Biologist / Ecologist
The Office of Water (OW) is recruiting a Biologist / Ecologist in Washington, DC. This position is in the Office of Water (OW), Water Data Integration Branch (WDIB). To view the full announcement and to apply, click the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/603147200
This is an exciting opportunity for scientists that are interested in applying that science knowledge to improve and protect water quality, support states and tribes, promote the sharing of data and turning that data into information, and to be part of an innovative group of thinkers on how to better harmonize the worlds of science and data. WDIB is within EPA’s Office of Wetlands Oceans and Watersheds and is responsible for leading the way forward on how water data and information can be shared in an open, transparent, and interoperable way that supports scientists and decision makers. WDIB has led national efforts on water quality sampling data sharing through the Water Quality Portal (https://www.waterqualitydata.us/), sensor data sharing, working with states and tribes on sharing information about water qualtiy assessment decisions, working with other partners to develop consistent hydrographic frameworks like the National Hydrography Dataset Plus (NHDPlus), working across the water sector in promoting broader data sharing through initiatives like the Internet of Water (https://internetofwater.org/), and developing truly innovative public communication platforms like How’s My Waterway (https://mywaterway.epa.gov). We are looking for those creative thinkers that can bring their science background paired with a strong aptitude for understanding data and information to join our team and help us in this effort. Applications are being accepted from 6/2/2021 - 6/11/2021. However, we are accepting only the first 150 applicants, so please don’t wait until the end to apply.
The OW ensures drinking water is safe and restores and maintains oceans, watersheds, and their aquatic ecosystems to protect human health, support economic and recreational activities, and provide healthy habitat for fish, plants and wildlife. In OW and at EPA, we are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment where individual strengths and abilities make us a stronger organization. More information about the EPA’s Office of Water can be found here: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-water.