Recruitment #2208-5019-001


Are you a leader in environmental health looking for a rewarding opportunity?


The City of Milwaukee Health Department is seeking a Home Environmental Health Manager to join a team of dedicated professionals who oversee programs that are critical to the health and well-being of Children and their families in our community.


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.


 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.


Under the direction of the Disease Control and Environmental Health Services Director, and with guidance from the Deputy Commissioner of Environmental Health, the Home Environmental Health Manager provides leadership for all activities to build and maintain a highly collaborative, city-wide and cross-sector, lead paint abatement strategy and system.  

Essential Functions

Leadership /Coordination

  • Build and maintain a city-wide and cross-sector lead abatement system, which extends beyond MHD and local government by working with various partners, including community organizations, neighborhood associations, local coalitions, nonprofit philanthropic organizations and private contractors to advance city-wide lead abatement.
  • Align goals, strategies, implantation, evaluation, and reporting relative to hazards in the built environment which contribute to lead poisoning; support integration with energy efficiency, weatherization and community wealth building.
  • Provide leadership for multi-disciplinary planning which results in the development, implementation, and evaluation of programmatic strategies on a city-wide scale.
  • Oversee the performance management system for the program; make policy and programmatic recommendations based on performance measures.
  • Work collaboratively with managers, staff, other city departments, community partners, and various work teams to achieve program goals and objectives in a timely manner.
  • Hire, train and evaluate staff responsible for new and innovative community interventions and housing strategies.
  • Develop, prepare, monitor and coordinate budgets from external resources, including overseeing major federal and state grants.
  • Provide technical assistance regarding state requirements for lead abatement, hazard control and clearances to federal grantors.

Program Evaluation /Policy Development

  • Evaluate interventions to determine their effectiveness in addressing home environmental health hazards and improving children’s health.
  • Engage in a variety of needs assessment activities, including evaluating program capacity, community needs, the geographic burden of childhood lead poisoning, and the success of previous/current activities and projects.
  • Direct program evaluation and research activities, including an analysis of service impact on target populations, data collection, comparative analysis of various housing interventions, and surveillance of key performance indicators.
  • Ensure that programs are in compliance with internal and external deliverables and expectations, including state statutory requirements, local ordinances, federal requirements, community coalition expectations, and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations.
  • Assess programs and work activities to improve and streamline internal processes, ensure compliance standards are met and provide effective program administration.
  • Utilize opportunities to contribute to local, state and federal policy and program formation.
  • Develop and maintain program policies and procedures in compliance with state and federal requirements and national best practices.
  • Develop and maintain a dashboard of key performance metrics to assure program process, impact and outcome objectives are met.

Advocacy and Coalition Building

  • Develop and maintain collaborative and effective relationships with other city departments, state and federal regulatory and funding agencies, medical providers, housing providers, community-based organizations, advocacy agencies, philanthropic organizations, and academic institutions to coordinate and consult on comprehensive and transparent city-wide efforts to rapidly increase the number of units abated in the City of Milwaukee.

Court Enforcement Management

  • Manage the administrative functions of written lead hazard orders adjudicated to court for further enforcement.
  • Review all written lead hazard orders sent to adjudication for proper documentation, enforceability, re-inspection fees, and timeliness for increased guilty verdicts.
  • Review all citation, warrants, and placard orders for documentation, enforceability, fees, and timeliness for increased guilty verdicts.
  • Represent and serve as the court liaison for the Environmental Health division and the City Attorney’s office in court proceedings against large rental property owners.
  • Consult with judges and develop written policies and procedures for community initiatives and changes in court operations.
  • Represent and serve as the liaison for lead enforcement activities with external community partners, including community groups, MPD, County Sheriff’s office and other public agencies.
  • Consult and coordinate with DHS for mutual enforcement of property owners and contractors.
  • Prepare any written orders and files that may be appealed.
  • Prepare reports of rental properties adjudicated with penalties.
  • Monitor court ordered compliance plans for timeliness and completion.
  • Mediate grievances and resolve conflicts among LRA’s, property owners and/or contractor related to written orders and citation enforcement.
  • Advise and recommend future city ordinance language to assist in lead hazard enforcement.

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

  •  Travel outside the City of Milwaukee for job related trainings, presentations and conferences; occasional overnight travel may be required.

Minimum Requirements

1.    Bachelor’s degree in environmental health, nursing, public health, healthcare management, social work, community health, human services or a related field from an accredited college or university.

2.    Three years of progressively responsible experience in program management, healthcare program planning, policy development, community health assessment or health administration, including two years of full-time experience in program management and staff supervision.

Equivalent combinations of experience and education 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). 

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

4.    Valid driver's license and use of a properly insured automobile* for use on the job at time of appointment and throughout employment. (*Automobile allowance is provided.)


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

Master’s degree in environmental health, nursing, public health, healthcare management, social work, community health, human services or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of public health and safety principles
  • Knowledge of the science of risk assessment.
  • Knowledge of program management principles, including outcome assessment.
  • Knowledge of environmental health violation enforcement and related court procedures. 
  • Ability to effectively utilize computer applications and software such as Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Ability to utilize public health related data systems and data collection tools.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts and to apply concepts such as probability, statistical inference, fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to determine cost/benefits of programs and to measure outcomes.
  • Knowledge of program management tasks including budget development, contract or grant development, outcome measurement and quality assurance.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, ordinances and statutes relating to home environmental health.
  • Ability to promote wellness, disease prevention, and safety and to engage in ongoing professional development activities.

Management, Teambuilding and Organizational Skills

  • Management, teambuilding and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to direct staff work activities, handle personnel issues, evaluate employee performance and select and train staff.
  • Ability to coach, counsel and discipline employees.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary staff, the public, media, city officials and other outside agencies.

Communication and Interpersonal

  • Skill in oral communication, 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 and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to foster an environment of inclusion wherein all employees are treated respectfully, are valued for their strengths, and feel that they can safely express themselves.

Judgement and Problem Solving

  • Judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to employ creative problem solving.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and complete work; ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with integrity.

Current Salary

The salary range (PG 1GX) is $74,691-$94,870 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents starting is $76,932-$97,716Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.


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 in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


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