What does an Environmental Specialist Manager do?

Environmental specialists use their knowledge of natural sciences to protect the environment and human health. They may clean up polluted areas, advise policymakers, or work with specific industries to reduce waste and pollution. They determine data collection methods for research products, investigations, and surveys, and collect and compile environmental data from samples of air, soil, water, food, and other materials for scientific analysis. They analyze samples, surveys, and other information to identify and assess threats to the environment and develop plans to prevent, control, or fix environmental problems, including land, water, or air pollution.

Environmental specialists provide information and guidance to government officials, businesses, and the public about possible environmental hazards and health risks. Environmental specialists prepare technical reports and presentations that explain their research and findings to upper management and other relevant peers. Environmental scientists need a bachelor's degree in environmental science, geography and regional planning, zoology, ecology, or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Environmental Specialist Manager Salaries

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Environmental Specialist Manager Career Path

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Environmental Specialist Manager
$50,974/yr
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Environmental Specialist Manager Insights

Read what Environmental Specialist Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Apothecary FarmsApothecary Farms
Cultivation Technician
Jun 11, 2021

“Management was easy to work with and I felt that my personal time was respected.”

Houston ZooHouston Zoo
Collegiate Conservation
Nov 24, 2020

“It was a great place to work and I learned a lot at the internship.”

Indiana Department of Natural ResourcesIndiana Department of Natural Resources
Environmental Manager
Oct 21, 2021

“had a great boss that trusted I could get the job done in my own way”

Hulladek Recycling
Waste Manager
Aug 16, 2021

“good company for exposure I joined at beggining of my career got to learn a lot”

H3M EnvironmentalH3M Environmental
Junior Environmental Professional
Dec 4, 2021

“Some of the co workers are nice but the good ones are leaving all the time.”

The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC)The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC)
Wireless Specialist
Jan 19, 2022

“I was honestly surprised when I first started working here at how heavily leadership promote a healthy work/life balance.”

Unity Lab ServicesUnity Lab Services
Senior Site Specialist
Mar 22, 2021

“Initial pay for this particular position is not the best but it sets the ground for movement in organization.”

Triumvirate Environmental, Inc.Triumvirate Environmental, Inc.
Environmental Specialist
Aug 9, 2019

“Triumvirate is a great place to get your career started in the environmental field while working with excellent people.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of an environmental specialist manager

When working as an environmental specialist manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Estimates, Leadership, NPDES, Written Communication, and Excellent Organizational.

The most similar professions to environmental specialist manager are:
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Ehs Specialist
  • Engineer

The most common qualifications to become an environmental specialist manager include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.