Environmental Protection Specialist

Washington, DC, United States 🇺🇸

Job Summary

This position is located in the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), Natural Resources Administration, Stormwater Management Division, Program Implementation Branch. The mission of DOEE is to protect and restore the environment, conserve natural resources, and improve the quality of life in the District of Columbia. As the nation’s capital city, the District will become a model of environmental protection and sustainable environmental practices. In partnership with other District agencies, the federal government, business groups, non-profit organizations, and residents, the department will help instill environmental awareness through innovation and best practices.

This position will work on the ongoing implementation of the District’s ban on Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Foam food take-out containers, the District’s Bag Law, and the ban on Coal Tar pavement products.   The position will help to develop outreach materials and conduct outreach related to these programs  The position will conduct inspections for these programs.  The position will also support development of policy documents, including regulations, related to the programs.

Collective Bargaining Unit:
This position is covered under a collective unit represented by AFGE Local 2725 and you may be required to pay an agency services fee through direct payroll deduction.

Duration of Appointment
Career Service Term – (Not To Exceed 13 Month)

Number of Vacancies
One (1)

Practical knowledge of District and federal environmental and natural resource laws, regulations, principles, concepts, practices, methods, techniques and documentation and reporting requirements, and lawmaking and rulemaking processes related to the appropriate environmental or natural resource specialty.
Knowledge and skill in using accepted practices, technology, and methods in the development of environmental and natural resource management and restoration practices, regulatory guidance, compliance assurance and enforcement activities, and public education and outreach activities.
Ability to provide factual information concerning natural resources or environmental quality in on-site inspections, analysis of results, and development of conclusions and recommendations.
Ability to work on a team in a planned and coordinated effort.
Knowledge of effective oral and written communication. Ability to employ accepted methods in collecting and storing samples, calibrating equipment, reviewing and processing licenses, permits, etc.

Licensures, Certifications and other requirements 
Incumbent is required to possess a valid driver’s license.
May be subject to criminal background and traffic record checks, as well as random drug and alcohol testing.
May be required to provide 24-hour standby coverage in the event of an environmental emergency.
May be subject to medical surveillance program designation due to potential exposure to hazardous environments.

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physical, Environmental or Biological Science, or other related field, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience
Work Experience
1 to 3 years
Work Environment
Work is in a controlled environment and involves some exposure to moderate risk of accident and requires following basic safety precautions.
Other Significant Facts
An employee serving under a term appointment shall not acquire permanent status on the basis of the term appointment, and shall not be converted to a regular Career Service appointment without further completion, unless eligible for reinstatement.