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Green Zone Environmental Program GZEP


*****Applications for positions with GZEP 2016 have closed. Applications for GZEP 2017 will open next spring*****

Are you a high school senior, college student, recent graduate, or young adult interested in a short-term or summer job working with youth and the environment?Green Pathways - Summer

If so, next Spring, you can apply to be a Team Leader, Site Manager, Ward Manager, Warehouse & Beautification Project Manager, Payroll & Project Assistant, or Program Assistant for DOEE’s Green Zone Environmental Program (GZEP).

Every summer, GZEP partners with the Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program to provide over 300 youth and young adults, ages 14 to 24, with an opportunity to learn about energy and environmental issues, complete community-based environmental work projects such as rain gardens and storm drain markers, and prepare for careers.  Being a GZEP staff member is a great opportunity to work with District youth and gain valuable leadership experience.

Position Description Minimum Commitment  Pay  Apply - Details
Team Leader
(33 openings)

Lead and supervise a team of up to 12 youth/young adults ages 14-24. Lead team in completing projects as directed by Site Manager. 35 hours/week for 8 weeks, starting June 13 $11.25/ hour Reopening Spring 2017
Site Manager
(7 openings)

Implement daily schedule and provide day-to-day supervision for team leaders and up to 50 youth ages 14-24. 40 hours/week for 8 weeks, starting June 13 $13.25/ hour Reopening Spring 2017
Payroll/Project Assistant (2 Openings) Tracks, enters, and files weekly payroll for GZEP participants and staff and provides office and administrative support for the GZEP program. 35 hours/week for 8 weeks, starting June 13 $13.25/ hour Reopening Spring 2017
Warehouse & Beautification Project Manager (1 Opening) Coordinate with Ward and Site Managers and Central Office staff to deliver supplies and support day-to-day logistics. Maintain a log of warehoused items and oversee inventory of supplies and stocking. Work with community to identify opportunities for landscaping and homefront beautification for the District's older adult residents (60 years and older). 35 hours/week for 10 weeks, starting June 6 $14.25/ hour Reopening Spring 2017
Ward Manager
(3 openings)
Oversee Site Managers, Team Leaders, and the day-to-day operations of multiple sites, and work with central office to implement GZEP. Work closely with the Office of Community Relations to maintain GZEP social media presence, take photos and video, and support all other GZEP-related media. 40 hours/week for 9 weeks starting June 13 $15.25/ hour Reopening Spring 2017

Kevin NewmanSpotlight: Kevin now works as a contractor in DOEE’s Central Records Office, but he got his start in GZEP!
“As Procurement/Warehouse/Ward Manager, I was able to travel throughout the wards and witness some of our most promising youth work on projects that would make a difference in the lives of those who reside in the District.”



For More Information

DOEE - Office of Human Resources
Green Zone Environmental Program (
1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20002

(202) 535-2600 or (202) 481-3843 |  green.zone@dc.gov
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