Environmental Compliance Inspectors

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Enforcement Officer, Environmental Inspector, Environmental Protection Specialist, Environmental Quality Analyst

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What they do:
Inspect and investigate sources of pollution to protect the public and environment and ensure conformance with Federal, State, and local regulations and ordinances.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.


Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Safety and Government

  • law and government
  • public safety and security

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics

Math and Science

  • chemistry


Basic Skills

  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

People and Technology Systems

  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Visual Understanding

  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things


  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Persistence
  • Self Control
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software

  • Database software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology In Demand

Analytical or scientific software

  • Tibco Scribe Software


Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

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