Lead Safe Housing Program Manager


City of Portland, 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.


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.

Pro-Tech Pay Grade 8: $1,059.75 – $1,123.88 weekly, Step 1-3, based on experience and qualifications.

The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its work force. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.  The City of Portland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Accepting applications for this position until the vacancy is filled.


Mary Davis

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