Environmental Compliance Inspector
Main Topic: Environment and Society
Secondary Topic: Physical Geography
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. 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.
Geographers at work: Physical Geographers, Environmental Geographers
Recommended College Courses: Environmental Management, Physical Geography, Quantitative Methods, Waste Management
Skills: Water quality analysis, political geography, hydrology, environmental analysis, water quality management.
Occupation Group: Life, Physical, and Social Science
Learn more about Environmental Compliance Inspector from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/environmental-scientists-and-specialists.htm
Written by Kaleigh Shuler