Environmental Protection Specialist

Washington, DC, United States 🇺🇸

Job Summary
The incumbent serves as an Environmental Protection Specialist program analyst with responsibilities for assisting with project selection, project oversight, financial and reporting components of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) State Revolving Fund (SRF) projects for the Division.  The position involves grants reporting, project tracking, and organizing and filing of related documentation, as well as development of memoranda of understanding and other inter-agency agreements to ensure projects are implemented in a timely manner and deliverables are achieved.  It requires the ability to analyze Federal and District regulatory requirements and administrative procedures and to develop solutions that are mutually satisfactory.  The position also involves periodic site inspections of project sites.  The incumbent should have the ability to work with a diverse group of partners, including other divisions within DDOE, other District agencies, private grantees, and the USEPA.  The incumbent should be detail-oriented, have strong administrative skills, and have good problem-solving skills. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with grant reporting;
  • Assist in the development of interagency scope and budget agreements;
  • Project tracking; and
  • Program compliance monitoring.

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)

At the CS-09 level, the position required: an education or experience related to environmental issues; experience in tracking projects; monitoring and reconciling budget expenditures; overseeing grants; and communicating, both in writing and orally, with diverse groups of stakeholders.

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 is preferred. However, an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will also be considered.

Work Experience
Candidates must have at least one year of experience equivalent to the CS-7 grade level in the District of Columbia government service.

Work Environment
Work is performed in an office setting and field environment. Work is in a controlled environment and involves some exposure to moderate risk of accident and requires following basic safety precautions.