Job no: 237201-AS
Work type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Grant, Research, Contract Management, Health Care, Medical, Social Services, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Quality, Risk Management and Compliance, Research, Scientific, Marketing, Public Relations, Project Management

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.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Requires a Bachelor's degree in directly related field

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

3 years of multiple project construction administration and field work project management OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved;
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse audiences (such as local health staff, property owners, housing inspectors, contractors and the general public);
Ability to become and remain certified as a Lead Risk Assessor and Lead Abatement Supervisor;
Knowledge and experience in construction, building trades, or housing inspection;
Ability and willingness to frequently travel to jobsites (in Wisconsin and out of state); and
Experience managing housing job sites or working for a housing rehab or government housing program.

Preferred Qualifications:
4 years' experience in housing rehabilitation related field, such as Housing Rehabilitation Specialist,
Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor, Construction Manager or Lead Abatement Supervisor. Experience in construction estimating and pricing and writing and/or reviewing work specifications a plus.



Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 75% - 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the '' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and a cover letter briefly describing your qualifications relevant to the position. You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references, including at least one current or former supervisor.


Nick Harding
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jul 13 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 30 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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