Environmental Engineer

Website Washington DC Dept of Energy and Environment

Environmental Engineer
Job ID 3690
Location 1200 First Street, NE

Full-Time, Regular

Date Opened 05/31/2018
Area of Consideration Open to Public
From Grade 09
Type of Appointment Career Service – Term Appt
Minimum Rate $52,570.00
Target Openings 1
Date Closed 06/29/2018
Agency Dept of Energy and Environment
Department Air Quality
Bargaining Unit 1_2
Maximum Rate $67,681.00
Available Openings 1

General Job Information


This position will be supporting the Air Quality Division’s compliance and enforcement program, primarily by conducting field inspections and performing technical analyses of air pollution sources within the District of Columbia to determine their compliance with District and federal air pollution regulations.


Duties include but are not limited to: Assists in preparing, and implementing Standard Operating Procedures, Quality Assurance Project Plans, and similar quality control measures relating to specific environmental disciplines; Establishes and maintains databases and records relating to inspections, findings, conclusions, and decisions; Assists in conducting scientific, technical, and policy studies and surveys; and provides evaluation of findings to determine the existence and extent of environmental; Reviews trade journals, news releases, technical reports, and District and federal legislation, regulations, and guidance documents for developments that might affect regulatory and enforcement programs. Informs supervisor of any information considered significant; Interprets District and federal statutes, regulations, and guidelines for a specific environmental discipline. Has practical knowledge of other environmental programs that may be affected and can interact with them to a meaningful degree; Reviews environmental policies, regulations, guidelines, procedures, and forms; Reviews site assessments and corrective action plans for contaminated sites, including sampling and analysis plans, site investigations, feasibility studies, removal and remedial actions, clearance reports, operation and maintenance plans, and institutional controls to address indoor and ambient air quality, soils, surface water, groundwater, and sediment quality. Identifies deficiencies in information or interpretation, and seeks additional information, clarification, and corrections from responsible parties or their consultants.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year-college or university in Environmental Engineering or relevant field.

Practical knowledge of the concepts and principles of professional environmental engineering, including specialized knowledge of chemical, physical, or biological principles, concepts, practices, and established methodologies sufficient to perform the full range of duties involved to review and interpret data obtained in the study and current literature and information concerning hazardous chemicals and pollutants and environmental degradation;

Knowledge of environmental engineering concepts, principles, and practices applicable to technical problems associated with air quality problems encountered by the metropolitan area, including knowledge of technology and methods or procedures for controlling pollution and / or restoring the environment; as well as the principles of air pollution control.


Incumbent must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.


Work is primarily performed in a normal office setting.




This position is covered under a collective bargaining agreement represented by local AFGE Local 2725.

This position is a 13 month term appointment with a not-to-exceed (NTE) date.

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