The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Science and Technical Communications Support with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Cincinnati, OH.
This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Bachelor’s graduate to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:
- Assisting with research tasks which may include data management or literature reviews;
- Analyzing activities and processes across the federal government related to disaster and incident preparedness, response, recovery, and community resilience;
- Developing communication and outreach materials related to program activities; and
- Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.
Location: This job will be located at EPA’s facility in Cincinnati, OH.
Salary: $22.19 per hour.
Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.
- Experience writing for a lay audience about science, environmental issues or public health concerns as evidenced by a writing sample;
- Strong research and analytical thinking skills and experience synthesizing large volumes of technical information in easy to understand prose and formats;
- Advanced skills with Microsoft Office applications including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook;
- Experience in administration support functions (recordkeeping, filing, etc.), managing records (electronic and hardcopy), and data management (e.g., Access, SharePoint);
- Strong leadership, organizational skills, and collaborative work skills, including demonstrated ability to handle multiple assignments with competing deadlines;
- Strong proofreading and editing skills; and
- Strong written, oral, and electronic communication skills.
What the EPA project is about
The Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response (CESER) plans, coordinates and conducts an applied, customer-driven, national research and development program to improve decision making by EPA, federal, state, tribal and local agencies, when faced with challenging environmental problems in the built environment. Within CESER, the Homeland Security and Materials Management Division (HSMMD) conducts an applied, customer-driven, national-scale research program to improve the nation’s preparedness for and response to environmental emergencies and materials management challenges.
Large-scale disruptions from intentional chemical, biological, and radiological contamination events, natural disasters like hurricanes, or industrial accidents such as oil spills cause devastating effects on human health and the environment. The aftermath yields contaminated material that may threaten public health, produces waste and results in significant economic impacts. Helping communities across the county become more resilient against catastrophes is critical. CESER advances the Nation’s remediation capabilities and emergency response by providing expertise, tools and data to prevent, respond to, and recover from disasters.
- Be at least 18 years of age and
- Have earned at least a Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, environmental policy, environmental social science, environmental health, microbiology, chemistry, engineering, or other closely related field and
- Be a citizen of the United States of America or a Legal Permanent Resident.
EPA ORD employees, their spouses, and children are not eligible to participate in this program.
Interested in this research opportunity? If so, follow the link below to apply. Questions? Email Elyse.Morrow@ORAU.org