Environmental Protection Specialist, CS-0028-09 Job ID. 2207 (TWO positions): These entry-level air monitoring and analysis program jobs are located in the Monitoring and Assessment Branch, Air Quality Division, Environmental Services Administration, DC Department of Energy and Environment in Washington, DC.


Date posted

Jan. 2, 2018 12:00 am

Application deadline

Jan. 15, 2018 12:00 am


Air Quality Division of the Department of Energy and Environment


  • United States

Job description


Job Summary

This Environmental Protection Specialist CS-028-09 position resides in the Monitoring and Assessment Branch, Air Quality Division of the Department of Energy and Environment.  This position works under the general supervision of the Branch Chief, Monitoring and Assessment Branch. The incumbent is responsible for carrying out programmatic work for the District of Columbia’s (Washington, DC) ambient monitoring network design, implementation 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.

Major Duties

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 instrumentation, 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.  The incumbent will prepare letters, memoranda, and technical documents.   


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.


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