U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
How to Apply
Components of the online application are as follows:
Educational and Employment History
Essay Questions (goals, experiences, and skills relevant to the opportunity)
Submitted documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system.
If you have questions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please list the reference code of this opportunity in the subject line of the email.
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
The U.S. Army Environmental Command (USAEC) is made up of archaeologists, architects, biologists, chemists, chemical engineers, civil engineers, entomologists, environmental engineers, environmental scientists, foresters, geologists, historians, mechanical engineers, natural resource specialists, physical scientists and wildlife biologists all committed to delivering environmental solutions in support of U.S. Army readiness and sustainability.
As a participant at USAEC, you will have an opportunity to learn, apply your knowledge, and gain hands on experience that will prepare you for your future in the labor force. At USAEC, you will be exposed to a variety of environmental related roles to enhance your knowledge in environmental science, biology, chemistry, computer science or physical science. As a participant at USAEC, you will collaborate on programs such as Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Hazardous Waste and others. In your collaboration, you will support USAEC’s mission by collecting, compiling, analyzing and entering environmental management data. Your mentor will guide you through learning laboratory testing and data compilation/calculations for State and Federal reporting to determine compliance and alternative cross training in multiple fields to provide versatility in your skill set. In addition, your mentor will develop learning objects to fit your personal career development goals, while providing guidance and education that will prepare you to conduct experiments for publication in scientific journals or presentation to scientific societies.
Additional learning objectives will vary by project participation.
Clean Air Act
Learn to monitor various programs for compliance with air regulations and requirements to ensure facilities serviced are environmentally compliant.
Learn how to research new and proposed regulations; record-keeping and reporting; creating air emissions inventory reports; compliance certificates and permit revisions. Will gain experience with a Class II Synthetic Minor permit.
Properly classify waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
Learn 49 CFR (Department of Transportation) regulations on shipping hazardous waste across highways.
Clean Water Act
Learn multiple environmental mediums, water, wastewater, hazardous and non- hazardous waste streams, universal waste streams, air quality, UST and AST management, etc.
Obtain proficiency in multiple environmental fields related to compliance under EPA and state regulations (SDWA, CWA, CAA, etc.).
This appointment is a twelve month research appointment, with the possibility to be renewed for additional research periods. Appointments may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant. U.S. Citizenship and driver’s license is required.
Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by USAEC. Stipends are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:
Health Insurance Supplement. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE.
Training and Travel Allowance
Nature of Appointment
The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
While participants will not enter into an employment relationship with DOD or any other agency, this opportunity will require a suitability investigation/background investigation. Any offer made is considered tentative pending favorable outcome of the investigation.
Ideal candidates: Graduating Seniors at a 4 year university or recent Bachelor's/Masters recipients with a background in Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, or Physical Science degree.
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
Degree: High School Diploma/GED, Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree, or Master's Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.
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