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Senior Environmental Scientist

Omaha, Nebraska, US
Closing date
Jan 23, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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CSS is looking to identify a Senior Environmental Scientist to support upcoming federal contracts.

This position is in our Environmental, Safety and Health division. 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.

Candidates should be self-motivated with good attention to detail, excellent references, good ability to work independently, a record of timely delivery, and a history of successful project results.


Leads staff in the performance of environmental assessments, baseline surveys, inspections, investigations, and long-term monitoring at federal facilities

Leads environmental planning activities, including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance; contributes to environmental assessments, environmental impact statements, and mitigation planning

Leads Clean Air Act (CAA) compliance, including air quality surveys, air emissions inventories, and permit applications

Leads Clean Water Act (CWA) compliance, including wetlands management, water quality evaluations, and permit applications

Supports Natural Resource and Wildlife Management activities addressing endangered species, natural resources inventories and surveys, watershed and coastal management, habitat management; perform ecological monitoring; and provide wildfire suppression assistance

Leads pollution prevention and hazardous materials management, including plans, reporting, and control measures

Reviews data for environmental compliance and management systems; reviews environmental compliance monitoring and reporting

Develops and confirms compliance with plans and procedures to collect and analyze air, water, soil, and other samples, as well as observational data

Works onsite in a variety of locations to gather samples and data, often as part of a team

Analyzes the impacts of Emerging Issues/Emerging Contaminants

Serves as subject matter expert in resource conservation, climate change, energy, air, water, and/or environmental sustainability

Participates in community education, public involvement, and stakeholder outreach


Master's degree in natural science discipline (environmental, chemistry, biology, earth science, geology, geophysics, etc.) and 8-10 years of experience

Experience with federal regulations addressing storm water, waste water, potable and surface water, storage tanks, air, solid waste, hazardous waste, lead-based paint, asbestos, pollution prevention, natural resources, and land use planning

Knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), National Pollution Discharge and Elimination System (NPDES) and other federal, state, and local regulations

Desirable: knowledge of Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP) or Department of Defense (DoD) operations, activities, and installations

Able to travel, as needed

Able to work outdoors in a variety of field conditions

The successful candidate will be organized, detail-oriented, able to maintain records, and work both independently and collaboratively with co-workers and partners in office and field settings

Good communication and computer skills required

40 Hour HAZWOPER training and 8-hour refresher preferred for individual supporting field sampling activities associated with Hazardous waste site investigations

Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check

Position requires US citizenship and participation in medical monitoring (if involved in field investigations related to hazardous waste sites)

CSS is predominately a Federal Contractor and is subject to following the terms of Executive Orders. CSS requires all Employees (Direct, Indirect, government, state, and commercial), including employees working from home/remotely, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Exceptions to the COVID-19 vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the CSS HR Department.

CSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer who provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, CSS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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