Environmental Protection Specialist (Water Quality)

Washington, DC, US

JOB SUMMARY:

The mission of the Department of Energy and Environment (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 is in the Illicit Discharge and NPDES Branch of the Inspection and Enforcement Division, Natural Resources Administration, Department of Energy and Environment.  The incumbent serves as an Environmental Protection Specialist and will function as the lead inspector for DOEE’s MS4 Inspection and Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination program for the Division. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Specifically, the incumbent will direct the development and implementation of the procedures for the inspection, compliance, and enforcement activities of commercial, institutional, industrial and municipal facilities within the District’s MS4 area. The incumbent will lead other inspectors in conducting investigations and enforcement actions as part of the illicit discharge detection and elimination program and dry weather screening program. The incumbent will be responsible for managing the facility and outfall databases used to record and document inspection findings and follow up actions of the inspection programs. The incumbent will also develop policies and other strategies to assist with ensuring compliance of these regulated facilities and other stakeholders.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

This position requires one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 11 level in the District of Columbia government.

Knowledge of District Government regulatory, financial, and administrative processes is required.

WORKING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENT:

Work is in a controlled environment and requires following basic safety precautions.

OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:

This position is a union 13-month Career Service Term Appointment (CS). Collective Bargaining Agreement is in line with AFGE 2725 Union.


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