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Date:  Jan 4, 2022
Req ID:  14965

North Little Rock, AR, US, 72118

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $36,155

Brownfield & Site Assessment Inspector


Position Number: 22091086 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: January 24, 2022 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $36,155 

Office of Land Resources 

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: X093C

Grade: GS06


Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00


The Arkansas Department 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/institution policy.


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 condition. 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.



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 regulations. Ability to conduct on-site scientific inspections, evaluate findings, and determine compliance with environmental regulations. 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.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, environmental science, health science, mathematics, or a related field; plus one year of experience in pollution control related activities. 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

  • Experience in and working knowledge of CERCLA and/or Brownfield projects, including site assessments and communicating with the public
  • Experience conducting environmental sampling
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate with multiple stakeholders, including technical professionals, public administrators, and elected officials
  • Current 40-hour HAZWOPER certification
  • Working knowledge of GIS
  • Knowledge of ASTM Phase I and Phase II
  • Familiarity with state and federal environmental rules and regulations


Job Duties

  • Perform preliminary assessments, site inspections, expanded site inspections, and pre-CERCLA screening assessments on hazardous waste sites under the authority of CERCLA
  • Conduct environmental sampling events to assess and rank hazardous waste sites for potential inclusion on the National Priorities List or the State Priorities List
  • Provide support for the Arkansas Brownfield Program
  • Serve as the project coordinator for multiple Brownfield sites
  • Coordinate technical teams consisting of geologists, engineers, and epidemiologists
  • Educate potential Brownfield participants through ongoing outreach efforts
  • Maintain positive relationships with program participants


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.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock