Listing Expires: 12/28/2023
The Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Inspector is responsible for conducting field
inspections of public and privately-owned air, water, and solid waste permitted facilities. This position is
governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
General Functions of an E&E DEQ Inspector:
- Conducts on-site inspections of municipal, industrial, and public and privately owned regulated facilities to
ensure compliance with environmental laws and restrictions.
Inspects pollution control devices and water treatment facilities for proper installation, operation, and
- Reviews and verifies records required by permit or regulation, reporting procedures, and sampling and
analytical techniques utilized by facility.
- Prepares inspection reports, including a narrative, if violations are found, and a letter to permit owners,
confirming compliance/citing violations and recommending remedial action required.
- Collects environmental samples for laboratory analysis and takes photographs to document findings.
- Investigates complaints of air, water, and solid waste pollution on regulated, permitted, and non-permitted
sites, determines validity of complaint, cites violations of state and/or federal laws and regulations,
documents findings, and assists violator in correcting the problem; may conduct follow-up investigations.
- Responds to emergency situations and monitors clean-up ensuring that all efforts are made to contain
and/or remove pollutants in order to eliminate or minimize environmental impact, and prepares incident
report documenting findings.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Frequent in-state travel is required.
General Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of state and federal environmental regulations.
- Knowledge of investigation standards and procedures.
- Knowledge of the principles of natural and environmental sciences affecting pollution control.
- Knowledge of scientific testing equipment and analytic procedures utilized to determine compliance with
- Ability to conduct on-site scientific inspections, evaluate findings, and determine compliance with
- Ability to obtain emission data samples for laboratory analysis.
- Ability to compile data and prepare reports.
- Ability to respond to emergency situations and monitor containment/removal of pollutants.
- Ability to train others in pollution control procedures.
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma, plus three years of experience in an energy or
environmental related industry.
Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB-RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OFTHE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
To Apply For The Job:
Please apply online at AR Careers:
Job Category: Accounting
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: El Dorado, Arkansas
Name: Jim Starling