Lead Abatement Project Coordinator

Application Deadline: 2022-04-29
Job Type: County
Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Lead Abatement Project Coordinator

LOCATION: Public Health

SALARY: $58,389 – $64,373/Yr.

STATUS: Full time


WORK HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Recruitment will be ongoing

Current Winnebago County employees interested in applying for this position will need to complete the Winnebago County Application for Departmental Transfer/Position Change form. Other parties interested in applying for this position will need to complete the Winnebago County Application for Employment.

June 2021

POSITION TITLE: Lead Abatement Project Coordinator


PAY BASIS: Salaried


Provides overall coordination of activities designed to reduce or eliminate lead exposure to children, including lead hazard reduction, Healthy Homes programming, grant submission, compliance and reporting of grant requirements. Works to achieve the strategic goals of the Wisconsin Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and reduce other dwelling-related health hazards.


1. Develops, promotes, and oversees polices, grants, and interventions related to lead hazard reduction, healthy homes, and unintentional injury prevention in eligible properties.

2. Develops, maintains, and expands the lead hazard control and abatement contractor base; develops and maintains relevant community partner relationships for the purpose of the conduction of lead abatement activities and recruits eligible properties into the lead hazard, healthy homes and unintentional injury prevention programs.

3. Conducts lead hazard inspections and risk assessments, develops and issues lead abatement orders, solicits contractor bidding, assures family safety and relocation during lead hazard remediation, monitors contractor performance, and conducts lead hazard clearance.


1. Conducts, and utilizes previously conducted, residential needs assessments related to housing and neighborhood conditions to assure effective use of and targeting of resources and contribution of reliable information for local, regional and state lead hazard reduction planning efforts.
2. Conducts healthy homes and unintentional injury prevention programming
3. Systematically keeps records and documentation of all grant activities, including eligible properties, approved contractors, risk assessment results, property work specifications, receipts of payment, and clearance reviews; prepares written reports to document all grant activities.
4. Monitors worksites and communicate with lead abatement contractors and risk assessors to ensure safety, occupant protection, and overall project success.
5. Builds and maintains good working relationships with diverse populations, community agencies, and municipalities, and provide services in a culturally sensitive manner.
6. Participates in department commitment to incorporate equity into services, policies, practices, and organizational culture.
7. Participates in improving agency performance, processes, programs, and interventions through continuous quality improvement.
8. Assumes responsibility for own professional growth and development by pursuing education, participating in professional committees and workgroups, and contributing to a work environment where continual improvements in practice are pursued.
9. Reports to work as called upon in 24/7 in a public health crisis or emergency and perform public health emergency response duties as assigned and consistent with training provided.
10. Adheres to Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards, such as those concerning exposure to blood borne pathogens, toxic substances, airborne pathogens or exposure to other hazards during routine assignments or assignments during public health crisis or emergency.
11. Participates in public health emergency response training and drills.
12. Performs other related duties as may be assigned.


1. Reports to the Environmental Health Supervisor.
2. Works collaboratively with all staff, members of community organizations and coalitions, other government agency staff, local property owners, local renters, contractors, and the public.


1. Applicant will meet or exceed one of the following:
a) Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, environmental health, public health, urban planning, or closely related field and one year of experience in a related field, preferably in construction management, residential rehabilitation, building/home inspection, or lead risk management.
b) Associate’s degree and 2 years of experience in a related field, preferably in construction management, residential rehabilitation, building/home inspection, or lead risk management.
c) High school diploma or equivalent and 3 years of experience in a related field, preferably in construction management, residential rehabilitation, building/home inspection, or lead risk management.
2. Certification, or the ability to become certified, as a State of Wisconsin lead hazard inspector, risk assessor, supervisor, or contractor preferred.


1. Knowledge of and ability to navigate state and federal databases.
2. Ability to gather information and visualize data to analyze and articulate the information for reports.
3. Ability to solve complex problems and make decisions effectively.
4. Ability to utilize required criteria to establish a process for evaluating project applications.
5. Strong computer skills: knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; demonstrated ability to learn new applications, conduct internet-based research, create reports and presentations.
6. Ability to commnicate in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency.
7. Ability to successfully work with diverse populations and demonstrate cultural humility.
8. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, community leaders, general public, other county departments, agencies and state officials and work with persons with varying levels of education, understanding, and values in a culturally sensitive manner.
9. Knowledge of lead-based hazards, the health effects of childhood lead poisoning, and WI State Statutes related to lead.
10. Ability to apply time-management skills, exercise independent judgment, and prioritize workload.
11. Ability to adapt to changing programming and workplace priorities.
12. Ability to accommodate flexible scheduling to address program needs.
13. Ability to organize work and work productively with indirect supervision in a highly visible public sector.
14. Ability to manage and coordinate successful projects and an overall successful lead hazard program.
15. Ability to identify and ensure use of professional development opportunities for professional growth.
16. Knowledge of quality improvement concepts and ability to contribute to continuous performance improvement.
17. Access to a motor vehicle and commitment to meet and maintain the County’s automobile insurance requirements.


1. Ability to move through and work in environmentally undesirable locations. May include bending, climbing stairs and/or ladder, walking in rough terrain or long distances, and work in cramped conditions.
2. Ability to complete outdoor job activities 12 months of the year and work in adverse weather conditions which range from heat to extreme cold, wetness/moisture and unpleasant air conditions.
3. Ability stand, walk, bend, squat, push/pull and to lift and carry up 50 pounds.
4. Ability to conduct field tests using chemical reagents, wear personal protective equipment, use inspection equipment, and operate office equipment
5. Ability to function in situations encountered in a normal office setting.
6. Ability to use standard office equipment including telephone, computer, printer, photocopier, and scanner.
7. Ability to travel to other County departments and locations.
8. Ability to work in uncomfortable indoor environments during a public health crisis or emergency. Work performed in the community is sometimes subject to conditions that range from inclement weather to dangerous conditions such as ice/snow, cold, heat, noise, wetness/humidity, vibration, sudden temperature changes, and poor illumination at the job site or due to travel on the job. Travel to and from field locations may subject worker to increased risk of driving hazards. Community locations may subject worker to communicable diseases, insects and other disease vectors, toxins, hazardous materials, chemicals and animals.
9. Hearing ability sufficient enough to communicate with others effectively in person and over the phone.
10. Visual ability must be sufficient to read written documents and computer screen as well as drive a car.
11. Ability to occasionally relate to members of the public who exhibit challenging, atypical or hostile behaviors and/or communication.


Deadline Note: Recruitment will be ongoing

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