Environmental Protection Specialist

Washington, DC, United States 🇺🇸

Duties and Responsibilities:
Serves as an Environmental Protection Specialist in the Restoration Branch, Watershed Protection Division, Natural Resources Administration, Department of Energy and the Environment.  The mission of the Watershed Protection Division is to conserve the soil and water resources of the District of Columbia and protect its watersheds from nonpoint source pollution.  The incumbent serves as an environmental specialist with responsibilities for executing District of Columbia and federal grant projects for the Division.  The incumbent should have a strong understanding of the causes of urban non-point source pollution, methodologies for stormwater treatment, the ability to work in a team and with a diverse group of partners, and the ability to communicate with citizens and educate them about nonpoint source pollution and stormwater runoff.  Reporting on federal grants is one component of this position.  Knowledge of hydrology, green infrastructure techniques, and marketing is useful.
At a CS-12 level, the position requires; interaction with District, private, and federal landowners conducting stormwater audits, interacting with the public to explain techniques to control nonpoint source pollution, effectively communicating the benefits of lot-level stormwater practices, assessing various situations and suggesting the appropriate best management practice, and entering information into a GIS-based tracking system.  Additionally the position requires the ability to oversee and manage grantees carrying out non-point source pollution reduction activities.
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.