Public Health Lead Investigator

Toledo-Lucas County Health Department

Assignment Location:  635 N. Erie St. Toledo, OH 

Basic Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:



Conducts interviews with parents or guardians of all children whose blood-lead levels test 5 mcg/dL or higher.


Conducts environmental assessments of houses, schools, and daycares where clients with elevated blood-lead levels live or spend a majority of their time.  Writes reports of findings of each location.


Utilizes the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Surveillance System (HHLPSS) to conduct case management activities.


Follows up with clients to ensure environmental hazards are being mitigated safely.


Provides education on Healthy Homes and lead positing prevention.  Interacts with health professionals to encourage the screening of children at risk for lead poisoning prevention. 


Coordinates and/or participates in community efforts to promote Healthy Homes initiatives. Markets the HUD program through community awareness activities.


Assists with the development and implementation of HUD program policies, procedures and strategies to reduce childhood lead poisoning.


Prepares letters to providers and parents for children with elevated blood-lead levels as required by program guidelines. Tracks letter actions for returns and resends. 


Coordinates with physicians, state and local agencies, etc. as appropriate.  Tracks progress of individual cases through time.


Inspects and ensures public health code compliance of animal bite reports, nuisance and rodent control, and other health-related programs.


Prepare legal correspondences to responsible parties, files affidavits for court action as required, and may appear in court to present evidence and testimony in the prosecution of violators


Attends conferences and training seminars as required to obtain new information concerning rules, regulations, and operating procedures.


Spends work-time in the field and at the office. Frequently lifts objects 30 pounds or less; frequently carries objects 30 pounds or less; occasionally pushes objects 50 pounds or less; occasionally pulls objects 50 pounds or less.


Makes inspections and investigations in response to complaints and may recommend solutions to problems; additionally, may make recommendations for deficiency corrections and follows up to assure that corrections are made.


Collects and/or prepares samples for laboratory analysis

Other Duties & Responsibilities:

Represents the Health Department to other partnering agencies, community organizations, and the public.  Answers the phone, participates in internal and external committees, and performs other duties as assigned.

Please email or mail cover letter and resume to:


Mail: Toledo-Lucas County Health Department
Attn: Human Resources
635 N. Erie Street
Toledo, Ohio 43604

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Department operates in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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