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Environmental Lead Scientist

Date Posted:  Nov 15, 2022
Requisition ID:  415270

100% Remote, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


Agency Statement:

About the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH):
The Indiana Department of Health’s mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and safety of all Hoosiers so that they can reach their optimal health regardless of where they live, learn, work, or play.

Salary Statement:

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $47,320, but may be commensurate with education or work experience.

About the Job:

You will be responsible for serving as a technical lead in the areas of environmental hazards associated with lead and healthy homes. Primary responsibilities include the performance of lead risk assessments, surveillance associated with licensing/inspection/remediation, abatement inspections, and contractor training. You will also act as a liaison to local health departments, industry professionals, training facilitators and the public within their region.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Provides support in performing lead risk assessments for local health departments. 
  • Conducts desktop and field quality control audits of risk assessments entered into the Indiana lead risk assessment tracking system
  • Monitor lead license compliance 
  • Conduct clearance inspections for lead abatement work 
  • Prepare correspondence related to all inspections and act as the technical lead if non-compliance is found
  • Provide training and certification test proctoring to individuals and organizations seeking lead or radon licensure
  • Attend public events on behalf of the Lead and Healthy Homes Division as needed 
  • Provide emergency response support to lead crisis situations, including providing Risk Assessments, support with screening clinics, and other responsibilities as needed.  
  • Assists with training on ISDH case management and risk assessment tracking databases
  • Represents the Lead and Healthy Homes Program on various professional boards/committees;
  • Assists with the preparation of the State Plan, annual report, budgets and other materials needed to apply for EPA funding;

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Specialized knowledge of the organization, function, and programs of the Indiana State Department of Health and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Broad knowledge of principles, practices and theories related to lead hazards, lead abatement, and lead related inspection activities
  • Broad knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines and the ability to apply these in a wide variety of conditions and situations
  • Ability to deal tactfully with a variety of individuals including colleagues, community leaders, government officials and representatives of environmental consulting firms
  • Working knowledge of laws, rules and regulations relating to education and children’s environmental health 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe, webinar/conference call technology
  • Ability to provide technical and administrative guidance and leadership
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing effectively with groups and individuals
  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to professionals and non-professionals;
  • Ability to use the Internet and traditional research sources effectively
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Indiana Lead Risk Assessor License (applicants possessing a current license will receive preference) 
  • Ability to travel up to 75% of the time using a personal vehicle within the state of Indiana

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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