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CSS, Inc., on contract to NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management (OCM) is looking for a UI/UX Developer with the following skill sets.
In This Position You Will
- Collaborate with project teams to create interfaces based on user requirements, feedback and best practices following an industry standard product development process
- Develop prototype user experiences with wireframes
- Develop and maintain applications based on UI guidelines to ensure pages are standards-compliant, universally accessible, and cross-browser compatible
- Participate in research, planning, and brainstorming with development and project teams
View Examples of Recently Developed Applications
Adapting Stormwater Management for Coastal Floods https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/training/stormwater-floods.html
Sea Level Rise Viewer
Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper
Historical Hurricane Tracks
Data Access Viewer
CSS, on contract to NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management (OCM) is looking for a Management Liaison (also called technical program officer) to support the implementation of the NOAA programs in California, specifically the National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERRS) and support the coordination of NOAA Office for Coastal Management work in California and the West Coast region. The liaison will support the implementation of California’s 3 national estuarine research reserves: Tijuana River, Elkhorn Slough, and San Francisco Bay - approved by NOAA under the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA); as well as support west coast technical assistance related to habitat and estuarine work. The position is located in Oakland, California.
Core responsibilities include the following, but are not limited to them:
Serve as the liaison for California’s three national estuarine research reserves:
- Coordinate with Reserves and NOAA’s federal program officer to negotiate, process, amend, and monitor cooperative agreements and grants; and provide technical reviews for other proposals as necessary.
- Conduct necessary environmental compliance for cooperative agreement tasks, including relevant post-award actions, and coordinate with OCM Environmental Compliance coordinator for guidance and approval.
- Support implementation of Reserve activities, including: review and analysis of yearly grant/financial assistance awards; review and approval of performance measure submissions; program evaluations required under the CZMA; and the development, review, and approval of five-year management plans.
- Provide subject matter expertise and regional coordination support on coastal management issues, including habitat and water quality issues.
- Identify California's research reserve program highlights and other opportunities to communicate partner success stories.
- Identify and facilitate programmatic synergies across the National Estuarine Research Reserves and Coastal Management programs and other partners in California to enhance execution and results, and/or identify joint projects
- Support and coordinate on habitat, water quality, green infrastructure and other coastal resource management issues along the west coast
- Participate and contribute to both the OCM Ecosystems/NERRS program and the OCM West Coast team.
CSS is recruiting for a Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) Specialist to provide support of onsite SHE services at a Federal government laboratory in Charleston SC. The SHE Specialist will support all aspects of a SHE compliance program including hazardous materials, air and water pollution control, hazardous, solid and biohazardous waste disposal in laboratory environment. The SHE Specialist will require knowledge and application of: (a) safety and occupational health principles, methods, and techniques; and (b) pertinent elements of engineering, physical science, ergonomics, psychology, industrial hygiene, physiology, sociology, and other scientific and technological fields. The SHE Specialist will require advanced knowledge in recognizing hazardous or potentially hazardous conditions, developing measures to eliminate or control these conditions and effectively communicating the appropriate measures to resolve these problems. The SHE Specialist will require knowledge of or training in the various components of laboratory facility, their interfaces, and their maintenance. The SHE Specialist will require experience and knowledge in conducting safety and health inspections in manufacturing and non-manufacturing areas, investigating and documenting employee injuries, illnesses, and near misses; reviewing hot work and confined space entry activities.
Specific responsibilities will include the following:
- Ensure compliance with all applicable environmental, safety, and health regulations at the federal, state and local levels.
- Provide integral support of facility safety program on day-to-day activities, audits and management
- Provide support as a member of laboratory safety committee
- Provide support as a member of the laboratory facilities team
- Provide training support as necessary to ensure SHE compliance
- Provides support and audits NCCOS Charleston safety programs
- Provide support in the review and maintenance of Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and perform Table Top Exercise (TTE) of the same
- Provide support in the review and maintenance of Occupant Emergency Plan (OEP) and perform Table Top Exercise (TTE) of the same
- Provide Disaster Preparedness support
- Conduct facility inspections to include, fire bottles, eyewash stations, decontamination showers.
- Perform industrial hygiene surveys and conducting monitoring for chemical, physical and biological hazards
CSS is seeking a Physiologist/Toxicologist in support of NOAA’S Hollings Marine Laboratory in Charleston, SC.
- Support staff member to serve as a laboratory technician under the Toxicology/Physiology Program.
- Develop and optimize bio-marker assays to assess the mechanistic toxicity and physiological effects of chemical contaminants on estuarine invertebrate and vertebrate species.
- Conduct microbiological assays for assessing the interactions of chemical contaminants with pathogenic bacteria and for understanding the effects of chemical contaminants on environmental microbial communities.
CSS, Inc. has an opening for an experienced Instructional Designer to support the design and development of performance-based adult training courses that may be classroom, virtual, or blended learning solutions. She/he will understand and implement effective adult learning strategies in the NOAA Office for Coastal Management’s (OCM) instructional products and services by working closely with management, subject matter teams, and incorporating input from targeted learners.
This is opening is for one (1) full-time position located in Charleston, SC.
Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Communicating OCM’s instructional design process and tailoring design based on input from learners and subject matter experts.
- Applying e-learning and adult learning science best practices to advance the quality of OCM’s Digital Coast Academy.
- Working with cross-office teams to understand priority needs and applications of OCM target audiences for on-demand solutions that support regular use of OCM data and technical tools for improved on-the-job performance.
- Producing virtual meetings, webinars, and learning events, using Adobe Connect or similar platforms.
- Conducting training needs assessment scaled to meet project needs and scope to recommend appropriate instructional solutions.
- Designing and developing scientific, technical, soft skills, and accredited online and classroom courses that are learner-centered, need-based, and goal-driven, and use effective knowledge-transfer strategies.
- Designing and developing learning materials (e.g. content, activities, job aids, knowledge checks), and evaluation instruments (e.g. formative and summative).
Seeking a molecular biologist and/or biochemist with experience in general laboratory and/or biotechnical applications for a full-time contract position with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Charleston Laboratory. This technical support position is integral to advancing NCCOS’ Stressor Detection & Impacts strategic science objectives via developing and deploying innovative coastal ocean observing technology to support early detection, predictive modeling, ecological forecasting, and assessment of impacts on coastal resources. Currently the research focuses on detection and monitoring of harmful algal blooms and their toxins. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated ability to work with biosensing technologies (e.g., antibody-based techniques, surface plasmon resonance (SPR), waveguides, electrochemical sensors).
· Assists researchers in developing antibody-based assays for autonomous and field-portable biosensors to detect microbes and their metabolites;
· Implements established SOPs and QA/QC procedures for printing protein arrays and executing SPR surface chemistry protocols, and assists researchers in method development;
· Assists in maintaining biosensor/ bioanalytical instrumentation (e.g., SPR instrument);
· Maintains up-to-date, well-organized, and highly detailed laboratory notebook covering all relevant research activities/experiments;
· Collects, performs preliminary analyses of, and reports on experimental data to research personnel and supervising scientist;
· Responsible for general laboratory maintenance including, but not limited to, washing/ autoclaving glassware, preparing algal culture media, inventory of supplies/reagents, etc.
Recruiting for site assessment and emergency response personnel nationwide to support Superfund Technical Assistance and Response Team (START) contracts
- Perform as a member of the START emergency response team (ERT) providing the EPA client with accurate and pertinent scientific data according to agreed upon methods, procedures, and techniques
- Duties will include rotations as an “on-call” responder available 24hrs a day for a week at a time
- Willingness to participate in the Emergency Response On-Call Program and maintain preparedness for immediate mobilization while on-call.
- Use level D-A PPE to make entries into potentially hazardous areas
- Calibration and maintenance of a variety of multi-media monitoring and sampling equipment.
- Document field activities and prepare daily and final reports for EPA client
- In-field multimedia sampling
- Assist with the writing of technical documents and plans
- Provide timely task status reports and other required reports to Project Managers
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
CSS, Inc. seeks a full-time Marine GIS Analyst with experience in coastal science and marine resources management, spatial ecology, and oceanography for a full-time contract position with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS). NCCOS’ Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Forecast Branch conducts collaborative projects with partner agencies such as NASA, CDC, and NOAA’s IOOS, Oceans & Human Health, and National Marine Sanctuary Programs. These projects analyze and model satellite and other remotely sensed oceanographic and meteorological data to develop products that can support monitoring and forecasts of HABs, water clarity, and water depth to inform coastal managers and the public. The successful candidate will develop and use computer programs to streamline satellite data processing steps that produce NCCOS’ experimental products; provide support in python and other open-source languages in implementation of algorithms; collect, process, and analyze field radiometry data to help validate experimental HAB forecasts; provide ArcGIS support; review scientific literature on water quality parameters and HABs; and help transition experimental forecast products into automated Operational Forecast Systems.
- Developing processing capabilities for testing and implementing products from satellite data
- Coordinate collection of water quality and radiometry data in freshwater or riverine systems
- Develop streamlined storage and processing system for field radiometry, to allow for easier analysis and distribution of the data.
- Assemble and review water quality and phytoplankton data from in situ samples and assist in the validation of remotely-sensed image products
- Provide scientific support for NOAA annual HAB Cyst Cruises
- Conduct statistical analyses of water quality, radiometry, and satellite data to help develop forecast bulletins for HAB blooms
- Assemble and distribute weekly experimental HAB Forecast Bulletins to track the development of Microcystis blooms in Lake Erie
- Create computer programs (e.g., python) to transition the procedures for creating HAB Forecast Bulletins into ArcGIS or cloud computing and produce georeferenced PDFs with accessible metadata for dissemination to users
- Assist with manuscript preparation (reports and peer review publications), basic statistical analysis, poster & presentation development
- Assist with outreach and education activities to engage coastal resource managers and enhance their experience with using HAB Forecast Bulletins
Health and Safety Manager needed to provide support for EPA emergency response mobile laboratory program. responsibilities include preparation of H+S Plans and SOPs; development of policies and procedures; tracking and reporting of H+S compliance; travel to specified on-site locations of mobile analytical laboratories according to prearranged schedules; training project staff; coordination of activities with Program Manager and Chemists; and providing activity reports.
Please note, this position is not geographically limited and may be of interest to those local to Edison, NJ, Erlanger, KY and Denver, CO.
CSS, Inc. is seeking a Spatial Ecologist to join the Marine Spatial Ecology Division, an interdisciplinary science team at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS). The Branch specializes in ecological studies that map, characterize, assess, and model the spatial distributions and movements of estuarine and marine organisms across habitats throughout the United States and Island Territories. To be considered for employment, applicants should come from a background in marine-related science (biology, zoology, oceanography, ecology, geology, environmental science) or spatial analysis (geospatial information sciences, spatial statistics and predictive modeling). The successful candidate must have strong statistical data analysis, spatial predictive modeling and computer programming skills, able to work at-sea on research vessels and have existing connections to marine science institutions and organizations on U.S. west CONUS coast and/or Pacific.
- Provide spatial data analysis and statistical modeling support for ecological assessments and habitat mapping.
- Generate spatial analytical products to meet marine management informational needs
- Develop statistical models and predictions denoting the distribution of marine organisms
- Design and implement statistical sampling frameworks in situ
- Assist with at-sea field research.
- Participate in field research on small and large research vessels, multiple times per year
- Collaborate and engage with regional partners.
- Work collaboratively with interdisciplinary set of partners on U.S. west CONUS coast and Pacific
- Produce technical reports, peer-reviewed publications and other outreach materials
- Write proposals with direct management applications in response to partner needs