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The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Hydrogeologic Scientist with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Ada, OK. 

This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Master’s graduate to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:
  • Collecting water and soil/sediment samples, hydrogeological data, and geophysical data;
  • Conducting analysis of soil/sediment samples, water samples, hydrogeologic and geophysical data;
  • Gathering information and develop tables, spreadsheets, presentations, and graphics in response to needs of the research team; and
  • Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.

Location: This job will be located at EPA’s facility in Ada, OK.

Salary: $29.86 per hour.

Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Required Skills:
  • Demonstrated experience conducting laboratory/field sample collection, sample preparation and analysis for water and soil/ sediment;
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication in English;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and conduct data analysis and evaluation;
  • Demonstrated familiarity with PC computers and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Highly organized and experienced in administration support functions (i.e., recordkeeping, meeting organization) and managing records (electronic and paper); and
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others as part of a team.

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 Groundwater Characterization and Remediation Division (GCRD) located in Ada, Oklahoma conducts basic and applied research to understand processes affecting the quality and availability of groundwater and to evaluate and develop strategies and technologies to protect groundwater resources. Scientists conduct research to evaluate groundwater flow and factors influencing the fate and transport of anthropogenic and naturally occurring contaminants in the subsurface. Scientists also conduct research focused on ecosystem processes and manipulations that can be used to achieve restoration goals. Researchers also provide technical support to federal and state environmental regulators on issues regarding subsurface contamination, contaminant fluxes to other media (such as surface water and air), and ecosystem restoration.

  • Be at least 18 years of age and
  • Have earned at least a Master’s degree in geology, geochemistry, hydrogeology, chemistry, soil science, environmental engineering, geophysics, 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