The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Software Development Support with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Research Triangle Park, NC.
This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Bachelor’s graduate to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:
- Developing the HSRP’s resource tracking application;
- Using artificial intelligence for improving decision making; and
- Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.
Location: This job will be located at EPA’s facility in Research Triangle Park, NC.
Salary: $22.02 per hour.
Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.
- Basic understanding of coding principles;
- Experience with Agile and waterfall methods;
- Experience in Python and database design/development;
- Experience working with version control software;
- Problem solving skills;
- Ability to work in team environment as well as individually; and
- Excellent communication and listening skills.
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 Homeland Security and Materials Management Division (HSMMD) conducts an applied, customer-driven, national-scale research program to improve the nation’s preparedness for and response to environmental emergencies and materials management challenges.
The Homeland Security Research Program (HSRP) is responsible for addressing the research needs associated with EPA fulling its Homeland Security related responsibilities. These responsibilities include preparing for and have capabilities to support response to environmental contamination that threatens public health resulting from a disaster. HSRP staff work closely with their EPA partners and other federal, state, and local stakeholders to understand response/remediation needs and to (in part) develop capabilities for supporting emergency response and recovery capabilities through innovative technologies, such as automation, computer vision, and artificial intelligence. HSRP is currently exploring two separate efforts that make use of these technologies: 1) computer vision/sensing for tracking resources by means of a QR code scanning or radio-frequency identification (RFID); and 2) the use of artificial intelligence for identifying infrastructure through publicly available imagery (e.g., imagery derived from cell phones, cameras, and Google Street View).
- Be at least 18 years of age and
- Have earned at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, data science and information technology, environmental science, environmental policy or other 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 Elyse.Morrow@ORAU.org