Job Detail

Organization: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Title: GIS Intern
Location: Willowbrook, IL

Posted: 2022-04-29
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

A postgraduate research training opportunity is currently available with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencyís (EPA) Region 5, Superfund Division. This appointment will be served with the FIELDS Group in the Remedial Response Branch in Willowbrook, Illinois.
The mission of the FIELDS Group is to characterize, analyze, and communicate environmental contamination problems that may pose a threat to human health and the environment. The Group provides field assistance, statistically-based sample designs, data collection
forms development, contaminant site characterization, and statistical analysis and display of spatial data for individuals such as Remedial Project Managers (RPMs), On-Scene Coordinators (OSCs), and Enforcement Officers.

A portion of the FIELDS Groupís time is dedicated to the on-going development of server-based tools including ESRI's ArcGIS Online for the USEPA (GeoPlatform) and ArcGIS Portal. Currently the FIELDS Group has several in-house and cloud-based servers hosting a number of web map viewer applications for emergency response, removal projects, and remedial clean-ups. We maintain and enhance data
collection, visualization, and data storage using standalone and ESRI-based tools. The FIELDS group also provides field assistance utilizing survey grade GPS and laser-based systems for sample location and elevation modeling in addition to sub-meter GPS.

The selected research participant will learn about and participate in the above methods and actions. Preference will be given to applicants who poses many of the below skills:

* ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online (GeoPlatform), Portal, Notebook server, Geo-event, Spatiotemporal, and Python
* ESRIís Survey123 and field collection tools
* EVS (3D/4D software)
* GPS and survey-grade GPS and laser systems (EOS, SXBlue, Leica)
* Statistical software including: SAS, R, Python, ProUCL, and VSP
* database experience (i.e., the SQL database EQuIS and/or the Access database SCRIBE)
* Server and IT experience
* comfortable working as a member of a team and independently
* presentations and written analytical reports

This is a full-time 1-year minimum 4-year maximum position located at our Superfund Willowbrook warehouse. Preference will be given to local candidates. Some field work may be required with potential heavy lifting and walking. Salary is dependent on education level following USEPA criteria. No phone calls please!

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