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State Board of Sanitarians

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What does a Sanitarian do?

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How do I become a Sanitarian?


Step 1:  Contact or visit Workforce - West Virginia Office for information or visit the West Virginia Division of Personnel web site: Applying for State Jobs

Step 2:  Once you have completed the application process with the West Virginia of Personnel, your application will be rated and your name will be placed on a register for the counties in which you have indicated you will accept employment. 

Step 3:  When a vacancy for a Sanitarian occurs, the agency that has the vacancy has several options.   They can:

1. Post the vacancy as a Sanitarian 1, for which they will request a copy of the register for their county.  If your name is on the register for that county, you can be called for an interview. 
You can also apply directly to an agency for a vacancy in an area in which you had not expressed interest.  Vacancies are posted at the
Division of Personnel web site.

2.  Post the vacancy requiring that applicants already be trained and/or registered.  Only those already working in Sanitarian positions within the State will be eligible candidates for such a posting.

3.  Post the vacancy for multiple levels of experience, filling only one job with the best candidate based on those who apply.  This enables an office to hire someone who has no experience to fill a vacancy, if no one who is already trained applies.


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