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CSS is now hiring a Safety Specialist in Bethesda, MD to join our Team. The Safety Specialist will support the biosafety laboratories and processes conducted by Institutes and Centers (ICs) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This is a one-year term position and will start as soon as possible.
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 position duties are as follows:
• Conducts surveys of assigned BSL 1, 2, and 2 with 3 practices laboratories and assists laboratories in resolving identified deficiencies.
• Performs laboratory clearances
• Reviews assigned Animal Study Proposals and provides feedback to Animal Care and Use Committees
• Provides technical guidance on requests for NIH Institutes, including, but not limited to construction/renovation planning, preoccupancy inspections, safety walk-throughs, odor calls, OSHA inquiries, and collaborative efforts with other offices.
• Performs injury and illness investigations
• Other safety duties as assigned including attendance at meetings
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 seeking a full-time Administrative Specialist to support NOAA’s National Ocean Science in Charleston, SC. The Administrative Specialist will manage the administrative functions of operating an efficient and effective office. Duties will include the following tasks, and other administrative support tasks as required:
- Assists in the preparation of government procurement documents.
- Assists with new employee orientation and training programs.
- Assists HR Lead in responding and reporting to data calls.
- Visitor reception and security badging consistent with secure government facility protocols.
- Assists with organization of Trusted Agent activities including foreign national visitation.
- Provides Customer Service and the routing of incoming phone calls via facility phone system.
- Assists with Conference room, boat and vehicle reservation monitoring.
- Provides facility wide U.S. mail and package management including the shipment and receipt of hazardous goods.
- Assists with program budget tracking and financial data input by using MARS and NCB programs
- Assists with invoice certification.
- Provides day-to-day admin support to Facilities Branch and Directorate as needed with special projects.
- Maintains a neat and orderly space.
- Assists with the preparation of supply orders and maintains administrative supplies and equipment.
CSS is seeking a full-time Communications and Engagement Specialist to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) RESTORE Science Program. The position will begin as remote telework from a U.S. Gulf Coast state (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, or Texas) with the possibility of a transition to a combination of remote telework and office work in the future. The Science Program is an applied ecosystem science program focused on supporting research and its application to resource management challenges in the Gulf of Mexico region.
The Communications and Engagement Specialist will be responsible for the development of all communication and engagement materials and activities with the goal of increasing the impact and visibility of the RESTORE Science Program and the projects it funds. The applicant MUST have prior work experience developing and implementing a communications and engagement strategy, preferably for a coastal and ocean research or management organization. The applicant should also have experience communicating scientific information to diverse audiences.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop and implement a communications and engagement strategy for the Science Program. It should include metrics for gauging impact among target audiences
- Support the application of science to natural resource management decisions in the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem by organizing and conducting workshops, trainings, seminar series, and other activities to promote and facilitate the co-production of science and foster a community of people committed to this type of work
- Develop compelling ways to tell the story of the Science Program and its funded projects to different audiences (g., academic; local, state, federal, and tribal government; private sector; non-governmental organizations) through a variety of media (e.g., print, web, social media, video)
- Develop, organize, write, and revise web content for the Science Program website using WordPress (or other similar content management system). Track website and social media analytics
- Lead the development of roll out plans, press releases, and other communication materials as needed
- Manage the collection, use, and archiving of images, video, and audio resources from Science Program funded projects and other activities.
- Stay aware of current and emerging communication and engagement tools and approaches and advise the Science Program on the most eﬀective ways to reach identiﬁed audiences
- Support the collection of information on resource management challenges and emerging science needs in the Gulf of Mexico by arranging and facilitating meetings with researchers and resource managers
- Work with others to support the general operation of the Science Program including the execution of funding competitions, management of funded projects, and assessment of program performance
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.
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.