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Environmental Specialist

Average Salary: $66,562

Environmental specialists help organizations understand and follow environmental regulations that protect the environment and wildlife. Regulations are a very complicated body of law at the federal, state, and local levels. Environmental specialists work with the organization’s engineers and scientists, outside contractors, and government regulators.

Their responsibilities include

  • obtaining detailed information about government regulations;
  • reviewing and interpreting environmental regulations and making recommendations to supervisors;
  • coordinating, conducting, and monitoring environmental studies;
  • preparing technical reports and documents.

Education: Four- year degree in environmental science, geography, environmental engineering, urban planning, or related fields
Certificates, licenses: No
Entry-level opportunities: Yes
Desirable traits and skills: Problem solver; attention to detail; strong communication skills; analytical

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Water Environment Federation
601 Wythe St.
Alexandria, VA 22314