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Job Title:Supervisory General Engineer

Department:Department Of Labor

Agency:Mine Safety and Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:DE-13-PHIL-MSHA-0040

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$113,735.00 to $147,857.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Saturday, April 20, 2013 to Monday, May 20, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0801-15

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

15

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Triadelphia, WV, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. Citizens; ICTAP and CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area. Also being advertised as job announcement #MS-13-PHIL-MSHA-0052 for status applicants, Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) applicants & persons eligible under these non-competitive authorities: 30% or more compensably disabled veterans; persons w/disabilities (Schedule A); present/former Peace Corps (PC) personnel & former PC volunteers.  To be considered for each, apply to BOTH jobs.

JOB SUMMARY:

Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow.  DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces. The Department of Labor values its customers. Every DOL employee is responsible for delivering good customer service through accurate, courteous, efficient and effective transactions.

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, Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), Approval & Certification Center (A&CC), Triadelphia, WV.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires a valid drivers license. Subject to occasional travel.
  • Requires a medical examination.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
  • Subject to drug test prior to appointment

DUTIES:

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The candidate serve as Chief, A&CC, Triadelphia, WV. The person exercises general administrative control, supervision and policy direction over the organization. As a supervisor, responsible for all duties associated with supervision of employees and programs, including but not limited to: directing the work of supervisors, planning, directing and reviewing the work of the Center; planning and assigning work to subordinates; giving advice and counsel to subordinate supervisors and serving as the reviewing official for nonsupervisory employees rated by subordinate supervisors; interviewing candidates for Center Staff or Division Chief and Team Leader positions; making selections for appointment, promotion or reassignment; evaluating performance of subordinates; hearing and resolving employee complaints; imposing disciplinary measures, including reprimands, suspensions, and removal; directing development and training of employees; exercising significant responsibilities in dealing with officials of other units or organizations; assuring reasonable equity of performance standards and rating techniques developed by subordinates; insuring equal opportunity for all employees; insuring on-the-job safety of employees and taking appropriate corrective actions; and being knowledgeable of management’s role and responsibilities in labor management relations. Ensures equal employment opportunities (EEO) are afforded to all employees in the selection of employees for training, promotions, awards and recognition and other career development opportunities. Serves as a principal advisor to the Director, Technical Support for initiation, conduct and coordination of across-the-board technical advice and assistance to the health and safety enforcement activities and mineral industries and is responsible for execution of Technical Support programs and policies nationwide in delegated provinces of mining technology. Reviews and establishes program/project objectives; reviews performance of program activities for adequacy and timeliness, and initiates corrective or disciplinary measures where required. Serves as principle spokesperson in communications with officials of MSHA or other Federal agencies, representatives of State governments, and industry officials. Serves as member of numerous high-level committees, and participates in short and long-term policy definition and program planning for health and safety. Responsible for Federal employees and Federal property assigned to or situated in the Center. Delineates problem areas and develops plans for initiation and conduct of Technical Support activities. Also serves as principal responsible official of the Approval and Certification Center for all other matters associated with the organization, administration, and conduct of official activities and related unofficial affairs. Is an incidental driver of Government vehicles.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, 14. 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 work of the position to be filled.

Specialized experience includes experience in: directing, managing, or coordinating a technical program; providing technical guidance or advice with respect to education, training, state or federal regulations, or safety and health management systems; or providing a specialized technical service. Expert knowledge of engineering or scientific principles or occupational safety and health management practices is essential. The position requires demonstrated experience managing a staff and operating within a set budget. The position also requires extensive knowledge of analytical and evaluation techniques and methodologist in order to analyze the effectiveness of a complex program. Measure program outcomes, and identify program-related problems. Knowledge of advanced engineering or architectural theories, principles, concepts, standards, and methods. Broad knowledge of and experience with the mining industry relating to equipment and minder safety and health.


Basic Requirement: Degree: professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. Or Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • Professional registration
  • Written Test
  • Specified academic courses
  • Related curriculum
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. For positions that have a positive education requirement, please submit all the necessary transcripts to show proof of your eligibility.  If a single transcript does not reflect all the coursework needed to qualify for the position, please ensure you submit all the necessary transcripts to show proof of your eligibility.  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.

Categories
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):

Leadership: Inspires, motivates, and guides others toward goal accomplishment; coaches, mentor, and challenges subordinates; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations; models high standards of honesty, integrity, openness and respect for the individual by applying these values to daily behaviors. Interpersonal Skills:  Considers and responds appropriately to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of different people in different situations; is tactful, compassionate and sensitive, and treats others with respect. Problem Solving: Identifies and analyzes problems; uses sound reasoning to arrive at conclusions; finds alternative solutions to complex problems; distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical judgments. Human Resources Management: Empowers people by sharing power and authority; develops lower levels of leadership by pushing authority downward and outward throughout the organization; shares rewards for achievement with employees; ensures that staff are appropriately selected, utilized, appraised and developed, and that they are treated in a fair and equitable manner. Oral Communication: Makes clear and convincing oral presentations to individuals or groups; listens effectively and clarifies information as needed; facilitates an open exchange of ideas and fosters atmosphere of open communication. Written Communication: Expresses facts and ideas in writing in a clear, convincing and organized manner.

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.
To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Labor (DOL) offers a great benefit package to eligible employees.  The benefit package includes but is not limited to health benefits, supplemental dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, 13 days paid sick leave per year, vacation leave and 10 paid holidays per year.  We offer a variety of employee benefit options, a family-friendly work environment, a child care subsidy program, transit subsidy program, career assistance program, health services and fitness programs, access to LifeCare, a resource and referral service and more.  For a comprehensive site about all federal benefits, please refer to OPM.  For specific DOL benefits information, please refer to DOL BENEFITS.

OTHER INFORMATION:

This position is outside of the bargaining unit. The position is at the full performance level. Additional selections may be made from this announcement. Relocation expenses will not be paid.

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 (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES



HOW TO APPLY:

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Follow the 5 steps below to apply.  Your application and ALL required supplemental documents must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to be considered.  Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered.

For more details, click How To Apply Detailed Instructions Document .  For help, refer to the Vacancy Contact in the "Questions about this job" section.  SAVE your information before the 30 MINUTE TIMEOUT!

STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account, including Resume and Saved Documents
Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessment vacancy questions.  If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content.

STEP 2 - Answer Vacancy Questions (DOORS)
Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on www.usajobs.gov, click on the title and proceed.

STEP 3 - Submit Supplemental Documents
Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy by the close date.  For details: click How to Submit Supplemental Documentation Document.  Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

STEP 4 - Review Application and click Finish  Click here to submit an updated resume after initial application.

STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Close Date


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. Follow the instructions: click How To Submit Supplemental Documentation Document.  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.

- Veterans Documents (if applicable): To be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty.  To claim 10-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. (For active duty service members expecting to be honorably discharged or released within 120 days, click Active Duty)  Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference.  For more information, go to: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx

- Displaced Employee Placement Documents - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.

- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted

Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship, and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Human Resource Office
Phone: 215-861-5118
Fax: 215-861-5089
TDD: 215-861-5096
Email: martinez.jysaira@dol.gov
Agency Information:
Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Curtis Center
170 S. Independence Mall West
Suite 600 East
Philadelphia, PA
19106
US
Fax: 215-861-5089

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once your complete application is received, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and refer candidates for selection consideration.  Candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.  You will be notified of the outcome.  A selection is expected to be made within 30 calendar days from the issuance date of the certificate.

To check the status of your application: Click here.  To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here.

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Job Announcement Number:

DE-13-PHIL-MSHA-0040

Control Number:

342168500