The Village of Mineola's job description for the position of Superintendent of Buildings calls for:
"(1) a High School graduate and eight years of experience in planning and construction of buildings, including five years of progressively more responsible experience in all phases of building inspection work, at least three years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity;
(2) completion of at least two years of college, with courses in engineering and six years of experience as described in (1)."
OK, so you can expect that kind of tomfoolery from the likes of Uniondale. After all, they're just a lowly hamlet, and we know how THOSE places are run what with all the cronyism, the corruption, and the political favoritism that is de rigeur. But such falderol doesn't go down in an Incorporated Village like Mineola. Especially with someone like Jack Martins at the helm. No siree Bob! Why he's the paradigm of integrity. He would never put the Village at risk by allowing someone with a questionable pedigree to man the helm of Mineola's Building Department.
Let's take a gander at Daniel B. Whalen's employment history with the Nassau County Department of Civil Service. He started as a seasonal park worker in June 1994 at $10 per hour. He continued along this career path until April 15, 1998 when he took the position of part-time parking meter attendant with the Village of New Hyde Park. The pay was better - $17.68 an hour - but maybe it wasn't good enough because he resigned his position on August 20th that year.