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    This position is located in the Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Metal & Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health, Health Division, Headquarters Arlington, VA. 

    Serves as a technical expert for the Agency with responsibility for recognizing and assessing miner health hazards, developing policy and objectives, appraising the nation’s miner health program, and initiating requirements for the elimination and control of mine hazards.  Evaluates health hazards and assesses the amount of exposure to contaminates in the mining environment.

    Writes policies regarding implementation and interpretation of mine health standards, inspection procedures, and enforcement guidelines on mandatory health standards.  Develops and recommends revisions in policy, scope, concept and procedures pertaining to health standards and policy.  Plans, organizes, directs, and monitors the creation and revision of standard operating procedures which set forth agency enforcement policies regarding mandatory health and safety standards.  Analyzes and disseminates complex technical, regulatory, and health related information on mine health to stakeholders, mine operators, labor organizations, manufacturers, State inspection agencies, educational institutions, other MSHA organizations, Federal agencies and the public.

    Provides program direction by preparing guidance on health standards and policy. Develops new programs for improving hazard recognition techniques through the application of technology. Directs the development and implementation of training classes and/or seminars for field personnel on regulations, interpretations, policies, enforcement procedures, state-of-the-art technology, statistics and trends, accident analyses and prevention, and education and training regarding health enforcement issues.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - There will be some travel but not frequent travel.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    14 - This position has promotion potential to GS-14. 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 and supervisory approval.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/520770400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.