National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Location: Spokane, Washington
Type: Full Time
Salary: $66,214 to $103,176
Years of Experience:
2 - 4
2 openings available.
Internal Number: HHS-CDC-DH2-23-11762614
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has an exciting career opportunity for a General Engineer position in the Spokane Mining Research Division. The person in this role will be responsible for conducting mining and ground control research with a group of multidisciplinary researchers on the Geomechanics Team. The team focuses on reducing geomechanical hazards to mine workers through applied laboratory and field research.
The Spokane Mining Research Division is part of the NIOSH Mining Program. The Program serves as the focal point for miner safety and health research at NIOSH. Located in beautiful Spokane, Washington, we operate a state-of-the-art facility in a growing city that offers a well-balanced lifestyle with many outdoor activities, cultural events, and high-quality schools!
The successful applicant should: • Have experience in the mining industry. • Demonstrate a hands-on approach to research. • Be interested in applied research that improves the safety of mine workers.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Research General Engineer will carry out the duties and responsibilities outlined below:
Design, initiate, and conduct basic and applied research related to health and safety issues in various occupational safety and health activities.
Design control strategies for dealing with occupational exposures.
Conduct reviews of existing literature and data of research projects and studies.
Prepare and present summaries to leadership and other members stakeholders.
Design questionnaires and other data collection instruments.
Develop plans for data analysis.
Select and apply statistical methods for the analysis of occupational worker injury and illness data.
Provide scientific advice and technical assistance to researchers within various public, private and/or nonprofit health and/or health-related agencies and organizations.
Provide advice and assistance in the development and implementation of procedures, methods, and strategies for obtaining and using research data.
Provide scientific consultative services to assist in the development of novel occupational safety and health prevention research methods.
A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
Minimum Qualifications for GS-0801-11:
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level of in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.
Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience applying engineering skills to conduct small or routine laboratory experiments or field studies related to mining health and safety.
Master's or equivalent graduate degree
Minimum Qualifications for GS-0801-12:
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level of in the Federal service as defined in the next paragraph.
Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include experience applying engineering skills to lead and conduct laboratory experiments or field studies related to mining health and safety.
Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
Documenting Experience: In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your résumé showing name, work schedule, hours worked per week, dates (month/year) of employment and duties performed. (If you are a current or former Federal employee provide your pay plan, series and grade in your resume, i.e., GS-0301-9). Do not include the following types of information in your profile or resume:
Classified or government sensitive information
Social Security Number (SSN)
Photos of yourself
Personal information, such as age, gender, religious affiliation, etc.
Encrypted and digitally signed documents
2. Other supporting documents:
Cover Letter, optional
Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal).
About National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
NIOSH is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It has the mandate to assure every man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources. The CDC is the nation’s leading science-based, data-driven, a service organization that protects the public’s health. NIOSH’s mission, as part of the CDC, is to develop new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and to transfer that knowledge into practice. Our programs are responsive to the occupational safety and health problems that burden workers now and in the future.
At NIOSH, our workforce is as diverse as the population we serve. We have a world-class team of talented experts from many different fields and backgrounds who share a common passion for occupational health and safety. It’s this diversity of thought and inclusivity that fosters ingenuity, the collaboration of ideas, and partnership. A career at NIOSH means joining one of the best places to work as a public servant, protecting the lives of all workers.