Healthy Homes Inspector I

City Of Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 2 months ago

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As the largest and most vibrant city in the state, Minneapolis depends on purposeful, dedicated and innovative employees. Minneapolis has a large variety of careers for people of all experiences and backgrounds who come together for a singular purpose--serving the residents, businesses and visitors of Minneapolis.

The Healthy Homes Inspector I will conduct inspections and investigations involved with the enforcement of city, state and federal regulations pertaining to elevated blood lead poisonings, rental housing, environmental health and safety and consumer protection.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform field inspections of residential housing, residential or daycare centers, lodging and boarding facilities, schools, and other environmental health related environmental health issues to ensure compliance with public health standards and codes.

  • Advise parents and caregivers on lead safe cleaning practices, maintenance and child nutrition.

  • Educate, train and advise property owners and tenants on code requirements and assist with plans and implementation necessary for operational changes to meet code standards and for properties to achieve a "lead safe" status.

  • Assist with site evaluation to determine suitability of proposed remodeling and with construction and remodeling to render property lead safe.

  • Evaluate residential unit for healthy home hazards, write work specifications, negotiate with property owner for match funding.

  • Monitor contractors/owners during lead hazard reduction and document compliance with lead safe work practices.

  • . Write corrective orders, citations and make recommendation on condemnations for lead based paint hazards or other healthy home issues.

  • Assist other inspectors as needed during lead risk assessments/inspections.

  • Collect residential water samples for analysis of lead in water following approved protocols.

  • Issue orders, write citations, perform embargo and condemnation of food or products containing lead. Work with appropriate state and federal agencies if contaminated food or illegal products discovered, provide documentation to support triggering a federal recall.

  • Investigate assigned cases of reported elevated blood lead levels and complaints of unsafe lead paint maintenance practices, determine cause, type, and extent of exposure and remedy

  • Investigate cases of lead poisoning to determine cause and course of action to reduce or eliminate future exposure and monitor corrective actions taken by property owners to achieve compliance with orders.

  • Consult with medical providers and coordinate medical care with ongoing environmental remediation to obtain optimal results for clients.

  • Respond to questions from the public elected officials, supervisors and employees to resolve misunderstandings about lead poisoning, food and beverage codes and other sanitation standards and codes enforced by Environmental Health or Regulatory Services.

  • Participate on teams in special program areas to develop new and revised guidelines, educational materials or ordinance interpretation and inspection procedures.

Working Conditions: Office and field inspections.

Required Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree, science or housing related field preferred.

License/Certifications: Possess and continue to maintain a valid driver's license. Ability to obtain as well as maintain Radiation Safety Certification certificate within one (1) month of hire. Ability to obtain as well as maintain a State of Minnesota Lead Risk Assessor License within six (6) months of hire. Ability to obtain as well as maintain a Radon Measurement Professional within one (1) year of hire. The 3 certifications listed above are required to continue employment as a Health Inspector. You are encouraged to submit copies of any field-related certificate/license you hold. The Minneapolis Health Department will provide on-the-job training necessary to be successful in achieving the above certifications.

  • NOTE: In order to obtain a license as a Lead Risk Assessor, the State of Minnesota requires that you must meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • have a high school diploma and at least three years of experience in regulated lead work, asbestos abatement, environmental remediation, general construction, or a childhood lead poisoning prevention program of a government agency;
  • have an associate's degree and two years of experience in regulated lead work, asbestos abatement, environmental remediation, general construction, or a childhood lead poisoning prevention program of a government agency;
  • have a bachelor's degree and one year of experience in regulated lead work, asbestos abatement, environmental remediation, general construction, or a childhood lead poisoning prevention program of a government agency; or
  • be a certified industrial hygienist, registered professional engineer, registered architect, certified safety professional, or registered public health sanitarian.

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience closely related to the duties of the position may be considered.

Resume: You must submit your resume along with the required, official City application by the application closing date. Without it, your application will be deemed as incomplete.

Selection Process: Decisions concerning an applicant's qualifications for this position will be based on information provided in one's application materials. Fill out the application form as accurately and completely as possible. Screening questions, if any, should all be answered, as needed. The following tests may be used as part of the selection process: an evaluation of education, training, and experience; an oral exam; a written exam; work simulation exercises, candidate assessments; and/or other relevant selection tools. At each step of the process, HR reserves the right to limit the number of applicants to be tested.

Interview Selection: The hiring authority reserves the right to determine the maximum number of candidates to interview from the established eligible list. If the hiring authority decides to interview other than by exam score order, they may select additional people to interview based on a candidate's education or experience related to the field, work history, or skills uniquely related to the operational needs of the position.

Background Check: The City has determined that a criminal background check and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.

Drug and Alcohol Testing: All job applicants must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Applicants will be required to sign a notification and consent form prior to undergoing drug and alcohol testing. Applicants who do not consent to undergo drug and alcohol testing will not be required to do so and the City will withdraw the conditional job offer, resulting in the job applicant no longer being considered for the position.

Union Representation: This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Public Employees Association (MPEA). For more information on the terms and conditions of this agreement please visit:

Eligible List: The names of applicants who meet minimum qualification and who pass the screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. This list will be certified to the hiring manager who may use the list to fill a vacancy of the same job title. This eligible list will expire four (4) months after it has been established.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Completion of education and examination program to become certified as a Lead Risk Assessor.

  • Knowledge of and the ability to interpret applicable codes, ordinances and regulations relevant to the specific work area.

  • Knowledge of regulatory administration and enforcement

  • Knowledge of construction and building maintenance practices.

  • Knowledge of current research pertaining to lead-based paint and housing safety.

  • Good organizational, time management and analytical skills.

  • Ability to interpret blue prints and specifications.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to be objective and effectively handle difficult situations.

  • Incumbents will receive formal and on-the-job training in techniques and procedures essential to conducting various environmental health and safety inspections, investigations and enforcement activities.

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Healthy Homes Inspector I

City Of Minneapolis, MN