Environmental Compliance Inspector

Detail oriented? Good at noticing discrepancies and irregularities? Interested in working military land sustainability with a specialty in environmental regulations? Consider a career as an environmental compliance inspector.

work in environmental complianceWhat Does Working as an Environmental Compliance Inspector Look Like?

Detail oriented? Good at noticing discrepancies and irregularities? Interested in working military land sustainability with a specialty in environmental regulations? Consider a career as an environmental compliance inspector.

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

When working in environmental compliance, you will probably:

  • Examine permits, licenses, applications and records to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Document findings from investigations or inspections.
  • Issue change requirements and plans for remedial compliance actions.
  • Determine the nature of violations and actions to be taken.
  • Issue notices of violations.
  • Prepare testimony for or testify enforcement hearings.  
  • Prepare, organize and maintain inspection records.  

Environmental Compliance Inspector Salary and Forecast

Those working in environmental compliance earn a national median salary of $68,670 (as of 2016). Job opportunities in this industry are growing at a rate of 2-4% per year.

environmental compliance inspector salary

North Carolina has an exceptionally high demand for this position with an anticipated job demand forecast of 10.80% per year.

environmental compliance inspector job opportunities

What Education is Required to Work as an Environmental Compliance Inspector?

Most of these positions require a bachelor’s degree. The Graduate Certificate in Military Land Sustainability fills a niche requirement specific to working in this field.

environmental compliance inspector education requirements

work as an environmentalistEnvironmental Compliance Inspector Job Opportunities

The following are job titles commonly held in this field:

  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Environmental Compliance Specialist
  • Compliance Investigator
  • Enforcement Officer
  • Environmental Compliance Officer
  • Environmental Protection Specialist
  • Environmental Quality Analyst
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Oil Program Compliance Specialist
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Enforcement Officer (RCRA Enforcement Officer)

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