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Supervisory Mine Safety And Health Inspector

Employer
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Location
Hibbing
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Aug 11, 2021

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SummaryThis position is located in the Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Office of Enforcement, Central Region, Hibbing, MN.- This position is outside the bargaining unit. Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesThe Supervisory Mine Safety and Health Inspector (Field Office Supervisor) is responsible to 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.Travel Required 75% or less - Frequent travel required.Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential 13 - This position is at the Full Promotion Potential (FPL). Job family (Series) 1822 Mine Safety And Health Inspection Series Help Requirements Conditions of Employment Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met. Requires a valid drivers license. Subject to financial disclosure requirements. Candidate required to obtain the necessary security/investigation level. Subject to pre-employment and random drug tests. Requires medical exam and must maintain physical requirements. Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen. Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.You may not be aware, but in the regulations for agency ethics programs, there are requirements for supervisors. Section 2638.103 of Title 5 of the CFR states:Every supervisor in the executive branch has a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. It is imperative that supervisors serve as models of ethical behavior for subordinates. Supervisors have a responsibility to help ensure that subordinates are aware of their ethical obligations under the Standards of Conduct and that subordinates know how to contact agency ethics officials. Supervisors are also responsible for working with agency ethics officials to help resolve conflicts of interests and enforce government ethics laws and regulations, including those requiring certain employees to file financial disclosure reports. In addition, supervisors are responsible, when requested, for assisting agency ethics officials in evaluating potential conflicts of interest and identifying positions subject to financial disclosure requirements.QualificationsApplicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-12, in the Federal Service. 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.Examples of creditable experience include: 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.EducationThere is no substitution of education for the required specialized experience.Additional informationDOL 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 (Mine Safety and Health Administration) 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. For questions, please contact the vacancy contact listed on this announcement. All MSHA Inspectors are required to file within 30 days of entrance of duty, and annually thereafter, a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450.Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEESRead more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.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:Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.Interpersonal Skills: Skill in establishing and maintaining effective cooperative working relationships with diverse groups such as the mining and milling operations officials; safety representatives; mine workers; labor unions: and, Federal and State government officials.Communication: Skill in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, with MSHA, Federal, State and other Government, union, and industry officials in order to explain, exchange information, interpret policy, negotiate, justify, defend, develop alternatives and encourage adoption of policies, procedures, standards, goals, and recommendations in situations where there are widely varying and strongly held viewpoints. Mine Safety and Health: Knowledge of the enforcement activities and subsequent policies, and regulations required under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977.Management Skills: Ability to plan, organize, direct, and supervise a team of professional, technical, and clerical employees so that goals and objectives are achieved effectively.The information you provide on your resume may be verified by a review of your work experience, employment start/end dates/hours worked and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). The examining Office of Human Resources (OHR) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the vacancy questions. If not, the OHR 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/CTAP ELIGIBLE(S) ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP/CTAP eligible(s) who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified." 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. Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information. To preview questions please click here. Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Not Required Drug test required Yes Position sensitivity and risk Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk Trust determination process Credentialing Help Required DocumentsThe following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you. 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.- Resumes are required - provide a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one from your 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. - Veterans Documents (if applicable): To be considered as a 5-point preference eligible..... click apply for full job details
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