Environmental inspector - Salary and Career
Health and environmental agents

Environmental inspector - 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 inspector earn

A Environmental inspector 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 inspector

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 inspector

Health and environmental agents must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Environmental inspector 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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