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The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; GIS Research Support with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Corvallis, OR. 
This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Bachelor’s grad to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:
  • Assisting in the development of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) environmental data layers in support for VELMA modeling projects in various U.S. study site locations;
  • Conducting a combination of internet and literature searches and contacting of federal and state agencies and other organizations to obtain resource information (such as data sets, QA information, etc.) relevant to VELMA projects; and
  • Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.
Location: This job will be located at EPA’s facility in Corvallis, OR.
Salary: $21.37 per hour.
Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.
Required Skills:
·       Coursework and/or one year of experience in geographic information systems, management information systems, business information systems, or related area dealing with access to, and evaluation of, digital information;
·       Demonstrated education and/or experience in GIS data gathering, especially as applied to environmental modeling;
·       Demonstrated experience in ArcGIS and eco-hydrological modeling;
·       Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, etc.;
·       Experience with GIS and modeling applications requiring the use of remotely accessed computers and databases; and
·       Strong written, oral and electronic communication skills.
What the EPA project is about
Within ORD, the Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA) provides the science needed to understand the complex interrelationship between people and nature in support of assessments and policy to protect human health and ecological integrity. The Pacific Ecological Systems Division (PESD) located in CPHEA’s mission includes predictive (modeling) capabilities regarding the effects of future land, water, air and chemical use, as well as for evaluating climate and sustainability scenarios. PESD scientists address important scientific issues in formulating public policies and regulations to protect and manage ecological resources and achieve sustainable futures. They also collaborate with scientists at other EPA research facilities and at research institutions throughout the world.
·       Be at least 18 years of age and
·       Have earned at least a Bachelor’s degree in environmental, social sciences, or a closely related field of study from an accredited university or college within the last 24 months 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