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EnviroAtlas GIS Specialist

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; EnviroAtlas GIS Specialist with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Research Triangle Park, NC.

This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Master’s graduate to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:
  • Analyzing data;
  • Processing GIS;
  • Participating on a research team; 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: $30.16 per hour.

Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated education and/or experience in GIS (geographic information systems), geospatial data compilation and analysis;
  • Working knowledge of remote sensing and image processing;
  • Strong written, oral and electronic communication skills;
  • Intermediate programming experience in Python and R scripting languages for geospatial and statistical analyses;
  • Working experience with Jupyter Notebooks; and
  • Working experience with programming language script development for data manipulation and image processing in cloud-computing environments (Google Earth Engine, Azure, etc.).

Desired Skills:

  • Working experience with machine learning in a geospatial data development and modeling context.
What the EPA project is about

The Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA) provides the science needed to understand the complex interrelationship between people and nature in support of assessments and policy to protect human health and ecological integrity. Within CPHEA, the Public Health and Environmental Systems Division (PHESD) focuses on the interrelationships between people and their environment, promotes human health and well-being, and fosters healthy and safe communities. 

PHESD supports EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment by developing and applying innovations in exposure science. Exposure science sets the context for understanding and solving real-world problems. A major component of the research portfolio is the EnviroAtlas ( EnviroAtlas provides interactive tools and resources for exploring the benefits people receive from nature or "ecosystem goods and services". Ecosystem goods and services are critically important to human health and well-being, but they are often overlooked due to lack of information. Using EnviroAtlas, many types of users can access, view, and analyze diverse information to better understand the potential impacts of various decisions.

  • Be at least 18 years of age and
  • Have earned at least a  Master’s degree in the fields of geospatial science, geography, ecology, environmental science, geosciences or a 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