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Top 10 Reasons to Work@ASPR

# 1 - The ASPR Mission

We save lives and protect Americans from 21st century health security threats.

  • ASPR is the premier federal agency dedicated to preparing for, responding to, and recovering from the health effects of disasters and public health emergencies.
  • We are the only federal agency responsible for building emergency medical capabilities; driving innovative advanced research, development and procurement of medical countermeasures; and creating guidance, grants and tools to strengthen the capabilities of hospitals and healthcare systems in disaster and public health emergencies.
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# 2 - We Are Saving Lives

  • Standing ready to protect the health of Americans from 21st century threats, 24/7/365
  • Augmenting state and local public health and medical response capabilities during an emergency or disaster
  • Helping communities recover quickly and become better prepared for future disasters

# 3 - Our Employees Are Committed

  • ASPR is mission driven!
  • Most ASPR employees report that their work gives them a feeling of personal accomplishment.**
  • 89% of our employees say, “The work I do is important.”**
  • 96% of our employees say, “When needed I am willing to put in the extra effort to get a job done.”**

# 4 - We Are Protecting Americans from Future Health Threats

  • Strengthening day-to-day public health and healthcare systems nationwide so they can respond to save lives when there is an emergency and  withstand public health emergencies and disasters
  • Supporting state and local health departments, healthcare coalitions, healthcare providers, and emergency managers in preparing for incidents that affect health
  • Driving innovation in the development of medical countermeasure to combat chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear health threats as well as pandemic flu and other emerging infectious diseases

# 5 – We Offer an Exceptional Benefits Package

  • Thrift Savings Plan (401k-style investment plan)
  • Health insurance, life insurance, and flexible spending accounts
  • Great pay
  • Mass transit subsidies
  • Student loan repayment or forgiveness in some cases

# 6 – We Value Work-Life Balance

  • Teleworking opportunities
  • Alternative work schedules
  • 10 paid federal holidays, annual (vacation), and sick leave
  • On-site child care facilities*

# 7 - We Care About Your Health

  • On-site fitness center* offering group exercise classes, basketball and volleyball courts, walking and running groups, and more
  • On-site health clinic* offering first aid, cardiac risk profiles, blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, immunizations, and more 
  • On-site registered dietitian* offering nutrition counseling, InBody composition analysis, weight management and dietary guidance
  • Employee Assistance Program offering counseling services and legal and financial services
  • A healthy workplace: the Thomas P. O’Neill Federal Building* is LEED certified, the most widely used green building rating system in the world

# 8 - We Provide Career Enhancement Opportunities

  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Advance notice of new ASPR job announcements with human resources personnel to help connect current employees with these opportunities
  • Job rotations and other volunteer and inter-agency collaborative work opportunities to expand your knowledge base and advance your career

# 9 - We Are Hiring for Every Interest

  • Hundreds of part-time and full-time jobs available.
  • Employment opportunities for every interest and skill, from clinicians, epidemiologists, and researchers to human resources, communications, and information technology
  • Intermittent employee opportunities through the National Disaster Medical System
  • Public health leadership and clinical service roles for US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers
  • Internships for students from high school through post-graduate programs

# 10 - Location, Location, Location

  • Headquartered in the heart of our Nation's Capital near some of our country’s most famous landmarks, including the United States Capitol Building, Library of Congress, and the National Mall and its many museums and monuments.  ASPR also has staff 10 regional office locations across the country.
  • Close to restaurants, plus an in-house snack bar*
  • Steps away from public transportation, including rail (subway and train) and commuter buses*


*Benefit available at the ASPR headquarters in Washington, DC. Not all regional office location have same resources.

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  • This page last reviewed: April 05, 2018