Environmental Compliance Specialist Watershed Protection Branch

Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Dekalb, GA, United States
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
Government
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)

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The Georgia Environmental Protection Division engages in continuous recruitment for Environmental Compliance Specialists.

The Environmental Protection Division (EPD) protects and restores Georgia’s environment. We take the lead in ensuring clean air, land and water. With our partners, we pursue a sustainable environment that provides a foundation for a vibrant economy and healthy communities.  EPD is responsive, effective and efficient. Associates are valued and empowered to use their expertise and creativity as leaders in protecting Georgia’s environment.  EPD’s Air, Land and Watershed Protection Branches, in concert with its seven District Offices, serve the public by implementing state laws, rules, and policies to protect human health and the environment; apply and enforce environmental laws and standards in a consistent, fair, and timely manner; and are proactive, results-oriented, and help develop new approaches to meet Georgia’s environmental challenges.

Watershed Protection Branch

The Watershed Protection Branch (WPB) protects and restores Georgia’s water resources. We take the lead in ensuring clean and safe water, and with our partners, we pursue a sustainable environment that provides a foundation for a vibrant economy and healthy communities.  The Branch manages water resources in Georgia through regulatory and protection programs, monitoring, assessment and planning. The Branch issues permits to local governments and industry to discharge treated wastewater and stormwater and to local governments, industry, farmers and subdivisions for surface water and groundwater withdrawals.  The Branch ensures that Georgia's public water systems are operating properly to supply safe drinking water to citizens, and controls nonpoint sources of pollution through grants and volunteer programs such as Rivers Alive and Adopt-a-Stream.  The Branch also conducts monitoring and modeling of Georgia's waters. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Under supervision, evaluates programs for compliance with environmental laws, rules, and regulations and recommends monitoring and corrective action / enforcement actions.  Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:  collect samples in accordance with established procedures; investigate complaints; provide environmental education and technical assistance; perform inspections, interviews, technical reviews and make recommendations for enforcement actions as needed; conduct facility audits and inspections; review permit applications against permit requirements and regulations; and draft correspondence and/or permits in accordance with rules, regulations and established procedures.  Field work and occasional overnight travel may be required.

Based on education and experience, the selectee will be hired into one of the job codes below.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience in compliance with State Personnel Board Rules.

Minimum Qualifications

RCP020 – Environmental Compliance Specialist 1

Entry Salary $30,000

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Geology or other natural or physical science or engineering field from an accredited college or university.

RCP021 – Environmental Compliance Specialist 2

Entry Salary $34,289.83

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Geology or other natural or physical science or engineering field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of professional experience in environmental protection OR One year of experience at a level equivalent to an Environmental Compliance Specialist 1 (RCP020) or position equivalent.

RCP022 – Environmental Compliance Specialist 3

Entry Salary $37,718.81

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Geology or other natural or physical science or engineering field from an accredited college or university AND Three years of professional experience in environmental protection OR One year of experience at a level equivalent to an Environmental Compliance Specialist 2 (RCP021) or position equivalent.