Senior Environmental Compliance Specialist

Recruitment #080919-MGCB02-400400



The Division of Air Quality monitors and regulates all emissions to the air. It issues permits to construct and permits to operate air contaminant sources. The Division maintains emission inventories from business and industry. It develops the State’s implementation plan as required by the Clean Air Act.

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Summary Statement

This position is responsible for conducting compliance assistance and on-site inspections for compliance with DNREC's Division of Air Quality Area Sources Regulations. Area Sources include Asbestos Abatement sites, Auto Body Shops, Dry Cleaning Facilities, Gasoline Delivery Vessels, DMV Motor Vehicle Emission Inspection Equipment and Technicians, Open Burning sites, and other area sources as identified and required.  Other responsibilities include data management and drafting inspection reports, permits, and correspondence for area sources.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Conducts random and scheduled on-site inspections of a specific type of facility or operation and equipment to identify or evaluate malfunctions or noncompliance.  Inspections may involve visual observation of facility operating conditions and/or sampling of emissions/effluents by manual or instrumental methods.
  • Analyzes the conditions surrounding malfunctioning facilities and equipment.
  • Reviews applicable owner/operator records to ensure completeness and accuracy. Resolves discrepancies with the owner/operator to maintain or achieve compliance.
  • Prepares reports, including evaluations, based on information and data gathered from site inspections, monitoring reports, or submittals by facility owner/operators.
  • Maintains awareness of changes in regulations and reporting requirements, technology enhancements, and advances in sampling and operating methods.
  • Reviews and evaluates reports that may include lab analyses to determine facility compliance. In the event of noncompliance, evaluate the facility's corrective action and may provide information to support enforcement actions. 

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Senior Environmental Compliance Specialist
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Six months experience in inspecting facilities to identify hazards, deficiencies, or permit violations.
  2. Six months experience in determining compliance with laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
  3. Three years experience in data collection which includes collecting, compiling and maintaining data from multiple sources such as files, records, databases, customers, staff or others.
  4. Six months experience in narrative report writing.
  5. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.

DNREC Medical Exam:  To meet the Division of Waste and Hazardous Substance Health and Safety requirements, applicants for this position must successfully pass a baseline medical examination to demonstrate fitness for duty.  For additional information concerning the Division of Waste and Hazardous Substance Health and Safety Program, please visit our website at 



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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.