Branch Chief: Supv Environmental Protection Specialist

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Branch Chief: Supv Environmental Protection Specialist
Job ID 2462
Location 1200 First Street, NE
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Date Opened 01/25/2018
Area of Consideration Open to Public
From Grade 14
Minimum Rate $99,659.00
Target Openings 1
Date Closed 02/23/2018
Agency Dept of Energy and Environment
Department Stormwater Management
Bargaining Unit CH11
Maximum Rate $139,522.00
Available Openings 1

General Job Information

Job Summary:
This position is located in the Department of Energy and Environment’s (DOEE) Water Resources Protection and Mitigation Branch within the Regulatory Review Division of the Natural Resources Administration. The position is classified as a supervisory environmental protection specialist. The incumbent in this position serves as the Branch Chief, with responsibility for the day-to-day operation and administration of the branch. The individual provides supervision, technical assistance, and direction to environmental engineers, environmental protection specialists, and others to develop, plan, implement, coordinate, and enforce environmental laws, regulations, goals, and objectives of the District of Columbia, as well as federal mandates, including under the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit issued to the District by the US Environmental Protection Agency and under permits issued by the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Specifically, the incumbent manages water resources permitting programs for wells, floodplain, wetlands, and environmental impact screening. The incumbent is responsible for stormwater and wetland mitigation programs, including DOEE’s Stormwater Retention Credit (SRC) trading and Stormwater In-Lieu Fee (ILF) programs. Management of these programs includes ensuring that regulated sites comply with applicable regulations and that mitigation sites also comply with applicable requirements. The incumbent administers financial incentive programs for the installation of runoff-reducing green infrastructure, including the SRC Purchase Program and other initiatives under the SRC Program, as well as the RiverSmart Rewards stormwater impervious fee discount program. The incumbent is also responsible for development and maintenance of DOEE’s Stormwater Database and other data systems used to track and integrate permitting and other programs.

The work involves managing local revenue funding and associated budgets. The incumbent coordinates closely with and acts as a liaison to other DOEE branches and divisions and other District of Columbia Government agencies, as well as regional and federal agencies, local developers, and environmental stakeholders. The incumbent represents the agency at meetings and conferences as an expert on the District’s SRC market; green infrastructure practices, regulations, and guidelines; and related programs. DOEE seeks a candidate with expertise in management and administration who has strong writing and communication skills. Knowledge of District Government, regulatory, financial, and administrative processes is required.

Collective Bargaining:
This position is not under a collective bargaining agreement.

Duration of the Appointment:
This is a Career Service Term Appointment – (Not to exceed 13 months).


At a CS-14 level, the position requires interacting with District, federal, and private sector employees to provide training; Mastery knowledge of professional engineering principles, concepts, practices, methods, and techniques related to water quality management; Expert knowledge and experience in supervision, and program planning and evaluation techniques in order to direct, manage, and oversee a frontline unit of the District Department of the Environment.

Licensures, Certifications and other requirements:

A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant line of coursework preferred, or a combination of education and specialized experience that directly relates to the position.

Work Experience:
Must possess a one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to CS-14 grade level of the District of Columbia government service or its non-District equivalent that demonstrate knowledge of the specialized subject area of the position. Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position and has equipped the individual with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position including but are not limited to providing a variety of administrative and technical support to facilitate the workflow of the organization and staff; reviewing, supporting, and assisting with the preparation of reports and other correspondence and program documents; preparing and maintaining confidential and sensitive documents, reports, and personnel actions.
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Work Environment:
Work is performed in an office setting.