University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 237201

Position Summary:
This position is located in the Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Public Health (DPH), Bureau of Environmental
and Occupational Health (BEOH), Lead and Asbestos Section, and is maintained through a contract and ongoing partnership
with the UW Madison's Department of Population Health Sciences (PHS). Under the direction of the Lead-Safe Homes (LSHP)
Program Director, the incumbent serves as the Lead Environmental Health Specialist (EHS) for the LSHP.
The Lead EHS oversees multiple projects simultaneously, performs site visits on a regular basis, ensures that timetables are on
schedule and that all safety and compliance regulations are being followed. This position ensures that project timelines are
met, quality work is being conducted, and the project construction budget is on target. They review and approve all estimates and
change orders, and ensures clearance is achieved on each site. The Lead EHS serves as the liaison between the construction
contractor and the LSHP applicants, and assures the quality of the project, as well as manages the expectation of each
applicant: ensuring that both the construction staff and applicant are happy with the progress of the project.
This position supports and assists local and state staff involved in property enrollment, risk assessments, inspections and
clearance work related to the LSHP. The incumbent will: assign and oversee the work of a regional LSHP EHS that will support
the local health departments; program administrators and 3rd party risk assessors conducting risk assessments; review risk
assessments and their associated scopes of work on enrolled properties to ensure conformity to LSHP policies; conduct site
visits to support lead hazard identification and inspection of abatement work practices; work with the LSHP contractors to
educate and correct any problems as they arise; review all clearance reports to ensure safety of occupants; and track all
properties enrolled in the program.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also
as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who
foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Principal duties:
- Provides expert knowledge and guidance to internal and external stakeholders including leadership in a specialized area of
safety such biosafety, chemical, hazardous materials, agriculture, lake, radiation, and Occupational Safety and Health Act
(OSHA)10%
- Manages the logistics of a safety program and is responsible for its implementation and operational success 20%
- Accurately documents violations and regulation changes and effectively communicates necessary findings to the
appropriate authorities 10%
- Leads the day-to-day activities of a health and safety work unit-40%
- Conduct activities related to DHS-enrolled LSHP properties: conduct lead risk assessments, provide contractor oversight
and conduct clearances on DHS-enrolled properties. 5%
- Provide oversight of LSHP-grantee activities to ensure compliance with all program policies and procedures and to support
local agency partners in successfully administering the program. 5%
- Provide consultation on technical and regulatory issues regarding regulated lead activities to other state and local
government agencies, professional organizations, regulated persons, property owners, tenants, parents, contractors and the
general public. 5%
- Provide technical guidance as it relates to proper construction and installation of building materials to lead abatement
contractors, LSHP partners and property owners. - 5%

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