Careers

Southeastern MI Health Association
3011 West Grand Boulevard
200 Fisher Building
Detroit, MI 48202

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Position Title:   Regional Field Consultant, CLEARCorps Detroit 

Reports To:     Executive Director                Department:  CLEARCorps/Detroit

Classification: Non-Exempt                          Division:  780

Date:               9.24.18                                    Approved:  9.24.18                              ______________________________________________________________________________

BACKGROUND
CLEARCorps Detroit (clearcorpsdetroit.org) is a community-based organization whose mission is to create healthy homes for children and families. Serving the community since 1999, CLEARCorps promotes policy change and advocacy and serves families whose children are confronting the issues of lead poisoning, asthma, and other home safety concerns. With a staff of nine and two AmeriCorps members, CLEARCorps is a leader in environmental health issues in Detroit and Southeast Michigan. The Southeastern Michigan Health Association (SEMHA) serves as the fiduciary for CLEARCorps Detroit.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Regional Field Consultant for CLEARCorps Detroit will work on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Lead Safe Home Program, providing lead-based paint hazard control services for eligible families.  All policies and procedures from the HUD Field Guide will be followed.

Lead Hazard Control Activities

  • Perform Preliminary Field Investigations, Lead Inspection/Risk Assessments, or EBL Investigations to identify all present and potential lead-based paint hazards and document.
  • Assess historic preservation issues and flood plain management issues. Address historic preservation issues through appropriate project specifications, if necessary.
  • Draft project specifications in conjunction with the homeowner. The specification report should include all lead hazard control activities which are required to make the residence a lead-safe..
  • Perform contractor pre-bid walk-through on units.
  • Process bid documents and addendums.
  • Ensure home and families are prepared for lead-hazard control activities and relocation.
  • If necessary, assist the residents of the home in arranging for temporary relocation while lead hazard control work is being completed.
  • Perform water testing, analyze water results, learn and follow water protocol.
  • Perform project oversight. Spend a minimum of 50% of time for on-site supervision of lead abatement contractors that are new to the program and 25% of time for on-site supervision of lead abatement contractors that are established. Document oversight hours.
  • Responsible for meeting minimum benchmark standards each quarter. Employee is responsible for completing and clearing a minimum of approximately 50 units per year (as defined in Benchmark Standards.)
  • This Position shall attempt to blend funds with other outside funding sources as possible.
  • Attend and participate regularly scheduled Regional Field Consultant meetings.

 

Follow-up Activities

  • Conduct a visual inspection and obtain clearance dust wipe samples of all work areas according to HHS protocol and submit for analysis to Lead Laboratory.
  • Upon achieving appropriate clearance sample levels, document the unit is ready to be re-occupied, and contact the residents and abatement contractor.
  • Process contractor payment invoice and authorization after visual inspection of project has been completed.
  • Develop a lead-based paint hazard control activities evaluation and closeout documentation for submission to within 30 days of completion of work.
  • Respond to Contractor Warranty issues if expressed by homeowner or occupant within 18 months of project completion
  • Perform proper maintenance on the XRF unit.

 

Healthy Homes Initiative

  • Work with CLEARCorps Detroit staff to conduct Healthy Homes Assessments andperform specified number of Healthy Homes Assessments on select units and provide necessary    healthy homes remediation interventions through project specifications.

 

RFC required to obtain and maintain the following certifications:  Lead Inspector,/Risk Assessor, Lead Supervisor, EBL Investigator.

KEY SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma required.
  • 5 years experience in housing rehabilitation related field, such as Housing Rehabilitation Specialist, Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor, Construction Manager or Lead Abatement Supervisor. Must be currently certified as a Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor, Elevated Blood Lead Environmental Investigator, and Lead Supervisor or must obtain necessary training to meet certification prerequisites and certification within 30 days of hire.
  • Be able to coordinate and prioritize work on multiple projects amid frequent interruptions and redirection.
  • Apply technical knowledge of the lead paint regulations to investigations and inspections.
  • Ability to effectively communicate on regulatory and technical matters at a level appropriate for the audience.
  • Ability to collect, organize, and comprehend large amounts of regulatory and technical information effectively and accurately.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor in sometimes confrontational or argumentative situations.
  • Ability to work well as a team player and is self-motivated.
  • Ability to make independent decisions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and familiar with email and Internet.
  • Must have a valid Michigan driver’s license, an acceptable driving record, and vehicle insurance while in this position. Individual will use their own vehicle for daily travel.

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position may require moderate physical effort including lifting materials and equipment less than 50 pounds.  Personal protective equipment may need to be worn.

OFFICE LOCATION: CLEARCorps Detroit, 11148 Harper, Detroit, MI 48213

SALARY: Negotiable based on experience

Application Deadline:  October 30, 2018.

 

Send resume with a detailed cover letter outlining relevant experience/skills to dgrimes@semha.org OR mail to:

Dawn Grimes
Southeastern MI Health Association
3011 West Grand Boulevard Suite 200
Detroit, MI 48202
Fax: 313.873.6504

 

This position is supported by public dollars provided by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and is renewed annually as funds are available.

 

Southeastern Michigan Health Association

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Drug Free, Violence Free, and Zero Tolerance Employer

Welcomes Veterans and Disabled Veterans to Apply

Employs Able/Disabled Individuals

 

Required Note: Applicants must be presently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.  E.O.E.