Lead-Based Paint Program Manager

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Municipal Government for Maine's largest City.


Housing and Economic Development Department – Housing and Community Development Division – Lead Safe and Healthy Homes Program – Grant Funded Position

Work involves management and administration of the federally funded Lead Safe Housing and Healthy Homes Program in Cumberland County.  The program manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of the program which aims to prevent lead poisoning in Cumberland County’s low to moderate income housing stock.  The successful candidate will manage lead abatement projects from application, inspection, construction, relocation to completion.   The Program Manager works with external lead risk assessors, contractors and public health officials, State officials, property owners and City staff.  The Program Manager is responsible for all HUD reporting, project monitoring and budget monitoring.  Work involves review and consultation in the development of specifications and cost estimates and review of progress during lead-based paint hazard control activities.   Work requires constant contact with the general public, contractors, consultants and City staff.

Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in government-assisted housing programs, public health, construction management and/or environmental management; or any other combination of experience, training, and education which provide the following skills and abilities:  Good organizational and administrative skills.  Demonstrated ability to work with a team of professionals, property owners, contractors and the general public to reduce lead-based paint hazards in residential buildings.  Knowledge and experience in managing complex programs, including technical and financial administration.  Ability to collect, analyze and compile data, write project reports and effectively communicate with the Project Director, other staff, community groups and members of the public.   Maine Class C driver’s license, personal vehicle available for work use and maintain a good driving record.  Certification and license, as required by the Maine DEP, in lead inspections and abatement methodologies is required but may be attained post-hire with grant funds.  Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of satisfactory criminal background check.

Pro-Tech Union position – Grade 8 – Starting salary range $1,059.75 – $1,123.88 weekly, based on experience and qualifications.

Accepting applications for this position until the vacancy is filled. 

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City Benefits

Permanent employees receive a generous benefits package that includes paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine and Thomas College.



The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.




***COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate***    For the safety of our employees and our constituents, the City of Portland requires that new employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of employment.  Candidates may request an accommodation for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs at the conditional offer stage.


For questions contact Human Resources by email at jobs@portlandmaine.gov or 207-874-8624.

City Job Opportunities Website:  www.portlandmaine.gov/Jobs


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