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Ecosystem Geo-Statistics Research

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Ecosystem Geo-Statistics Research with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Gulf Breeze, Florida.


Salary: $30.46 per hour.


Travel: No overnight travel is anticipated.


Required Skills:

  • Experience working with spatial data and building maps in ArcGIS;
  • Experience in formatting and normalizing data for use in a geospatial platform;
  • Experience in creation and maintenance of geodatabases and spatial file management;
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel for formatting, normalizing, and managing data for statistical modeling;
  • Experience in finding, extracting and organizing data from secondary data sources (electronic media, published standards, and downloadable databases);
  • Experience compiling, organizing, and summarizing literature references; and
  • Experience developing graphics, tables and GIS products for scientific reports and manuscripts.




  • Be at least 18 years of age and
  • Have earned at least a master’s degree in biology, ecology, geography, geospatial sciences, or a related field of study within the last 24 months 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.


What the EPA project is about


Within ORD, the Center for Environmental Measurement & Modeling (CEMM) conducts research to advance EPA’s ability to measure and model contaminants in the environment, including research to provide fundamental methods and models needed to implement environmental statutes. The methods and models developed by CEMM are typically applied at the airshed, watershed and ecosystem level. Within CEMM, the Gulf Ecosystem Measurement and Modeling Division (GEMMD) provides leadership and specialized research in marine, estuarine, and watershed ecology and ecotoxicology to predict and assess the effects of human-generated stressors on the unique aquatic resources of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico & the Nation. GEMMD develops tools and the scientific basis that help facilitate sustainable environmental management decisions that maximize economic, ecosystem, social outcomes, and resiliency.


This is an excellent opportunity for a recent master’s graduate to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:


  • Data entry, documentation, and analysis;
  • Conducting quality control of collected secondary data;
  • Processing and refinement of spatial data using ArcGIS; and
  • Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.



Interested in this research opportunity? If so, follow the link below to apply. Questions? Email