Environmental Protection Specialist – UST Inspector

Website Dept of Energy and Environment

Job ID 10317
Location 1200 First Street, NE
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Date Opened 03/18/2020
Area of Consideration Open to Public
Grade 11
Type of Appointment Career Service – Term Appt
Minimum Rate $66,542.00
Target Openings 1
Date Closed 03/28/2020
Agency KG
Dept of Energy and Environment
Department KG10300305
 
Bargaining Unit  1_2
Maximum Rate $85,784.00
Available Openings 1

General Job Information

Job Summary

This position is located in the Environmental Services Administration (ESA) of the Department of Energy and Environment. ESA’s core function is to protect public health and the environment by regulating and ensuring compliance with applicable laws related to air quality, hazardous waste, and underground storage of petroleum products, lead, and pesticides.  ESA achieves its objectives by initiating effective and innovative measures and programs; partnering collaboratively with key community stakeholders; writing rules; issuing permits; inspecting entities subject to the various laws and regulations; providing compliance assistance; and, as needed, taking enforcement actions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform work in one or more of the following environmental programs: Underground Storage Tank Management; Hazardous and Solid Waste Management; Water Quality Protection; Air Quality Protection; Hazardous Materials, including Indoor Air Quality, Lead Hazard Control, Pesticides, and Asbestos; Erosion, Sedimentation, Storm Water, and Flood Control; Non-point Source Water Pollution Control and Watershed / Habitat Restoration; Contaminated Site Programs; Environmental Plan Review; and Environmental and Fisheries and Wildlife Resources Education and Outreach.

Coordinate compliance and enforcement of all UST activities assigned.  Perform inspections and permit review of Underground Storage Tanks (UST) installation, removal, closure-in-place, repairs and upgrade, testing, temporary closure, complaints and heating oil operational compliance inspections.  Review and approve UST Closure Assessment Reports, installation plans and drawings and other such documents for completeness.  Assist with the development of plans, policies guidance documents and implementation of special projects.

Review and provide advice on site assessments and corrective action plans for contaminated sites, including review and approval of sampling and analysis plans, site investigations, feasibility studies, removal and remedial actions, monitoring plans, records of decision, 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. Occasionally may serve as the District’s remedial project manager where the contaminated site is a federal facility, including active and formerly used defense sites.

Qualifications and Education

Knowledge of District and federal environmental and natural resource laws and regulations, principles, concepts, practices, methods, techniques, documentation and reporting requirements, and lawmaking and rulemaking processes related to the appropriate environmental or natural resource specialty.  Ability to work on a team in a planned and coordinated effort. Knowledge of effective oral and written communication. Ability to employ accepted methods in collecting and storing samples, calibrating equipment, reviewing and processing licenses, permits, etc.

Candidates must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 9 level. 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.

Licensure/Certification District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Work Environment

Work is performed in an office setting and field environment.

Other Significant Facts

Duration of Appointment:  This is a 13 month term appointment position

Pay Schedule: CS-0028-11

Promotion Potential: CS-12

Collective Bargaining: This position is covered under the Collective Bargaining Unit AFGE Local 2725.

If the position you are applying for is in the Career, Management Supervisory, or Educational Service at an annual salary of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) or more, you must establish residency in the District of Columbia within one hundred eighty (180) days of the effective date of the appointment and continue to maintain residency within the District of Columbia throughout the duration of the appointment.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

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