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The Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment (E&E) Compliance 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 law. This position is governed by state and federal laws and department policy.

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent in-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

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; and monitors required emission testing to ensure compliance with applicable regulations. Investigates citizen complaints against industrial sites and individuals. Performs emergency response 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 by assigning work activities, monitoring progress, preparing status reports, and making presentations. 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, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of relevant state and federal 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 and records.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, environmental science, or a related field, plus three years of experience in pollution control-related activities, sanitation inspections, or a related field, including one year in a managerial, supervisory, or leadership capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license. Additional requirements determined by the department 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.