Culmen International LLC

Environmental Specialist

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Established in 2004, Culmen International is committed to enhancing international security, strengthening homeland defense, optimizing government operations and providing humanitarian assistance around the world.  We provide technical and management expertise, develop innovative technology solutions, and deliver youth care services, logistics, training and language services worldwide.  With experience in over 140 countries, Culmen supports our clients to accomplish critical missions in challenging environments.


Culmen is seeking an Environmental Specialist to support the U.S. Department of State, Office of Facilities Management in Washington, DC.


This position is onsite. 


Roles & Responsibilities

  • Acts as the Subject Matter Expert for environmental services within the Office of Operations (OPR), offering technical support on a wide array of environmental matters, including regulatory and permitting requirements, waste disposal and recycling, project evaluations, and sustainability initiatives.
  • Manages the fuel management program, encompassing the Federal Certified Underground Storage Tank Operator Program, permitting processes, and AST/UST enhancements.
  • Updates the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) program.
  • Handles the preparation and review of air and water permits, licenses, applications, and records to ensure adherence to federal and state environmental standards.
  • Oversees solid waste, recycling, and hazardous waste storage and disposal programs, which involves tracking metrics, conducting awareness training, selecting qualified vendors, and managing waste manifests.
  • Assesses construction and demolition plans for environmental concerns and oversees contractor performance.
  • Performs environmental compliance audits and analysis in support of NEPA Compliance.
  • Detects noncompliance issues, proposes corrective actions, and estimates associated costs.
  • Generates NEPA documentation, makes determinations on whether projects are Major Federal Actions or Categorical Exclusions, and reviews NEPA documents like Environmental Assessments, Findings of No Significant Impact, and Environmental Impact Statements.
  • Supervises Natural Resources, focusing on conservation, monitoring, management, and regulatory reporting.
  • Maintains compliance with NEPA, DEQ, and other regulations related to site operations.


Basic Qualifications


  • 5+ years’ federal compliance and planning experience
  • Bachelor of Science degree or Bachelor of Engineering degree in an environmental discipline
  • Experience managing Federal Agency environmental programs, including fuels management, permitting, and waste management
  • Experience in providing environmental support for a large, multi-worksite federal agency with a blended workforce of contractors and direct hires.
  • Experience in applying facilities-related environmental compliance policies, practices, and principles.
  • Secret clearance
  • US citizenship 

Top Tier Benefits Package

  • Exceptional Medical/Dental/Vision coverage with 100% of the premiums paid by the company for all employees and their eligible dependents
  • 401k – Vested immediately and 4% match
  • Life insurance and disability paid by the company
  • AFLAC Available
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 12 Paid Holidays



At Culmen International we are committed to creating, promoting, and sustaining a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our commitment to these values is unwavering across all our work around the world.  We include and celebrate employees of diverse races, genders, religions, sexual orientations, ethnicities, nationalities, socioeconomic statuses, languages, (dis)abilities, ages, and religious commitments. These differences drive innovative solutions to meet the needs of our employees and clients. Culmen is an equal opportunity employer.



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