Sustainable solutions and practices for facility operations

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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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 references

    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.


A research opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD)/National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL). This appointment will be served with the Western Ecology Division (WED) in Corvallis, Oregon.

This project involves activities related to sustainable solutions and practices for safety and health and facility operations of laboratories and offices at the EPA WED. The participant will assist the Safety and Health Manager, Facility Manager, and the Program Operations team involving technical and analytical functions. The participant will have the opportunity to participate in the following activities:

  • Identifying and surveying innovative approaches for a research facility operation using software and analytical tools.

  • Researching, updating, and summarizing information relating to sustainable and innovative activities in facility operations, drawing records, and equipment selection.

  • Tracking energy usage data for facility operations.

  • Analyzing operation activities and processes related to sustainability.

  • Summarizing analysis documents indicating results and impacts from activities.

  • Presenting results and impacts.

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 Primo Knight ( The desired start date for this appointment is February 1, 2018.


Applicants must have two or more years of college or have received a bachelor's degree in industrial, civil, or other related engineering disciplines.  Applicants who have received a degree must have received the degree within five years of the desired start date.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Bachelor's Degree received within the last 60 month(s).
  • Discipline(s):
    • Engineering (27 )