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Date:  Jul 13, 2024
Req ID:  35340

North Little Rock, AR, US, 72118

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $40,340

Position Number: 22143383 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: August 2, 2024 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $40,340 

Arkansas Energy Office 

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: X054C

Grade: GS07


Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $58,493.00


The Environmental Program Coordinator is responsible for planning and directing resources in the process and implementation of field inspections of public and privately owned permitted facilities to ensure compliance with environmental laws for the state. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Provides general supervision of professional and administrative support staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, training new employees, and evaluating employee performance. Supervises team operations, assigns, assists, and reviews inspectors, as needed, and monitors required emission testing to ensure compliance with applicable regulations. Supervises, assigns, assists, and reviews inspectors, as needed, and investigates citizens' complaints against industrial sites and individuals. Performs emergency response, as needed, and responds to industrial and transportation accidents and other catastrophic events that pose immediate threats to human health and the environment. Directs or conducts special projects, as directed by management, by: assigning work activities, monitoring progress, and preparing status reports, or making presentations, as required. Reviews, revises, and assists in the preparation of detailed, highly technical reports that include lengthy narratives and incorporate interpretations of complex state and federal regulations into compliance determinations. Makes compliance assessments of facilities based on state and federal regulations and coordinates these relative to department policy so that appropriate corrective actions are prescribed for facilities working to achieve compliance. Prepares detailed written technical reports of evaluated facilities citing and documenting any violations and deficiencies as they relate to permits and state or federal laws and regulations. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of state and federal pollution control regulations and 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 plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to plan, conduct, and monitor on-site scientific inspections, evaluate findings, determine compliance with pollution control regulations, and prepare reports. Ability to obtain emission data samples for laboratory analysis. Ability to respond to emergency situations and monitor containment/removal of pollutants. Ability to train others in pollution control procedures. Ability to review and evaluate reports/records.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or environmental science; plus two years of progressively more responsible experience in pollution control-related activities, sanitation inspections, or related field. 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

  • Understanding of environmental issues, especially as they relate to transportation and energy
  • Experience in public speaking and stakeholder development
  • Project management skills, including strategic planning, budgeting, and reporting
  • Familiarity with local, state, and federal policies related to clean energy and transportation


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