The Environmental Protection Specialist resides 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 will serve as an environmental specialist with responsibilities for executing District of Columbia and federal grant projects for the Division.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
At a CS-11 level, the position requires grants and contract management experience, including writing scopes of work, managing grants and contracts, reviewing and approving invoices, and reviewing and reporting on grant and contract deliverables. The position involves significant interaction with District, private, and federal landowners, interacting with the public to explain techniques to control nonpoint source pollution, effectively communicating the benefits of stormwater management practices, assessing various situations and suggesting the appropriate best management practice, and entering information into a GIS-based tracking system.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year-college or university in a relevant field, plus at least two (2) years of relevant work experience preferred; OR any combination of at least six (6) years of relevant work experience, education, or training. One (1) year specialized experience equivalent to at least CS-9.
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. Knowledge of hydrology, green infrastructure techniques, and stormwater management is desired.
Experience with public outreach, engagement campaigns, and working with under-represented populations is desired. The incumbent should demonstrate the ability to work in a team and with a diverse group of partners, facilitate conversations on the environment, manage competing priorities, develop strategies that address multiple objectives, and communicate clearly in writing and verbally. A background in biology, environmental science, ecology, and/or environmental engineering is desired.