Environmental Health Specialist IV

Aug 13 2019
Hawaii Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program |Pearl City|Part Time, $26,472 - $30,996 / year
Category: Environmental
Job Description

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 Qualification Requirements

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.
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.