[ES_JOBS_NET] EPA Fellowship Opportunity
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Tue Feb 4 16:26:09 MST 2014
Subject Heading: EPA Fellowship Opportunity
Emissions and Air Quality Modeling Research Project Fellowship Program
Opportunity Office of Transportation and Air Quality U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency Ann Arbor, Michigan
A postgraduate fellowship opportunity is available at the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Transportation and Air
Quality in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The fellowship will be served with the
Transportation and Climate Division (TCD).
The fellow will work with TCD's modeling and inventory team and gain a
firsthand view of how OTAQ develops and updates its mobile source emissions
models. This position will also give the fellow experience with how public
policy influences model development and how guidance for using the model is
developed to help state and local transportation and air quality agencies
(and other stakeholders) use the model in the field.
In addition, the fellow will have an opportunity to learn how Clean Air Act
policies are implemented and will become familiar how EPA informs and
engages with stakeholders.
The fellow may participate in activities that include the following:
* Assist in the development, testing, and application of both current
and future versions of the MOVES mobile source emissions model.
* Plan and develop technical training, guidance, and outreach
materials for both internal and external audiences related to applying
MOVES and other emissions models in real-world situations.
* Assist TCD in developing recommendations for using air quality
dispersion models (especially AERMOD) for mobile sources and transportation
* Help implement agency guidance for using MOVES and air quality
dispersion models at the project-level for highway, intersection, and
* Provide support to development efforts on other emissions models,
* Participate in calls and meetings with EPA regions, state and local
agencies, and other stakeholder groups regarding implementation of EPA's
emissions and air quality models and applicable guidance.
Applicants must have received a bachelor's degree or higher in a biological
or physical science, engineering, environmental management/policy, or
meteorology within five years of the desired state date, or completion of
all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting
Specific criteria desired in an applicant include:
* Familiarity and experience with mobile source modeling, including
use of EPA's MOVES model.
* Experience using air quality dispersion models, especially AERMOD.
* Experience with applying standard techniques and procedures used in
air quality assessments.
* Familiarity with existing EPA technical and policy guidance for
using mobile sources emissions models and air quality dispersion models for
regulatory and other purposes.
Additionally, eligible applicants must fall into one of the following
* Be currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university
pursuing a degree in a science or engineering discipline, or a related
* Have received such a degree within five years of the start date of
the appointment; or
* Currently serve as a full-time teaching faculty member at an
accredited U.S. college or university.
The appointment is full-time for one year and may be renewed upon
recommendation of EPA and subject to availability of funds. An annual
stipend will be provided and will vary depending on educational level of
the participant. No travel or relocation expenses will be paid. The
fellow must provide proof of health insurance. The fellow does not become
an employee of EPA nor of ORISE.
U.S. citizenship is required. The program is open to qualified individuals
without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental
disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.
Interested applicants should send a resume and letter of interest to EPA's
mobile inbox at mobile at epa.gov. The application deadline is March 1st, 2014
Additional information about the ORISE program is available at
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