Thursday, April 7, 2016

Job Openings: 5 Environmental Lead Inspection Coordinators in Maine!

Opening Date: April 8, 2016
Contact: L. Hadyniak
Closing Date: April 22, 2016
Telephone: (207) 287-1887
Location: Augusta, Maine

Code: 9253
Range: 23 (Prof & Tech B.U.)
Salary: $36,940.80 - $50,003.20/yr
Value of State-paid Health & Dental Insurance: $370.98 biweekly.
Value of State's share of employee's retirement: 15.30% of pay.

Agency Information
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protect the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs; and assists families in providing for the developmental, health and safety needs of their children. The mission for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), within which this position is located, is to develop and deliver services to preserve, protect, and promote the health and well-being of the citizens of Maine. The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program administers and enforces the Lead Poisoning Control Act's goal to eradicate childhood lead poisoning in Maine.

Job Duties
The Maine CDC's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is recruiting to fill five (5) Environmental Specialist III limited period vacancies. In this position you will support the expected increase in environmental lead inspections resulting from the new statutory definition of a lead-poisoned child. You will act as a departmental expert on housing-related matters associated with lead poisoning. When either a case of childhood lead poisoning or lead-based substances is found in a dwelling, you will order a lead hazard inspection of all dwelling units by a contractor, review the contractor's inspection report, determine if an order to abate is required, and if necessary issue an order to abate the identified lead hazards.

You will also: 
  • Work with landlords to ensure a unit gets abated; 
  • Determine if interim lead hazard controls are sufficient to protect the lead-poisoned child; 
  • Provide technical expertise during legal proceedings with the AG's office; 
  • Assess administrative fines; 
  • Assist landlords and families with interpreting their home lead dust testing results; and 
  • Evaluate home environments to assess and mitigate risks. 
A six (6) year combination of education and/or experience in environmental, biological, physical science or engineering which includes two (2) years of environmental experience. Qualifying education must include at least 15 credit hours of science or engineering coursework from an accredited educational institution.

Preferred candidates will have:
  • Knowledge of childhood lead poisoning, especially sources of lead exposure; 
  • Knowledge of, or experience doing, housing inspections or assessments; 
  • Knowledge of the low-income housing infrastructure within the state of Maine; 
  • Experience working with community partners; 
  • Experience working with landlords and tenants; 
  • Experience with regulatory enforcement; and 
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills.

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