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Environmental Assessment Technician

Essential Duties

The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative seeks an environmental assessment professional to perform home-based environmental assessments and inspections and to develop scopes of work for the organization’s Maryland Programs.  This position aims to reduce home-based environmental health hazards to create safe homes for children and their families.  The Environmental Assessment Technician is responsible for the following essential duties among others:

  • Coordinate and conduct 4-6 weekly home-based environmental assessments
  • Perform pre and post intervention indoor allergen testing in Program properties
  • Conduct post intervention inspections as needed
  • Conduct Baltimore City and County Department of Social Services Foster Care assessments;
  • Develop Scopes of Work for Healthy Homes (lead hazard reduction, mold/moisture remediation, venting, integrated pest management, indoor allergen reduction, indoor air quality, and child and senior injury prevention
  • Coordinate and collaborate with GHHI team members: Program Manager, Environmental Health Educator, GHHI Hazard Reduction Crew Members, nurses, public health professionals, and community organizations;
  • Provide outreach and education information to families on risk awareness, prevention techniques, and prevention resources for home-based environmental health hazards in target communities;
  • Install Safety Kit materials to reduce safety hazards in program properties;
  • Assist with integrated pest management in Program properties as needed;
  • Report data in compliance with standards and regulations and maintain responsibility for property and client data entry in Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) database and for project reports as assigned;
  • Conduct trainings on comprehensive environmental assessments, energy auditing, and Healthy Homes related topics as needed;
  • Monitor achievement toward Program goals, and make recommendations towards overcoming Program barriers;
  • Engage in community partnership development work to increase Program referrals, build Program partnerships, and to identify additional resources that GHHI clients can utilize;
  • Participate in weekly and other team meetings as appropriate;
  • Support broad mission and policy efforts and initiatives of the organization;
  • Other duties as assigned related to organizational mission and programs.

Minimum Requirements

URequirements for the position include:

  • Minimum of two years of experience in performing home assessments in a relevant field required
  • Knowledge and professional experience conducting home inspections or addressing environmental health issues- particularly indoor air quality, lead, mold/moisture, and/or safety hazards;
  • College degree preferred or a combination of education and experience
  • Energy Auditor certification required
  • Pest Control Applicator certification preferred, previous integrated pest management experience, and willingness to obtain certification where needed
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work in a team environment;
  • Spanish speaking skills helpful, but not required;
  • Professional, positive work ethic and desire to make a difference
  • Candidate must have a valid driver license, own vehicle with required insurance for transportation

This is a full-time, exempt position.  Required certification courses will be provided.  The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative reserves the right, at its own discretion, to accept professional experience in a related field in lieu of any of the specific requirements above.  Position includes full benefits package and competitive salary commensurate with experience. The Green & Healthy Homes Initiative is an equal opportunity employer.

I have reviewed and determined that I am capable of meeting the requirements, duties and expectations outlined in this job description.