U.S. nationals: Nonpoint Source Management and Water Quality Assessment Analysis

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Washington, DC, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Reference Code EPA-Water-2019-0014

How to Apply

A complete application consists of:

  • An application
  • Transcripts – Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list
  • Two educational or professional recommendations

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to  . Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

Application Deadline 5/3/2019 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone


A research opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Water (OW). The appointment will be served in the Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds (OWOW) in Washington, D.C.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through analysis and research with the Nonpoint Source Management Branch of the Watershed Restoration, Assessment and Protection Division, within the Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds. 

Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant may enhance his/her educational background by exploring:

  • Research and analysis focused on the successful use of Clean Water Act Section 319 nonpoint source funding for achieving water quality improvements, as well as researching state Nonpoint Source Management Plans. 
  • Evaluating water quality results in proposed nonpoint success stories prior to publication.
  • Evaluation of implementation of best management practices and water quality monitoring for controlling nonpoint source pollution

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: May 2019

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and EPA. The initial appointment is for one year, and may be renewed upon EPA recommendation and subject to availability of funding. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. The annual stipend will start at $56,233. No funding will be made available to cover travel costs for pre-appointment visits, relocation costs, tuition and fees, or a participant's health insurance. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at EPA in the Washington, DC area. Participants do not become employees of EPA, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.

The program is open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.


The qualified candidate must have received a master's degree in a natural science (e.g., biology, ecology, environmental science, soil science), natural resource management or a similar degree, or be currently pursuing the degree and will reach completion by the start date of the appointment. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date. 

Preferred skills:

  • GIS
  • Literature review and synthesis
  • Watershed planning and monitoring

Eligibility Requirements

  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Master's Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 5/31/2019 12:00:00 AM.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Communications and Graphics Design 
    • Computer Sciences 
    • Earth and Geosciences 
    • Engineering 
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences 
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences 
    • Other Physical Sciences 
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences