Public Health Housing Training Specialist

The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission’s (BRPC) Public Health program is seeking a full or part-time, offsite, Public Health Housing Training Specialist to be a housing subject matter expert, enforce the housing code and local housing regulations, conduct environmental health inspections, support the inspectional services program, and help develop a new local Public Health Excellence Training Hub. Training Hub Specialists will help build the Alliance Training Hub program according to state standards and requirements, as well as meet local needs, conduct public health inspections, work with other environmental health field trainers and mentors, support trainers and trainings, provide hands-on field training to other inspectors in Berkshire and Hampden counties,  assist with classroom trainings, and contribute to a broad scope of dynamic and complex public health inspection and training programs in Berkshire and Hampden Counties, Massachusetts.

The Housing Training Specialist should be an experienced housing professional familiar with the Massachusetts state housing code or the Massachusetts state building code. Knowledgeable Massachusetts health inspectors, building officials, home inspectors, or licensed construction supervisors preferred. Expertise or current MA certifications in other environmental inspectional areas a plus. Specialists must be able to sit, stand, walk, carry light loads, bend, and otherwise do inspections under sometimes demanding conditions, travel throughout Berkshire and Hampden Counties at all times of the year, and have a cell phone and a home office with reliable internet. Specialists may have flexible work schedules if core business hours are covered and must be available for occasional night and weekend meetings.

This position will provide staff support for planning and implementation of a range of significant public health training projects that may include:

  • Public Health Excellence Regional Training Hub, especially field training for other inspectors
  • Environmental Health and Safety Inspections
  • Public Health Trainings and Mentorships
  • Equity and Wellness Trainings
  • Public Health Emergency Planning, Training, Exercises, and Response

The successful candidate must be familiar with housing codes, may have certifications in public health environmental health inspections and be comfortable providing inspection field training and mentorship to other public health inspectors. Training experience with 2-5 years inspectional or construction experience in Massachusetts preferred. Candidates must also be familiar with the Microsoft Office platform. Certification as a Registered Sanitarian (RS) or eligibility to take the RS exam within 24 months are a significant plus. Seven plus years of experience as a Massachusetts health agent may be substituted for the RS requirement if the candidate is otherwise ineligible to take the RS exam.

The starting salary range is $ 33.65 – 38.46 per hour per DPH contract with an attractive benefits package for full-time staff. BRPC may not alter the posted salary range unless the position is re-reposted. BRPC is a drug and smoke free workplace, does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, or gender and actively seeks diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its hiring.

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to by email only. Please include the phrase Public Health Housing Specialist in the subject line. No telephone calls. Position available immediately until filled. EOE/Smoke and Drug-free Workplace.

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