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Posted Date 1 week ago(9/11/2020 7:43 AM)
NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) is responsible for the health and safety of our nation's coastal and oceanic environment. The Information and Technology Branch within the NCCOS Business Management Division requires a Scientific Data Manager to steward existing and new scientific data, metadata, and other associated documentation for the Marine Spatial Ecology Division (MSE) Biogeography Branch. The position will fulfill immediate requirements for managing data as part of a Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) project for mesophotic and deep coral restoration in the Gulf of Mexico.   Responsibilities This position is for a Scientific Data Manager familiar with stewarding and cataloging environmental data, including hydrographic surveys, biological and physical observations, video and photographic data, geospatial data products (i.e., GIS layers), and model output. The successful applicant will coordinate with NCCOS scientists, data managers, software developers, and other federal offices to identify and use existing software and hardware tools for organizing, storing, sharing, and tracking datasets. Specific tasks may include the following:   Data Infrastructure: • Support various elements of data policies and data sharing standards. • Make recommendations for software, hardware, and data storage requirements. • Stay abreast of new data management products, conducting research on emerging trends and developments that could improve the storage and sharing of datasets.   Data Stewardship: • With the NCCOS Scientific Data Management Team, create, publish, and maintain dataset-, service-, and project-level data packages (including Section 508-compliant documentation) via submission to NCEI (or other data repositories) for long-term preservation and public access for general users, and data web service packages (e.g., ERDDAP, MapServer, NOAA GeoPlatform) for enhanced public access targeted to specific communities of practice. • Disseminate stewarded datasets and services via NCCOS websites.   Data Management Planning: • Develop procedures to maintain a data storage organization and cataloging system to share and track bathymetric surveys, seafloor imagery, groundtruthing videos, and related mapping datasets. • Write and maintain a data management plan, including the steps and mechanisms to manage, describe, analyze, store and share data, for future hydrographic surveys and other seafloor mapping and assessment surveys in support of mesophotic and deep coral restoration   Data Warehousing: • Maintain a data repository of analysis-ready datasets, developed from multiple data sources. • Develop, implement, and maintain change control and testing processes for modifications to data. • Execute audits periodically to ensure that data are being properly managed in the Cloud and On-Premise. • Devise, coordinate, and conduct mass data-cleansing initiatives for the purpose of purging and eliminating corrupt, redundant or outdated information.   Data Tools: Assist with the development of visualization tools for mapping and habitat assessment data. • Assist with the development of a video/photo library that can be shared intra/interagency; organize and maintain library; explore and provide recommendations for annotation software. Data Sharing: • Coordinate and develop data management plans and data standards with project partners. • Coordinate project data storage and data sharing with project partners, including NESDIS NCEI, NOS OR&R, and NMFS SEFSC.
Job ID
2020-2138
Work Location : Location
US-MD-Silver Spring
Type
Full-Time 40
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/31/2020 8:10 AM)
Join our team! CSS is seeking Assistant Program Managers/Technical Managers candidates to support environmental research contracts. CSS is recruiting for several positions in MD, NC, OH, OR, TX and VA. This position is a client site position and the Assistant Program Manager/Technical Manager must be present.     An ideal candidate must meet the following requirements.   Responsible for on-site scientific research support delivered across multiple work assignments/task orders. The research encompasses a wide range of subjects related to the environment.   Responsibilities • Interacts with federal scientific staff to finalize, implement, monitor, and evolve work and staff • Serve as the primary point of contact for contract technical issues and provide technical oversight of tasks • Serve as a work assignment/task order manager in area of scientific expertise • Receive technical direction issued by the client • Work with technical staff in reviewing assignments and preparing work plans and budgets in response to work assignment/task order requests • Prepare or review QAPPs and SOPs and other QA documents prepared by the technical team • Review H&S Plans prepared by project team • Meet with PM to make sure that the work assignments/task orders remain on-task as client research goals and objectives evolve over time • Review technical reports for compliance with the technical direction received from the client • Review work plans and budgets prepared by work assignment/task order managers and forward with comments to the PM for review and submittal to the client • Track costs and hours for each work assignment/task order over each period of performance to make sure they are on track with client-approved costs and hours • Coordinate with the client and CSS managers to keep all work on track and all deliverables submitted within the agreed upon milestones • Provide oversight and support to work assignment/task order managers to staff positions on their respective work assignments/task orders • Involved with recruitment of new staff and recommends hires to the PM of scientists, engineers, and other professionals • Coordinate training of new hires with work assignment/task order managers and provide oversight of training requirements and tracking • Assist in correcting employee performance and resolving personnel conflicts • Identifies and resolves risks.
Job ID
2020-2135
Work Location : Location
US-
Type
Full-Time 40
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/31/2020 8:07 AM)
The Contract Specialist will provide administrative support to the management and administration of all contracts in the company. They will work closely with Program/Project Managers and technical staff to support project needs, while ensuring compliance with contract requirements and applicable laws and regulations.   Job Responsibilities   - Support all contract types to include: Fixed Price (FP), Time & Material (T&M), Cost Reimbursable (CPAF, CPFF, CPIF), Level of Effort (LOE), Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) task order and General Service Administration (GSA) type contracts.   - Review contract terms and conditions to verify that they are in compliance with company policies and all applicable federal and state regulations. - Review and negotiate Teaming Agreements and NDAs. - Manage the subcontractor process to include reviewing and issuing requests for proposals; reviewing subcontractor proposals and required procurement documents; drafting, issuing, and negotiating subcontracts, task orders/work authorization, purchase orders and modifications. - Serve as lead contract negotiator. - Work with the Contracts Administrator to set up new contracts/subcontracts and maintain subsequent modifications. - Support contract and subcontract closeouts. - Develop and maintain strong working relationships with government contracting officers and other government personnel. - Manage and assist project staff with the procurement process – prepare RFQs, evaluate bids and issue Purchase Orders. - Support the development and preparation of complex pricing proposals in response to RFP requirements, including profitability analyses. - Ensure maintenance of detailed pricing documentation files to support future inquires or audits.   - Champion contract policy and procedure development, revisions and improvements Perform other related duties as assigned.
Job ID
2020-2134
Work Location : Location
US-VA-Fairfax
Type
Full-Time 40
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/22/2020 7:17 PM)
CSS is seeking a full time Senior Database Engineer to support client requirements  in Durham, NC. 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.   Responsibilities:   The Senior Database Engineer will have overall technical responsibility for the design, configuration, implementation of multiple MySQL master DBMS and its replicas using MySQL Enterprise.  The Senior Database Engineer will serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) by providing hands-on expertise and thought leadership to ensure successful DBMS activities for database optimizations, schema versioning, data versioning techniques/strategies, and automated ETL operations, as well as detailed and thorough documentation to support such activities.   Additionally, the Senior Database Engineer will support existing MongoDB NoSQL data stores and provide assistance with on-going data store development in a cluster environment across multiple nodes.   The best qualified candidate will: - Support existing MySQL databases within the current DBMS, and provide direct support for DBMS database optimizations, schema versioning, and data versioning techniques; - Design, implement and optimize data models utilizing new and existing databases within the environment to include installation and configuration; - Design, configure, implement and document MySQL database clusters using MySQL Cluster CGE; - Install, test, and configure latest versions of open-source PostgreSQL DBMS within a multi-node cluster configuration; - Support MongoDB NoSQL data stores; develop and maintain data stores in a cluster environment across a multi-node environment; - Perform installations, configurations, and necessary support for MySQL Enterprise Edition operations in prototype and production environments; - Fully participate in application development teams by leading and/or participating in designing, testing, and documenting highly optimized data models for a wide variety of use cases; - Provide responsive diagnostic support to correct processing anomalies found within the data environments; - Review product owner requirements and specifications, and perform necessary analyses to ensure objectives and requirements are fully met; - Support the team’s leadership in providing inputs to project resource estimates, scheduling, cost estimates, and technical reports, to include quality assurance reporting - Provide assistance for specification preparation and other activities requiring a deep knowledge of data management principles and techniques; - Develop and maintain accurate and timely technical documentation in support of DBMS activities; - Perform other duties as required. 
Job ID
2020-2133
Work Location : Location
US-NC-Durham
Type
Full-Time 40
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/21/2020 5:15 PM)
CSS is seeking two Technical Support Liaisons for The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF's) field programs and activities. 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. Job Overview: Through its National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) and related program work along coasts of the U.S. (including the Great Lakes, and US Territories), NFWF invests in restoration of natural systems that enhances habitats for fish and wildlife while helping to protect coastal communities so they may recover more quickly from the impacts of storms, floods, and other natural hazards. Selected applicants will: - Provide support for NFWF applicants and grantees engaged in advancing the use of nature-based features to improve coastal resilience and associated NFWF grant programs. - Help to advance the goals of the NCRF and increase the number and size of qualified applicants to the program. - Develop and implement a work plan designed to maximize the outcomes of the NCRF, which aim to provide dual benefits to human communities and fish and wildlife habitats. Selected candidates will provide support for one-year (with the option to renew for an additional year) and report to the Manager of NFWF’s NCRF.   Responsibilities: - Assist applicants in developing high quality proposals that are aligned with NFWF’s priorities. - Help communities design and move towards large-scale implementation projects. -  Help troubleshoot grant implementation. - Facilitate communication and development of networks among grantees to encourage shared learning.      
Job ID
2020-2132
Work Location : Location
US-
Type
Part-Time
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/21/2020 6:58 AM)
Program Manager responsible for comprehensive management of on-site scientific research-based contract, supervising more than 50 multi-disciplinary staff across multiple task orders. The Program Manager work locations include but not limited to are Virginia, North Carolina, Washington, DC, Ohio, and Texas. This position is a client site position and the Program Manager must be present.   Serve as primary liaison between CSS employees and team members, university partners, CSS management, and the government CO, COR, and client task order managers. - Interact with federal scientific staff to finalize, implement, monitor, and evolve work and staff requirements. - Develop task order cost estimates, key milestones and schedules. - Ensure program performance compliance with plans, reports, deliverables, and schedules. - Supervise all contract staff, providing guidance and direction in assigned areas. - Identify and resolve risks. - Coordinate recruitment of new staff. - Maintain all corporate financial records, participate in budget preparation and execution, and manage the contract to maximize efficiencies. - Initiate and participate in business development within the contract, and for other efforts within
Job ID
2020-2131
Work Location : Location
US-Nationwide
Type
Full-Time 40
Posted Date 6 months ago(3/24/2020 9:00 PM)
CSS is a professional and technical services provider to government and commercial clients. Our services are organized into five core competencies and several cross-cutting services that we have cultivated through our 30 years of corporate experience. Our core competencies include Earth, Space & Life Sciences, Emergency Response & Disaster Recovery, Environmental, Safety & Health, Natural Resources Management, and Transportation Safety & Security.   Join our team! CSS is now hiring a Communications Specialist in Silver Spring, MD to support the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. Education: Master’s degree in Communications or other related field of study; Experience: 7 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
Job ID
2020-2115
Work Location : Location
US-MD-Silver Spring
Type
Full-Time 40
Posted Date 6 months ago(3/24/2020 8:52 PM)
CSS is a professional and technical services provider to government and commercial clients. Our services are organized into five core competencies and several cross-cutting services that we have cultivated through our 30 years of corporate experience. Our core competencies include Earth, Space & Life Sciences, Emergency Response & Disaster Recovery, Environmental, Safety & Health, Natural Resources Management, and Transportation Safety & Security.   Join our team! CSS is now hiring a Financial Analyst in Silver Spring, MD to support the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.   Financial Analyst Education: BA/BS Degree Experience: 8 or more years of experience in the field or in a related area.
Job ID
2020-2114
Work Location : Location
US-MD-Silver Spring
Type
Full-Time 40
Posted Date 6 months ago(3/24/2020 8:40 PM)
CSS is a professional and technical services provider to government and commercial clients. Our services are organized into five core competencies and several cross-cutting services that we have cultivated through our 30 years of corporate experience. Our core competencies include Earth, Space & Life Sciences, Emergency Response & Disaster Recovery, Environmental, Safety & Health, Natural Resources Management, and Transportation Safety & Security.   Join our team! CSS is now hiring a Grants Management Specialist in Silver Spring, MD to support the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.   Grants Management Specialist Education: BA/BS Degree Experience: 1-3 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
Job ID
2020-2113
Work Location : Location
US-MD-Silver Spring
Type
Full-Time 40
Posted Date 6 months ago(3/24/2020 8:31 PM)
CSS is a professional and technical services provider to government and commercial clients. Our services are organized into five core competencies and several cross-cutting services that we have cultivated through our 30 years of corporate experience. Our core competencies include Earth, Space & Life Sciences, Emergency Response & Disaster Recovery, Environmental, Safety & Health, Natural Resources Management, and Transportation Safety & Security.   Join our team! CSS is now hiring a Management Analyst in Silver Spring, MD to support the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.   Management Analyst Education: BA/BS Degree Experience: 3-6 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
Job ID
2020-2112
Work Location : Location
US-MD-Silver Spring
Type
Full-Time 40