Arlington, Virginia
Dec 02, 2021
Dec 03, 2021
Full Time

Determine need for employee counseling and medical referrals based on protocols, policies and procedures and theoretical framework of professional experience. Conduct and participate in audits, special projects, studies. Review evaluations of MSHA programs and medical review procedures. Responsible for identification of medical requirements and qualifications of all MSHA positions. Provides coordination of the medical requirements and qualifications program and other occupational safety and health issues of the mining community. Provides individual and group consultation and training to ensure employee awareness of federal requirements related to specific health risks and treatments. Provide technical guidance and consultation to supervisors and employees on medical examination and audiogram requirements. Draws conclusions and prepares reports on the impact of new regulations. Reviews medical records for completeness and to make certain they are maintained according to regulation, standards and protocols.

Provide nursing evaluation for injuries and illnesses based upon nursing assessment, develop nursing plans and evaluate need for improved health care, nursing diagnosis and standardized medical protocols. Develop implementation plans for management improvements to the functioning of employee safety and health issues as related to the Medical Qualification Program. Evaluates employee medical records and analyze medical documentation relating to physical and mental exams. Analyze and evaluate transcripts and decisions to determine appropriate action for medical treatment and referrals. review and evaluate status trends identifying areas where program goals are being met and those where attention may be required. Evaluate and analyze documents and draft reposes to FOIA requests. Conducts analysis on injury and illness data to identify future prevention initiatives to assure program goals and objectives are achieved.

Provide individual and group consultation and training. Serve as contact between management, employees, DOL, OASAM regional offices, employee representatives and and community members.

Consolidate medical information for case documentation. Coordinates correspondence to employees concerning medical status. Prepares written reports on impact of new regulations or proposed changes and program effectiveness. Prepares depositions and answers all formal requests to EEO inquiries. Responds to inquiries and administrative problems. Draft responses to FOIA requests.

Anticipates problem areas, gaps in data and explores the potential for policy and program changes. Establish new techniques and recommends appropriate action to achieve results in meeting existing and future needs of medical review programs. Identify problem areas where attention to a program goal may be required. Conducts analysis on injury and illness data to identify prevention initiatives. Review and analyze occupational health and compensation programs and medical documentation as related to physical, mental and medical qualifications.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.
  • Candidate required to obtain the necessary security/investigation level.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Requires a valid professional license.

Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. 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 submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021, or before appointment or onboarding with the agency (if later than November 22, 2021). The agency will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation can be accepted and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement.



Education: A graduate or higher level degree, bachelor's degree, associate degree, or diploma from an accredited professional nursing educational program is required. This education must have been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education , Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs , Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education , or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

Degree from Foreign Nursing School: Official certification from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools is required for individuals who graduated from foreign nursing schools.

Licensure: For all grade levels and positions, applicants must have passed the National Council Licensure Examination . In addition, they must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a professional nurse from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

A copy of complete college TRANSCRIPTS (in English) confirming the applicable degree has been awarded AND confirmation that the listed professional license is currently active is required when applying. Failure to submit a copy of all college transcripts and/or license confirmation will result in your application being rated ineligible/incomplete.

**Employees currently assigned to positions in this occupational series as of September 2017 will be considered to have met the basic requirements for the position occupied.


In addition to the mandatory license and education described above under Basic Requirements applicants must have at least one or more full years of professional nursing experience that is equivalent to the next lower grade level. In addition, 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 defined as (all of the following must be met):
  • Up to date knowledge of heath policies, published health standards and practices.
  • Communicating initiatives, policy changes, quality assurance guidelines as related to medical and health sciences.
  • Providing technically accurate information in the form of policy documents and technical opinions.
  • Analyzing medical information providing supportable reasoning regarding the appropriate determination, understanding or assessment of medical evidence.
  • Work with a variety of medical specialties, medical offices and staff to resolve and clarify medical questions or issues.


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.


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