Recruitment #2110-2594DC-001


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.


In order to prevent childhood lead poisoning, the Lead Risk Assessor I (LRA) assigned to the Home Environmental Health Division of the Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) conducts related inspections, risk assessments and enforcement activities.

Essential Functions

Lead Inspection and Abatement

  • Communicate lead poisoning hazard and prevention information to parents and guardians of lead poisoned children.
  • Research all possible sources of lead exposure for lead poisoned children.
  • Proactively collaborate with nursing staff regarding elevated blood lead cases and prioritize interventions.
  • Inspect homes for defective and/or lead-based painted surfaces using visual inspection, x-ray fluorescence equipment and dust wipe tests.
  • Document inspection results according to protocols and program requirements.
  • Generate and issue work orders to correct lead-based paint hazards.
  • Inform property owners of hazard correction and order compliance requirements; work with property owners to achieve compliance.
  • Issue citations and appear in court as witness for prosecution of cases.
  • Conduct ongoing lead paint abatement project monitoring to ensure code compliance.
  • Conduct enforcement actions related to lead abatement project completion.
  • Communicate with contractors regarding proper lead abatement and code compliance.
  • Manage a workload of assigned properties from inspection to close of project.
  • Create and maintain an effective system of tracking workload, documenting progress and providing regular updates to supervisors and managers.

Community Education, Research and Training

  • Perform research-related responsibilities.
  • Provide observational field opportunities as necessary, and demonstrate lead hazard reduction field activities to public health staff, interns, and community leaders.
  • Participate in community and landlord association meetings.
  • Provide information regarding lead hazard reduction activities and primary prevention activities.
  • Participate in required training and work-related conferences.  

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

  • Individuals who complete an application for general City employment on or after September 1, 2021 and are subsequently appointed to a position must provide proof of being vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e., received both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) or have an approved religious or medical accommodation within ten business days of their employment start date.
  • Carry a mobile device during business hours.
  • Work outside standard business hours in order to meet departmental needs.
  • Perform extensive field work indoors and outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Lift and move items weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Required pre-employment vaccines include:
    • TB Test (at time of hire and annually through-out employment)
    • MMR Vaccine
    • Hep B Vaccine
    • Varicella Vaccine
  • Required pre-employment test include:
    • Physical Exam
    • Vision Exam
    • Audio-Gram
    • Drug Scree - Non DOT 

Minimum Requirements

Pursuant to Wis. Stats., Section 163.10(3)(b)3, in order to meet the requirements for application for initial Lead Risk Assessor Certification, the position requires the following:  

1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in environmental health, public health or a closely related field and one year of experience with lead, asbestos, environmental remediation work or construction;

OR -  Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in environmental health, public health or a closely related field and two years of experience with lead, asbestos, environmental remediation work or construction;

OR - High School diploma or equivalent and three years of experience with lead, asbestos, environmental remediation work or construction;

OR - Hold a valid professional certification as an industrial hygienist, professional engineer or registered architect or in a related professional engineering, health or environmental field, such as safety, professional or environmental scientist;

OR - Hold a valid registered nurse or registered sanitarian certification;

OR - Hold a valid State of Wisconsin Lead Risk Assessor certification.

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

3. Valid driver’s license and availability of a properly insured personal automobile for use on the job (car allowance provided) 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 must be received by the application period closing date. Applications without the certification attached will be considered incomplete and will be rejected.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To receive credit for college, transcripts are required and must be received by the application period closing date. Transcripts should be attached to your online application. Applications without transcripts attached will be considered incomplete and will be rejected. Student/unofficial copies are acceptable; however, your transcript must be legible and include your college/university name, your name, the degree completed (if applicable) and the date completed.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Ability to provide interpretation in Spanish, Hmong, or another language. 

Knowledges, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of public health and safety principles and practices as well as the science of risk assessment.
  • Knowledge of mathematics and the ability to make accurate calculations.
  • Ability to read and interpret work-related documents.
  • Ability to use computer applications such as Microsoft Office and the Internet.
  • Ability to use mobile communications devices and standard office equipment.
  • Ability to learn to use x-ray fluorescence equipment, dust wipes, and cameras to document lead-based painted surfaces.
  • Analytical, problem-solving, and data interpretation skills.
  • Ability to promote wellness, disease prevention, and safety and to engage in ongoing professional development activities.  

Communication and Interpersonal

  • Written communication skills, including the ability to produce correspondence and reports.
  • Ability to respond promptly to requests, provide services in a culturally sensitive manner, and manage uncomfortable customer situations.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary staff, other agencies, and the public.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and fairly with people whose backgrounds may differ from one's own.  

Judgement and Responsibility

  • Ability to follow program protocols, including taking enforcement action.
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment.
  • Professional, dependable, flexible, and adaptable.
  • Detail- and quality-oriented. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to use good judgment to make sound decisions.
  • Organizational, time management, and project management skills.

Current Salary

The current salary range (Pay Range 3LN) is $49,434-$59,095 annually, and the resident incentive salary for City of Milwaukee residents is $50,824-$60,868.  Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to the approval. 


The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • 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 Thursday, November 4, 2021. 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

  • APPLICATIONS and further information can be accessed by visiting www.jobapscloud.com/MIL
  • Applications and transcripts 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.


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