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Green Zone Environmental Program GZEP
Welcome to Mayor Vincent C. Gray's Green Zone Environmental Program (GZEP), one of the largest green jobs training programs for youth in the nation. GZEP introduces District youth, ages 14 to 21, to the green job labor market, exposing them to numerous exciting career paths and offers academic enrichment opportunities. The program's primary goal is to afford young adults an opportunity to develop the skills and work ethic necessary to succeed in the workplace. District youth workers participating in GZEP work on projects that have immeasurable sustainability benefits on the District.
About GZEP 2013GZEP operates under the auspices of the District Department of the Environment (DDOE). It is a six week program that begins in late July and ends in mid August. District youth from the District's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) will participate in this year's program. Youth workers will learn about the environment through projects that entail beautification projects, graffiti removal, and invasive plant removal. Classroom and field-based training on environmental issues will also be provided. Work projects are made possible through collaboration among DDOE, other District agencies, non-profit community groups, and private partners.
- Adverted over 10,895 pounds of litter from reaching the Anacostia River
- Managed the community garden in DuPont Park
- Assisted with the SYEP 11th Street Bridge Project
- Installed storm drain markers throughout the District
- Completed 1,586 Community Clean-up Projects
The Department of the Environment (DDOE) thanks you for your interest and wanting to share your talent with us. As of April 26, 2013, DDOE job application process is now closed. We look forward to receiving your application next year.
The following positions have been filled for 2013: Administrative Assistant, Team Leaders, Site Managers, Ward Managers, Payroll Specialists, and a Procurement Warehouse Specialist.
For more information, please read the job descriptions and pay levels.
The District Department of the Environment (DDOE), Green Zone Environmental Program (GZEP) provides District funds (pending availability) to non-profit, educational, and governmental organizations to carry out the GZEP job corps programs. Specifically, we are seeking community based partner organizations to train our team of supervisors in areas such as environmental education, best youth development practices, team development, and conflict resolution. Please contact Johnnie Philson, Management Liaison Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in DDOE's GZEP 2013 funding opportunities, you may re-visit this webpage in early April, 2013.
For More Information
District Department of the Environment
Office of Human Resources
Green Zone Environmental Program (GZEP)
1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 535-2600 or (202) 481-3843 | email@example.com