides and Monroe County DOH regulations related to the safety of food served at the University.

Oversees budget for both Sanitarian's Office and Pest Control Unit. Through judicious management of supplies and equipment ensures that charges to University clients are kept at lowest possible levels.

Investigates and proposes corrective actions, including developing education programs, for accidents in all University food preparation and service areas. Keeps records and reports trends of accidents.

Assumes leadership role in designing and implementing emergency plans to handle non- food sanitary problems such as drinking water contamination, sanitation and provisions of potable water during water outages, sewage backups, infectious waste management, etc. Prepares for and acts as a one of the back-ups to the Liaison Officer for University wide emergencies when Emergency Operations Centers may be set up. This includes participating in drills and being a part of both the SMH and Student Campuses Emergency Preparedness Committees. Participates as an active member of the SMH Environment of Care Committee and the University’s Waste Minimization Committee.


  • Master's Degree in Food Safety/ Sanitation, Health Care Admin. or related field. Experience: 10 years of combined experience in food safety, sanitation and pest control with managerial experience.

  • Certification: Eligible for NYS/DEC Pest Control Applicator certification in categories 7A & 7F. Eligible for state or national certification as a Registered Sanitarian.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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