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Environmental Compliance/Regulatory Specialist (213026)

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

Posted: May 29, 2024


Job Description

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has an Environmental Compliance/Regulatory Specialist opening in Wichita. This specific position will be a Solid and Hazardous Waste Environmental Compliance/Regulator Specialist with the Bureau of Environmental Field Services. This position will perform inspections and evaluation of permitted solid waste facilities, hazardous waste generators, and hazardous waste TSD facilities to determine compliance with federal and state environmental statutes and regulations. This position will require the candidate to obtain OSHA HAZWOPER 40-hour training and remain certified with annual refresher training for hazardous site work.

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

Compiles 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 and hazardous waste.

Performs special investigations of citizen complaints regarding solid and hazardous wastes. Prepare investigation reports within 10 calendar days of responding to complaint. Provide appropriate follow-up to insure correction of any violations of federal or state regulations.

Minimum Qualifications

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


  • 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, Agricultural, Natural Resources, Biological or Physical Sciences.
  • Course work in physical and/or biological sciences or engineering.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in preparing and writing inspection reports and/or technical correspondence.
  • Technical work experience in a Waste Management or Environmental Field.
  • Inspection experience in a Regulatory Program.
  • Current 40 Hour HAZWOPER training.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with others.
  • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail.
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.
  • Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements:
  • Within first six months of employment, incumbent is required to pass a comprehensive baseline physical that demonstrates the ability to utilize personal protective equipment. The physical will be scheduled by KDHE during the first weeks of employment. Thereafter, the incumbent is required to pass an annual physical that demonstrates the ability to use personal protective equipment.
  • Incumbent must obtain OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training and remain certified with annual refresher training for hazardous site work.

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 23.31