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This position is located in the Mine Safety and Health Administration, Coal Mine Safety and Health, District 9 Office, Lakewood, Colorado.
Must be at least 16 years of age.
Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
Provide program support to the Conference Litigation Representatives (CLRs) in conducting Safety and HealthConferences to provide mine operators and miners' representatives an opportunity to hear MSHA's interpretation of regulations and to discuss and resolve all issues relating to violations prior to litigation. Schedules dates and arranges for conferences between operators and inspectors, supervisors and the CLR. Notifies all parties involved of the conference particulars. Prepares conference letter to the requestor. Researches, assembles, analyzes and summarizes data for use in the Alternative Case Resolution Initiative (ACRI) process, including all associated documentation and sample analyses. Provides guidance and advises district personnel concerning the processing and application of ACRI processes and documentation. Ensures that all documentation relating to the safety and health conference is placed in the CLR file. Maintains CLR database, tracking all CLR cases and conferences. Receives contested case packets from the Civil Penalty Compliance Office and assembles and transmits litigation packets to all interested parties. Ensures all appropriate information necessary for litigation is included and packets are transmitted within established time frames. Ensures petitions, certificates of service and other related documents are filed in accordance with established procedures and timelines. Researches and assembles information from the files and records for use by the district and headquarters staff in conferences, meetings, or seminars. Maintains confidentiality and accountability of physical and testimonial evidence and records. Provides administrative support, receives calls and visitors and ascertains the nature of the call or visit and either resolves or refers caller/visitor to the appropriate field or office staff member. Keep close contact with the supervisor and maintains a log of all callers/visitors for update upon supervisor's return. Arranges conferences and appointments; makes travel arrangements for staff members. Receives, reviews and distributes incoming correspondence and responds to items that do not require the supervisor's nor the staff's review. Maintains log of all incoming and outgoing correspondence and action documents. Performs a variety of administrative f functions and determines administrative priorities in supervisor's absence to ensure deadlines are met.
For GS-05 level positions: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower gradel, GS-04 in the Federal Service OR four (4) years of qualifying education above high school.
For GS-06 level positions: Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade, GS-05 in the Federal Service. Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled.
Example of qualifying specialized experience: Progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled.
Typing Proficiency : You must show possession of typing/office automation skills. You may meet this requirement by self-certifying that you can type at least 40 words per minute based on a 5-minute sample with three or fewer errors. Such information must be included in your application package.
College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - Transcripts (in English) must be submitted if (a) a degree is required for the position, and/or (b) education is used as the basis for qualifying for this position. The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of 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 courses were taken at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, or from several different colleges or universities, you must submit all the necessary transcripts. 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.
Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.
Category A - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.
Category B - Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.
Category C - Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.
Evaluation Factors (Competencies) - All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies (click Evaluation Tools for information):
Manages and Organizes Information: Identifies a need; gathers, organizes, and maintains information; determines its importance and accuracy, and communicates it by a variety of methods.
Organizational Awareness: Knows how social, political, organizational, and technological systems work and operates effectively within them. This includes the policies, procedures, rules, and regulations of the work or organization.
Applies Technology to Tasks: Selects and understands procedures, machines, or tools that will produce the desired results; identifies or solves problems in machines, computers, or other technologies as they are related to performing tasks.
Technical Competence: Knowledge of how to perform one's job. Refers to specialized knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience.
Self-Management: Sets well-defined and realistic personal goals; monitors progress and is motivated to achieve; manages own time and deals with stress effectively.
Teamwork: Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.
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). The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume. Your evaluation may also include a review by a Human Resources Specialist or panel and may include other assessments (ex. interview, panel review, written test, writing sample, etc.)
INFORMATION FOR ICTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP eligibles who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified".
Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.
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Temporary employees can purchase health insurance after one year of temporary service but must pay the full cost of insurance premiums. Employees who become eligible for health benefits also become eligible for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance (FEDVIP), long term care insurance (LTCFEDS) and Federal Employees Flexible Spending Account (FSAFEDS) programs. However, temporary employees are not eligible for the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance program or any other benefits programs.
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.
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION , PROBATIONARY PERIOD , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES