Mine Safety and Health Assistant (OA)

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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.
This position is located in the Department of Labor, Coal Mine Safety and Health Administration in Craig, Colorado Field Office.
This position has promotion potential to GS-06. Promotion Potential: There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and supervisory approval. This position is inside the bargaining unit.
Craig, CO is known as the "Elk Hunting Capital of the World" by many sources. While this claim has also been made by other towns and areas, Craig certainly does make a strong claim. Hunters travel to Craig from all over the world to hunt the land of Moffat County for elk, and many of them stay in Craig. Craig's tourism relies heavily on HUNTING, and the town's economy relies on the heavy boost received each winter from travellers.
COST OF LIVING: Compared to the rest of the country, Craig's cost of living is 5.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
POPULATION: As of 2014, Craig's population is 8,846 people.
TRANSPORTATION: Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
REAL ESTATE: The median home cost in Craig is $122,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.41%. Median rent is $788 a month.
SCHOOLS: Craig public schools spend $9,282 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.2 students per teacher in Craig.
Some of the nearest large cities near Caig, CO:
145 miles to Denver, CO
153 miles to Aurora, CO
184 miles to Colorado Springs, CO
378 miles to Albuquerque, NM
499 miles to Las Vegas, NV
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For GS-05: The duties at the GS-05 level are essentially the same as the GS-06, but are more developmental in nature.
For GS:06: Review all inspection forms prepared by inspectors to assure accuracy and completeness. Process citations/orders for assessment. Respond to requests for information used by the Conference and Litigation Officers in health and safety conferences and by the Solicitor's Office for litigation activity. Research and compile information from a variety of sources including inspections and computer data, in order to prepare a variety of technical reports. Process Discrimination Complaints for personnel employed at local mines regarding violations of miners' protected rights. Independently research, prepare and process a variety of administrative reports, letters and forms. Review documents and determine administrative and technical job priorities to ensure deadlines are met. Serve as field office receptionist and performs a variety of typing and administrative services for the supervisor and staff. Arrange appointments, conferences and travel accommodations and/or airline reservations for the supervisor and/or inspectors. Maintain supervisor's calendar of events and files. Review all travel authorizations and vouchers for accuracy. When on-the-job injuries or vehicle accidents occur, advise the employee and supervisor of their responsibilities and obtain necessary information and independently prepares necessary forms. Schedule doctor's appointments and complete necessary forms when each of the staff is due their periodic physical and/or audiogram examinations. Prepare and input time cards into payroll system and prepare amendments as necessary. Prepare and submit requisitions when equipment, supplies or repairs rare needed. Contact vendors and obtain information necessary to complete the requisition. Maintain property records and annually assist in conducting a physical inventory of all accountable property items. Assist the supervisor in maintaining the Uniform Mine Files, assuring that information is current and up-to date.
Travel Required
25% or less - Occasional travel
Supervisory status
Promotion Potential
Who May Apply This job is open to? Current/former Federal employees w/ competitive/reinstatement eligibility; ICTAP/CTAP eligibles in local commuting area; Veterans Employment Opportunity Act eligibles; pres/former Peace Corps (PC) personnel & former PC volunteers; Schedule A, VRA eligibles, 30% or > compensably disabled vets; individuals with disabilities. Land Mgmt eligibles.
Also advertised as job announcement #DE-18-DAL-MSHA-CL-0019 for non-status applicants; to be considered for each, apply to BOTH jobs.
Questions? This job is open to 5 groups.
Job family (Series)
1802 Compliance Inspection And Support
Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship.
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.
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.
You must have a typing proficiency of 40 words per minute based on a 5 minute sample with three or fewer errors. You must have a certificate of proficiency from an organization authorized to issue such certificates or self-certify your proficiency.
FOR GS-05: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service;
FOR GS-06: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level 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. Examples of qualifying specialized include:
FOR GS-05: Experience which included familiarity with reviewing documents for conformance with policy, format, grammatical accuracy, maintaining files, handling correspondence, and transcribing correspondence and reports from rough drafts into the proper format, etc.
FOR GS-06: Experience related to the work of the position such as providing support to Compliance Officers in a regulatory environment which required an understanding of the program; providing technical information to the public; reviewing documents for conformance with policy and regulatory requirements.
Federal Time-In-Grade (TIG): Requirement for General Schedule (GS) Positions: Applicants must have served at least 52 weeks at the GS-04 for the GS-05, GS-05 for the GS-06 and at least 52 weeks (or equivalent in an alternate pay system) within the Federal Civil Service to be considered for referral.
As a general rule, education is not creditable above GS-5; however, graduate education may be credited in those few instances where the graduate education is directly related to the work of the position.
If you wish to use your education as a basis for meeting the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements. If specific course work is required to fulfill the eligibility and/or minimum qualification requirements, you must supply transcripts from each academic institution in which the required courses were taken in order to receive credit for that course work. See the 'Qualifications and Evaluations' section of this announcement for more details.
If you do not submit sufficient academic documentation necessary to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility and minimum qualification requirements described in this announcement, your application will be deemed incomplete and you will be ineligible for further consideration for this vacancy.
College Transcript and Evaluation of Foreign Education - The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from unauthorized secondary schools or post-secondary institutions that are not accredited by an accrediting body 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 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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