Mine Safety And Health Assistant (Oa)

Department Of Labor Duluth , MN 55805

Posted 2 weeks ago

  • Duties

HelpDuties Summary

This position is located in the Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Duluth, MN.

This position is inside of the bargaining unit.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent performs most or all of the following duties:

Receives, assembles, reviews, verifies, researches, and provides background information and summarizes a variety of technical Section l0S(c) discrimination complaint and Section ll0(c) through (h) possible knowing/willful violation investigative reports submitted by district and field special investigators. Coordinates with other MSHA offices to ensure fact-finding information is legally acceptable.

Receives telephone calls and visits from complainants. Assembles hearing request packets received from the Civil Penalty Compliance Office for the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), MSHA Counsel or Conference Litigation Representative (CLR), mine operator, and miners' representative. Researches, assembles, analyzes, and summarizes selective investigative data for use in the conduct of special investigations, evaluations, studies, the ACRI process or for use by the district and headquarters staff in conferences, meetings or seminars.

Operates, maintains, reconciles, and validates critical data bases for Section l0S(c), Section 110, and ACRI to include all safety and health conferences conducted in the district for use by the CLR in litigation work; assignments to investigate knowing/willful violations; and assignments to initiate discrimination complaint investigations. Ensures record keeping procedures for discrimination complaints and knowing/willful violation cases are followed, and necessary clearances are obtained in a timely manner. Composes and prepares in draft form, for Supervisory Special Investigator (SSI) or District Manager signature, a variety of letters, memoranda, and other forms of guidance to the field, industry, private and public sectors.

Assists the SSI and staff in the analysis of a wide variety of data for the purpose of completing investigative reviews of cases involving complex and non-complex mines. Receives taped interviews made by the investigators in reference to assigned cases. Performs other duties as required to meet the day-to-day needs of and in support of the Special Investigative Group.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Infrequent travel by any means government, public or private transportation.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
07 - There is no obligation to provide future promotions if you are selected. Promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, meet all the performance requirements, and supervisor's recommendation to the next grade.

  • Job family (Series)
    1802 Compliance Inspection And Support

  • Requirements

HelpRequirements 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 valid drivers license.

  • 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.

Qualifications

Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal Service.

For GS-6: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-5, in Federal Service.

For GS-7: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-6, in Federal Service.

Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.

Examples of specialized experience include: maintains computer database of information; receives and processes a variety of reports and other documents from other offices; researches, gathers and assembles information using various sources such as, but not limited to files and internet access; performing typing duties; preparing administrative documents; maintains timekeeping.

The GS-7 level is able to perform these tasks at a higher technical level and with less supervision.

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.



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Mine Safety And Health Assistant (Oa)

Department Of Labor