Job Overview


What exciting career opportunites awaits you at CDC?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world.

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

This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled in one of the following disciplines:Industrial Hygientist, GS-803-14 or Safety Engineer, GS-803-14.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-CDC-M2-14-1016640 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Health Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Education and Information Division (EID), Cincinnati, OH.

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.


As Interdisciplinary Industrial Hygienist and Safety Engineer you will:

  • Develop pertient information in the areas of industrial hygiene, safety engineering, and other occupational safety and health disciplines as needed to lead NIOSH prevention through design initiative and mission.
  • Serve as a technical authority in industrial hygiene or safety engineer, providing expertise and advice nationally and internationally to agency area office directors and industrial hygienist/safety engineers within the region, managers, employees, State officials, employee organizations, and other Federal agencies.
  • Evaluate scientific data and disseminates this information to diverse audiences; evaluate interventions and other safety and health communications by collaborating with partners in the occupational safety and health community, industry, labor and the public to continue improving workplace safety and health.
  • Provide industrial hygiene expertise or safety engineer in the development of partnerships and collaborations for prevention through design.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Up to 5%

Relocation Authorized

  • No