The District Department of Energy & Environment is recruiting in the Restoration Branch of the Watershed Protection Division. The focus of the position is watershed restoration project management. Project work could include Anacostia River Corridor Restoration Planning, wetland restoration at Kingman Lake, Kenilworth Park and beyond, and potentially more depending on experience/interests, e.g., living shorelines, stream restoration, and green stormwater infrastructure. Apply at https://careers.dcc.gov using Job ID 20937 by 3/14/23.
This position serves as an Environmental Protection Specialist in the Natural Resources Administration, Watershed Protection Division, Restoration Branch. 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 primary role of this position is executing District of Columbia and federally funded projects—specifically watershed restoration project planning, design, and construction. Project work could include wetland restoration, living shorelines, and green stormwater infrastructure. Managing grants and contracts to execute watershed restoration activities is an important component of this position. Furthermore, the position involves significant project coordination with District, private, and federal landowners, and interacting with the public to explain techniques to control nonpoint source pollution. The incumbent should have a good understanding of the causes of urban nonpoint source pollution, methodologies for stormwater treatment, and the ability to work with a diverse team and group of partners to plan, design, and construct watershed restoration projects. Knowledge of stream restoration, Low Impact Development, ecology, hydrology, wetlands, and project management is important.
Preferred Experience: The ideal candidate will have an excellent understanding of the causes of urban nonpoint source pollution, methodologies for stormwater treatment, and Low Impact Development, including the planning, design, and construction of stream and wetland restoration projects. Grant and contract management experience, including writing scopes of work, preparing and managing solicitations, reviewing and approving invoices, and reporting on grant and contract deliverables, is preferred. Furthermore, the position involves significant project coordination with District, private, and federal landowners, and interacting with the public to explain techniques to control nonpoint source pollution. Education, experience, and/or training in environmental management, stormwater management, stream restoration, wetland restoration, and/or a closely related field is important.