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CSS, an experienced NASA/AF contractor with over 25 years of experience supporting mission critical systems for NASA, the USAF, and other government agencies, is actively seeking an Urban Planner to support our Kennedy Space Center, Florida operation. This position will be responsible for performing planning functions that administer and coordinate site plans, excavation permits and technical input to update and maintain the KSC Master Plan in support of the Institutional Support Contract (ISC). The specific duties include:
- Manage work schedules to achieve customer and department goals, which includes project prioritization, tracking and final processing of jobs.
- Ensure consistent implementation of processes and procedures, as well as modifying work instructions and procedures as necessary.
- Provide technical expertise and guidance to Site Services staff regarding projects and field work.
- Interface with the IT contractor for Master Planning and Excavation Permit software applications for maintenance and enhancements. Submit change requests and attend the IT Change Control Board as necessary.
- Perform fieldwork as required, which includes walking long distances, being comfortable in non-urban environments, reading maps and aerial photographs, as well as be able to drive off road in a government furnished 4-wheel drive vehicle.
- Perform, review and or prepare current planning products including site plans, special studies, constraint evaluations, as well as other planning related tasks.
- Enforce current KSC site plan restrictions, criteria, standards and procedures.
- Review engineering designs and attend design review meetings for compliance with NASA and ISC site plan guidance.
- Provide technical input to update and maintain the existing KSC Master Plan in accordance with NASA guidelines.
- Perform excavation permit administrator duties that are required to input and process the permits/waivers, as well as, perform excavation permit reviews, approvals, and field verification checks.
- May conduct physical inventories of NASA-owned property. Verifies the facility capacity, usage, cost and installed equipment (RPIE). Updates the NASA property equipment records.
- Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.
CSS is seeking a part-time/as needed Environmental Scientist to assist with the collection of environmental data and samples in Salt River, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. This project is in support of NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA).
Responsibilities will include:
- Developing sampling protocols and standard operating procedures for the field work for review by NOAA PIs and local partners
- Monthly collection of water quality data, including temperature, conductivity/salinity, pH, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen
- Monthly collection of water samples for nutrient analysis
- Collection of water samples following selected storm events
- Storage of samples in a freezer and refrigerator, and maintaining a log of water and sediment samples collected
- Packing and shipping of water samples periodically (every 2 to 3 months) to the NOAA contract laboratory in Texas for analysis
- Communicating results from the monthly monitoring to NOAA PIs electronically using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and Microsoft Word documents
- Reporting on progress and any problems associated with the monitoring through emails and conference calls
CSS is seeking a facilities maintenance technician in support of NOAA’S Hollings Marine Laboratory in Charleston, SC. This is a full-time position with generous health and welfare benefits. CSS is an employee-owned company committed to the long-term success of our employees. We provide training, professional development, and participation in the employee owned stock plan.
Duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Perform routine, daily inspection and maintenance to laboratory building exterior/interior
- Perform a variety of tasks in connection with laboratory operational maintenance, repair and construction. Tasks will support scientific research activities including building scientific support, operational laboratory support, as well as overall facility operations.
- Perform installation, maintenance, repair, and construction in the building maintenance trades, such as carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, locksmith, carpet, and mechanics.
- Receive goods and materials and check them against purchase orders and delivery documentation to ensure accuracy and proper condition of merchandise.
- Maintain shelving in clean and orderly condition.
- Inspect properties and communicate with management regarding proper grounds keeping and general cleanup and maintenance.
- Perform daily grounds keeping; inspect outside of Distribution Center areas, insure disposal areas are kept clean and in a safe condition.
- Maintain accurate records of preventative maintenance schedules, and Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
- May perform weekly safety checks throughout the facility to ensure a safe and clean environment for the patrons of the facility and eliminate any hazards.
CSS is currently recruiting full-time Safety and Health Specialist to provide onsite occupational safety and health services during the evening shift (2-10 pm) for a Federal government client in Washington, DC.
- Candidates should have experience and knowledge in conducting safety and health inspections in manufacturing and non-manufacturing areas, investigating and documenting employee injuries, illnesses, and near misses; responding to chemical spills/releases; assessing and issuing hot work and confined space permits; assisting with maintaining ES&H records; performing industrial hygiene surveys and conducting monitoring for chemical, physical and biological hazards; planning and coordinating emergency evacuation drills; and preparing and conducting ES&H training.
- The positions require team-oriented professionals with strong organization skills as well as excellent writing and oral communication skills.
CSS is seeking an Acoustics Research Assistant for full-time employment to support NOAA’s Laboratory, National Center for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) in Beaufort, NC. The primary focus area for this position will be to work with NCCOS and partners to develop ecosystem assessments and geospatial data products from surveys and experiments conducted using underwater acoustic and optical systems. The output and products will contribute to decision support tools for managing special places like marine sanctuaries and marine reserves as well as understanding the distribution of living marine resources in the context of ecosystem management and ocean planning.
- Use established and novel approaches to conduct ecological assessments and experiments using underwater acoustic (scientific fishery echosounders and sonars) and optical systems (stationary, towed or ROV deployed video and stereo video systems).
- Participate and lead acquisition and analysis of hydroacoustic and optical data from surveys conducted from small research vessels to large research ships in coral and rocky reef ecosystems.
- Take a leadership role in data organization and management to ensure that data products and metadata are delivered according to project timelines.
- Substantially contribute to data management, statistical analysis, and development of maps and other spatial data visual tools, co-lead writing and preparation of project presentations, reports, peer-reviewed publications, and outreach to communicate the outcomes in professional and public venues.
- Travel for field work and extended research cruises is expected.
CSS-Inc. is seeking support marine scientists with experience with academic training in marine biology, ecology, genetics, mapping, and GIS for a Research Assistantship with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) Deep Coral Ecology Laboratory (DCEL) in Charleston, SC. The goal of DCEL is to develop information for ecosystem management through research, monitoring, and assessment on the distribution and ecology of deep coral organisms and their habitats. Specifically, the Lab conducts ecological and oceanographic studies that map, characterize, assess, and model the spatial distributions of deep corals and sponges and movements of associated marine organisms across habitats, as well as human use and valuation of marine ecosystem services throughout the United States and Island Territories.
We are seeking an individual(s) who loves working in a team environment; has well-developed analytical abilities including a solid understanding of genetics; is experienced with genetic barcoding and taxonomy of deep water corals, thinks critically and communicates clearly, and who also has a background in marine science, quantitative ecology or environmental sciences. The successful candidate(s) will join an experienced scientific team at the forefront of developing informational products for resource managers by combining multiple biological data sets in creative ways. The position includes the following core responsibilities:
- Provide statistical and analytical support for NOAA scientific projects that characterize and assess mesophotic octocoral ecosystems and their genetic diversity
- Participate in research projects at sea and in the laboratory
- Produce detailed statistical summaries and analyses of collected data
- Evaluate and analyze data to create phylogenetic trees of coral taxa
- Develop DNA barcodes, upload data products and associated metadata
- Assist with writing technical reports and journal articles
- Collaborate with and travel to agencies (federal, state, academic) that may provide data or expertise to vet analytical approaches or products
CSS is seeking a Remote Sensing Specialist/Research Associate for full-time employment to support NOAA’s Beaufort Laboratory, National Center for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) in Beaufort, NC.The primary focus area for this position will be to work with NCCOS and partners to develop geospatial products describing habitats in the coral reef ecosystems of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS). The products will be generated from a variety of remotely sensed data sources, including satellite imagery, LIDAR, and multibeam sonar.
- Use established and novel approaches to interpret and model benthic habitat information and classify seafloor geomorphology from remotely sensed data using a variety of software products. The habitat classification will be informed by field observations including underwater video from drop cameras or remotely operated vehicles and still images collected by SCUBA divers.
- Take a leadership role in data organization and management to ensure that data products and metadata are delivered according to project timelines.
- Substantially contribute to data management, statistical model development, organizing meetings and webinars with partners, co-lead writing and preparation of project presentations, reports, peer-reviewed publications, and outreach to communicate the outcomes in professional and public venues.
- If funding allows, travel to the Florida Keys may be required for partner meetings and field sampling.
CSS may have openings for two full-time Emergency Managers to support a Federal Agency Emergency Management program, located in Washington, DC. The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and expertise in designing and developing plans, procedures, protocols, policies, and other materials to establish and maintain an emergency management program that meets and/or exceeds all legal requirements for a federal agency.
- Design and develop Occupant Emergency Plans (OEP) for Agency office space in the Washington, DC area that is compliant with GSA, FPS, and OSHA Emergency Action Plan (EAP) requirements
- Design and develop an OEP Guidance Flipbook with directions for occupants to follow during emergencies, regardless of location
- Create executable tactical procedures to be followed by Agency emergency response personnel in the event of an emergency, with special emphasis on tool development, such as: (1) Checklists; (2) Timelines/Orders of Operation; (3) Flowcharts; and (4) Job Aids
- Prepare emergency signage for shelter-in-place incidents, building closures, and hundred percent (100%) identification checks
- Prepare and maintain emergency procedures guidance for first responders responsible for responding to emergencies at Agency facilities
- Prepare materials for, participate in, and facilitate hotwash and after-action reports (AAR) for training events, drills, and exercises
- Provide an improvement plan and draft strategic recommendations based on results from training exercises
- Support the Agency Continuity of Operations (COOP) program update/augmentation, program maintenance, and program exercises.
CSS may have openings for two (2) full-time Health and Safety Managers to support a Federal Agency Occupational Health and Safety program, located in Washington, DC.. The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and expertise in designing and developing plans, procedures, protocols, policies, and other materials to establish and maintain a safety and health program that meets and/or exceeds all legal requirements for a federal agency.
- Review existing program and document any compliance gaps
- Develop health and safety inspection checklist and inspection schedule
- Conduct routine inspections, document results, forward any compliance issues to the Agency Occupational Safety and Health Manager
- Develop programmatic metrics and document programmatic achievements
- Design/develop computer-based safety and health training
- Assist with training of top management officials, employees, and other Agency personnel
- Design/develop Job Hazard Analyses (JHAs) for each job site
- Investigate any near miss, first aid incident, or accident to determine the root cause; investigate and mitigate employee reports of unsafe or unhealthful working conditions
- Brief Agency leadership on results of investigations
- Alleviate unsafe or unhealthful working conditions
- Disseminate occupational safety and health program information
- Create alternate standards
- Maintain the OSHA 300 log as well as employee reports of hazards and determine if any patterns exist that can be addressed
- Report Federal Agency Injury and Illness Information
- Assist with recordkeeping and reporting, including agency annual reports and OSHA mandated annual reports to DOL
- Provide self-evaluations of Agency occupational safety and health programs
- Manage a team of four safety and health and environmental professionals
The Chemist will provide various levels of data validation for methods including but not limited to radiochemistry, VOCs, SVOCs, metals, cyanide, PCBs, pesticides, herbicides, TCLP analyses, general chemistry parameters, dioxin/furans, PCB congeners, and biological and chemical agents. In addition, the chemist will prepare and review QAPPS and sampling plans, provide guidance and convey instructions for collection of samples. Work will involve providing occasional assistance outside normal working hours, including weekends and evenings.