Title: Environmental Sanitarian $20.36 - $34.41 / Posted thru: 11-1-19
Employee Name: TBD
Supervisor: Steve Crider
Work Location: Lansing
Purpose: This individual will serve as a Drinking Water Quality Investigation Sanitarian for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Environmental Health, Toxicology and Response Section, Drinking Water Investigation Unit. This individual will implement drinking water sampling protocols in order to investigate the source of chemical contamination, oversee the implementation of drinking water sampling protocols, assure that all aspects of collection, labeling, and delivery of samples are properly implemented, ensure analytical data are logged and managed according to established protocols, and summarize and report results as tables, graphs, figures, maps, and/or text for each sampling event. This position will interact with the public, local health department staff, local or state building and code compliance staff, local public works staff, and contractual staff to implement remediation of in-home sources of chemical contaminants to drinking water. This position will be required to maintain a DEH-HHS Elevated Blood Level Investigator certification.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Duty 1 (50% of time) Conduct collection, transport, documentation, and reporting of information and data from the investigation of chemical contaminants in drinking water.
HHS Elevated Blood Level Investigator certif certification.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Duty 1 (50% of time) Conduct collection, transport, d documentation, and reporting of information a and data from the investigation of chemical c contaminants in drinking water. • Implement protocols for the c collection of water samples for chemical s specific analysis; transport of water s samples to the lab for analysis; and capture o of analytical data in an electronic data s system. • Ensure quality sample collection, t transport, documentation, and reporting for i investigation events. • Prepare or assist in preparing repo reports and provide outreach materials and reco recommendations to residents and other priv private drinking water supply owners.
Duty 2 (25% of time) Provide onsite inspections for chemicals c contaminants and ensure that recommended r remediation activities are properly p performed. • If issues are identified, draft project specifications in conjunction with the homeowner. The specification report should include all lead hazard control activities identified during the inspection which are required to make the residence a lead-safe home. The specification report w will also document the lead hazard control a activities that are to be performed. • Perform contractor pre-bid walk-through on units when needed.
through on units when needed. • Process bid documents and addendums a and provide to lead sanitarian for review a and award. • Ensure home and families are prepared for lead-hazard control activities. • Participate in project oversight to ensure that work is being done according to project specifications and in compliance with MDHHS’s lead remediation standards.
Duty 3 (20% of time) Maintain quality control of drinking water i investigations and mitigation activities to a address sources of drinking water chemical c contamination associated with the buildings. • Write drinking water investigation a and remediation data summary reports. • Conduct and document quality control m measures to ensure all aspects of the d drinking water protocols are being followed. • Assist with data interpretation, i identification, and potential remediation of c contaminant source. • Identify any additional lead abatement activities that may be needed and make referrals to the Healthy Homes Section’s programs. Duty 4 (5% of time) Pursue knowledge and training in drinking water sampling and maintain a DEH-HHS E Elevated Blood Lead Level Investigator c certification. • Identify workshops, seminars, w webinars, trainings, or meetings about i investigating chemical contaminants in d drinking water. • Pending funding and approval, attend o one or more workshops, seminars, webinars, t training, or meetings about investigating c chemical contaminants in drinking water. • Maintain a certification as a DEH-HHS Elevated Blood Lead Level Investigator
Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree in the physical or biological sciences, sanitary science, or environmental health.
Experience: No specific type or amount is required; however, preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate professional experience in any of the following fields: lead abatement, plumbing, or municipal water systems.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Important Skills and Characteristics:
HHS Elevated Blood Lead Level Investigator
Education: Possession of a bachelor's degree degree in the physical or biological science sciences, sanitary science, or environmental health. health.
Experience: No specific type or amount is requi required; however, preference will be given to ap to applicants who demonstrate professional exper experience in any of the following fields: lead lead abatement, plumbing, or municipal water syste systems.
Equivalent combinations of education and exp experience that provide the required kno knowledge, skills and abilities will be eva evaluated on an individual basis.
Important Skills and Characteristics: • Knowledge of the principles and p practices of the physical or biological s sciences, sanitary science or environmental h health. • Knowledge of the techniques of c collecting and analyzing data. Knowledge of e environmental health terminology. • Knowledge of the function and a authority of state and local health d departments. • Knowledge of environmental health p problems in various related program areas. • Knowledge of standards related to e environmental health programs. • Knowledge of inspection and r regulation methods in environmental health. • Knowledge of state and federal laws p pertaining to environmental health. • Ability to conduct studies, evaluate r results and prepare reports. • Ability to meet and work with o officials of government, industry, medical c care facilities and the general public. • Ability to observe critically and e evaluate findings. • Ability to maintain records, and p prepare reports and correspondence related t to the work. • Ability to communicate effectively w with others. • Ability to maintain favorable public re relations.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Physical effort is typical of an office position. Requires valid vehicle operator’s license and occasional travel within the State, including overnights. Less occasionally, travel may be required outside the State. There may be times when work outside of regular hours is necessary for the completion of a project. The employee may need to conduct site visits and attend public events around the state. Work materials and supplies can be bulky and individual items may weigh up to 25 lbs. Site visits may require door-to-door work. The The employee would be exposed to local weat weather conditions. The employee may be expo exposed to unpleasant and noxious household fume fumes and odors when conducting site visits. Site Site visits and events may occur multiple time times per months.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: No as assigned responsibility.
IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES AND OPERATIONS: Independent judgment is required to carry out assignments that have a significant impact on the implementation of the water sampling protocol, data summary, reporting, and remediation activities needed to reduce people’s e exposure to chemicals in drinking water.