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Department of Health Services
Lead and Asbestos Inspectors - Two Positions 
Job Announcement Code(s): 20-01972

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Dane, Milwaukee
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    Lead and Asbestos Inspector

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
The starting pay will be $27.00-$31.00 per hour ($56,160-$64,480 annually), depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits. An add-on of up to $1.00 per hour may be paid for bilingual skills in Spanish or Hmong. The pay schedule/range is 15/03. A 12-month probationary period is required. Pay for current State of WI employees will be based on the compensation plan in effect at the time of appointment.
Jacqueline Strook, Human Resources Specialist-Sr,
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Asbestos- and lead-safe work is social justice work! As a Lead and Asbestos Inspector, you will help build a workforce of contractors who know how meaningful their work is and help their customers see its value too! ¿Habla Espanol? Koj puas paub hai lus hmoob? If so, please consider applying! The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Public Health (DPH) is recruiting to fill two Lead and Asbestos Inspector positions, within the Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Health (BEOH), with one located in the South Central Region and the other in the Southeastern Region of Wisconsin. Counties covered by the South Central Region are Adams, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Juneau, Lafayette, Richland, Sauk, and Vernon. Counties covered by the Southeastern Region are Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Rock, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha. 

These positions will primarily work Monday through Friday with daytime hours and will require the ability to travel throughout the assigned region, with minimal overnight stays included. These positions will be required to telework and the employee must be able to establish a secure home office, but may also have the option to work at either the Southern or Southeastern regional office.

What We Offer: Our diversity, equity and inclusion team strives to hire, develop and retain a talented workforce representative of the people of Wisconsin we serve. We are searching for people with diverse backgrounds to join our dynamic and team oriented environment. We promote professional growth and create a healthy work/life balance and inclusive culture. As an employee of the state of Wisconsin, you'll also have access to an amazing benefits package that includes nearly 4 weeks of paid vacation, low-cost insurance options, and participation in the fully funded Wisconsin Retirement System, which is considered among the best in the country!

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NOTE: Interviews will be conducted virtually.

Position Summary:   

Lead and Asbestos Inspectors visit job sites to monitor for compliance with asbestos and lead regulations so that persons performing regulated lead or asbestos work are properly trained and certified, and that their work is done safely. These positions also monitor regulated work that is already complete by routinely reviewing records, such as reports and lab analyses. Investigating tips/complaints from the public or other agencies to determine regulatory violations is a top priority. Some other responsibilities include: documenting inspections in the program database; writing detailed reports to support compliance determinations, and maintaining organized electronic investigative case files; developing enforcement cases and recommending enforcement actions in accordance with program policies; and providing compliance and technical assistance.

These positions are also responsible for conducting outreach on asbestos and lead topics, like regulations, safe work practices, and health effects. Each position will be responsible to build and strengthen partnerships with various stakeholder groups to advance the program’s vision.

These positions occasionally assist in the analysis and development of lead and asbestos regulations, and more frequently assists with creation, evaluation and improvement of internal policies and procedures. It is also expected these positions will assist in creating, evaluating, and improving guidance documents for the regulated community to comply with regulatory and other program changes, as well as creating and updating outreach materials and publications for other audiences.

Special Notes:   

All applicants who may be appointed will be required to allow DHS to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled.

This position requires the ability to drive a State vehicle or the ability to provide one's own transportation.


Minimally qualified applicants will have:

  • Experience gathering and reviewing information or documentation obtained from interviews, observations, inspections, audits, or investigations to determine if a law, rule, professional standard or similar applies.
  • Experience providing consultation or communication materials to a variety of audiences in plain language (e.g. responding to inquiries, interpreting and explaining policies, rules or laws, giving presentations, etc.).

  • Experience planning public education or outreach activities such as community meetings and events, media campaigns, neighborhood canvassing, etc.
  • Effective communication skills.

Well-qualified applicants will have:

  • Experience or education in environmental health, occupational health and safety, building inspections, or working as a regulator.
  • Experience collaborating with groups or individuals on projects or initiatives.
  • Experience leading or independently conducting process, product, or service quality improvement projects.
  • Experience or education with topics related to health equity and social determinants of health.
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Hmong. *

*Note: If applicable, the selected candidate will be required to complete a language assessment in order to receive the add-on pay described above.

How To Apply:   

Click on the Preview Assessment link near the top of this announcement to view the qualifications that will be evaluated in the initial part of the selection process.

After you have previewed the assessment, interested applicants who would like to apply for this position will apply on-line via Wisc.Jobs. Click "Log In" to access your existing account or to create a new account if you do not already have an account in the system. After you have logged in, click "Apply now." You will be asked to provide your personal information. Attach your resume and letter of qualifications (in a Word or PDF compatible format). To be considered for this position, applicants must complete the online process. Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application and ineligibility for this position. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an incompatible format, an email, as a hard copy, or a fax.

Applicants deemed eligible may be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact the HR Specialist on this announcement.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) must complete the online application process to apply.

Please Note: Important communication regarding this recruitment will be sent via email.

DHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans' hiring programs that may benefit you, please visit the Employment Assistance Page on the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs' website.

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