Wake County – Lead Poisoning Prevention Coordinator (Closes March 26 @ 7 pm)

Good afternoon,
Wake County is looking well-organized, motivated individual to manage the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention program. Wake has its own XRF, which allows us to work cases from start to finish. Wake County is a great place to live and work. Consider joining our team. For more about the position, see the below.

The application process is online; the application is posted here: https://ewaketalent.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/3/home/requisition/326?c=ewaketalent

More about the position:

What You’ll Be Doing

The purpose of this position is to protect the public by preventing or reducing the risk of illness, communicable disease and injury to the citizens and visitors of Wake County.

Primary Duties:

· Lead the lead poisoning prevention program

· Visit private residences and facilities to inspect for presence of lead contamination and potential for childhood exposure

· Work independently using an X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) to identify lead contamination

· Use approved testing methods to collect environmental samples

· Based on the findings, make accurate reports and data entry into the state lead surveillance system for each case

· Work towards the goal of reducing remediate environmental contamination and preventing future exposures

· Perform evaluation of permitted facilities to achieve compliance with state regulation through enforcement and education as needed, emergency on-call services and disaster assistance

· Serve as an educational resource to the public

· Investigate public health complaints, foodborne illness and communicable disease

· Duties may change based on the needs of the Department

About Our Team

Interested in Environmental Health? The Wake County Environmental Health and Safety Division Food Lodging Institution Section would like to meet you! 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 with a minimum of 30 semester hours in physical or biological science. Two years of experience in environmental health. NC Registered Sanitarian (NCREHS) or NEHA authorization required. A valid driver’s license and a “safe” driving record required. Equivalent education and experience combination accepted.

Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)

· NC Registered Environmental Health Specialist (NC REHS)

· NC DHHS EH Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention (CLPP) Authorization

· Lead Risk Assessor Certification

· Lead Inspector Certification

How Will We Know You’re ‘The One’?

· Knowledge of local and state regulations governing food and lodging institutions

· Excellent oral and written communication skills

· Excellent organizational skills

· Ability to prioritize, manage and coordinate multiple assignments

· Ability to focus on results and quality

· Ability to multi-task

About This Position

Location: Waverly F. Akins Wake County Office Building Raleigh, NC 27601

Employment Type: Regular

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

Hiring Range: $20.88 – $28.19

Posting Closing Date: 7:00 pm on 3/26/2019

What Makes Wake Great

Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the second-most populous county in the state, with approximately 1,000,000 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 four-year terms. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.3 billion, employs approximately 4,200 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.

Thank you,

Andre C. Pierce, MPA, REHS

Wake County Government

Director, Division of Environmental Health & Safety

Wake County Government

Environmental Services Department

apierce at wakegov dot com

919.856-7440 office | 919.868.4992 mobile | 919.742.4772 fax

336 Fayetteville Street, P.O. Box 550, Raleigh, NC 27602

wakegov.com