Environmental Compliance Specialist - WHS Compliance

Recruitment #032024-MGCB01-400400


The DNREC - Compliance and Permitting Section regulates solid waste through the inspection of waste generators and permitting of waste management facilities. The section also develops programs to achieve sustainable waste management practices through waste reduction, re-use, and recycling.

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Summary Statement

This position conducts on-site inspections at an operating landfill to identify or evaluate regulatory and permit compliance. Inspections generally involve visual observation of operating conditions. Analysis of the conditions surrounding the facility will be needed at times. The Specialist reviews applicable records to ensure completeness and accuracy. Resolution of discrepancies are performed to maintain or achieve compliance. Preparation of reports, including evaluations, based on information and data gathered from site inspections, monitoring reports, or submittals by facility owner/operators are required. In the event of noncompliance, the incumbent will evaluate the facility's corrective action and may provide information to support enforcement actions.

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

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

Conditions of Hire

DNREC does not provide sponsorship for holders of H-1 B Visas.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.

DNREC Medical Exam: To meet health and safety requirements, applicants for this position must successfully pass a baseline medical examination to demonstrate fitness for duty.


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

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 StateJobs.Delaware.gov.


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 is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.