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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.

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This position is located in the Department of Labor, Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), Approval & Certification Center (A&CC), Triadelphia, WV.


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.