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Environmental Policy Officer

Environmental Policy Officer

Environmental Policy Officer


Main Topic: Environment and Society
Secondary Topic: Human Geography 

Overview: Environmental policy officers work with land developers, commercial organizations, government agencies and community groups in order to provide expert advice concerning environmental conservation. They contribute to the development, implementation and monitoring of their employer's environmental policies. Some typical job opportunities include: Develop systems and offer advice relating to reducing the impact that mining, land development and other agricultural, industrial and commercial activities have on the environmentDevelop and implement best practices, policies and proceduresWork with a range of professionals to help businesses follow sustainable environmental practices that balance their needs with those of the ecosystems in which they operateProvide advice to government and industries on how to reduce their greenhouse gas emissionsMay asses and rehabilitate areas affected by logging, mining, construction and degradationMay analyze pollution in order to identify its sources, assess the effects and recommend methods for control and prevention. 

Geographers at work: Physical Geographers, Sustainability Geographers, Environmental Geographers, Human Geographers, Economic Geographers 

Recommended College Courses: Physical Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Environmental Management, Quantitative Methods, Human Geography 

Skills: quantitative methods, environmental policy, physical geography, human geography 

Occupation Group: Life, Physical, and Social Science

Learn more about Environmental Policy Officer 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 Christopher Hinojosa