County of Alameda

Lead Risk Assessor (#2963)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Misc Prof/Tech (011)
$36.43-$43.58 Hourly / $2,732.25-$3,268.50 BiWeekly /
$5,919.88-$7,081.75 Monthly / $71,038.50-$84,981.00 Yearly


Under direction, conducts on-site inspections in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and standards to determine the existence, nature, severity, and location of lead-based paint and other hazards; provides occupants, property owners and other technical/professional staff with reports explaining the results of the investigation, options for reducing lead-based paint and other hazards, and performs other related work.


Positions in this classification are assigned to the Community Development Agency. This class is distinguished from the next lower one of Lead Inspection Technician in that the latter class serves as the junior member of a two person inspection team assisting in the determination of the existence, nature, severity and location of lead-based paint hazards; whereas the former class is responsible for meeting production and quality standards of the on-site inspections, assessing potential risk and recommending options to remediate any hazard, according to program protocols utilizing Department of Housing and Urban Development Guidelines, state and local regulations and is required to be certified by the State of California as a Lead Related Construction Inspector/Assessor. This class is further distinguished from the Lead Project Designer in that the latter is responsible for directing and coordinating the work of all technical and non-technical staff to complete program and project activities and the former is the senior member of the two person inspection team.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Conducts visual and physical inspections of public and residential buildings

2. Draws site and floor plans of structures to identify locations where samples may or have been taken.

3. Collects samples of dust, soil, paint or other materials or objects that may contain lead or substances that may affect public health to identify structural or non-structural sources of lead in the environment.

4. Uses XRF analyzers to conduct paint sampling and calibrates the instrument to ensure accuracy.

5. Prepares transmittals for laboratory analysis and other documents to ensure proper chain of custody. May act as a liaison with laboratory personnel to ensure analysis is performed in a timely fashion.

6. Provides educational/marketing materials to tenants, property owners, property management companies, and resident managers concerning lead and safety issues as they relate to public health.

7. Records and documents site activities, inputs data to computerized data management systems, formats reports to ensure accurate and organized retrieval of data.

8. Ensures all lead-hazard reduction personnel or program personnel including other technical, construction and health personnel are informed of activities and coordinates those activities when appropriate.

9. Coordinates and assists citizen and neighborhood advisory or ad hoc committees and other program staff with community meetings or activities as directed.

10 Directs the work of Lead Inspection Technicians in the completion of visual assessment, and sampling and risk assessments.

11. Serves on program committees as directed.

12. Gives public presentations at conferences, accredited training courses, community events, home renovation classes.


Certification by the State of California as a Lead Related Construction Inspector/Assessor.

Special Requirement:

A valid Class C California driver's license.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge, skills and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Examples of Duties" section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Lead as an environmental and health hazard.
• Basic inspection techniques.
• Risk assessment methodologies.
• Basic math and statistical methods.
• Housing and environmental abatement techniques.
• Bulk sampling procedures.
• Basic light frame construction.
• Data gathering techniques related to environmental sampling.
• Interpretation and application of technical protocols.
• Basic computer operations.

Ability to:

• Recognize and solve problems.
• Monitor progress and evaluate.
• Making decisions, judgment.
• Plan and organize.
• Communicate with interpersonal sensitivity.
• Effectively communicate in writing.
• Effectively communicate orally.
• Meet deadlines.
• Handle a variety of projects at once.
• Directs the work of others.

DA:jc Revised 11/98
Old specs: 1277h.wpf
Newspecs: Jobspecs\2963
JC:pf Rev. 12/21/00
Csc date: 1/17/01


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.


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