Scientist or Engineer for Emergency Response Team (ERT)

1 month ago
Job ID
# Positions
Full-Time 40
Security Clearance Level
National Agency Check (Client Initiated)


  • Recruiting for emergency response personnel for Dallas, TX office
  • 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


  •  0-5 years of oil and hazardous materials emergency response experience
  • BS in biology/chemistry/geology 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 a plus
  • Familiarity with the Incident Command System (ICS) 100-800
  • Working knowledge of EPA/ERT’s Viper, Scribe and RCMS helpful
  • Some 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


CSS, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.




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