Administrator, Mine Safety Health Enforcement

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Jun 11, 2021
Closes
Jun 19, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Mine Safety and Health Administration, (MSHA), Arlington, VA.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent exercises program responsibility for the planning, coordination, and direction of all safety and health activities for our nation's mines. Through Headquarters supervisors and three supervisory echelons in the field, the incumbent directs the activities of Headquarters, District, and field office employees who:
  • develop and recommend safety and health criteria and standards
  • develop and recommend policies and procedures to be used in inspection and enforcement activities;
  • formulate and develop inspection and enforcement program and policy guidelines and techniques for monitoring and evaluating safety and health mine performance and for preparing analytical and quantitative mine performance evaluation reports;
  • develop criteria and minimum standards to be implemented by mine operators in establishing training programs for inexperienced miners;
  • conduct annually, as required by law, the minimum number of inspections in all mines and inspect the more hazardous mines with increased frequencies as required under the Mine Act.

The Administrator within the parameters of the DOL's and MSHA's policy and program objectives, the Administrator exercises decision-making authority for new or revised policy directives, inspection and enforcement guidelines, and all matters involving internal program plans and program operations where unprecedented policy considerations or political implications are not involved.

The incumbent participates with, and collaborates in, the planning and coordination of long-range programs with other key MSHA officials and the Associate Solicitor for Mine Safety and Health, and when necessary key officials in DOL and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and Departments of Interior and Energy. Provides programming input and advice in terms of mining expertise, and interprets implications of inspection findings and enforcement actions, and makes recommendations as appropriate.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Less than 25%.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Must meet Mandatory Technical and Executive Core Qualifications.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.


Candidates must possess technical and management experience and have developed the knowledge and skills required for effective performance of the specific duties of this position.

Qualifications

Candidates must possess technical and management experience and have developed the knowledge and skills required for effective performance of the specific duties of the position. Candidates must have had experience at a major management level (normally equivalent to the GS-15 level in the Federal service). All applications MUST separately address each of the Executive Core Qualifications and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications when applying on line. Responses to ECQs must not exceed 10 pages. For additional guidance, applicants may visit the Office Of Personnel Management's Guide to Senior Executive Qualifications located at: www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf. Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs):

1. Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
2. Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
3. Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
5. Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, state and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. For additional guidance, applicants may visit the Office Of Personnel Management's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications located at www.opm.gov/ses/references/GuidetoSESQuals_2010.pdf. Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): In writing your narrative responses to the MTQs, please give examples and explain how often you used your skills, the complexity of the knowledge possessed, the level of people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc. APPLICANTS SHOULD LIMIT THEIR RESPONSES TO ONE (1) SINGLE SPACED PAGE PER EACH MTQ WITH THE FONT SIZE NO SMALLER THAN POINT 12. It is recommended that applicants draft their MTQs in a Word document first, then cut and paste into the spaces provided following each MTQ to ensure length requirements.

1. Knowledge of the mining industry, general industry, construction industry, or related field gained through extensive practical experience that enable the incumbent to direct a comprehensive program.

2. Extensive background in working with and or developing and recommending mine safety and health criteria and standards, occupational safety and health standards or related activities, and procedures to be used in inspection and enforcement activities, related to worker safety and health.

3. Experience in monitoring and evaluating worker safety and health performance.

Education

There is no educational requirement for this position.

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated based on your experience and your responses to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs). It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions. If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, your application will be rated ineligible.

Current/Former Career Senior Executive Service (SES) or SES Candidate Development graduates who have been certified by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must provide a narrative response to address each of the MTQs, but need not address the ECQs. In order to successfully complete the online application process you must input the term, "noncompetitive eligible" in the text boxes for each of the ECQs. You must submit a Standard Form 50 that documents your SES Career appointment or a copy of your OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program certificate.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Confidential

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing

Required Documents

1. SF-50 documentation of career SES appointment or other Federal appointment (if applicable). 2. Certificate of completion of OPM certified SES candidate program (if applicable) 3. Performance Appraisal (if applicable).

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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