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Business and Policy Support

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Business and Policy Support with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Washington, DC.
This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Bachelor’s grad to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:

  • Assisting the Audit Follow-up Coordinator team with coordinating and facilitating communication with management, centers/offices and the audit community;  
  • Providing support of the current and future audit tracking databases and systems;
  • Assisting in responding to high priority requests that require short turn-around times and attention to detail; and
·       Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.

Location: This job will be located at EPA’s facility in Washington, DC.
Salary: $23.26 per hour.

Required Skills:
·       Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook);
·       Strong communication skills (i.e., written, oral, electronic, telephone etiquette, presentation abilities);
·       Strong organizational skills, including demonstrated ability to handle multiple assignments with competing deadlines, for more than one staff member in a fast-paced environment with geographically co-located offices;
·       Experience in administrative support functions (i.e., recordkeeping, filing) and managing records (electronic and hardcopy) and/or databases; and
·       Experience conducting internet research.

Desired Skills:
·       Experience involving the operation of video teleconferencing equipment;
·       Experience with desktop publishing software; and
·       Experience organizing, tracking and coordinating large amounts of electronic information.

What the EPA project is about
The Office of Resource Management is the premier provider of administrative services that enable and support research within the EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD). It is composed of five divisions with responsibility for extramural programs, budget execution, travel and human resources. This opportunity is located within the Improvement & Accountability Division (IAD). IAD provides leadership to ORD on the impact and use of policies, procedures, programs, and organizational relationships related to the operation of a variety of administrative and operational areas. IAD provides ORD-wide direction and leadership in the development, implementation, and assessment of a full range of short- and long-term processes, operating procedures and programs. The Division seeks solutions and approaches and provides advisory and consultative support to establish the management and oversight framework and infrastructure, along with physical and operational infrastructure, to serve ORD. IAD has the lead responsibility for the management and administration of all ORD policies the peer-reviewed literature used by EPA to develop its regulations for the following: Integrated Science Assessments (ISA) that feed into the NAAQS review, Provisional Peer Reviewed Toxicity Values (PPRTV) that represent human health toxicity values for the Superfund, and the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), a database that supports critical agency policymaking for chemical regulation. These assessments supported by HERO characterize the nature and magnitude of health risks to humans and the ecosystem from pollutants and chemicals in the environment.

·       Be at least 18 years of age and
·       Have earned at least a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Policy, Public Administration or Liberal Arts, 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