HOME ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH COORDINATOR

Recruitment #2208-2599DC-001

Introduction

The City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) seeks an Environmental Health Coordinator to join a team of dedicated professionals who facilitate programs and services that are critical to the health and well-being of Milwaukee’s children and their families.  

 

The Milwaukee Health Department Home Environmental Health (HEH) Division provides lead poison prevention programming and services to lead poisoned and lead exposed children.  HEH provides environmental investigation and nursing case management services for children with elevated lead blood lead levels in order to support their healthy recovery.  In some cases, HEH is able to facilitate federal funding for the lead abatement of homes that contain lead hazards.  

  


The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity.  

 

Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big-city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed old world charm with a breathtaking Art Museum, top-flight arts and cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities and great restaurants.

Purpose

As part of the MHD’s environmental health management team, the Home Environmental Health Coordinator –Quality Control and Operations (EHC) provides day-to-day oversite to assure that work performed by community partners and administrative staff meets departmental, state and ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) requirements.

Essential Functions

Oversite

  • Participate in the training and supervision of internal and external staff.
  • Develop and oversee all work processes and functions to ensure effective and efficient operation of environmental health programs, including quality control and assurance of investigations, assessments, and enforcement orders.
  • Evaluate, refine, and implement changes in field protocols to increase efficiency and effectiveness; ensure compliance with City ordinances, and state and federal program standards.
  • Evaluate staff performance in both the quantity and quality of work; provide evaluation of performance standards for advancement and monitor key performance indicators.
  • Monitor national and state regulatory practices; align programmatic activities with identified best practices.
  • Prepare appropriate program summaries, project updates, special reports, and other documents to support the division; prepare monthly and annual reports and required assessments as assigned. 

Environmental Investigation and Monitoring

  • Oversee and monitor lead risk assessments of houses and other dwellings to determine compliance with contractual obligations in adherence to ARPA guidelines
  • Monitor lead abatement projects when abatement work is ongoing to ensure contractor work is being performed in a lead safe manner. 
  • Enforce code compliance on abatement projects.
  • Oversee clearance dust wipe samples of dwellings after abatement has been completed; prepare related reports. 
  • Conduct routine and/or required inspections and/or audits to ensure compliance with existing local and state public health and environmental codes, and ARPA regulations.
  • Investigate complaints regarding ARPA lead abatement permitting and services
  • Oversee environmental samples for laboratory analysis to ensure compliance with existing local and state public health and environmental codes, regulations, and policies. 
  • Refer public complaints to management.

Data Reporting and Analysis

  • Perform data collection, research, analysis, and interpretation related to key performance indicators; develop statistical analysis summaries, tables and reports.
  • Prepare and maintain various records, reports, correspondence and other departmental documents, including draft notices, mileage reports, time sheets, inspection reports, and related documentation.  

Education and Outreach

  • Collaborate in the development and delivery of programs and activities that promote health and prevent disease.
  • Develop relationships with community-based organizations and healthcare providers to increase the public health system response to lead poisoning and healthy homes issues.
  • Coordinate program related outreach activities and provide staffing for community outreach events in relation to ARPA contractors and ARPA partners.
  • Field program related questions from ARPA partners, clients and program participants.
  • Serve as the point of contact for open records and medical records requests.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the lead strategic plan and support of the lead taskforce.
  • Manage relationships with community outreach subcontractors.

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

Please be advised that you are required to have received either both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prior to your employment start date or have an approved religious or medical accommodation prior to your employment start date.  You can find further information relative to the City’s Covid-19 Vaccination Policy here.


The Environmental Health Coordinator must be willing and able to do the following:

  • Carry a mobile device during business hours.
  • Work outside standard business hours in order to meet departmental needs.
  • Travel outside the City of Milwaukee for job related training, presentations and conferences; occasional overnight travel may be required.
  • Perform extensive field work indoors and outdoors in all types of weather throughout the City of Milwaukee.
  • Properly lift and move objects weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this job, employees may be exposed to infectious agents or toxins.

Required pre-employment vaccines include:

  • TB Test (at time of hire and annually throughout employment)
  • MMR Vaccine
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Varicella Vaccine

Required pre-employment tests include:

  • Physical Exam
  • Vision Exam
  • Audio-Gram
  • Drug Screen - Non DOT (Department of Transportation)

Minimum Requirements

1.    Bachelor’s degree in environmental health, public health, community health, chemistry, biology, physical science or a related field from an accredited college or university.

2.    One year of experience performing environmental health remediation or equivalent duties closely related to the essential functions of this position.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.

 

3.    Certification as a Lead Risk Assessor with the State of Wisconsin within six months of appointment and throughout employment. (Training for certification will be provided by the City).

a.    For information about the State of Wisconsin Lead Risk Assessor certification go to: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/regulations/lead/risk-assessor.htm

4.    Certification as a Lead Abatement Supervisor with the State of Wisconsin within six months of appointment and throughout employment. (Training for certification will be provided by the City).

a.    For information about the State of Wisconsin Lead Abatement Supervisor certification go to: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/regulations/lead/supervisor.htm

5.    Valid driver's license and access to a properly insured vehicle at time of appointment and throughout employment.

NOTE: To receive credit for any of the certifications listed in #1 above, a legible copy of the valid certification(s) must be received by the application period closing date. Applications without a copy of the certification(s) attached will be considered incomplete and will be rejected.

 

NOTICE: Please do not attach your academic transcripts to your employment application. The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the background screening process prior to extending any job offers.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Certification as a Registered Sanitarian or Registered Environmental Health Specialist.
  • Certification as a Lead Risk Assessor or a Lead Abatement Supervisor.
  • Experience providing quality control and performance metrics reviews.
  • Experience in financial management.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics

Technical

  • Knowledge of public health and safety principles and practices. 
  • Knowledge of program coordination principles, including outcome assessment.
  • Knowledge of program coordination tasks, contract or grant utilization, outcome measurement and quality assurance.
  • Ability to promote wellness and disease prevention.
  • Ability to engage in ongoing professional development activities.
  • Ability to read and interpret program specific materials, policies and regulations.
  • Ability to monitor work activities, assign duties, outline work methods, direct work in progress and check or inspect completed work.  
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts and to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to determine cost/benefits of programs and to measure outcomes.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Knowledge of computer applications and software such as Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Ability to utilize public health related data systems and data collection tools.  

Communication, Interpersonal and Customer Focus

  • Effective verbal communication skills, including the ability to present information and to respond to questions from groups of managers, community partners, staff, clients, and the public.
  • Written communication skills required to write reports, grants, contracts, business correspondence, procedure manuals and program related materials.
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary staff, the public, media, city officials and other outside agencies.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and fairly with people whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Judgement and Responsibility

  • Ability to recognize problems and employ creative problem solving.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with integrity.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, organize and complete work; ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively under stress.
  • Ability to work under statutory and office deadlines.

Current Salary

The current salary range (2FN) is $64,740-$68,968 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $66,682-$71,037 annually. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.  

 

BENEFITS  

The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit https://city.milwaukee.gov/der/benefits.

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.

INITIAL FILING DATE - The examination will be held as soon as practical after the deadline listed above. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice.  However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

  • APPLICATION and further information may be accessed by visiting https://www.jobapscloud.com/MIL/.
  • Applications should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or staffinginfo@milwaukee.gov.
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.

Conclusion

EEO = 206

The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.    



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