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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 within the U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Coal Mine Safety and Health District 12 Office located in Pineville, WV. The purpose of the Mine Safety and Health Administration is to prevent death, disease, and injury from mining and to promote safe and healthful workplaces for the Nation’s miners.

    The Mine Safety and Health Assistant (OA)(CLR) will provide program and administrative support, as well as liaison duties in direct support of the CLR and any assigned staff. Due to the nature of the work performed, the supervisor and inspectors are required to be out of the office for extended periods of time, necessitating that the applicant work independently to ensure the continued efficiency and effectiveness of the function of this 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.
    - Selection(s) can be made at any advertised grade level.
    - Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

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    If selected, you will be responsible for providing program and administrative support, as well as liaison duties in direct support of the Conference Litigation Representative (CLR). These duties include but are not limited to:

    Scheduling dates and arranges for conferences between operators and inspectors, supervisors and the CLR; Researching, assembling, analyzing and summarizing data for use in the Alternate Case Resolution Initiative (ACRI) process; Providing guidance and advises district personnel concerning the processing and application of ACRI processes and documentation; Ensuring that all documentation relating to the safety and health conference is placed in the CLR file; Maintaining the ACRI automated databases; Receiving, assembling and transmitting case and litigation packets and ensuring all information necessary is included; Researching and assembling information from files and records for use by the district and headquarters staff in conferences, meetings and/or seminars; Maintains confidentiality and accountability of physical and testimonial evidence and records.

    Receiving calls and visitors, and determining those which can be personally handle, referring others to the appropriate field or district office staff; Keeping a log of all calls and visitors in supervisor's absences in order to brief him/her via telephone or upon return to the office; Arranging conferences and appointments for the Office following up with staff members to insure that commitments are met; Making travel arrangements; Receiving, reviewing, distributing and logging incoming/outgoing correspondence; Maintaining time and attendance records, preparing necessary personnel documents, requisitioning, and distributing supplies and preparing mileage reports.

    Expediting record-keeping, tracking, and production of documents, using MSHA- specific automated systems; Using standard formats or software functions to set up standards documents or format styles that can be retrieved as needed; Developing methods for automating reports, considering the interrelationships and multiple uses of the data, such as accident reports, preparation of performance standards and evaluations, and a variety of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1 to 2 times a year for training.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens Nationwide; ICTAP and CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/441104900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.