Environmental Protection Specialist - Air Quality

  • DC Department of Energy & Environment
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Sep 27, 2018
Full time Air Quality Environmental Science - Engineering Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics Remediation - Asbestos - Lead - Mold

Job Description


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. 


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. 


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.


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Government- Local/Regional


Minimum Rate $52,570. Maximum Rate $67,681.