|Perform Lead Risk Assessments, write work specifications and perform clearance inspections for the Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control program. Issue corrective orders to ensure compliance with public health standards and codes. Provide education and outreach on lead-safe work practices. Raise awareness of lead as a health hazard to children and the need for blood testing for children. Coordinate activities for/with grant staff.
There is one full-time, non-exempt vacancy to be filled in the Environmental Programs division within the Health Department. Schedule flexibility is required. This could include, as needed, some evenings and weekends.
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Working Conditions: Office and field inspections. Drive to inspection sites. Reach/stretch to lift testing equipment to ceiling and bend/stoop/squat to floor to measure levels of lead and to take samples (e.g. hold and operate the X-ray Fluorescence [XRF] device, holding XRF on ceiling during sampling). Lift/ maneuver equipment, tools, etc. in and out of vehicles, up steps and into buildings. Maneuver a two-wheeled cart. Crouch, kneel, twist. May be required to wear latex gloves during sample collection. May be exposed to extreme temperature variations due to the weather (working for short periods of time outside and in homes without air conditioning), strong odors, filth and excrement, hazardous chemicals, and rodent/insect infestation.
|Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 45 quarter, or 30 semester credits in a related science or equivalent. You MUST submit copies of your transcripts, showing successful completion of specific science coursework by the application closing date. Without transcripts, your application will be deemed as incomplete and may not be submitted for further consideration.
License/Certifications: Possess and continue to maintain a valid driver’s license. Ability to obtain as well as maintain Radiation Training Certification certificate within three (3) months of hire. Ability to obtain as well as maintain a State of Minnesota Lead Risk Assessor License within six (6) months of hire. (See NOTE below*). Within three (3) years of hire, ability to obtain as well as maintain a valid Registered Sanitarian and/or Registered Environmental Health Specialist license. The 3 certifications listed above are required to continue employment as a Health Inspector. You are encouraged to submit copies of any field-related certificate/license you hold. The Minneapolis Health Department will provide on-the-job training necessary to be successful in achieving the above certifications.
*NOTE: In order to obtain a license as a Lead Risk Assessor, the State of Minnesota requires that you must meet at least one of the following criteria:
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience closely related to the duties of the position may be considered.
Resume: You must submit your resume along with the required, official City application by the application closing date. Without it, your application will be deemed as incomplete.
Selection Process: Decisions concerning an applicant’s qualifications for this position will be based on information provided in one’s application materials. Fill out the application form as accurately and completely as possible. Screening questions, if any, should all be answered, as needed. The following tests may be used as part of the selection process: an evaluation of education, training, and experience; an oral exam; a written exam; work simulation exercises, candidate assessments; and/or other relevant selection tools. At each step of the process, HR reserves the right to limit the number of applicants to be tested.
Background Check:The City has determined that a criminal background check and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.
Drug and Alcohol Testing: All job applicants must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Applicants will be required to sign a notification and consent form prior to undergoing drug and alcohol testing. Applicants who do not consent to undergo drug and alcohol testing will not be required to do so and the City will withdraw the conditional job offer, resulting in the job applicant no longer being considered for the position.
Union Representation: This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Professional Employees Association (MPEA).
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