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GZEP Job Descriptions and Pay Levels

Help Beautify and Green the District this Summer
Be a part of the 2014 Vincent Gray, Green Zone Environmental Program (GZEP).

Job Announcement - Applications Now Being Accepted

Ward Manager: (1 position) (May -August 15) Wage: $15/hour

Administrative Assistant:  (1 position) (March-August 29) Wage: $15/hour

Procurement/Warehouse Manager: (1 positions) (June-August 8) Wage: $13/hour

Site Manager: (7 positions) (June - August 8) Wage: $13/hour

Payroll Specialist: (2 positions) (June - August 15) Wage: $13/hour

Team Leader: (35 positions) (June - August 8) Wage: $11/hour

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) announce the 2014 Green Zone Environmental Program (GZEP), a summer work experience for District youth, age 14-21, interested in gaining job readiness and life skills training. GZEP Supervisors are sought to help motivate, educate, and lead youth workers. Job openings, including responsibilities and qualifications, are shown below:
 

Ward Managers oversee all projects within their assigned Ward. Ward Managers work 40 hours a week with staff from GZEP, DDOE, partner agencies, and non-profit organizations to: develop and manage team field and classroom projects; monitor team progress; respond to daily program needs; and provide broad support to project worksites. Specifically, ward managers manage site managers, volunteers, and team leaders on prescribed work assignments; develop and implement complex program schedules for field projects, educational programs, supply logistics, and transportation; monitor and improve, as needed, youth training and successful project completion; resolve conflicts, including supervisors personnel issues, and respond to unanticipated problems at worksites; develop staffing plans and resolve; oversee the processing of staff time and attendance; and attend community meeting within identified Ward. Time will primarily be spent at outdoor project worksites. Employment period begins June and ends August 15, 2014.

Ward Managers Qualifications: A minimum of two or more years of college education or a BA or graduate degree, with project/program management experience is preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail are mandatory. Previous experience working with youth population and/or on environmental issues required. Please note: All persons hired must complete a drug test and criminal background check by the DC Metropolitan Police Department. Must have a valid driver’s license.

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Administrative Assistant Receives telephone calls and visitors to the office. Ascertains nature of calls or business of visitors and determine appropriate action. Responds to a variety of inquires not requiring technical knowledge and refers other inquiries to appropriate office staff or to other organizations, as required.  Personally handles many requests for information and resolves or assists in resolving a variety of conflicts that may arise; Prepares, receives, reviews and verifies office documents. Maintains office records, locate and complies data/information from files of the development of reports. Keeps a project calendar and informs staff of deadlines, other important dates and similar administrative support work. Receives requests for information from other offices within the agency concerning program(s) under the supervisor’s control; Composes general correspondence pertaining to administrative matters (e.g. letters, memoranda, reports, etc). Reviews correspondence and documents that were prepared for signature of the supervisor or high-level manager for correct format, grammar, punctuation, and any other special policy requirements. The Administrative Assistant works a minimum of 40 hours a week with the staff from DDOE GZEP, and other partner agencies. Employment period begins March and ends August 29, 2014.

Administrative Assistant Qualifications: A minimum of one or more years of college education is preferred. Experience working as an Administrative Assistant or Office Manager is required. Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be meticulous with details, and maintain a positive work attitude by communicating in a positive, supportive and enthusiastic manner. Please note: All persons hired must complete a drug test and criminal background check by the DC Metropolitan Police Department.

 

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Procurement/Warehouse Manager oversees the procurement of supplies, stocking and logs warehoused items. Specific responsibilities include: requesting approved materials and supplies; managing purchase orders and executing requests for materials in a timely manner; ensuring the proper handling and processing of shipments through the procurement process; ensuring that invoice issues are resolved through appropriate staff and required materials are delivered to all program sites; ensuring that procurement files comply with government regulations; and ensuring that warehouse grounds and materials storage are clean and in order. The procurement manager works a minimum of 40 hours a week with the staff from DDOE GZEP, and other partner agencies. Employment period begins June and ends August 8, 2014.

Procurement/Warehouse Manager Qualifications: A minimum of one or more years of college education is preferred. Project and office management and experience with processing procurement requests is required. Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be meticulous with details, and maintain a positive work attitude by communicating in a positive, supportive and enthusiastic manner. Experience in environmental issues is preferred. Please note: All persons hired must complete a drug test and criminal background check by the DC Metropolitan Police Department.
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Site Managers coordinate scheduling, oversee field and classroom projects, monitor worksite progress, respond to daily program needs, and meet other site management needs. Specifically, site managers supervise up to 10 team leaders and ensure proper and effective management of up to 50 team members at an assigned worksite. Additionally, they coordinate complex program schedules for field projects, educational programs, and site logistics; oversee youth training and successful project completion; resolve conflicts and respond to unexpected problems at worksites; and coordinate and monitor site staff time and attendance. Work hours will be spent primarily working on outdoor projects at worksites. Site Managers work 40 hours a week. Employment period begins June and ends August 8, 2014.

Site Manager Qualifications: A minimum of two or more years of college education or project management experience working with youth is preferred. Experience on environmental issues is desirable. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail is required. Please note: All persons hired must complete a drug test and criminal background check by the DC Metropolitan Police Department.
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Payroll Specialist coordinates and implements the time and attendance process for each assigned site, including entering time and resolving payroll issues at worksites for staff and youth; monitors and improves, as needed, staff training and support for time keeping; provides a written report of all payroll issues to management; and communicates with site and ward managers daily to ensure accurate staff time is being reported to DOES. This position will be based at DDOE. Payroll Specialist will work 40 hours a week. Employment period is negotiable. Employment begins June and ends August 15, 2014.

Payroll Specialist Qualifications: A minimum of one or more years of college experience or equivalent experience working in the capacity as a project manager is preferred. Experience in environmental issues is desired. Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and attention to detail. Please note: All persons hired must complete a drug test and criminal background check by the DC Metropolitan Police Department.
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Team Leaders supervise and train up to 12 team members; build team spirit and mentor team members; work with site and ward managers to resolve conflicts; ensure work site safety; assist team members with educational programs; facilitate field-based work such as, removal of trash from parks/neighborhoods, graffiti abatement, tree planting, and the beautification of community projects. Team Leaders work 35 hours per week on environmental projects across the District. Most work will be conducted outdoors. Team Leaders report directly to GZEP Site Managers. Period of employment is negotiable. Employment begins June and ends August 8, 2014.

Team Leader Qualifications: A minimum of one or more years of college education and a strong interest in supporting positive development of youth through leadership and education is preferred. Previous experience working with youth populations and/or on environmental issues desired. Please note: All persons hired must complete a drug test and criminal background check by the DC Metropolitan Police Department.
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To Apply: Complete and submit the application form. Please note that the application form contains a field in which applicants must provide a complete resume.
 
Applicants may also send a completed application form and resume to:
 

Shavon Mcleod, Project Coordinator
Green Zone Environmental Program

District Department of the Environment
1200 First Street, NE - 5th Floor
Washington DC 20002

Email: green.zone@dc.gov

Contact TTY: 
711