LEAD ABATEMENT COORDINATOR

Location
Health and Hospital Systems, Chicago, IL
Salary
COMPETITIVE
Posted
Aug 31, 2017
Closes
Sep 22, 2017
Specialty
Managerial
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Number: 00120830

Job Summary

Location: Oak Forest Department of Public Health

Department: Public Health

The Lead Abatement Coordinator performs technical duties and assists with the supervision of lead abatement contractors to protect the health of individuals and communities from environmental health illnesses and hazards that are preventable or controllable, especially as related to lead poisoning prevention.

This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCHHS Personnel Rules.

Typical Duties
  • Monitors and guides the work of contractors providing lead hazard remediation services.
  • Develops work specifications and contracts for all projects receiving lead hazard remediation assistance via the Cook County Lead Poisoning Prevention Grant.
  • Assists with program quality assurance.
  • Inspects lead abatement/mitigation projects to ensure construction proceeds in accordance with approved specifications and approved time frame.
  • Inspects and approves the quality of the work performed by lead abatement contractors and ensures all specifications are met and in compliance with applicable ordinances and laws.
  • Confers with public officials and allied health professionals to assure adherence to applicable ordinances and laws and monitors changes to or proposals for legislation related to program area.
  • Performs environmental lead inspections/risk assessments and clearance investigations, prepares and submits inspection/investigative reports that identify lead hazards and prepares and submits letters to property owners and unit occupants regarding lead hazards, as assigned.
  • Maintains files and records of all assigned cases, as required.
  • Collects, analyzes and reports program data in relation to workload and efficiency, investigation outcomes and corrective action.
  • Assists with the overall development, implementation and ongoing evaluation and planning of the lead poisoning prevention program on a county-wide scale.
  • Assists in formulating or modifying program standards and ordinances as necessary.
  • Works in cooperation with Office of the State’s Attorney, as assigned, to address matters requiring prosecution, and presents testimony on behalf of the agency.

Minimum Qualification
  • High School Diploma or GED is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview.)
  • Five (5) years of housing rehabilitation, construction, and housing development program experience is required.
  • Two (2) years of experience as a building inspector or general contractor is required.
  • Must be trained and licensed as a Lead Risk Assessor is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
  • Must possess a Valid Driver’s License and access to an insured vehicle is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
  • Must be trained and certified in NIMS FEMA 100, 200, 700, and 800 within six (6) months of employment is required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Licensed as a Lead Abatement Supervisor
  • Advanced proficiency Microsoft Office
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
  • Demonstrated ability to handle self well and display professional demeanor when dealing with the general public.
  • Thorough knowledge of local, County, State and Federal statutes, ordinances and regulations relating to lead poisoning.
  • Working knowledge of the International Building Code, International Mechanical Code, International Plumbing Code, International Residential Code, and the National Electrical Code; working knowledge of current construction methods, materials, tools and equipment.
  • Ability to read, write and interpret construction plans and specifications.
  • Ability to detect hazards and violations and recommend corrective measures during field inspection work; ability to enforce regulations with firmness, consistency, tact and courtesy in field inspection work; ability to remain calm, objective, and impartial under stressful conditions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments, contractors, and the general public.
  • Understanding of the principles of program planning and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and ability to train and evaluate staff.
  • Ability to prepare written documents that are clear, accurate and timely.
  • Attention to detail and superior organizational skills.
  • Public health competencies to include:
  • Making evidence-based decisions
  • Evaluating policies, programs and services
  • Implementing strategies for continuous quality improvement
  • Communicating, both orally and in writing, with linguistic and cultural proficiency
  • Establishes and maintains relationships to improve health in a community
  • Contributes to continuous improvement of individual, program and organizational performance.

VETERAN PREFERENCE

PLEASE READ

When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service

To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
  • Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
  • Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, “Are you a Military Veteran?”
  • Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable

OR
  • A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver’s License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.

If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference

VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER’S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.

Benefits Package
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Basic Term Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
  • You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link: http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/

Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.



*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.

*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.

COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER





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