City of Marshalltown: Lead Grant Inspector

Construction Inspector
City of Marshalltown
Posted 5 months ago

Company: City of Marshalltown

Job Title:  Lead Grant Inspector

Location: Marshalltown, IA

Brief Job Description/Summary:

Performs risk assessments and related duties to identify lead-painted surfaces and lead paint hazards, as well as healthy home assessments, in rental and owner-occupied housing units to ensure compliance with all applicable federal guidance and laws pertaining to the HUD Lead Hazard Reduction Grant; does related work as required.

List of Job Duties:

  • Conducts on-site risk assessments of rental and owner-occupied housing units in the city to test for the presence of lead-based paint and lead-based paint dust in housing units through the use of X-ray fluorescence technology and/or dust wipe and paint sampling. Include the conducting a healthy homes assessment in conjunction with the lead assessment:
  • Identifies lead and healthy homes hazards in rental and owner-occupied housing;
  • Prepares detailed project specifications to prescribe methods of lead hazard reduction or abatement and healthy home hazard mitigations to include formulating cost estimates for the same;
  • Supervises contractor performance to ensure compliance with HUD approved lead safe work practices;
  • Conducts project inspection tours and bid-letting/bid-opening activities; 
  • Inspects and approves works in progress and work completion prior to payment of contractor;
  • Performs clearance testing of housing units after completion of lead hazard reduction/abatement activities and prepares clearance reports; 
  • Performs various clerical duties necessary to maintain an organized and efficient office;
  • Answers questions from the public concerning the Lead Hazard Reduction Grant Program;
  • Attends meetings, conferences, and workshops as requested and authorized;
  • Performs related work as required.

Required Experience and/or Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Graduation from high school supplemented by six to twelve months additional training in property maintenance, property management, building trades, construction or closely related fields or educational training as a required minimum; and
  • Some experience in code enforcement work with a City government, preferred, and preferably in the State of Iowa; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Required Special Qualifications

  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License issued by the State of Iowa;

Obtain required inspection certifications within 6 months of hire date – dependent on training availability

Further information/application process contact:  Application can be found at  Employment application should be completed electronically and sent to the City of Marshalltown Human Resource Department either by email or printed and sent to City of Marshalltown Attn: Human Resources, 24 N Center Street, Marshalltown, IA  50158.

Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Features

Job CategoryConstruction, Public Works, Safety

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