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Environmental Compliance/Regulatory Specialist (210260)

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • Topeka (Full-Time)

Posted: Sep 06, 2023


Job Description:

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has an Environmental Compliance/Regulatory Specialist opening in Topeka. This position is responsible for the statewide implementation and management of the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) according to state and federal regulations. Compile and make the final technical review of laboratory and operational reports, sampling site plans and other pertinent data to determine and certify public water supplies are in compliance with federal and state maximum contaminant levels (MCL), monitoring and operational requirements of the Revised Total Coliform Rule of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).  Determine compliance and violations, enter and track all follow up actions and responses in the SDWIS drinking water database.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

Notify public water supply officials, by formal correspondence, of violations of state and federal MCLs, monitoring and operational requirements of the Revised Total Coliform Rule of the SDWA.  Advise officials of public notice requirements.  Propose, develop, and evaluate corrective actions for public water supply officials. Review RTCR Level 1 Assessments, use independent judgement to determine Sanitary Defects.  Make recommendations to the enforcement officer concerning possible need to initiate more formal enforcement action.

Make contacts with the public, municipal officials, operators of public water supplies, water microbiology laboratory personnel, field staff, EPA personnel and other state and federal agencies regarding general drinking water quality and monitoring issues.  Advise officials of need for and possibilities for treatment, maintenance or repairs needed to improve water quality.


  • Four years of experience in an environmental field and/or program. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.


The minimum level of education and experience required to perform the job.

  • High School, GED

Licensing & Certification: 

  • Valid Driver’s License – Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Any additional skills, experiences, or qualifications that would be beneficial, but aren’t strictly necessary.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental/Physical Science or Biology.
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.
  • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail.
  • Technical writing.
  • Experience maintaining records, assembling data, and preparing reports.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with associates, municipal.
  • Experience applying statistical procedures in the analysis of environmental/chemical data.
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply federal, state and local environmental and/or conservation.
  • Knowledge of the methods, procedures, and purposes of scientific investigations and analysis.
  • Experience with processing pay estimates for construction projects, grant reimbursements or billing.
  • Experience in biological testing or studies.

About the Position: 

  • Who can apply: Anyone (External)
  • Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (Flexible schedules available)
  • Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
  • Veterans’ Preference Eligible: Yes

Employment Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
  • Sick & Vacation leave
  • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
  • Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)
  • Fitness Centers in select locations
  • Employee discounts with the STAR Program
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs

How to Apply:

Specific instructions for applying, which might include submitting a resume, cover letter, list of references, or completing an online application.

  • Please include the Job ID number (210260) when emailing.

Job Application Process:  Only applications submitted within our State of Kansas Careers Portal will be considered.

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  • Complete or update your contact information on the State of Kansas Careers Portal > My Contact Information page. *This information is included on all your job applications.
  • Upload required documents listed for each specific job posting.
  • Start your draft job application, upload other required documents, and Submit when it is complete.
    • Manage your draft and submitted applications on the Careers> My Job Applications page.
  • Check your email and My Job Notifications for written communications from the Recruiter.
    • Email – sent to the Preferred email on the My Contact Information page
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Contact Information:

[email protected]

Salary Range

$ $22.16 to $23.31