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Environmental Compliance Inspectors
District Of Columbia

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

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Currently Employed: 3,060

Projected Annual Job Openings: 60

Typical Hourly Wage: $31.37 - $48.44

Typical Annual Salary: $65,200 - $100,800

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • 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; participate 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.
  • Research and keep informed of pertinent information and developments in areas such as EPA laws and regulations.
  • Interview individuals to determine the nature of suspected violations and to obtain evidence of violations.
  • Learn and observe proper safety precautions, rules, regulations, and practices so that unsafe conditions can be recognized and proper safety protocols implemented.
  • Monitor follow-up actions in cases where violations were found, and review compliance monitoring reports.
  • Inspect waste pretreatment, treatment, and disposal facilities and systems for conformance to federal, state, or local regulations.

tools & technology

  • Hydrocarbons analyzers or detectors
  • Laboratory bailers
  • Sampling pumps
  • Soil core sampling apparatus
  • Water samplers

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Document management software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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