CAREER

Environmental Compliance Inspectors

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$71,100

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+4.6% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree

Career

What Environmental Compliance Inspectors Do

Inspect and investigate sources of pollution to protect the public and environment and ensure conformance with Federal, State, and local regulations and ordinances.

Other Job Titles Environmental Compliance Inspectors May Have

Compliance Investigator, Enforcement Officer, Environmental Compliance Officer, Environmental Protection Specialist, Environmental Quality Analyst, Oil Program Compliance Specialist, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Enforcement Officer (RCRA Enforcement Officer), Toxics Program Officer, Waste Management Specialist

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Examine permits, licenses, applications, and records to ensure compliance with licensing requirements.
  • Prepare written, oral, tabular, and graphic reports summarizing requirements and regulations, including enforcement and chain of custody documentation.
  • Determine the nature of code violations and actions to be taken, and issue written notices of violation, participating in enforcement hearings, as necessary.
  • Prepare, organize, and maintain inspection records.
  • Verify that hazardous chemicals are handled, stored, and disposed of in accordance with regulations.

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