Environmental Inspector – King George County, VA

Deadline: May 31, 2024

Department: Com Development
Job Status: Full-Time
Status: Until Filled
Details: Starting Pay: $41,000 additional $2,500 with certifications

Job Description

Performs responsible professional work in the enforcement of the erosion and sediment control, storm water management and zoning regulations and related codes; does related work as required.  Work is performed under regular supervision of the Zoning Administrator/Senior Planner.

Job Responsibilities


Inspects new construction for compliance with applicable zoning, erosion and sediment control and stormwater management regulations.

(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Inspects new construction for compliance with applicable zoning, erosion and sediment control and stormwater management regulations.
  • Serves as secretary to the Wetlands Board to include providing staff reports and presentations to the Wetlands Board
  • Responds to citizen complaints regarding zoning and environmental codes, drainage, flooding, etc.
  • Reviews zoning, land disturbance and wetlands permit applications and issues permits.
  • Reviews plans of development, erosion and sediment control plans and stormwater management plans.
  • Tracks land disturbances, BMPs and zoning violations and inoperable vehicle complaints.
  • Answers questions from citizens, contractors and builders concerning ordinance provisions and enforcement regulations.
  • Make reports and keeps records regarding inspections and violations.
  • Performs a variety of research on zoning, background information, and administrative request.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the erosion and sediment control ordinance and related environmental codes.
  • Knowledge of the methods and procedures used in code enforcement.
  • Ability to detect zoning violations.
  • General knowledge of current literature and recent developments in the environmental field.
  • Ability to analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information and to prepare technical reports.
  • Ability to interpret various rules and regulations.
  • Ability to prepare and present technical information clearly.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans.
  • Ability to contact property owners, contractors and the public and effect satisfactory working relationships; firmness and tact in enforcing erosion or sediment control and stormwater codes.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, representatives of other public agencies and the public.

Additional Information


Preferred:  Degree or experience in related field.  Major course work in planning, geography environmental studies/compliance stormwater management or a related field and some experience in zoning.

Any combination of education and experience, minimum high school diploma required or equivalent.  


Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Preferred: Stormwater/Erosion Inspection certification.  Dual Combined DEQ certification (Inspector, Plan Reviewer and Administrator) Must be obtained within 1 year of employment.  

Plan Review certification is highly encouraged.

How to Apply