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The recruiting process for the EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program is fast-paced and exciting! Our team has the pleasure of recruiting some of the best talent from colleges and universities across the United States.

Ideal Candidates


Because each opportunity is unique, there is not just one ideal candidate. We value diversity in the workplace, and ORAU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to find motivated, passionate individuals who want to contribute to ORAU’s and EPA’s missions. Read more here about our commitment to diversity.

To be eligible for this program, you must meet the minimum requirements in the specific job posting and meet the program’s general eligibility criteria.

The Process

Projects are staffed according to EPA’s need throughout the year. ORAU posts open positions on our website until each position is filled. We welcome you to apply to any position for which you qualify and have an interest. Most positions are filled within 30 days, so do not delay in applying.

We advertise our positions through a variety of avenues, including social media and various university and job boards. Please join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to receive the latest information about a posting.

Applicants may apply to specific openings directly from our website. Click on the Apply Now! tab to join our outstanding candidate pool.

Qualified applicants are asked to complete an online interview. Applications, interviews, and writing samples are assessed by our talent acquisition staff, and top candidates are selected for reference checks. Final candidates may be made an offer of employment, pending EPA approval, a drug screen, a federal security check, and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency status.