Environmental Administrative Support

Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Inc.
Washington, Ohio, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jul 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full time Environmental Administrative Support position with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Washington, DC.

The Office of Research and Development at the EPA supports high-quality research to improve the scientific basis for decisions on national environmental issues and help EPA achieve its environmental goals. Research is conducted in a broad range of environmental areas by scientists in EPA laboratories and at universities across the country.

What the EPA project is about

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. Within CPHEA, the Health and Environmental Effects Assessment Division (HEEAD) develops scientific assessments on human health or environmental risk of chemicals or stressors to inform EPA programs and regions, producing a portfolio of assessment products that serve different programmatic needs.

What experience and skills will you gain?

As a team member, you will support the Director, Deputy Director and senior staff on a wide range of assignments and projects to ensure efficient and effective operations of CPAD. You will support coordination of scientific assessment work and scientific support to EPA programs and regions. You will also support the activities of the Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) National Research Program Director, and CPAD's participation across all ORD national research programs. You will have access to government equipment, including computers and printers as needed to complete assignments.

How you will apply your skills
  • Provide logistic and administrative support to include providing support on day-to-day operations, logistics, scheduling, correspondence, and supporting updating and maintaining office procedures to ensure smooth operations of the organization.
  • Assist with tracking and coordination of scientific assessment and scientific support activities. Assist in gathering and analyzing information needed to evaluate scientific and programmatic needs or to address requests for scientific support from EPA programs.
  • Assist with the logistics and coordination activities for briefings, meetings, workshops, and other collaborative efforts. Maintaining records of meetings, correspondence, and action documents, and maintain a system to track projects in progress.
  • Develop and conduct special analyses or projects, as directed. Gather, analyze, interpret, and present data and develop summary analysis documents of results.
  • Perform duties as requested, according to specifications and instructions provided by the mentor. Electronic and written communications products produced under this order will be the property of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Work Experience, and Education
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills, including demonstrated ability to handle multiple assignments with competing deadlines;
  • Strong communications skills (both orally and in writing). A writing sample demonstrating the candidate's ability to summarize and describe technical information is required for evaluation;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; and
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook).

Location:This job will be located EPA's facility in Washington, DC.

Salary: Selected applicant will become a temporary employee of ORAU and will receive an hourly wage of $23.73 for hours worked.

Hours: Full-time.

Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Expected start date: The position is full time and expected to begin July 2021. The selected applicant will become a temporary employee of ORAU working as a contractor to EPA. The initial project is through May 14, 2022, with up to 3 additional option periods.

For more information, contact EPAjobs@orau.org . Do not contact EPA directly.

  • Be at least 18 years of age and
  • Have earned at least a Bachelor's degree in biology, physical sciences, environmental science, or a 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.