Job Posting: Sep 12, 2021, 1:00:52 AM Closing Date: Sep 26, 2021, 4:59:00 AM Full-time Shift Start Time: 8:30 A.M. Shift End Time: 4:30 P.M.
Collective Bargaining Unit: SEIU Local 73 Posting Salary: STARTING SALARY:$27.967
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
LOCATION : DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Job SummarySEIU 73
The Lead Risk Assessor conducts lead risk assessments and lead clearances in a variety of settings to meet the objectives in primary and secondary prevention of lead poisoning, and adheres to program policies and procedures by collecting samples, performing evaluations, documenting findings and identifying lead hazards in a clear, concise, and legible manner. The Lead Risk Assessor is also responsible for working with clients to ensure mitigation of lead hazards is completed by providing technical assistance to homeowners or their contractors or by coordinating and monitoring work completed through a Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) grant program.
Performs environmental lead risk assessments in residential property units using an XRF Lead Paint analyzer to detect the presence of lead in paint. Collects samples of paint, soil and water for analysis as required for assigned cases or target areas of known or suspected lead poisoning.
Completes all documentation related to the lead risk assessment in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to lead-based paint. Prepares and submits inspection/investigative reports and statistical records for review by supervisory and/or administrative personnel.
Prepares mitigation notices/orders and letters to notify property owners of lead hazards.
Provides guidance to property owners regarding actions necessary to abate/mitigate existing lead hazards, including assisting with and approving client completion of mitigation plans.
Ensures lead hazards are properly mitigated. Monitors cases to encourage compliance. Performs clearances for properties after mitigation/abatement is complete. Documents clearance results and sends notice to unit owners and residents.
Partners with Public Health Nursing staff to ensure that families with lead-exposed children get information, education services, and abatement assistance as needed.
Serves as liaison with general contractor and licensed lead abatement contractors for units enrolled in the Cook County Lead Poisoning Prevention Grant program. Approves unit scopes of work and ensures that abatement contractors submit all documentation (plans, protection plans, proof of permit, etc.).
Attends walk through meeting with unit owner, general contractor, and lead abatement contractor, and makes visits to the unit during the abatement process.
Participates in enforcement actions, including providing testimony during hearings for non-compliant property owners on behalf of CCDPH.
Notifies supervisor of situations that warrant higher-level intervention or enforcement action.
Assists as assigned in health education initiatives, including educational workshops for contractors and property owners.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required(must provide proof at time of interview)
Must have an Illinois Lead Risk Assessor license
Successful completion of a US Department of Labor registered building trade apprenticeship training program and journeyman status, supplemented by two (2) years of progressively responsible journey level building trade experience, or five (5) years of progressively responsible skilled building construction or building inspection experience, or graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture or construction related engineering, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Must be able to obtain an Illinois Lead Risk Assessor license within six (6) months of starting employment is required
Prior experience preparing clear, accurate, and timely reports and letters is required
Prior experience working with state statutes and local ordinances concerning public health standards and regulations is required
Position requires moderate to heavy local travel for which the employee must possess a valid driver's license and insured vehicle or otherwise provide an acceptable and reliable means of transportation is required
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and other Characteristics
Thorough knowledge of state statutes and local ordinances concerning public health standards and regulations.
Knowledge of building construction, building codes, and home maintenance.
Knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office Word and Excel
Demonstrate ability to handle self well and display professional demeanor when dealing with the general public
Ability to prepare reports that are clear, accurate and timely.
When applying for employment with Cook County Health, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
* Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
* Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
* Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
*Degrees awarded outside the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCH is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER