Environmental Protection Specialist

Government of Washington DC
Washington, DC, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Junior (0-4 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Job Summary:
This position is located in the Standards and TMDL Branch of the Water Quality Division at the Department of Energy and Environment.  Incumbent serves as an Environmental Specialist and works with an interdisciplinary team to address various water quality issues. Incumbent is responsible for preparing Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) using water quality, nonpoint source, point source and hydrological data and through application of water quality models.  Develops project scopes and contracts agreements, as well as manages contracts to conduct scientific and monitoring studies. Conduct statistical and graphical representations of the data generated and prepare technical reports. Applies watershed models to generate pollutant loads for different sewersheds in the District and coordinates and develops TMDL implementation plans.  Represents the Water Quality Division on regional, state and local environmental technical committees and workgroups.
Collective Bargaining:
This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFGE Local 2725 and may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.
Duration of the Appointment:
This is a Career Term Services Appointment - (Not to exceed 13 months). An employee serving under a term appointment shall not acquire permanent status on the basis of the term appointment, and shall be converted to a regular Career Service appointment without further completion, under eligible for reinstatement.
MS Office comprehensive knowledge of the District Water Pollution Control. Knowledge in project management, expertise in communicating technical information and data orally, in writing, and via presentation and Geographic information Systems and geodatabases.
Licensures, Certifications and other requirements:
Valid Driver's License; may require function-specific certification. May be subject to medical surveillance programs designation due to potential expose to hazardous environments.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physical, Environmental, biological Science, or other related field or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience.
Work Experience:
3 to 5 years
Work Environment:
May be subject to criminal background and traffic record check, as well as random drug and alcohol testing.
May be required to provide 24-hour standby coverage in the event of an event of an environmental emergency.