CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
CHILDHOOD LEAD PREVENTION PROGRAM SUPERVISOR
( General )
This is supervisory environmental health inspection work in the Health Department's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. Employees in this class direct the activities of lower-level health inspectors performing environmental risk assessments designed to identify and curb incidences of childhood lead poisoning. Work includes the preparation of reports of findings and recommendations, and performing site checks to ensure conformance to EPA and other regulations for lead abatement. Contact with homeowners, tenants, and contractors to explain codes, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to lead hazards is significant to the work.
Work is performed under the direction of a technical superior and contains some disagreeable aspects.
ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)
- Positions in this class must supervise lower level health inspectors.
- Positions in this class must perform lead prevention and abatement work.
- Positions in this class must be located in the Health Department.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Performs the duties described below with English language speaking and designated non-English speaking populations.
- Supervises and participates in field inspectional activities for the lead poisoning prevention program; assigns subordinate inspectional personnel to inspect tenant-occupied and vacant homes to detect potential and existing health hazards related to the presence of lead-based paint; schedules inspections; performs field checks of assigned personnel to ascertain quantity and quality of work; reviews daily inspections reports for completeness and accuracy; schedules re-inspections of violations to ascertain degree of owner compliance.
- Conducts quality assurance inspections; interviews homeowners/tenants to ensure that all areas of the home were inspected; utilizes XFS analysis to detect presence of lead; inspects sites for presence of lead; explains requirements for abatement of lead nuisances; prepares reports on conditions found; maintains files of lead poisoning cases for assigned district; ensures that medical follow-up for lead poisoning prevention cases is provided.
- Explains codes and other regulatory requirements to subordinate personnel; instructs subordinate personnel in use of specialized equipment to conduct on-site inspections; meets with community groups and the general public to explain codes, regulations and standards of lead poisoning prevention program.
- Prepares and maintains a variety of reports; uses computer terminal or personal computer to enter and retrieve data.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- policies and procedures related to the enforcement of a lead prevention program
- the methods practices and techniques used to achieve compliance with ordinances, regulations, codes and standards as they apply to lead prevention and abatement
- investigatory methods and techniques
- computer entry and retrieval methods, and software applications related to work assignment
- enforce regulations with firmness and tact
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, owners, tenants, contractors, and the general public
- maintain records and prepare reports
- express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing
- negotiate mutually satisfactory outcomes to achieve lead-prevention program compliance
- supervise lower-level health inspectors engaged in investigating and abating lead hazards
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applicants submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 01/03.)
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Completion of education equivalent to the twelfth school grade supplemented by the completion of the State of Pennsylvania certification as a Certified Risk Assessor for lead-based paint.
- Two years of inspectional experience in an environmental health program.
- Two years of advanced level Environmental Health Inspector experience.
An associate's degree may be substituted for the general experience requirement.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BILINGUAL SPECIALTY:
Sufficient training and/or experience to be able to understand and speak fluently and clearly in English and the designated non-English language.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of
a position in this class.
- Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to and during tenure of employment as a Childhood Lead Prevention Program Supervisor.
PAY RANGE: 16
CSC: 9/01, Ad Board: 1/02
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 11/02, Ad Board: 01/03
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