Title: Environmental Analyst III
Organization: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Brief Summary of Position:
CLPPP was established for the prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of lead poisoning, including the elimination of sources of poisoning through research and educational, epidemiologic, and clinical activities as may be necessary. CLPPP provides a range of both primary and secondary prevention services to the children of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, their families and others with an interest in the prevention of lead poisoning. In order to accomplish the fundamental goals of identifying lead poisoned children and ensuring that they receive medical and environmental services as well as preventing further cases of lead poisoning, CLPPP has developed linkages with a wide array of professionals and programs that provide services to children. CLPPP also provides coordinated and comprehensive nursing case management.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Personnel Supervision & Operations
- Supervises staff responsible for providing environmental training, complaint investigation, waiver response, and response to public records requests.
- Conducts monthly team meetings to communicate protocols, build capacity, and foster working relationships.
- Evaluates staff caseloads and responsibilities, and re-distributes workload accordingly.
- Conducts meaningful and timely staff evaluations using supporting caseload data.
- Directs the staff responsible for coordinating, as needed, refresher trainings for private lead inspectors, code enforcement inspectors, and code enforcement lead determinators.
- Develops operational strategies and strategic protocols to prioritize and address compliance and enforcement.
Program Administration & Compliance
- Ensures program alignment with mission and strategic planning of the Bureau.
- Monitors the investigations of inspector complaints and disciplinary responses to ensure adherence to complaint protocols and applicable legal procedures.
- Monitors the investigations of unauthorized deleading complaints and CLPPP response to ensure adherence to complaint protocols and applicable legal procedures.
- Evaluates and prioritizes work site clean-up for lead contamination and remediation for unsafe deleading or renovation complaint investigations, which may include support for Department of Labor Standards staff and local authorities and issuance of Cease Work Orders, Emergency Clean Up Orders, and Orders To Correct.
- Collaborates with DPH Office of General Counsel to undertake Agency Actions, if needed.
- Determines enforcement actions and corrective measures to be taken when violation of laws, rules, and regulations are discovered.
- Applies disciplinary actions in a thorough, fair, and consistent manner according to protocol.
- Ensures the timely completion of disciplinary actions taken because of audits and investigations, including completion of probationary items.
- Ensure staff maintains up-to-date electronic records as well as filing system of hardcopy records and reports.
- Collaborates with federal partners to interpret and apply appropriate regulatory standard for housing assistance programs using federal funding streams.
Policy Review and Development
- Develops and reviews proposed policies, regulations, and programs affecting the environmental component.
- Ensures policy issues that arise in the field are brought to the attention of the Director of Environmental Case Management and the Assistant Director.
- Examines and evaluates federal statutory and regulatory requirements and impacts on Massachusetts statute and regulations.
Training & Community Outreach
- Develops training and educational materials for public and private agencies to organize educational workshops and seminars on the subject of childhood lead poisoning prevention.
- Supports local community development programs in interpreting federal and state regulations.
- Experience supervising staff.
- Possession of a valid and current Massachusetts Master Lead Inspection License.
- Knowledge of childhood lead exposure risks, laws and rules, lead mitigation laws, rules and best practices.
- Knowledge of the types and uses of equipment used for the measurement of pollutants.
- Knowledge of inspection techniques.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office software programs.
- Valid Massachusetts Class 3 Motor Vehicle License.
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