• Environmental Scientist

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/26/2018 11:31 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Full-Time 40
    US-MD-Silver Spring
    Security Clearance Level
    National Agency Check (Client Initiated)
  • Responsibilities

    CSS is seeking an Environmental Scientist for full-time employment to assist in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of environmental chemical and biological data. The successful candidate will develop technical reports and publications, assess coastal water quality status and trends, and assist in the overall execution of coastal monitoring assessment, and the national Mussel Watch program. The ideal candidate will have one to three years of experience in environmental sciences, a record of scientific writing, an interest in periodic field work, possess excellent troubleshooting skills, and have a background in environmental chemistry or ecotoxicology. The Environmental Scientist will join the Monitoring and Assessment Branch, an interdisciplinary science team at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) that specializes in monitoring and assessing water quality in coastal marine ecosystems.


    Core Responsibilities:

    • Lead the development of data reports, scientific publications and related information products under the guidance of senior scientists.
    • Assist the Mussel Watch program manager and other analytical scientists in the design and execution of field missions, including sample collection and processing.
    • Collaborate in the analysis of environmental data and development of end-user products for stakeholder communication and leadership briefings.
    • Maintain quality assurance and quality control of data from analytical laboratories.
    • Respond to requests for Monitoring and Assessment data, products, and other related information.
    • Ensure chemical contaminant and biological datasets comply with federal regulations on archiving and maintaining accessibility.


    Minimum Qualifications

    • M.S. degree in environmental science or chemistry
    • Background in environmental chemistry and/or ecotoxicology research or monitoring
    • Demonstrated record of scientific writing through peer-reviewed publications and/or technical reports
    • Experience with statistical analyses, coding, and conducting statistical hypothesis-testing
    • Able to function productively in a team environment but also able to work independently when needed
    • Must possess strong communication skills
    • Processing of a National Agency Check and fingerprinting will be required
    • Must be available to start on or about May 1, 2018.

        Preferred Qualifications

    • 2-3 years of educational or work-related experience beyond a M.S. degree
    • Experience with conducting research in coastal waters, sometimes in harsh environments, from small-boasts and/or research vessels
    • Training and experience in database management or information technology


    CSS, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities




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