Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Direct Hire Vacancy Announcement

5 Environmental Lead Inspection Coordinators

5 Limited Period Environmental Specialist III positions

Code:  9253	Range:  23(Prof & Tech B.U.)	Salary: $36,940.80 - $50,003.20/yr

Value of State-paid Health & Dental Insurance: $370.98 biweekly.
Value of State's share of employee's retirement: 15.30% of pay.

Opening Date: April 8, 2016

Contact:      L. Hadyniak

Closing Date: April 22, 2016

 (207) 287-1887
Location: Augusta

Agency Information

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protect the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs; and assists families in providing for the developmental, health and safety needs of their children. The mission for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), within which this position is located, is to develop and deliver services to preserve, protect, and promote the health and well-being of the citizens of Maine. The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program administers and enforces the Lead Poisoning Control Act's goal to eradicate childhood lead poisoning in Maine.

Job Duties

The Maine CDC's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is recruiting to fill five (5) Environmental Specialist III limited period vacancies. In this position you will support the expected increase in environmental lead inspections resulting from the new statutory definition of a lead-poisoned child. You will act as a departmental expert on housing-related matters associated with lead poisoning. When either a case of childhood lead poisoning or lead-based substances is found in a dwelling, you will order a lead hazard inspection of all dwelling units by a contractor, review the contractor's inspection report, determine if an order to abate is required, and if necessary issue an order to abate the identified lead hazards.

You will also:
* Work with landlords to ensure a unit gets abated;
* Determine if interim lead hazard controls are sufficient to protect the lead-poisoned child;
* Provide technical expertise during legal proceedings with the AG's office;
* Assess administrative fines;
* Assist landlords and families with interpreting their home lead dust testing results; and
* Evaluate home environments to assess and mitigate risks.


A six (6) year combination of education and/or experience in environmental, biological, physical science or engineering which includes two (2) years of environmental experience. Qualifying education must include at least 15 credit hours of science or engineering coursework from an accredited educational institution.

Preferred candidates will have:

* Knowledge of childhood lead poisoning, especially sources of lead exposure;
* Knowledge of, or experience doing, housing inspections or assessments;
* Knowledge of the low-income housing infrastructure within the state of Maine;
* Experience working with community partners;
* Experience working with landlords and tenants;
* Experience with regulatory enforcement; and
* Excellent presentation and public speaking skills.

Application and Information

To apply, please either fax or US Mail (but not more than one of these methods) a completed direct hire application, transcript (if education will be used to meet the minimum requirements) , resume, and cover letter. If you have any of the preferred education and experience(s) described and listed above, explain these in your cover letter.

All application materials should be faxed or US mailed to:

Lynn Hadyniak, JD HR Manager
Department of Health and Human Services
32 Blossom Lane

#11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Fax: 207 287-8299

Direct hire applications are available at www.maine.gov/dhhs/jobs.
Emailed application packets will NOT be accepted.
Application material must be postmarked or faxed by midnight of the closing date.

Only post-secondary degrees from a College or University whose accreditation has been granted from a nationally-recognized accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education will satisfy educational requirements. Information can be obtained at http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
Applicants must have foreign degrees evaluated by the World Education Services for authentication and US equivalency.

The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.