Regulatory Specialist

6 days left

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Posted
Sep 14, 2021
Closes
Sep 22, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Department of Labor (DOL), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances (OSRV), Regulatory Development Division. The incumbent performs a wide variety of assignments that support activities related to the development and promulgation of MSHA's standards and regulation.

This position is inside the bargaining unit

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Responsibilities

At the GS-09 level, the incumbent, is responsible for performing a variety of assignments including, but not limited to, the following: conduct research required for background information; develop and analyze material used for proposed regulatory actions; provide assistance with organizing and updating rulemaking dockets; provide assistance in preparing certified indexes for the court; the development of materials used in public meetings and hearings with the mining community; assist with the review and analysis of comments received on proposed rulemaking; and assist with formulating MSHA' s responses to comments; prepare answers to questions and/or other correspondence received as a result of the proposed rules and rulemaking procedures.

At the GS-11 level, the incumbent, is responsible for performing a variety of assignments including, but not limited to, the following: Researches required background information for proposed regulatory actions; develops and analyzes materials used to develop proposed rulemakings; collaborates with senior regulatory specialists to coordinate work products with the Office of the Solicitor and Departmental personnel to ensure that proposed regulations meet all legal requirements; represent MSHA in meetings with representatives of private industry and organized labor to discuss and/or gain acceptance of Agency proposals and/or to ensure full input in the regulation development process; prepares answers to questions and/or other correspondence received as a result of the proposed rules and the rulemaking procedures; Reviews proposed Agency policy issuances to ensure that they are consistent with MSHA goals and objectives.

At the GS-12 level, the incumbent, is responsible for performing a variety of assignments including, but not limited to, the following: reviews and formulates policy issuances; prepares reports and statements required by law, Executive Order or regulation, and developing regulations; conducts reviews and analysis of existing Agency regulations to identify those which may need revision in view based on changing Agency requirements, policies or actions taken by other regulatory agencies; drafts complex, controversial and/or sensitive regulations; assists personnel from the Office of the Solicitor in drafting regulations; Determines if proposed regulations or standards require regulatory and environmental impact analyses; prepares answers to questions and/or other correspondence received as a result of the proposed rules and rulemaking procedures.

Travel Required

25% or less - Approximately 10% or less.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
13 - The full performance level of this position is GS-13.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Candidate required to obtain the necessary security/investigation level.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.


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.

Qualifications

Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level,GS-07 for the grade level 09; GS-09 for the grade level 11 and GS-11 for the grade level 12, in the Federal Service.

Specialized Experience

To qualify for the GS-09: Master's or equivalent degree or Two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. -OR- applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-07, in the Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience will include the following: (1) Experience performing literature research, gather facts, and develop materials that will be used for rulemaking ; (2) Basic knowledge of rulemaking objectives and applicable statutes and executive orders; (3) Experience interpreting, reviewing, formulating policy issuances, preparing reports and statements required by law, Executive Order or regulation, and developing regulations; (4) Ability to analyze complex, controversial or sensitive policy and regulatory proposals; (5) Participate in rulemaking teams and assist senior regulatory analyst.

The incumbent is expected to do the following: Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with team members; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

To qualify for the GS-11, Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or Three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. -OR- applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-09 in the Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience will include the following: (1) Experience performing a wide variety of assignments with regard to reviewing and formulating policy issuance, preparing reports and statements required by law, Executive Order or regulation, and developing regulations; (2) Basic knowledge of rulemaking objectives and applicable statutes and executive orders (3) Experience interpreting, reviewing, formulating policy issuances, preparing reports and statements required by law, Executive Order or regulation, and developing regulations; (4) Ability to analyze complex, controversial or sensitive policy and regulatory proposals; (5) Participate in rulemaking teams and assist senior regulatory analyst.

The incumbent is expected to do the following: Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with team members; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

To qualify for the 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. Examples of specialized experience will include the following: (1) Experience interpreting, reviewing, formulating policy issuances, preparing reports and statements required by law, Executive Order or regulation, and developing regulations; (2) Prepares answers to questions and/or other correspondence received as a result of the proposed rules and rulemaking procedures. Researches, analyzes, and reviews policies and regulations; (3) Researches, analyzes, and reviews policies and regulations.

The incumbent is expected to do the following: Must possess oral and written communication skills in order to represent the views of the Agency before parties who may be opposed to the Agency position and to operate effectively in an adversary environment; Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with high level officials both within and outside the Agency.

There is no substitution of education for the required specialized experience for the GS-12.

Education

Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.

If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

Additional information

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.

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 are able to 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 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. 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

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:

Organizational Awareness - Knows the organization's mission and functions, and how its social, political, and technological systems work and operates effectively within them; this includes the programs, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the organization.

Stakeholder Management - Knows the concepts, practices, and techniques used to identify, engage, influence, and monitor relationships with individuals and groups connected to a work effort; this includes those actively involved, those who exert influence over the process and its results, and those who have a vested interest in the outcome (positive or negative).

Compliance - Knows of procedures for assessing, evaluating, and monitoring programs or projects for compliance with Federal laws, regulations, and guidance.

Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

Writing - Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a brief, clear, and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience.

Teamwork - Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.

Research - Knowledge of the scientific principles, methods, and processes used to conduct a systematic and objective inquiry; including study design, collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; and the reporting of results.

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 Office of Human Resources (OHR) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the OHR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.

Click here for Evaluation details.

INFORMATION FOR CTAP/ICTAP ELIGIBLE(S) ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under CTAP or ICTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP/CTAP eligible(s) will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP or CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.

To preview questions please click here .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Credentialing

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. Also, do not upload password-protected documents.

The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):

ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE? If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your SF-50 must identify the highest grade you held on a permanent basis, Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series, and Grade/Pay Band, and career status. Multiple SF-50 may be submitted to demonstrate your highest previous rate and eligibility.

*WARNING: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step, and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step.

- Resumes are required - provide a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one from your computer and USAJOBS profile. To receive full consideration for relevant and specialized experience, please list the month, year, and the number of work hours worked for the experience listed on your resume. We also suggest that you preview the vacancy questions, and confirm that your resume supports your question responses.

- Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months is requested by the agency, but will not disqualify candidates if not submitted. If not submitted during the application process, one may/will be requested at the time of the interview if the opportunity is extended. Applies to current and former Federal employees.

The following documents are required if applicable:

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP / CTAP Eligibility.

- DD-214 - verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) , and showing the character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 and 2 are acceptable vs. Copy 1 which is not acceptable to adjudicate veteran's preference)

Special/Non-Competitive Appointing Authority Documents : - Military Spouses (MISP)

- Land Management Eligible(s): a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) proving your eligibility for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act . This service must have been performed in the competitive service, under a time-limited appointment in a Land Management Agency, as defined by P.L. 114-328. For more information, click here .

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted.

Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

Unofficial Transcript(s) (in English) - If you are using education as a basis for qualifying for this position, you must submit all applicable academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements (ex. BA/BS, MA, JD, Ph.D., etc.). If specific coursework is required to qualify, you must supply an unofficial transcript from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit.

You may upload your unofficial transcript(s) as one document (3 MB size limit). If over 3 MB, please submit via fax feature.

NOTE: The OFFICIAL Transcript(s) MUST BE RECEIVED, if you are selected, and prior to receiving the firm offer with a start date.

Reference the "Education Section" for College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education.

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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