MDEQ Environmental Engineers are responsible for enforcing federal and state laws that will conserve the air, water, and land of the State of Mississippi.  In addition, MDEQ Environmental Engineers are also responsible for protecting and maintaining Mississippi’s natural resources, protecting human health, and improving the quality of air, water, and land in the state.  MDEQ Environmental Engineers perform their assigned responsibilities through the primary activities of permitting, monitoring, compliance, enforcement and financial/technical assistance.

  • Conducts on-site inspections of wastewater treatment  systems, multimedia pollution control and abatement facilities/systems, groundwater and surface water withdrawal systems, complaint sites, and sampling points.
  • Conducts field testing and modeling  to determine environmental quality of air, water, and soil.
  • Provides  technical assistance to Commission of Environmental Quality, the Environment Quality Permit Board   local government officials, industrial officials, consulting engineers, developers, and system operators on wastewater systems and air and waste pollution control systems.
  • Answers questions about environmental matters including water, air, and waste pollution systems, standards, and regulations.
  • Processes permits.
  • Prepares inspection reports, data summary/modeling reports, and other work progress reports.
  • Participates in compliance assistance activities.
  • Participates in environmental statutory and regulation development.
  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

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