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Environmental Compliance Officer


An Environmental Compliance Officer is responsible for making sure environmental laws for water, gas, energy, oil, etc. are implemented and carried though.



What responsibilities will I have?

  • Provide technical assistance for environmental health regulations, environmental management systems, and projects.
  • Perform environmental compliance audits and implement follow-up corrective actions to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Implement environmental management systems and programs for company or clients
  • Develop plans, permits, and procedures for air quality, hazardous waste, spill prevention, storm water, and wastewater
  • Manage multiple projects within scope/budget/schedule expectations and ensure quality standard on project deliverables
  • Prepare technical proposals and participate in business development
  • Must be familiar with United States Environmental Protection Agency and local environmental regulations and understanding of environmental permit application processes
  • Utilize geo-statistical software to create databases and spreadsheets of collected data


What education and training is required?

A bachelor’s degree in engineering , soil science, biology, environmental or physical science is required depending on scope of work some positions may require a master’s degree for entry level employment.


To pursue a career as an Environmental Compliance Officer:

The following high school courses are recommended:agricultural education, a focus on science, earth science, biology, botany, chemistry, biology and mathematics.


Where can I work?

Typical employers: employed by research firms, food animal production companies, governmental organizations, schools/universities and environmental agencies.


Future Job Market/Outlook:

The future outlook for Environmental Compliance Officers is projected to be excellent.


Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations:

  • Air and Waste Management Association
  • World Association of Soil and Water Conservation
  • Ecological Society of America


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