Environmental guard - Salary and Career
Health and environmental agents

Environmental guard - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They guide and supervise activities and works for environmental and health prevention/preservation, through surveys, inspections and technical analysis of locations, activities, works, projects and processes, aiming at compliance with environmental and health legislation, promoting health and environmental education .

How much does an Environmental guard earn

A Environmental guard earns between $1.308 and $8.731 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.245 and a median salary of $2.500 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 9.968 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Environmental guard

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.245 38.936 811 15
1º Quartile 1.308 15.702 327 6
Median Salary 2.500 30.000 625 12
3º Quartile 6.659 79.904 1.665 32
Higher Salary 8.731 104.772 2.183 41


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in administrative sciences
      • inspection, inspection and administrative coordination technicians
        • health and environmental agents

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Main workplaces

Health and environmental agents these professionals work predominantly in areas linked to agriculture, livestock, forestry, forestry, fishing, aquaculture and related services. They are formally employed and work as a team, as an environmental agent or public health agent, with permanent supervision. They carry out their work indoors, in the open or in vehicles, during the day, and may eventually work irregular hours. They can work under pressure, leading to a stressful situation and in uncomfortable positions for long periods, in the case of the environmental agent, they are sometimes exposed to intense noise, extreme temperatures and risks to physical integrity.


What does it take to work in the field of Health and environmental agents

The education to occupy these jobs/occupations ranges from high school to higher education, incomplete or complete, in various areas of knowledge such as: biology, engineering, etc., In addition to a basic qualification course of up to two hundred class hours, not being required professional experience.


Functions and activities of Environmental guard

Health and environmental agents must:

  • argue violators;
  • signing offenders;
  • inspect activities and works for environmental and health prevention/preservation;
  • guide the public on health and the environment;
  • autuar violators;
  • sign up offenders;
  • manage inspection activities;
  • technically analyze projects and processes;
  • inspecting activities and works for environmental and health prevention/preservation;
  • control documents and administrative processes;
  • manage enforcement activities;
  • trust violators;
  • autuar offenders;
  • autuar violadores;
  • autuar violadores;
  • inspect activities and works for environmental and health prevention/preservation;
  • argue offenders;
  • subject to violators;
  • inspect sites, activities and works;
  • notice offenders;
  • notice offenders;
  • submit offenders;
  • care offenders;
  • demonstrate personal skills;

  • Activities

    • warn the offender;
    • collect data and technical information;
    • control deadlines;
    • analyze assessment resources;
    • check compliance with legal and technical requirements;
    • investigate complaints;
    • demonstrate evaluative ability;
    • analyze the licensing process;
    • elaborate technical reports;
    • participate in technical meetings;
    • listen carefully (know how to listen);
    • advise municipal and regional deliberative councils;
    • request a search and seizure warrant;
    • gather information from the local community of the occurrence ;
    • elaborate didactic material;
    • check working conditions (use of equipment, etc);
    • elaborate technical opinions;
    • manage financial resources;
    • detain violators for referral to the competent authorities;
    • complete registration forms;
    • request the issuance of a car by the police;
    • check the sanitary conditions of the place and facilities;
    • identify with the activity;
    • stay organized;
    • demonstrate security;
    • issue terms;
    • monitor the release of products and equipment;
    • demonstrate common sense;
    • prohibit establishments and activities;
    • have proper posture;
    • cultivate professional ethics;
    • schedule work;
    • evaluate the impact of the activity;
    • seizing animals under illegal conditions;
    • issue official letters;
    • forward documents to organs competent bodies;
    • formalize a proposal for an embargo, interdiction and fine;
    • investigate the production process from raw material until the final disposal;
    • donate seized products;
    • monitor terms of commitment;
    • issue authorizations;
    • provide for the destination of irregular products;
    • fill in infraction notices;
    • promote courses and training for the qualification of institutions;
    • collect irregular products;
    • subpoena offender;
    • apply demolition notice;
    • develop creativity;
    • demonstrate leadership;
    • distribute tasks;
    • take measures to minimize the impacts of environmental accidents ;
    • check equipment and environmental and sanitary control systems;
    • issue licenses;
    • show patience;
    • check the health conditions of professionals to perform their duties;
    • work as a team;
    • plan operations;
    • demonstrate general knowledge;
    • elaborate technical requirements;
    • display sensory acuity;
    • manage time;
    • open processes;
    • return equipment, instruments, materials and products to the owner;
    • fine offenders;
    • verify compliance with the terms of commitment;
    • verify the survey documentation;
    • promote meetings;
    • deal with stress;
    • embargo works;
    • give technical guidance to interested parties;
    • manage maintenance of equipment and facilities;
    • set priorities;
    • check physical aspects of the facilities and/or site;
    • check compliance with the terms of commitment;
    • collect material for analysis;
    • seize equipment/instruments/materials/products;
    • issue subpoenas;
    • manage conflicts;
    • complete administrative reports;
    • keep up to date;
    • analyze projects;
    • check the administrative process information;
    • demonstrate communication skills;
    • activate competent technical bodies;
    • nominate the trustee;
    • elaborate contradict;
    • remain judicious;
    • legally frame the case under investigation;
    • demonstrate impartiality;
    • check geographic and cartographic data;
    • notify the offender;
    • check the veracity of the complaint;
    • forward complaints;
    • disable irregular products/by-products;
    • request police support;
    • forward documents for supervision;
    • seal equipment when used in irregular activities;
    • provide technical support to forestry police;
    • answering emergency situations;
    • send material for analysis in organs competent bodies;
    • fill in registration forms;
    • check the organoleptic characteristics of the product;
    • check for environmental and sanitary irregularities;
    • master the legislation;
    • request documentation from the inspector;
    • work as a team;
    • maintain self-control;
    • monitor the clearance of works and activities;
    • cultivate discipline;
    • coordinate teams;
    • check the existence of nutritionists in industries/hospitals;
    • control documentation flow;
    • participate in special operations (blitz);
    • register complaints;
    • give lectures;
    • seize irregular products/by-products;
    • promote sanitary and environmental education;
    • manage human and material resources;
    • issue notifications;


    Sectors that hire Environmental guard the most in the job market

    • engineering services
    • other professional, scientific and technical activities
    • cleaning in buildings and households
    • agricultural support activities
    • business management consulting activities
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • non-hazardous waste collection
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies
    • technical activities related to engineering and architecture
    • combined office and administrative support services




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