Kent County Health Department – Grand Rapids, MI

Monday, June 13, 2022 4:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Kent County Health Department – Grand Rapids, MI

Job Title:  Sanitarian - Lead (Pb) Program

Starting pay:  $25.57/hr  ($53,185 annually)

Closing Date:  6/24/2022

Job Duties:

Lead based paint and dust is present in hundreds of homes in Kent County. The ingestion of lead causes irreversible damage to the development and health of children. As a Sanitarian you will work with an Environmental Health team to find lead in homes before children are exposed, work with affected homes to identify sources of lead, and educate families and property owners to prevent lead poisoning. The Sanitarian in our lead program will utilize federal, state and local laws to safeguard public health.

This is technical work performing duties in the Environmental Health Division which include but are not limited to performing home health screenings, lead inspections, risks assessments, and elevated blood lead investigations, enforcement of housing code violations, preparing reports and letters based on inspections and investigation results. This is a non-supervisory and grant-funded position.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health or in a related field of science or engineering or other health related area.  Experience working in lead poisoning prevention and housing inspection is preferable. Must have thorough knowledge of principles and best practices of Environmental Health Sanitation and county and state Environmental Public Health laws, rules and regulations. Candidate is required to have strong communication and have the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with persons encountered in connection with work activities.

Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted Michigan driver's license and have access to transportation in the performance of job duties. Computer literacy, including knowledge of MS Office is required.

Registration as a Sanitarian in the State of Michigan or NEHA Registered Environmental Health Specialist is preferred. Spanish language skills desired.

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