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The Arkansas Department of Energy & Environment (E&E) Inspector Supervisor I is responsible for overseeing 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.

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent in-state travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Supervises a small to medium-sized technical field inspection staff by interviewing, hiring, training, making work assignments, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Reviews investigation reports, sampling data, and correspondence submitted by field investigators. Establishes sampling routes and monitors completion of routine sampling requirements for districts under supervision. Performs and monitors on-site inspections by reviewing prior inspection reports to ensure compliance with laws and regulations. Reviews and verifies records, reporting procedures, and sampling and analytical techniques. Prepares inspection reports, including a narrative, when required. Conducts and monitors inspections of work performed by private contractors to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. Investigates complaints, determines validity of complaint, and cites violations of state and federal laws and regulations; documents findings and assists violator in correcting the problem; may conduct follow-up investigation. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

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 inspections to determine compliance with applicable regulations and standards, evaluate document results, and recommend corrective action. Ability to obtain data samples for laboratory analysis. Ability to conduct in-depth studies and prepare detailed written reports. Ability to train others in proper procedures. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, geology, environmental science, natural science, oil and gas technology/regulation, or a related field, plus two years of experience in an energy or environmental related industry.

Required Certificates:

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.


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