Surface Mine Conservation Inspector


Employment Opportunities
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has five openings for Surface Mine Conservation Inspector. One opening is located in each of the following counties: Cambria, Clarion, Schuylkill, Tioga and Westmoreland.


Type of Work
Surface Mine Conservation Inspectors inspect surface mining, refuse reprocessing, refuse disposal, preparation plants, ash placement operations, industrial mineral surface mines, underground mining operations, and surface mining operations within an assigned district to promote and enforce compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Work includes ensuring that mines are operating in a safe manner, and that conservation and pollution control measures are adequate; investigating mine accidents and complaints; and preparing detailed inspection and investigation reports. Inspectors also explain provisions of mining laws and regulations to mine officials and operators, and provide technical assistance on methods to improve the efficiency and safety of mining operations.


For more information about these opportunities, please contact the appropriate District Office at the address below:

Cambria District Office (Cambria County)
286 Industrial Park Road
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Phone: (814) 472-1900

Greensburg District Office (Westmoreland County)
Armbrust Professional Center
R.D. # 2, Box 603-C
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: (724) 925-5500

Knox District Office (Clarion County)
White Memorial Building
P.O. Box 669
Knox, PA 16232-0669
Phone: (814) 797-1191

Mansfield District Office (Tioga County)
600 Gateway Drive
Mansfield, PA 16933
Phone: (570) 662-0830

Pottsville District Office (Schuylkill County)
5 West Laurel Boulevard
Pottsville, PA 17901-2454
Phone: (570) 621-3118


Starting Salary



Comprehensive health insurance; liberal retirement/pension plan; paid vacation, personal and sick leave; paid holidays; prescription, vision and dental plan coverage (after six months); paid group life insurance, and much more.


Pennsylvania residency is required at the time of application for these positions. 


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