City of Portland - Lead-Based Paint Program Manager


Planning & Urban Development Department – Housing and Community Development Division - Cumberland County Lead Safe and Healthy Homes Program – Lead Based Paint Hazard Control Program - Grant Funded, Project Position - grant funded position through November 2019.  Work involves management and administration of the federally funded Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Program in Cumberland County.  The program manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of the housing program which aims to prevent lead poisoning in Cumberland County’s low to moderate income housing stock.  The successful candidate will project manage lead abatement projects from application, inspection, construction, relocation and 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 and considerable experience in government-assisted housing programs, public health, 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 an interdisciplinary 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 highly beneficial for this position. 

$986.25, starting pay rate. 

Accepting applications for this position until Tuesday, November 21, 2017.


Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½ paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction programs with Kaplan University and the University of Southern Maine.  Part-time employees may receive a pro-rated benefits package which may include some, but not all, of the benefits listed above.


To download the City’s application form, log on to the Job Opportunities page of the City’s website,


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.


Apply at/send cover letter and resume to the

City of Portland, Maine

Human Resources Office

389 Congress St., Room 115

 Portland, ME 04101

Tel. (207) 874-8624, Fax (207) 874-8937

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