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Environmental Compliance/Regulatory Specialist Supervisor (212337)

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

Posted: Mar 26, 2024


Job Description:

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has an Environmental Compliance/Regulatory Specialist Supervisor opening in Salina. This Waste Program Position is in the Salina District office, north central district includes 17 counties. Perform inspections of solid waste landfills and facilities that generate hazardous waste. Investigate complaints. Research and decision-making skills utilized in completing work. Document field findings in written reports and work to ensure environmental compliance is achieved.

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

Performs inspections and evaluations of complex solid and hazardous waste facilities to determine compliance with federal and state environmental statutes and regulations. Compiles and analyzes inspection and technical data collected during inspections, interprets findings, and prepares inspection or other technical reports, correspondence, and support documentation as needed. Submit reports through the district 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 interprets 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, determines when necessary to refer to the district supervisor for consideration. Waste Inspector Training:  Completes BWM training requirements for solid and hazardous waste. Obtain OSHA 40-hour training and remain certified with annual refresher training for hazardous site work.

Supervise district waste program unit. Direct the work of unit staff. Assign inspections and complaints. Tracks work of unit staff to ensure that assignments are completed within specified timeframes. Presents activity reports to the district supervisor and advises the supervisor on program performance issues. Oversees and participates in the training of new employees. Training includes tracking and documenting the completion of specific training goals in an established training program; instruction on the application and interpretation of statutes and regulations; providing instruction on inspection techniques and documentation; and review of reports and documentation for technical accuracy and completeness. Reviews inspection forms, reports and correspondence prepared by unit staff to ensure consistency, adequate documentation of violations, technical accuracy and proper grammar and spelling. Consults with unit staff to ensure statutes, regulations, and policies are appropriately interpreted and applied to unique or unusual inspection scenarios. When necessary, contacts Topeka program staff for guidance on interpretations and enforcement implications.

Minimum Qualifications

Four 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, or natural sciences/resources.
  • Industrial background or inspection experience.
  • Experience or ability in preparing and writing reports and correspondence.
  • Ability or experience in lead worker or supervisory role.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with others.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of people.
  • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail.
  • Microsoft Office and Outlook.

Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements:

  • Incumbent must obtain OSHA 40-hour Hazwoper training and remain certified with annual refresher training for hazardous site work.
  • Incumbent must pass a comprehensive baseline physical that demonstrates the ability to utilize personal protective equipment.

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

$ $23.82 to $26.32