Main Topic: Environment and Society
Secondary Topic: Places and Regions
Overview: Environmental inspectors perform on-site analysis for a variety of engineering projects and businesses. Inspectors' data-collection, reports, and recommendations provide oversight to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. While jobs do vary from project to project, most environmental inspectors can expect to perform the following duties: Assess environmental conditions in the field to evaluate potential environmental impacts from the project at hand; Communicate necessary environmental controls to personnel throughout the project; Inspect and document compliance with the project's' environmental requirements; Prepare daily written inspection reports that provide up-to-date and consistent written and photographic documentation of activities observed in the field; Work independently in a fast paced environment; Communicate effectively and professionally with project staff, contractors, clients, and other project stakeholders; Assess environmental conditions in the field to evaluate potential environmental impacts from the project; Be comfortable in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings; Operate hardware and software for data tracking and record keeping; Monitor for compliance with environmental permits and authorizations.
Geographers at work: Environmental Geographers, Physical Geographers
Recommended College Courses: Physical Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Environmental Management, Quantitative Methods, Regional Geography, Human Geography
Skills: Environmental Management, Regional Geography
Written by Christopher Hinojosa