Overview: Environmental compliance inspectors investigate sources of pollution in order to protect the environment and the public. They also make sure that others comply with laws and ordinances at the local, state and federal level. Compliance inspectors recommend corrective measures for hazardous waste problems, check labels for accuracy and work with professionals on water pollution and wastewater prevention.
Geographers at work: An environmental compliance inspector needs to have an extensive knowledge of the natural environment as well as potential sources of pollution in the environment. They also must have the skills to collect water or wastewater for analysis. Finally, an environmental compliance inspector must keep up with current laws set by the EPA.
Skills: Water quality analysis, political geography, hydrology, environmental analysis, water quality management.
Written by Kaleigh Shuler