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The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Environmental Technologies Specialist with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Cincinnati, OH. 

Salary: $22.63 per hour.

Travel: No travel is anticipated for this position. 

Required Skills:

  • Experience with Visual Basic (specifically VB 6) and Python;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Excel, and SharePoint;
  • Experience with software repositories; and
  • Strong written, oral and electronic communication skills.


  • Be at least 18 years of age and
  • Have earned at least a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering discipline (computer, environmental, chemical) 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.

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 Water Infrastructure Division (WID) conducts customer-driven research and support, providing scientific leadership on national-scale problems associated with water quality in the built infrastructure.

WID works to develop tools and data that can be used by EPA, States, communities, water utilities and engineers to solve complex water treatment issues. The Water Treatment Plant model was developed to model the expected performance of a treatment plant to aid in understanding how many utilities are likely to meet proposed regulations. The ETDOT (Environmental Technologies Design Option Tools) suite of software models unit operations for water treatment to aid utilities and engineers in sizing and operating specific unit operations.

This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Bachelor’s graduate to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:

  • Assisting WID staff;
  • Updating graphical user interface of packages included in ETDOT;
  • Supporting GitHub activities; and
  • Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.


Interested in this research opportunity? If so, follow the link below to apply. Questions? Email