Brent Means – Why OSMRE?


When you were looking for an employer
and your job, you know, what kind of
values were you looking for? What kind of
qualities? Well really, what really
interested me was the applied science
aspect of the Office of Surface Mining.
So, you know, you can either do research
and looking at laboratory based science
or you can actually apply science on the
ground and look at the results. And I’d
much rather be interested in doing field
work and where you can apply science and
see the results immediately. It’s very
hands-on and that’s very attractive to

OSMRE Hydrologist Brent Means in New Cumberland, PA shares what drew him to work for his agency.