Job Overview


Become a part of the Center that touches the lives of every American!  At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) you can give back to your community, state and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.

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.

This is an Excepted Service position under Title 42 - Senior Biomedical Research Service (SBRS). The SBRS facilitates the recruitment of high level scientific researchers and leaders that are essential to fulfill the research and evaluation mission of the National Institute for Occupational Health and Satety (NIOSH). An individual must be considered by his or her peers as outstanding in the field of clinical research evaluation OR biomedical research. Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified persons, including non-citizens and Public Health Service Commissioned Officers. No previous federal experience is required. This appointment does not confer any entitlement to a position in the competitive service and no entitlement to Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeal rights.  Executive level compensation package is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  This position is located in the Health Effects Laboratory Division (HELD) within the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH), in Morgantown, West Virginia.

CDC Financial Disclosure -OGE form 450 or OGE form 278
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/public 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) or Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-Form 278) 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 Director of Health Effects Laboratory Division (HELD) fully assists the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) Director in formulating policies and determining short and long range plans and administering a national and international program in laboratory programs in the prevention and control of occupational disease.  Serves in a line capacity managing the day-to-day operations of HELD.  Provides leadership in own area of expertise relative to NIOSH policy formulations and interpretation.  Manages a national laboratory for a direct response to workplace exposures to hazardous substances related both to acute exposures and environmental remedial responses involving significant long-term, chronic, low-level exposures.  Establishes, maintains, and makes available, technical advice, assistance and services as necessary.  Determines the need for and provides professional competence in the Division’s staff to respond to requests for assistance in laboratory aspects of the major noninfectious diseases of public health importance.  Exercises leadership to ensure that all programs under his/her direction reflect the principles of workforce diversity in their management and operation in such areas as recruitment and staffing, employee development, staff assignments and communications.  In addition to demonstrating personal commitment to the objectives of workforce diversity, the executive ensures the subordinate supervisors and managers recognize the importance of their diversity enhancement responsibilities.  Provides reasonable accommodations needed to best utilize qualified people with disabilities.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Less than 5%

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • PCS Move