Environmental Protection Specialist

Washington, DC, US


The mission of the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) 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.

The incumbent will serve as an Environmental Protection Specialist in the Water Quality Division, Natural Resources Administration, Department of Energy & Environment. The mission of the Water Quality Division is to protect the water resources of the District of Columbia. The incumbent will analyze and execute the 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 serving as the lead for a team responsible for grants reporting, budget preparation and management, and preparation and execution of sub-grant agreements and memoranda of understanding and other inter-agency agreements to ensure projects are implemented in a timely manner and deliverables are achieved.  The incumbent will also be expected to periodically inspect project sites.  The selected individual will be the senior staff that ensures the SRF team operates effectively and efficiently. Coordinating with the Department’s financial office is one component of this position. The incumbent should also have the ability to work with a diverse group of partners, including other divisions within DOEE, other District agencies and the USEPA.  A detailed-oriented person with strong administrative and math skills is required as the individual will be responsible for weekly documenting and reporting on financial and programmatic progress of projects.


This position requires one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the 12 grade level in the District of Columbia government.

  • Demonstrated experience in the management and implementation of federal grants, particularly Clean Water State Revolving Fund grants
  • Experience reporting on project and/or grant provisions through written reports, tracking databases, and verbally through presentations.
  • Experience in managing sustainable/low impact development or water pollution control or other related environmental projects.
  • Demonstrated skill in computer applications and databases, including spreadsheets and or database management, and presentation software to track and maintain administrative tasks and track expenditures.
  • Expert written and oral communications skills, sufficient to make recommendations and prepare written analyses and reports.