Under the general direction of the Environmental Supervisor acts as a technical expert regarding statewide environmental health programs for healthy homes and lead poisoning prevention for the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program reviews, analyze, & evaluates written and verbal referrals or complaints related to childhood lead poisoning. Immediately assesses and determines appropriate time frame for conducting public health lead investigations on behalf of lead poisoned children &/or refer to a delegated authority as required by Ohio Revised Code chapter 3742. Assists supervisor in the development and implementation of environmental lead and healthy homes inspections forms, records, and other documents required for the conduct of the program; drafts interpretation of applicable policies and procedures, with only those having substantive impact being reviewed by supervisor, to insure uniform interpretation and application by state and local lead program lead inspectors/risk assessors; provides technical reviews of local health department lead programs, reports and summarized findings submitted to the Ohio Department of Health; reviews and compiles reports of environmental lead assessments performed local public health lead investigators; assists in the compilation of reports to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services for reimbursement. Coordinates peer-review of legal documents prior to Director signature. In jurisdictions lacking public health support, conducts public health lead investigations of selected commercial, public and residential premises for the presence of lead hazards in accordance with chapter 3742 of the Ohio Revised Code and Chapter 3701 of the Ohio Administrative Code; provides risk assessments, environmental and investigative services; contacts providers with referrals (e.g., HEALTHCHEK coordinators); conducts individual telephone and persona l interviews and corresponds with involved parties as part of the public health lead investigation. |
Provides technical assistance and consultation to other agencies, general public and industry; reviews and analyzes complex reports and proposals concerning program operation and administration; develops and presents training programs for State and local health department personnel relative to lead poisoning prevention.
Prepares, reviews and maintains complex records and reports for this specialized program area including developing a complete working knowledge of the HLPSS or other data system utilized by the program; assists supervisor in the preparation of federal grant applications including preparation of all State level environmental goals, objectives, and activities; carries out State, environmental objectives and activities required by grant funds; assists program supervisor in preparing monthly, quarterly and annual statistical and narrative reports as required by grants or contracts with other State and federal agencies concerning the healthy homes and lead poisoning prevention program, writes reports and position papers on technical issues including the responsibilities contained in Sections 3742.35 and 3742.34, Ohio Revised Code, regarding lead inspections by State and or local health department employees; provides programmatic reviews and analysis of legislative initiatives and statutory changes relative to the lead poisoning prevention program; prepares materials for Public Health Council and official boards; represents the Bureau in meetings with other State and federal agencies and local health department.
Performs other miscellaneous duties: (e.g., manages all sampling equipment and supplies; participates in, develops, and implements lead poisoning prevention survey methodologies and evaluation procedures). May be called upon to testify as an expert technician . As assigned, serves as a member of a Disaster Recovery/Business Resumption team, Incident Response Team, or similar public health response team which may include the conduct of operations on a 24/7 basis at remote locations.
Certificate of registration as sanitarian-in-training or as sanitarian issued by Ohio State Board of Sanitarian Registration in accordance with Chapter 4736. of Revised Code, or eligible for registration as sanitarian-in-training or sanitarian in accordance with Chapter 4736. of Revised Code & must acquire certificate as registered sanitarian or sanitarian-in-training prior to engaging in practice of environmental health, but no later than 90 days from date of employment; in addition to proceeding, must meet one of following options appropriate to area to be assigned:
Position in Dairy Program:
30 mos. trg. or 30 mos. exp. in environmental health science, of which 6 mos. must have been as grade A milk program inspector for department; must be able to provide own transportation.
-Or 6 mos. exp. as Sanitarian Program Specialist 1, 65731, in environmental health specialty to be assigned; must be able to provide own transportation.
All Other Positions:
Completion of undergraduate degree from accredited college or university including at least 45 quarter or 30 semester units of science courses in areas of biology, chemistry, physics, geology, or mathematics & 36 mos. exp. in environmental health science position of which 6 mos. must have been in environmental health specialty area(s) to be assigned; must be able to provide own transportation.
-Or completion of undergraduate degree from accredited college or university with core program in environmental health science & 24 months experience in environmental health science position of which 6 mos. must have been in environmental health specialty areas(s) to be assigned; must be able to provide own transportation.
-Or 6 mos. exp. as Sanitarian Program Specialist 1, 65731 in environmental health specialty area(s) to be assigned; must be able to provide own transportation.
POSITION SPECIFIC MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: Licensure as a Lead Risk Assessor in the State of Ohio required within 180 days from date of employment.
Attachments to your application will not be accepted for this posting. You may copy and paste your resume in the text box provided on your application.
Applications of those who meet the minimum qualifications will be further evaluated against the following criteria: Bachelors or advanced degree in one of the physical or environmental sciences; experience in conducting Lead Investigations (state or local level); issuing public health orders (state or local level); providing technical assistance to local government officials; Registered Sanitarian in the State of Ohio; licensed Lead Risk Assessor in the State of Ohio; experience developing and presenting training/public speaking; using MS Office software (e.g., Word, Access, Excel). Your application must specifically address how you meet the above criteria through your experience, education, skill and ability.
All eligible applications shall be reviewed considering the following criteria: qualifications, experience, education and active disciplinary record.
May work varying hours; may be exposed to disagreeable elements and/or hazardous materials; travel required; overnight travel may be required.
EDUCATIONAL TRANSCRIPT REQUIREMENTS:
Official educational transcripts are required for all post-high school educational accomplishments, coursework or degrees claimed on the application. Applicants will be required to submit an official transcript prior to receiving a formal offer of employment. Failure to provide the transcript within 5 working days of being requested will cause the applicant to be eliminated from further consideration.
Please note that a transcript is considered “official” only if it is an original copy from the educational institution and includes an institutional watermark, ink stamp or embossed stamp. Transcripts printed from the institution’s website will not be accepted. ODH reserves the right to assess the academic credibility of an educational entity’s award of a putative degree.
STATUS OF POSTED POSITIONS:
Applicants can view the status of posted positions by logging onto our website www.odh.ohio.gov .
Click on the Careers link at the bottom of the page, then go to Status of Positions and click on that link to see if the position has been filled.
All applicants must submit a completed Ohio Civil Service Application and clearly indicate how they meet the minimum qualifications and/or position specific minimum qualifications. Applicants are also encouraged to document any experience, education and/or training related to the job duties below. An assessment of these criteria may be conducted to determine the applicants who are interviewed. A resume and/or additional information can be attached to the application and submitted on-line by adding it to your OHMS profile.
Applications for this position must be submitted on-line or date-stamped in Human Resources by 5:00 PM on the deadline day. Postmarked applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Please submit a separate application for each Position Number (PN) for which you are applying. It is understood that this vacancy posting will in no way replace the position description which remains the official document outlining the duties and responsibilities of the incumbent assigned to this position.
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