FHSD HI-CLPPP Environmental Health Specialist

Jun 25 2020
Job Description



State of Hawaii

Department of Health

Family Health Services Division

Waipahu - Aiea, Oahu


Family Health Services Division Hawaii Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Environmental Health Specialist


$26,472 to $30,996 per year (20 hours per week), salary commensurate with training and experience


Part-time, Temporary, Non-civil service appointment.  This position is responsible for conducting environmental investigations to determine lead exposure sources and their bioavailability for young children.  Other responsibilities include conducting outreach and educational efforts with property owners, realtors, and contractors to prevent childhood lead exposure; and consulting and collaborating with other government and non-government stakeholders on best practices, as well as special projects designed to prevent and address childhood lead exposure.


The Hawaii Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (https://Lead.Hawaii.Gov) is a special project designed to reduce childhood lead exposure by strengthening blood lead level testing, surveillance, population-based interventions, and processes used to identify lead-exposed children and link them to services.



Minimum Qualifications


EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in chemistry, physics, environmental engineering or environmental science, public health, or other field related to environmental remediation, planning or management. 


EXPERIENCE:  One (1) year of responsible professional work experience in chemistry, physics, environmental engineering, public health or other field related to environmental remediation, planning or management, which provides knowledge and skills appropriate to lead and other hazardous materials environmental response remediation, management or investigation.  The work must have required the ability to apply scientific laws and principles of the field and to interpret and evaluate the results of research and analysis by other professionals.


One and one-half (1-1/2) years of progressively responsible professional experience or specialized training in bioremediation technology, chemistry, environmental engineering, public health or other related scientific or technical field, which required a knowledge and application of principles, practices and techniques of environmental response skills related to lead and other hazardous substances.  The experience must have required the ability to:  apply the scientific laws and principles of the scientific or technical field to environmental problems, and to interpret the results of research and analysis by other professionals; review and comment on technical documents and conduct a variety of activities in a short and long time-frame; knowledge of, and ability to interpret and apply pertinent laws, regulations, administrative rules and policies related to environmental response actions/remediation; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, staff from other county, State and federal agencies, and the general public; and ability to give direction and guidance without supervision in an emergency situation.


LICENSE:  Possession of a valid State of Hawaii Motor Vehicle Operator’s License, Type 3 is required to be able to manage HI-CLPPP surveillance activities including coordinating environmental assessments of homes with lead-poisoned children, conduct investigations, attend meetings/trainings/events, etc.


Hawaii-certified Lead Inspector or Risk Assessor certification is required to conduct lead environmental investigations.  If the employee does not have this certification, the employee will need to obtain the certification within 3 months of hire.


Who May Apply


LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK REQUIREMENT:  The State of Hawaii requires that all persons seeking employment with the government of the State shall be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States, or eligible under federal law for unrestricted employment in the United States.


How to Apply


Mail completed State of Hawaii Application for Non-Civil Service Appointment with original signature, cover letter, detailed resume, and salary requirements to:


Department of Health

Family Health Services Division

741 Sunset Avenue

Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

ATTN:  Derek Priddy, FHSD HI-CLPPP Coordinator


Application packet may be found at:  http://health.hawaii.gov/employmen​t/job-opportunities/


Other Information             


For additional information, you may contact Derek Priddy at [email protected]  


Recruitment is continuous until needs are met.


This position is exempt from civil service. Therefore, if you are appointed to the position, your employment will be considered to be “at will.”


An Equal Opportunity Employer