Junior Environmental Scientist

Posted Date 3 months ago(7/2/2021 1:54 PM)
Job ID
# Positions
Full-Time 40
Security Clearance Level
National Agency Check (Client Initiated)


CSS is looking to identify a Junior Environmental Scientists to support upcoming federal contracts.

This position is in our Environmental, Safety and Health division. CSS is a professional and technical services provider to government and commercial clients. Our services are organized into four business lines and several cross-cutting services that we have cultivated through our 32 years of corporate experience. The four business lines are Earth, Space & Life Sciences, Emergency Response & Disaster Recovery, Environmental, Safety & Health, and Natural Resources Management. We provide competitive compensation and benefits package for our employees.


Candidates should be self-motivated with good attention to detail, excellent references, good ability to work independently, a record of timely delivery, and a history of successful project results. 



  • Supports the performance of environmental assessments, baseline surveys, inspections, investigations, and long-term monitoring at federal facilities
  • Supports environmental planning activities, including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance; contributes to environmental assessments, environmental impact statements, and mitigation planning
  • Supports Clean Air Act (CAA) compliance, including air quality surveys, air emissions inventories, and permit applications
  • Support Clean Water Act (CWA) compliance, including wetlands management, water quality evaluations, and permit applications
  • Supports Natural Resource and Wildlife Management activities addressing endangered species, natural resources inventories and surveys, watershed and coastal management, habitat management; performs ecological monitoring; and provides wildfire suppression assistance
  • Inputs data for environmental compliance and management systems; supports environmental compliance monitoring
  • Works onsite in a variety of locations to gather samples and data, often as part of a team






  • Bachelor’s degree in natural science discipline (environmental, chemistry, biology, earth science, geology, geophysics, etc.) and 1-3 years of experience
  • Experience with federal regulations addressing storm water, waste water, potable and surface water, storage tanks, air, solid waste, hazardous waste, lead-based paint, asbestos, pollution prevention, natural resources, and/or land use planning desirable
  • Knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), National Pollution Discharge and Elimination System (NPDES) and other federal, state, and local regulations desirable
  • Knowledge of Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP) or Department of Defense (DoD) operations, activities, and installations desirable
  • Able to travel, as needed
  • Able to work outdoors in a variety of field conditions
  • The successful candidate will be organized, detail-oriented, able to maintain records, and work both independently and collaboratively with co-workers and partners in office and field settings.
  • Good communication and computer skills required
  • 40 Hour HAZWOPER training and 8-hour refresher preferred for individual supporting field sampling activities associated with Hazardous waste site investigations
  • Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check
  • Position requires US citizenship and participation in medical monitoring (if involved in field investigations related to hazardous waste sites)

CSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer who provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, CSS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.






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