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Staff Occupational Health Specialist

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Job ID: 60442
Location: Port Authority Technical Cntr




Under the direction of the Supervisor, Occupational Health, the selected candidate will be responsible for:


  • Inspecting food establishments located on Port Authority properties and applying the most current NY an NJ public health codes and industry practices to enhance food service operations and ensure quality service for our customers;
  • Duties will include but is not limited to verifying the existence of operating permits and training certificates, evaluating the storage, handling, preparation, and service of food, and inspecting the premises for cleanliness;
  • Prepares technical reports and memorandum which contains findings, conclusions, and recommendations;
  • Completing inspection reports using current techniques;
  • Investigate food borne and public health complaints, conduct food borne illness investigations and Integrated Pest Management inspections;
  • This position requires travel to all Port Authority facilities and to respond to emergencies and incidents on off hours.




Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with Associate Degree in public, environmental, occupational health or a health-related field from an accredited college or university;
  • Minimum 2 year experience performing environmental and public health inspections carrying out the various elements of prevention and control programs affecting the public’s health;
  • Note: A Bachelor’s degree in one of the above fields may be substituted for one (1) year of experience;
  • Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license;
  • The successful candidate will be subject to a comprehensive background check, must pass a fingerprint based 10-year criminal history records to obtain an airport Security Identification Display (SIDA) credential.  The candidate must be able to maintain SIDA credentials throughout your employment in this position.




  • Ideal candidates will present the following profile:
  • NJ Licensed Registered Environmental Health Specialist, Sanitarian or Health Inspector Licenses or equivalent; or
  • NYS FSIO-I or FSIO-II Certification;
  • NJDEP or NYSDEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License;
  • Experience with food safety and public health;
  • Familiarity with NY City, NY State & NJ State public health regulations;
  • Demonstrated experience conducting comprehensive inspections and documenting findings of the inspections in written reports;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with internal staff at all levels and external officials from Public Health Agencies;
  • Ability to interpret analytical results and develop appropriate recommendations;
  • Demonstrated experience in problem solving and project management;
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, multitask and work independently to complete tasks;
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the "Apply Now" button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority:

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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