Employment Opportunity: Wake County Environmental Services – E nvironmental Consultant – Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention.

Employment Opportunity: Wake County Environmental Services – Environmental Consultant – Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention.

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What You’ll Be Doing

This position investigates to identify lead poisoning hazards to children under 6 years of age and pregnant women who have elevated blood lead levels or have potential exposure to lead hazards. Works independently using practical knowledge obtained through advanced education and experience to conduct environmental assessments of properties for the presence of lead hazards and remediation. Applies state rules and regulations addressing childhood lead poisoning prevention to residences and child-occupied facilities. Performs State-mandated activities including surveillance, environmental assessments, sampling drinking water, and recordkeeping. Makes adjustments and recommends enhancements to solve problems or improve effectiveness of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. Provides guidance to Environmental Health Specialists with regards to potential lead hazards in inspected facilities, and state water sampling requirements. Serves as program Radiation Safety Officer.

Essential Functions:

· Administers lead poisoning prevention program, implementing program enhancements as needed to improve the effectiveness and the outcomes of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. Reports key metrics such as surveillance data to appropriate agencies. Seeks opportunities for funding through Medicaid reimbursement or other means.

· Conducts and documents environmental assessments of properties for presence of lead hazards and evaluates compliance with the remediation orders. Conducts assessments and remediation activities for childcare centers and schools identified as having water-related childhood lead poisoning hazards. Educates property owners on purpose and required components of a remediation plan. Evaluates remediation plans and ensures remediation activities have been completed in accordance with regulations.

· Educates and communicates with stakeholders within and outside the program to provide education and outreach that increases lead poisoning prevention awareness. Provides general interpretations and case-by-case guidance regarding lead poisoning risks to Environmental health Specialists inspecting childcare centers. Trains environmental health specialists or
support staff as needed.

· Communicates in writing with parents and property owners regarding status of lead investigations. Consults with DHHS and County Attorney’s Office to develop appropriate notifications and legal remedies.

· Serves as Program’s Radiation Safety Officer. Maintains Radioactive Material License, radioactive material inventory and log, radioactive material transportation records. Responsible for maintaining radioactive material policy.


About Our Team

The Wake County Environmental Services Environmental Health and Safety Division’s mission is to reduce public health and safety risks to citizens and visitors of Wake County through efficient and effective plan review, audits, and education. Wake County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation with a population of over 1 million. The Food Lodging Institution Section won the 2016 Samuel J. Crumbine Consumer Protection Award in 2016.

The Basics (Required Education and Experience)

· Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health, Public Health, Biology, or related field

· Three years of experience in Environmental Health or related field

· Valid driver’s license and a “safe” driving record

· Equivalent education and/or experience is accepted


Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)

· Three years of experience as an Environmental Health Specialist and/or Associate

· One year of experience in Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

· NC Lead Authorization

· Lead Inspector Certification

· Lead Risk Assessor Certification


How Will We Know You’re ‘The One’?

· Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills being able to succinctly communicate, market and sell practical EHS & S solutions to all levels of company/business/and facility personnel

· Good technical and project management skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple projects and daily responsibilities

· Ability to talk to others to convey information effectively

· Strong customer service and interpersonal skills

· Advanced understanding of EHS regulations, management systems, regulatory agencies, trends and resources

· Excellent verbal and written communications skills; must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization

· Excellent people skills and professional demeanor

· Ability to teach and communicate effectively at all levels of the organization

· Strong computer skills: Windows, Word, Excel

· Strong problem solving, organizational and analytical skills


About This Position

Location: Waverly F. Akins Wake County Office Building Raleigh, NC 27602

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5:15pm

Hiring Range: $68,180 – $95,450

Posting Closing Date: 7:00 pm on 7/21/2021

What Makes Wake Great

Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the most populous county in the state, with more than 1.1 million residents. The County has received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play. The central location of the County allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected at-large to serve two-year terms. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.57 billion, employs over 4400 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award-winning leader in wellness and technology initiatives; such as offering employees and covered spouses free access to the Employee Health Center. Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, flexible work schedules and a competitive salary and benefits package.

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Position may require a background check that may include: criminal, credit, motor vehicle, education, and sexual offender registry or others based on job requirements. Unless required by state law, a record of conviction will not automatically exclude you from consideration for employment. Wake County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In the event of an emergency, as determined by the County Manager or designee, participation in preparedness and response operations should be expected. Employee may be required to fill a temporary assignment in a role different from standard duties, work hours and/or work location in preparation for, during and after the emergency. Employee may also be required to participate in relevant exercises and regular preparedness training.

If you have questions please contact,

James R. Smith

Environmental Health Program Manager – Food Sanitation

Wake County Government

Environmental Services / Environmental Health & Safety Division


919.856.7400 office | 919.868.9246 mobile | 919.743.4772 fax

335 Fayetteville St. / P.O. Box 550, Raleigh, NC 27602