Scientist or Engineer for Site Assessment and/or Emergency Response Team (ERT)

CSS, Inc.
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  • Post Date: Dec 05, 2019
  • Start Date: 12/5/2019
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

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
  • 2-8 years of oil and hazardous materials/waste assessment and emergency response experience
  • BS in biology/chemistry/geology/environmental science or engineering
  • Ability to support oil and hazardous materials emergency response projects
  • Data Management, training in and use of scientific methods
  • Preferred skills – use of field instrumentation. Some proficiency in the use of air monitoring and
  • sampling equipment. Abilities include calibration, implementation in field, and interpretation of
  • results.
  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER current certificate and 8-hr refreshers, preferred
  • Familiarity with the Incident Command System (ICS) 100-800
  • Working knowledge of EPA/ERT’s Viper, Scribe and RCMS helpful
  • Working knowledge of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) preferred
  • Experience with operation and calibration/maintenance of monitoring and sampling equipment typically used in response and hazardous waste site assessment work, preferred
  • Job requires bending, stooping, lifting, use of technical equipment, and work in inclement environments
  • Technical writing skills, analysis of data, report preparation, and Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) required
  • Passing a physical exam and drug screening is required for this position.
  • Travel will be required
  • Must be eligible to work in the US and have a valid driver's license
  • Ability to secure a CMV endorsement for driving a response vehicle


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