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

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

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.
  • Investigate complaints and suspected violations regarding illegal dumping, pollution, pesticides, product quality, or labeling laws.
  • Determine which sites and violation reports to investigate, and coordinate compliance and enforcement activities with other government agencies.
  • Interview individuals to determine the nature of suspected violations and to obtain evidence of violations.

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