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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The incumbent serves as a technical authority in providing the Branch, and other outside constituents, technical assistance and consultation on mine fire prevention and control.  Leads the efforts to conduct experimental studies and to develop models for the various fires common to underground mines and the interaction of these fires with the mine environment and mine ventilation airflows.  Conducts project-related research in the specialty area.  Reviews research reports and comments received from other scientists participating in the research programs, assesses accuracy and completeness of diagnostic comments received.  Publishes reports of research in scientific journals, presenting papers at scientific conferences, and participating in professional societies and technical committees of professional societies.  Performs other duties as assigned.