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Job ID 40107

Close date 9/1

Job Summary

*Please note this position will be located in the Rochester regional office of MDH

​The purpose of this position is to oversee program activities for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Lead Hazard Control Grant program. The incumbent will provide consultation and technical direction in the program areas. Primary areas of responsibility include conducting lead risk assessments and clearance inspections. Through coordination and collaboration with internal and external partners, the incumbent will ensure the success of the grant program and the completion of program deliverables. The target area of the grant is Southeastern Minnesota; the incumbent will need to establish effective working relationships with state-wide and local partners to secure stakeholder involvement and commitment to the program. The incumbent will encourage enrollment in the grant program through educational visits with families.​


Minimum Qualifications:

Three years of professional experience conducting environmental or public health investigations; performing regulated lead work; performing environmental remediation or asbestos abatement; working in construction, housing rehabilitation, or weatherization; or working in a childhood lead poisoning prevention program.

Registration as a Sanitarian/Environmental Health Specialist, Certified Industrial Hygienist, or Certified Safety Professional

Must be a licensed lead risk assessor in the State of Minnesota or become licensed within three months of start date


Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of lead hazard control and lead abatement strategies and work practices

Knowledge of healthy housing principles

Knowledge of requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Lead Hazard Control Grants

Skill in human relations sufficient to build networks of colleagues throughout the public and private sectors and to effectively persuade partners by understanding complex and oftentimes, competing relationships and political agendas

Ability to interpret department regulations, requirements and activities to representatives of other agencies and departments, and the general public

Ability to write reports and correspondence sufficient to describe environmental hazards and corrective actions and to communicate with internal and external partners

Ability to adapt to continuous organizational and program changes sufficient to work constructively under pressure and cope with ambiguity and setbacks

Ability to make constructive program recommendations and generate solutions to problems, within the bounds of programmatic and funding requirements

Prefer the ability to speak fluently in Spanish and/or Somali


Physical Requirements

Ability to inspect private residences; may include lifting or carrying equipment up to 50 pounds, bending, kneeling, reaching, climbing stairs, navigating around objects, and traveling on uneven surfaces


Additional Requirements

Must successfully pass a background check

Must possess a valid Class D Driver's License