A research project training opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) Office of Water (OW). The appointment will be served in the Security Assistance Branch (SAB) of the Water Security Division (WSD) in Washington, D.C.
The participant will gain experience in project design, strategic planning, project management, budget planning, and marketing; and in the development of tools and training needed to promote the water sector preparedness and resiliency and its key concepts. The participant will be trained in implementing activities to support WSD’s priority projects, such as multi-sector interdependencies, emergency preparedness and resiliency communications to the Water Sector, and internal USEPA program coordination and collaboration.
The selected participant will interact with WSD staff and managers, other USEPA federal programs, stakeholders and with a variety of EPA program officers. The participant will also work with a variety of EPA program offices and other Federal agencies, such as USEPA’s Office of Wastewater Management, USEPA Regions, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Department of Energy, and Health and Human Services; as well as directly with the drinking water and wastewater utility owners, operators, and the associations that support them.
This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and EPA.
The appointment is full time for one year and may be renewed upon recommendation of EPA and contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend. Funding may be made available to reimburse the participant’s travel expenses to present the results of his/her research at scientific conferences. No funding will be made available to cover travel costs for pre-appointment visits, relocation costs, tuition and fees, or participant’s health insurance. The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. The participant does not become an EPA employee.
The mentor for this project is Lauren Wisniewski ([email protected]).