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Feb 27 / BARD CEP

Biologists and Environmental Engineers-Cambridge, MA

Organization: Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

Position Title: Biologists and Environmental Engineers

Location: Cambridge, MA

Hours and Compensation: Not mentioned.

Application Deadline: March 3, 2014


Job Description:

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
(OST-R) is looking for several fulltime permanent Biologists or
Environmental Engineers at entry-level, mid-level, or senior-level
(grades GS-07, GS-09, GS-11, or GS-12) to support the Volpe National
Transportation Systems Centers Energy Analysis and Sustainability
Division. Because this is an interdisciplinary position, a person
with the education and experience in either biology or environmental
engineering may be considered equally well qualified for the job.
OST-R coordinates the US DOTs research programs and is charged with
advancing the deployment of crosscutting technologies to improve our
Nation’s transportation system. The Volpe Center, part of DOT/OST-R,
in Cambridge, MA, has been helping the transportation community
navigate the most challenging problems for over 40 years. Volpes
mission is to improve transportation by anticipating and addressing
emerging issues and advancing technical, operational, and
institutional innovations across all modes. This position is located
in the Kendall Square area in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The ideal candidate is a professional in biology and/or environmental
engineering. The employee has the responsibility of investigating,
evaluating, advising on, and resolving unusual problems, issues, and
conditions. The ideal candidate would have experience with
public-private partnerships relating to alternative jet fuels, have
knowledge of advanced alternative fuel production technologies, and
have worked with and analyzed technical, environmental, and feedstock
readiness evaluation tools. The ideal candidate will also have
expertise in water engineering and water reuse technologies. The
employee will work closely with a diverse group of stakeholders to
evaluate the development and deployment of alternative aviation
fuels. The employee will participate in technical analyses, report
writing, and presentation of results for alternative aviation fuel
projects. The employee will research, analyze, test and evaluate
information. The employee will devise solutions and actions to
resolve issues, conditions, and problems. The employee must have
superb analytical, communications, leadership, and problem-solving
skills and be able to excel in a fast-paced environment.

To apply:

If you or someone you know is interested in this position with
relevant experience and a demonstrable record of proven results, I
encourage you or them to apply. We are looking for a diverse pool of
qualified candidates.

The announcement is posted to the Public and to Merit Promotion
eligible applicants on Please know that
Merit Promotion announcements are the vehicle through which Federal
employees generally apply for Federal positions.

Merit Promotion:


Please direct any questions to Meredith Greeley, Volpe Human
Resources, at 617-494-2010.


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