Environmental Lead Inspection Coordinator

Augusta, Maine, United States Full-time

Environmental Specialist III – LIMITED PERIOD
Opening Date: November 30, 2018

Closing Date: January 18, 2019

Job Class Code: 9253
Grade: 23
Salary: $ $38,438.40 – 52,020.80/yr.
Position Number:  020003564

 

CURRENT VACANCY 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.

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program administers and enforces the Lead Poisoning Control Act’s goal to eradicate childhood lead poisoning in Maine. In this position 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;
• Assess administrative fines;
• Assist landlords and families with interpreting their inspection results; and
• Evaluate home environments to assess and mitigate risks.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

For additional information about this position please contact Eric Frohmberg, Supervisor, Lead Poisoning Prevention Unit, at (207) 287-8141 or by email at eric.frohmberg@maine.gov. To apply, please upload a recent resume, cover letter, and transcript (transcript needed only if education is used to meet the minimum qualifications). To request a paper application, please contact Ashley Vigue at Ashley.Vigue@Maine.gov.

BENEFITS
Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 15.37% of pay   
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $444.68 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $422.45 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $400.211 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $377.98 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%)
*The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2017.

 

The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.