Pollution Control Officers are graduates of Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Chemical/Environmental/health/ safety), Chemistry or equivalent. Relevant Certificates from DENR for Pollution Control Officer is also required. At least 3-5 years experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes
  • Familiarity with Philippine Environmental Laws
    and Regulations
  • Familiarity with Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Management Systems
  • Knowledgeable in facilitating solid waste disposal, hazardous waste including emergency response
  • Familiarity in facilitating ambient test, Stack Emission Test, water sampling, monitoring sewage treatment facility
  • Strong influencing and stakeholder management skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer literacy
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis tools
Cost of Education and Training

The tuition fee in private colleges and universities for BS in Chemical Engineering ranges from ₧ 65,000-₧ 75,000 per semester while public colleges and universities offer courses free of tuition.

Employment Prospects
Monthly Salary Range
PhP 28,000 - PhP 50,000

  • Construction
  • Ownership
  • Dwellings and Real Estate
  • Mining and Quarrying
  • Agribusiness
  • Manufacturing
Propects for Career Advancement

Pollution Control Officers may gain experience and specialize in water quality, land use or transportation. They may also pursue a career as:

  • Environmental Engineers
  • Environmental Specialists
  • Environmental Planners
  • Sanitary Engineers and advance to Project Managers
  • Safety Manager
  • Other related management roles in government agencies, consulting firms, nonprofit organizations and academia