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Environmental Compliance Specialist- Watershed Protection Branch-Tifton

Environmental Protection Division - EPD

Duties and Responsibilities:

This position is located in Tifton, GA and responsible for performing field and office related duties for agricultural water
withdrawal applications and permits, agricultural meter installations, and Water Well Standards Act drill
site inspections.  Utilize maps and GPS tools to locate and identify wells, surface
water pumps, and flow meters. This position will audits permits and drill sites to verify compliance.
In this position candidate will interact extensively with farmers, property owners, University of Georgia Extension
agents, water well drillers, and other agricultural stakeholders. This position will provide timely and
accurate documentation of field work and inspection results. This position will identify permit
compliance issues, develop Notices of Violation, track compliance issues and resolutions, provide
technical assistance with stakeholders, and audit permits to determine compliance. This position
requires performing inside office work and outside field work.

  Salary is commensurate with education and experience in compliance with State Personnel Board Rules.



Minimum Qualifications:


RCP020 – Environmental Compliance Specialist 1


Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Geology or other natural or physical science or engineering field from an accredited college or university.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience with technical field work.
  • Knowledge of agriculture and irrigation systems.


This posting may close at any time prior to the posted close date once a suitable applicant pool is identified.  Because of the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring unit for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.


NOTE: If the minimum qualifications for a job require a college education and you have obtained a degree from a college or university outside the USA, you are required to submit an International Education Evaluation Letter showing your degree is equivalent to one obtained at a college or university in the USA. International Educational Evaluations are accepted from the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (  


The Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, physics, geology or other natural or physical science or engineering field from an accredited college or university.

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