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Environmental Compliance & Regulatory Specialist (212503)

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

Posted: Apr 09, 2024


Job Description:

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has an Environmental Compliance/Regulatory Specialist opening in Hays. This position performs inspections and evaluations of Class I, Class II, MACT, and B sources as assigned in annual Work Plan to determine compliance with federal and state regulations. Conducts inspections of Open Burn sites and analyzes/issues Open Burn site authorizations when appropriate. Provide Method 9 (opacity) oversight and occasionally samples, monitors, and conducts air tests (RATAs). Compiles and analyzes inspection findings and monitoring records to interpret and document compliance status. Inspection report documentation is conducted in accord with established work plan protocols and contains detailed narratives, photographic evidence, analytical results, and related information verifying compliance determinations. Follows up compliance issues by tracking and monitoring status of corrective actions implemented and determines when to refer to the District Environmental Administrator (DEA) for issuance of Letters of Warning. As required, serves as a witness in administrative hearings or enforcement proceedings.

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

Performs inspections and evaluation of permitted solid waste facilities to determine compliance with federal and state environmental statutes and regulations. Compile inspection and technical data to prepare reports and correspondence. Submit inspection reports through the supervisor within 30 calendar days of initial inspection.  Provide facility with inspection results upon completion of inspection or in writing within 7 calendar days.  Where appropriate, telephonic notification of inspection results may be used. Reviews corrective action plans and evaluates facility actions to return to compliance. Track compliance efforts by facilities and follow-up corrective actions within 10 calendar days of compliance deadlines. When facilities fail to come into compliance after deadline, refer to the District Environmental Administrator (DEA) for consideration. Completes BWM training requirements for solid waste.

Provides consultation and interpretation of technical data regarding air and solid waste regulations and air quality information. Compiles and interprets air quality information to the public and professional groups. Assist BOA and BWM in drafting and reviewing inspection protocols and guidance documents. Assists in development of new or revised documents.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience in an environmental field and/or program. Bachelor’s degree in natural, environmental, or agricultural sciences may be substituted for experience.


  • 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 agriculture or natural sciences.
  • Experience in preparing and writing inspection reports and technical correspondence.
  • Inspection experience.
  • Industrial background experience.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of people.
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail.
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.

Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements:

  • Prior to the end of the training period, incumbent must obtain OSHA 40-hour Hazwoper training and remain certified with annual refresher training for hazardous site work.
  • Incumbent must also achieve and maintain EPA Method 9 Opacity Certification on a semi-annual basis.

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.

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Contact Information

[email protected]

Salary Range

$ 21.64 to 22.72