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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
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
CSS is seeking an experienced Systems Engineer in support of our contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office for Coastal Management in Charleston, SC. This position will provide high level enterprise systems support with a focus on Microsoft Azure cloud technologies.
The successful candidate will possess a wide range of IT knowledge, exceptional customer service skills, and a proven history of providing technical support in a fast paced environment.
Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Supporting and improving existing on-premises and Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure
- Designing and implementing on-premises and Microsoft Azure systems while implementing best practices and industry standards to meet contract requirements
- Migrating on-premises infrastructure, websites, and data to the Microsoft Azure cloud
- Configuring Microsoft Azure monitoring and alerts for cloud resource availability
- Management of on-premises and Azure based Windows and Linux servers
- Working closely with application development and data engineer teams on day-to-day tasks along with project planning and implementation
- Administration of on-premises Cisco switches, routers, firewalls, and other network devices along with Microsoft Azure cloud networking
- Creating new and maintaining existing standard operating procedures (SOPs) for process documentation
- Providing backup support to the other IT team members as necessary
CSS is seeking a Marine Habitat Specialist to conduct research for the Coastal Aquaculture Siting and Sustainability Program headquartered at the NOAA National Ocean Service laboratory in Beaufort, North Carolina. Work from a remote location is possible. The research will focus on identifying and quantifying aquaculture interactions with sensitive habitats including sea grasses, corals, and hardbottom areas at local, regional, and ecosystem scales. The successful applicant will conduct studies on environmental interactions of aquaculture on sensitive habitats that range from assessing negative impacts and ecosystem services. Studies will also be conducted at the landscape-scale capable of informing sustainable coastal aquaculture development. Specific responsibilities include:
- Perform policy analysis and contribute to the development of recommendations on scientific policy issues relevant to aquaculture, fisheries, protected resources and habitat conservation.
- Utilizing the best scientific information, identify locations for ecologically beneficial aquaculture.
- Collaborates with multiple parties and interests to develop policy and procedural guidance documents.
- Conduct literature reviews and analyze global datasets to understand the environmental, economic, and social parameters that result in ecologically beneficially commercial aquaculture.
- Conducts scientific, technical and editorial reviews. Prepares responses to taskers, develops white papers and other scientific policy related documents.
- Develop assessments, environmental consultations, and products for NOAA.
- Organize and input data into a database, maintain accurate detailed records of observations, measurements and results.
- Write peer review journal articles and other information for public dissemination.
CSS is currently recruiting Industrial Hygienists to provide industrial hygiene services for our Federal government clients.
- Candidates should also have experience in performing independent evaluations of work environments and industrial processes (e.g. thermal stressors, noise, toxicology, biohazards, ergonomic) involving potentially hazardous environment conditions, analysis of findings and provide recommendations of corrective measures (e.g. non‐engineering controls and engineering controls).
- Candidates should also have experience in performing industrial hygiene assessments (e.g. ergonomic, ventilation, noise surveys/dosimetry) using and calibrating industrial hygiene equipment, and familiarity with sampling techniques for standard chemical and physical hazards.
- The positions require team-oriented professionals with strong organization skills, as well as excellent writing and oral communication skills.
- The position requires approximately 30% travel to client sites located both within and outside of the United States.
CSS, Inc. has an immediate need for a Marine Spatial Modeler 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 of marine and coastal habitats and movement of organisms across habitats throughout the United States and Island Territories. Experience in marine ecological sciences is being considered; however, candidates with strong backgrounds in spatial/geostatistical environmental or geological modeling related to seafloor habitat mapping are preferred. We seek candidates with demonstrated expertise using scientific programming languages (R, Python, Matlab) to fit a variety of advanced spatial/spatio-temporal statistical models to marine ecological data – including both physical and biological aspects of marine and coastal ecosystems. Successful candidates will help conceive and implement solutions to large, complex spatial and spatio-temporal modeling challenges, including primarily modeling of physical, oceanographic, and geological aspects of marine habitat, and secondarily species’ distributions, and/or marine wildlife survey data. Examples of potential projects include spatial modeling of seafloor habitats; estuarine and coastal habitats; marine ecosystem structure (e.g., connectivity, biodiversity); and spatio-temporal distributions of corals, fish, seabirds, and marine mammals in a variety of US jurisdictions.
- Provide statistical, computational, and analytical support for projects that use predictive models, in conjunction with large habitat, ecological survey, and environmental databases, to provide spatially-explicit maps to address questions of marine management and conservation relevance:
- Design and implement spatial and spatio-temporal statistical models of marine habitat (primary), and (secondary) marine ecosystem properties, and marine species’ distributions (e.g., coral, fish, seabird, and marine mammal occurrence and abundance);
- Develop and implement model selection, validation, skill assessment, and ground-truthing algorithms;
- Synthesize and interpret model outputs in the context of applied management and conservation problems.
- Conduct marine environmental data-mining, assimilation, and integration:
- Mine large databases of seafloor, environmental, and oceanographic data to characterize marine habitats;
- Develop statistical and analytical approaches for data integration, including data assimilation and multi-scale approaches;
- Automate data acquisition, data mining, accuracy assessment, and QA/QC.
- Contribute to peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and technical memoranda.
- Provide statistical guidance and scientific programming skills to team members.
- Occasional travel to federal and state laboratories, academic institutions, and field missions as part of collaborative research projects.
- Part-Time Class A CDL driver to transport loads between Edgewood, MD and a variety of locations in CONUS
- Truck and trailer will be provided in Edgewood
- Type of equipment to be hauled - Humvees, Generators, pickup trucks, trailers
- Potential locations - Pine Bluff, AR; Pueblo, CO; Bluegrass, KY; California; other
- Available on an as-needed basis
- Must be prepared to support with two weeks’ notice
- Government permits 12 hours a day with stops
- Although it is not a requirement for Government vehicles, the customer requests the driver stops at weigh stations