DC Department of Energy & Environment

The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) is the leading authority on energy and environmental issues affecting the District of Columbia. Using a combination of regulations, outreach, education, and incentives, our agency administers programs and services to fulfill our mission. We work collaboratively with other government agencies, residents, businesses, and institutions to promote environmentally responsible behavior that will lead to a more sustainable urban environment.

DOEE has about 300 engineers, biologists, toxicologists, geologists, technicians, inspectors, environmental specialists, policy analysts, administrators, public outreach specialists, and support staff. Among their many responsibilities are issuing permits, monitoring environmental conditions, providing funding and technical assistance, assessing environmental risks, developing policies, inspecting facilities, enforcing environmental regulations, working with other entities to solve everyday environmental issues, and informing and educating the public on local environmental trends and their benefits.

DC Department of Energy & Environment Washington, DC, USA
Sep 27, 2018
Full time
JOB SUMMARY This Environmental Protection Specialist CS-028-09 position resides in the Monitoring and Assessment Branch, Air Quality Division, District of Columbia’s Department of Energy and Environment, and works under the general supervision of the Branch Chief. The incumbent is responsible for carrying out programmatic work for the District of Columbia’s (Washington, DC) ambient monitoring network design, implementation, setup and operations, air quality data assessment and analysis in support of the DC’s ambient air quality goals mandated by the federal Clean Air Act. The incumbent will also carry out programmatic work for the DC’s vehicle air pollution inspection and maintenance (I/M) program. This developmental level Environmental Protection Specialist position requires knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques related to state/local air quality programs, ambient air monitoring, and automobile air pollution controls and vehicle emissions inspections. The incumbent must demonstrate an appreciation for detail, accuracy and thorough documentation.  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES   Job duties include but not limited to: Planning and design, deployment, and operations and maintenance of ambient monitoring networks in DC as required by the federal Clean Air Act. The federal monitoring regulations are contained in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 53 and 58; Carryout the network operations such as 1) calibrations, 2) precision and span checks, 3) independent audits of monitoring instruments, and 4) preventative maintenance and repairs; Installation, removal, repair and maintenance of air monitoring instruments, shelters and support structures; duties may involve installation and removal of shelters and enclosures, painting, replacement of damaged parts etc., as needed; Carryout the Clean Air Act mandated air agency oversight on the inspectors and pollution testing systems at the DC’s I/M program facilities through a variety of covert and overt audits and data analysis; Perform quality assurance/quality control reviews of ambient air data and vehicle inspections data for completeness and accuracy; Assist in the development, and implementation of standard operating procedures (SOP), quality assurance program plans (QAPP), and quality control measures for DC’s ambient air monitoring program and I/M program; Preparing letters, memoranda, and technical documents. Other duties as assigned.  QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION   At least an undergraduate degree in science or engineering in a related field is desired.  This position requires analytical/mathematical knowledge, in addition to interpersonal skills, as the incumbent will be required to interact regularly with internal and external partners. Strong computer skills, attention to detail, and a strong focus on deadlines are required.   Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
DC Department of Energy & Environment Washington, DC, USA
Sep 27, 2018
This position is located in the in the Compliance and Enforcement Branch of the Air Quality Division, Environmental Services Administration. The incumbent is responsible for carrying out programmatic work for the District of Columbia's (Washington, DC) ambient monitoring network design, implementation, setup and operations, air quality data assessment and analysis in support of the DCs ambient air quality goals mandated by the federal Clean Air Act. The incumbent will also carry out programmatic work for the DCs vehicle air pollution inspection and maintenance (I/M) program. This developmental level Environmental Protection Specialist position requires knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques related to state/local air quality programs, ambient air monitoring, and automobile air pollution controls and vehicle emissions inspections. 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 three (3) years of relevant work experience, education, or training. At least two (2) years of specialized experience equivalent to at least CS-7. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com