Mine Safety and Health Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Jan 22, 2019
Closes
Jan 30, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - There will be some travel but not frequent travel.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • There will be some travel but not frequent travel.
  • Requires a valid drivers license.
  • Subject to Pre-employment background check.
  • Males between ages 18 - 25 must register with the Selective Service System.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Also advertised as job announcement #DE-19-MSHA-012A for non-status applicants; to be considered for each, apply to BOTH jobs.   

    Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements.  Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.

    - Relocation costs will not be paid.  

             

    Specialized Experience:

    Mine Safety and Health Specialist, GS-1822-13

    Applicant must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS 12, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience includes, but is not limited to, applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to develop new procedures and approaches to identify and improve health practices in the mining industry.

    Examples of creditable specialized experience at the GS-12 level include, but are not limited to: serving as a technical expert responsible for providing technical and management advice and evaluating health hazards in the nation’s mines. Assists in the execution of special studies and field audits through mine site inspections and/or review of inspection reports, mine records, and other source material, to assure uniformity and thoroughness in the application of the requirements of the applicable program policies. Serving as an advisor on all aspects (e.g., standards case law, enforcement, control technology, health effects) of occupational exposures. Analyzes, recommends and/or coordinates health standards, policies, procedures, guidelines, and reports to enhance, improve and carry out a health program.

    Mine Safety and Health Specialist, GS-1822-14

    Applicant must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS 13, in the Federal Service. Specialized experience includes, but is not limited to, applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to develop new procedures and approaches to identify and improve health practices in the mining industry.

    Examples of creditable specialized experience at the GS-13 level include, but are not limited to: serving as a technical expert responsible for providing high-level technical and management advice and evaluates health hazards in the nation’s mines. Executing special studies and field audits through mine site inspections, reviewing of inspection reports, mine records, and other source material, to assure uniformity and thoroughness in the application of the requirements of the applicable program policies. Serving as technical expert regarding all aspects (e.g., standards case law, enforcement, control technology, health effects) of occupational exposures. Developing, analyzing, recommending or coordinating health standards, policies, procedures, guidelines, reports, litigation, research and special studies to enhance, improve and carry out a health program.

    There is no substitution of education for experience for this position.

    Relocation expenses will not be paid.  The materials you send with your application will not be returned. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION, PROBATIONARY PERIOD, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES 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 which 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. For questions related to this prohibition, please contact the agency's point of contact listed in this vacancy announcement. All MSHA Inspectors are required to file within 30 days of entrance of duty, and annually thereafter, a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.  ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 80 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

    Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:
    Interpersonal Skills; Analysis and Evaluation; Mine Safety and Health/Technical; and, Oral/Written Communication.

    The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview).  Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc).  The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings.  Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.


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    Drug test required Yes


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