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Environmental Compliance Inspectors

Also called: 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.

Knowledge

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

Skills

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

Abilities

Verbal
  • 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
Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology
Analytical or scientific software
  • DQO-PRO
  • Tibco Scribe Software

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$71,100
$40,160
$115,220
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