U.S. nationals: Environmental Protection Specialist

District of Columbia Government

Washington, DC, US

JOB SUMMARY

This position is located in the Regulatory Review Division (RRD) of the Natural Resources Administration (NRA) in the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE). RRD is responsible for multiple water resources construction permitting programs, including wells, stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, floodplain, Green Area Ratio, and wetlands. RRD is also responsible for related off-site mitigation programs, including wetlands and the Stormwater Retention Credit (SRC) Trading Program. RRD manages DOEE’s SRC purchase initiative to scale up construction of runoff-reducing green infrastructure in priority areas that maximize benefits for District waterbodies. RRD also manages the Stormwater Database which tracks many of the programs described above and implements the District’s RiverSmart Rewards stormwater fee discount program, which provides a discount on stormwater impervious fees to property owners who have installed GI.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The selected candidate will serve as an environmental protection specialist to work on the ongoing implementation of the SRC program and the administration of the Stormwater Database. The selected candidate will work on efforts to increase the number of developers who choose to use SRCs as opposed to retaining stormwater onsite. This will include the development of outreach documents, training materials, and market research.  This will also include management of contracts, memorandums of understanding, and grants to achieve SRC team goals. The selected candidate will use the Stormwater Database to produce and track metrics for the SRC program and to support other research efforts across RRD and the agency.  As needed, the selected candidate will assist with the ongoing implementation of the RiverSmart Rewards program, including reviewing applications, tracking participation and ongoing eligibility, and uploading discounts to the water billing system. The selected candidate may also assist customers with their participation in related programs, including the RiverSmart Rewards Program and SRC Trading Program. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION

Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, CS-11.

The applicant should have professional and/or academic experience with urban stormwater pollution policy, green infrastructure technology, urban development and land use opportunities, and environmental trading regimes.  The applicant should have experience using database applications. The applicant should also have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing. 

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION

Must possess a valid driver’s license.

WORKING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENT

Work is primarily performed in a normal office setting.

Promotion Potential  

None.

OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS

This is a 13 month term appointment with a not to exceed (NTE) date.

This position is represented under collective bargaining unit AFGE Local 2725.

THIS POSITION REQUIRES A PRE-EMPOYMENT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.

The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL