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Date:  May 23, 2023
Req ID:  28507

Magnolia, AR, US, 71753

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $36,155

Position Number: 22158520 
County: Columbia 
Posting End Date: June 16, 2023 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $36,155 

Oil and Gas Commission 

The mission of the Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment is to provide effective and efficient energy and environmental solutions informed by science. The Department promotes responsible management of resources and protects the environment for the benefit of all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: X082C

Grade: GS06


Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,424.00


The Arkansas Department of Energy & Environment (E&E) Inspector II is responsible for conducting field, regulatory, or safety inspections of various energy or environmental resources, installations, and facilities, including public and privately-owned air, water, and solid waste permitted facilities; liquefied petroleum gas storage tanks and transport vehicles; and wells, transport vehicles, and operational structures related to the production of crude oil and natural gas production. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.


Conducts on-site inspections to ensure compliance with state and federal laws, regulations, and restrictions. Inspects to confirm compliance with proper installation, operation, and condition. Reviews and verifies records required by permit or regulation, reporting procedures, and sampling and analytical techniques. Prepares inspection reports, including a narrative, when required. Collects samples for laboratory analysis and takes photographs to document findings. Investigates complaints of 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. May respond to emergency situations, monitor clean-up, and prepare incident report documenting findings. Performs other duties as assigned.


Frequent in-state travel is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of state and federal energy and environmental regulations. Knowledge of investigation standards and procedures. Knowledge of scientific testing equipment and analytic procedures utilized to determine compliance with regulations. Ability to conduct on-site scientific inspections, evaluate findings, and determine compliance with regulations. Ability to obtain data samples for laboratory analysis. Ability to compile data and prepare reports. Ability to train others in proper procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

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 OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of state and federal laws governing oil and gas production facilities
  • Knowledge of oil and gas production methods and equipment
  • Knowledge of gas testing procedures and ability to calculate test data
  • Ability to inspect producing and abandoned oil and natural gas wells
  • Ability to conduct research and prepare technical information and reports
  • Ability to research and answer questions and complaints from the general public


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.

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