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CSS has an immediate need for a Environmental Analytical Chemist in our Emergency Response and Disaster Recovery division. This position is located in Edison, NJ. 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.
• Prepares and analyzes environmental samples for organic environmental analysis using GC/MS, purge and trap or thermal desorption instrumentation.
• Performs a variety of chemical tests and is knowledgeable of instrumental techniques.
• Screens and logs in samples into LIMS, prepares samples for laboratory analysis, maintains equipment, and orders lab supplies.
• Uses LIMS and ChemStation or MassHunter software to perform data analysis.
• Participates in planning & strategy meetings.
• Suggests modifications to existing protocols & standing operating procedures, equipment, processes or techniques.
• Participates in evaluation process to include set up, operation & monitoring of equipment & apparatus, & more complex experimental procedures involving novel samples.
• Performs instrument and laboratory maintenance.
• Summarizes & records data in official notebooks, orders supplies & maintains a safe working environment. Performs a variety of tasks.
• Works under minimal supervision and reports to the PHILIS Supervisor/Lead Chemist.
• Able to travel with mobile laboratories for field work for up to 2 weeks when needed.
CSS is now hiring a Coral Propagation Scientist. This position is located among the scientific research team in NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Deep Coral Ecology Lab (DCEL) at Hollings Marine Laboratory, in Charleston, SC. The position is dedicated to planning for the Coral Propagation project under Mesophotic and Deep Benthic Communities (MDBC) working group for Open Ocean Restoration Plan in the Gulf of Mexico.
The person should be a self-motivated individual with good attention to detail, excellent references, good ability to work independently, a record of timely delivery, and a history of successful project results.
• Conduct a comprehensive literature review and evaluation of coral propagation techniques and artificial substrates; assist with data inventory and dissemination.
• Develop internal/external expertise to build a community of practice, lead workshops and develop workplans, including stakeholder engagement and adaptive management plans.
• Coordinate and organize project activities and stakeholder engagement, including workshop planning and reporting, and development of community of practice for coral propagation and artificial substrates.
• Work with the Community of Practice to build consensus on the best techniques, and develop those candidates with best potential for success.
CSS is now hiring a full time Environmental Compliance Specialist. This position will support the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) Program Coordination and Communication Branch in oversight and implementation of NCCOS’, Environmental Compliance (EC) Program.
The successful candidate will assist the NCCOS EC Coordinator (ECC), with monitoring and ensuring all NCCOS Science programs are in compliance with NOS EC Program requirements and communicate compliance responsibilities to NCCOS Leadership, program Management Teams, project investigators, and NOS Leadership as needed.
● Assist with writing/editing comprehensive environmental reviews for science activities/projects in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), Clean Water Act (CWA) and other regulatory statutes as needed. These reviews may be in the form of categorical exclusion (CE) documentation or environmental assessments (EA).
● Assist NCCOS ECC with monitoring and tracking the environmental compliance status of the NCCOS science portfolio conducted by internal scientists and external grants funded projects (e.g. Competitive Research Program, RESTORE Act), using the Portfolio Management System and/or other methods and report out on key metrics annually. This includes tracking of permits as applicable.
● Provide guidance to scientists on project specific best management practices for protected resources as needed, using available NCCOS compliance resources .
● Help the NCCOS ECC conduct consultations and coordination with regulatory agencies such as the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and others as needed to ensure regulatory compliance with environmental statutes to include writing requests for concurrence or formal consultations.
● Assist the NCCOS ECC with providing oversight, guidance, education, training and assistance to NCCOS staff members as needed to complete environmental reviews and maintain full compliance with NEPA and other environmental statutes.
● Support the NCCOS ECC as needed to coordinate and/or write environmental and regulatory reviews in support of Engineering with Nature® (EWN®) projects in collaboration with the USACE. This may include but not be limited to, writing categorical exclusion memos, consultations with NMFS and other natural and cultural resource regulatory agencies and development of environmental and biological assessments to facilitate regulatory approval of EWN projects that incorporate nature-based solutions (e.g., marshes, seagrasses, oysters reefs, islands, etc.)
● Track and report on new environmental rules and regulations with the potential to impact NCCOS activities and provide guidance documents to communicate changes to the NCCOS EC Program, as needed.
● Participate in NOS EC working group meetings, data gathering and respond to program office requests for compliance information from the NOS EC Coordinator, as needed.
● Coordinate environmental reviews for construction-related activities at NCCOS facilities, as needed.
The work is in support of Consolidated Safety Services, Inc. (CSS) on-site, Research Laboratory Support subcontract based at the mSEPA in Research Triangle Park, NC. We are seeking a dynamic individual to provide research support to the USEPA Office of Research and Development, Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response. This position will be responsible for lab work, and data processing.
• Analyzing a high throughput of microbiological samples from different types of media
• Writing SOPs, Project Work Plans, and QA documents
• Chemical Inventory and Proper Disposal of Lab Waste
• Sample Tracking
• Chain of Custody reviews
• Troubleshooting issues
• General lab chores, preparing agar plates, and autoclaving
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.
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:
• 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.
• 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
• 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.
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.
• 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.
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.
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.
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
If you currently provide contractor services to NOAA OHC, CSS welcomes you to submit your resume and contact information so we may reach out to you to discuss the future of your work.