Program Specialist (PRA)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Jul 01, 2022
Closes
Jul 08, 2022
Function
Program Manager
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Duties listed are at the Full Performance Level, GS-13:
  • Reviews proposed new and existing regulations, and other Directorate documents to identify information collection requirements, applying recent PRA interpretations, and DOL/OMB guidance. Assess the burden in terms of time effort or financial resources, (including incorporating changes in wage rates) for identified information collection requirements. Analyses include estimates of annualized cost to the Federal government and respondents, and a description of the method used to estimate cost, including quantification.
  • Skill in applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques sufficient to research, review, and assess a broad range of current and proposed legislation that impacts programs administered by the MSHA. Uses a broad range of sources pertinent to the program and skill in analyzing and presenting information gathered. Reviews and analyzes the standard's economic analysis for pertinent information. Designs contractor studies, develops statements of work to be performed, including work plans. Monitors contractor work throughout studies to assure that there are no data gaps and data needs are understood, guide accomplishment through each phase, and monitors progress to insure that focus of efforts is properly targeted.
  • Write and edit, analytical and administrative assignments in support of the Directorate mission. Compose and edits a wide variety of documents on complex issues; and presenting information and ensuring documents are complete and accurate. Participates in health and safety standards development, serving as a member of several technical drafting committees charged with developing the most complicated, complex, and controversial regulations.
  • Recommends whether burden studies should be conducted in­house or through contracting. Negotiates with potential contractors to achieve consensus objectives and to plan methodologies. Responds to technical inquiries from the public on burden hour, cost calculations and analysis. Advises senior level staff of potential problems during the approval process that may impact required Paperwork Reduction Act timeframes.
  • Plans and manages the regulatory paperwork schedule for both new and proposed rules to ensure compliance with PRA and the continued, uninterrupted clearance of record keeping and reporting provisions contained in safety rules. Ensure that the existing safety and health standards information collection requests (ICRs) and other ICRs maintain the Office of Management Budget approval. Initiates, tracks and monitors progress of existing health ICR approvals. Calculates burdens imposed by a standard on specific industries and determines the practical utility for burdens imposed.
  • Works directly with economists in the Office of Regulatory Analysis (ORA) to coordinate objectives and findings in accordance with the economic analysis and the standard. Serves as a team member on health standards development projects providing information and assistance on the Paperwork Reduction Act; oversees preparation of the PRA section of the preamble; oversees responses to public comments regarding the information collection requirements.
  • Assess the burden in terms of time effort or financial resources, (including incorporating changes in wage rates) for identified information collection requirements. Performs research required for background information, description, and justification for the proposed regulatory action. Analyses include estimates of annualized cost to the Federal government and respondents, and a description of the method used to estimate cost, including quantification.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.


Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

Notification Concerning COVID-19 Vaccinations. As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal executive branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit documentation of proof of vaccination or to be in the process of requesting an exception to the vaccination requirement before appointment or onboarding with the agency. The agency will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation can be accepted and how you can request to be considered for a legally required exception from this requirement.

Currently, implementation and enforcement of Executive Order 14043 has been suspended pursuant to an injunction pending further litigation.

Qualifications

For GS-12: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-11, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled, and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-12 Specialized Experience is defined as:
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles, concepts, and requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA);
  • Mastery of oral and written communication skills sufficient to articulate policy recommendations and supporting arguments clearly and concisely;
  • Develops and maintains effective working relations with employees and top managers within the organization; and,
  • Ability to work quickly and under pressure to meet deadlines and possess an unusually high degree of tact to deal effectively with those from whom information is obtained or to whom information is given.

For GS-13: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled, and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

GS-13 Specialized Experience is defined as:
  • Mastery knowledge of the requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and the
    Information Quality Act (IQA) of 2000;
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the Paperwork Reduction Act, principles, concepts, requirements, and applications to serve and provide an expert level of functional knowledge and support to the project and team leadership;
  • Uses quantitative analysis techniques and the concepts, principles and practices of information resource management and record keeping, report, disclosure, and other paperwork provisions contained in agency rules, which enable the incumbent to evaluate and recommend changes to improve the provisions and ensure compliance with PRA;
  • Identifies issues, defines problems, analyzes and conducts complex policy research and evaluations;
  • Develops detailed reports, regulatory guidance, and options for policy and resource issues;
  • Mastery of oral and written communication skills sufficient to articulate policy recommendations and supporting arguments clearly and concisely;
  • Develops and maintains effective working relations with colleagues and top managers within the organization;
  • Works quickly and under pressure to meet deadlines and possess an unusually high degree of tact to deal effectively with those from whom information is obtained or to whom information is given; and,
  • Interprets regulatory requirements and applies, adapts, and modifies administrative and analytical methods and techniques to identify, analyze and justify information collection burdens and prepare supporting documentation.


Additional information

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DOL seeks to attract and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility, and fairness so that all individuals can participate and contribute to their full potential.

All MSHA employees and their spouses, and minor children are prohibited by regulation from having any interest, direct or indirect, in any mine or mining company that may be directly affected by the work of MSHA through its investigations, technical research, or other activities. These interests are prohibited under the Department of Labor's Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct Regulations at 5 CFR 5201.105. Certain MSHA employees are required to file a financial disclosure report. For questions, please contact the vacancy contact on this announcement.

Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

Position Telework eligibility is determined by management based on position duties during the recruitment process. Employee participation in telework on a routine or situational basis is determined by management primarily based on business needs. Employees participating in telework are subject to the terms and conditions of the Department of Labor's Telework Program.