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    Summary

    Announcement has been extended due to low applicant count.

    This announcement may be used to fill more than one position at this duty location.

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    This position is located in Battle Mountain, Nevada. Information about Battle Mountain can be found at Battle Mountain Chamber of Commerce.

    Physical requirements: Although most of the work is in the office, periodic field inspections of exploration and mining projects will be required. Fieldwork requirements may include long periods of driving, riding over rough roads and trails, walking or hiking over mountainous and/or rough terrain, possibly some horseback or off road vehicle riding. Travel in all kinds of weather will be required. Under emergency situations, the Mining Engineer must be prepared to investigate an exploration or mine site regardless of the weather, time of day, or terrain.

    Work Environment: Most of the work is perf orrned in an office setting. However, some field work is required in order to conduct inspections of exploration and mining projects. The outdoor environment can range from below freezing temperatures to over 90 degrees F, and from snow or rain to very dry.
    The use of safety equipment (i.e. hard hat, steel-toed shoes and safety glasses) is mandatory during mine inspections. The Mining Engineer will be required to adhere to an safety rules and regulations as prescribed by the mine operator, MSHA, manuals/supplements or by the designated Safety Officer.

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    Responsibilities

    This position serves as a Mining Engineer for the Battle Mountain District. The Mining Engineer provides advanced professional level engineering services in direct support of the minerals management activities in the District. The Mining Engineer provides technical expertise and recommendations in the supervision and regulation of exploration. mine development and operations, and reclamation on public ]ands. This includes the review of proposals for a variety of mineral exploration and mine development operations; establishment of mitigation measures and stipulations for environmental protection and reclamation of disturbed lands; monitoring and compliance inspection of exploration and mining projects.

    The Mining Engineer is responsible for overall mineral program management which includes recommending mineral priorities, developing policy and procedural guidance, conducting resource program coordination, providing input and review of the minerals portions of other BLM land-use planning documents, and assisting and training other staff members.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - May be required to travel for field visits, conferences, training, or alternate office location visits.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All U.S. Citizens – No previous Federal Service is required.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/503061600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.