Job Overview


Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Office of Mine Safety and Health Research (OMSHR), Division of Mining Research Operations (DMRO), Fires and Explosions Branch (FEB), Bruceton, Pennsylvania.

Who May Apply:  Open to US citizens and applicants eligible under Schedule A authority.


PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the merit promotion announcement indicated above.

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location.


CDC Financial Disclosure Language—OGE form 450
Holding ourselves to a higher standard; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention inspires public confidence in its trust responsibilities and mission by maintaining high ethical principles.  This position is subject to the confidential financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521).  Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency.  This Information will be required annually.


CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The incumbent is a senior scientist and is nationally recognized as a technical authority in the area of methane control and degasification.  Performs research in the area of methane control and degasification.  Initiates, designs, conducts, coordinates and leads basic and applied research to investigate and develop methods or control technologies to improve methane degasification and control technologies through use of field and laboratory evaluations, along with engineering analysis and design to reduce or eliminate explosions in gob or sealed areas.  Responsible for planning of future research activities in coal seam methane reservoir and gob degasification.  Produces project proposal white papers and project planning documents.  Provides technical expertise in methane control technologies and methane degasification to other scientists and researchers, mining equipment manufacturers, regulatory agencies and mining companies.  Represents NIOSH in presenting the findings and results from various studies at selected professional meetings and publishes papers in scientific journals and peer-reviewed publications.  Performs other duties as assigned.