MSHA carries out the provisions of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) as amended by the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act of 2006. The Agency develops and enforces safety and health rules for all U.S. mines regardless of size, number of employees, commodity mined, or method of extraction.
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Plan, direct and review the work of a small to moderate group of Mine Safety and Health Inspectors. Plan and assign work to subordinates, setting priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work, considering the difficulty of the assignments and capabilities of employees. Give advice, counsel or instruction to individual employees on both work and administrative matters. Ensure that employees are kept informed on all matters which affect their employment. Interview candidates for positions in the unit. Make recommendations for appointment, promotion or reassignment. Evaluate the performance of subordinates. Establish and revise position descriptions of employees ensuring that the most effective and economical position structure is maintained. Hear and resolve complaints from employees. Refer more serious complaints not resolved to higher level supervisor. Effects minor disciplinary measures such as warning and reprimands. Recommend actions in more serious cases. Identify developmental and training needs of employees, providing or making provision for such developmental training.
50% or less - For training purposes and inspections.
Job family (Series)
1822 Mine Safety And Health Inspection Series
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship. Must be at least 16 years of age.
Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
Requires medical exam and must maintain physical requirements.
Subject to random drug testing. Must possess a valid driver's license.
Requires a background investigations if previously not met.
Requires a supervisory probationary period.
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. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
All current MSHA employees with competitive status. Career Transition Assistance Prog eligibles in the local commuting area. Qualified Land Management Eligibles.
Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower graded level, GS-12, in the Federal Service.
You must also meet the specialized experience requirements described below.
Specialized experience is experience performing mine safety and health inspection, analysis and evaluation of health/safety aspects of mining industry operations and processes; or evaluation, analysis or development of agency programs.
Creditable experience: direct on-site inspection; special accident investigation; development of mine safety and health standards; data analysis and evaluation of operational mine safety and health programs; special assessments; and development of industry-wide training or safety and health awareness programs.
Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG): Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-12 and at least 52 weeks (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral.
There is no substitution of education for the required specialized experience.
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