CSS is now hiring Scientists and Engineers for Site Assessment and/or Emergency Response support nationwide. We are in pursuit of scientists and engineers to serve as team members supporting field assessment, removal action and/or emergency response events on our client contracts. Candidates should have experience and knowledge in investigating contaminated sites, collecting multimedia samples and  other pertinent data to document findings, and/or responding to natural and man-made emergencies. The position requires a team-oriented professional with strong organization skills as well as excellent writing and oral communication skills.


  • Perform as a member of a field team on site assessment/investigation, removal actions or emergency response activities providing our agency client with accurate and pertinent scientific data according to agreed upon methods, procedures, and techniques
  • Rotate as an “on-call” responder available 24hrs a day for a week at a time
  • 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
  • Conduct multimedia sampling
  • Calibrate and maintain a variety of multi-media monitoring and sampling equipment
  • Document field activities and prepare daily and final reports for agency client
  • Assist with writing technical documents and plans
  • Provide timely task status reports and other required reports to task and Project Managers
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • BS in biology/chemistry/geology/environmental science or engineering.
  • Two-eight years of oil and hazardous materials/waste assessment and emergency response experience.
  • 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER and current 8-hr refresher certification, CPR/First Aid and Blood-borne Pathogen training preferred.
  • Incident Command System (ICS) 100-800 trained.
  • Experience with operation and calibration/maintenance of monitoring and sampling equipment typically used in response and hazardous waste site assessment work.
  • Proficiency in the use of air monitoring and sampling equipment, preferred, including calibration, implementation in field, and interpretation of results.
  • Familiarity/working knowledge conducting Hazard Categorization (HazCat) activities and ablility to correctly interpret HazCat data. 
  • Working knowledge of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN), 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) skills required.
  • Working knowledge of the ARC GIS Collector App and Survey 123 App, desirable.
  • Proficient in use of iPad or other Tablet technology.
  • Travel 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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