HOME ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH INSPECTOR 1 and 2
|12/21/2022 2:22:00 PM
|1/13/2023 11:59:00 PM
In order to prevent childhood lead poisoning, the Home
Environmental Health Inspector 1 and 2 (HEHI) assigned to the Home
Environmental Health Division of the Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) conducts
related inspections, risk assessments, and enforcement activities.
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 written orders, reinspection fees, and 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, 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
- 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 throughout the City of Milwaukee.
- Perform medium physical activity, including climbing and bending as well as exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
- Comply with the departmental dress code.
- Participate in required classes virtually, in‑person, or via blended learning.
Required pre-employment vaccines include the following:
- TB Test (at time of hire and annually throughout employment)
- MMR Vaccine
- Hepatitis B Vaccine
- Varicella Vaccine
Required pre-employment tests include the following:
- Physical Exam
- Vision Exam
- Drug Screen - Non-DOT (Department of Transportation)
- Ability to provide interpretation in Spanish, Hmong, or another language.
- Experience in code enforcement and property maintenance inspections.
Knowledge, 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 clear 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.
- Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment.
Judgment and Responsibility
- Ability to follow programmatic protocols, including taking enforcement action.
- 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.
- Ability to maintain situational awareness.
Home Environmental Health Inspector 1
The current salary range (Pay Range 3LN) is $51,337-$61,482 annually, and the resident incentive salary for
City of Milwaukee residents is $52,878-$63,327 annually. Appointment above the minimum
is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is
subject to the approval.
Home Environmental Health Inspector 2
The current salary range (Pay Range 3MN) is annually, and the resident incentive salary for City of Milwaukee residents is annually.
The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program which
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
12 Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
Flexible Spending Arrangement
Commuter Value Pass
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.
- APPLICATIONS and further information can be accessed by visiting 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 email@example.com.
- The Department of Employee Relations is located in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.