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    This position is located in the Department of Labor (DOL), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Arlington, VA.  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.

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    The position of Director of Educational Policy and Development is located in the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), established under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Act), as amended by the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006.

    Educational Policy and Development programs are designed to: (1) promote the recognition and cooperative acceptance by leaders in the mining industry of the idea that mine operations are most profitable and productive when their employees, the miners, work under the safest and most healthful conditions; and (2) promote understanding and recognition by the mine workers of their responsibility in identifying and avoiding unsafe and unhealthy work practices.

    The incumbent provides leadership and exercises overall program responsibility for MSHA's education and training programs within the parameters of DOL/MSHA policy and program objectives.  The incumbent exercises decision making authority for new or revised education and training program plans, and program operations.  The incumbent also exercises authority over all training policy and procedural instructions, training standards, guidelines on training methodologies, and other policies and procedures related to the nature and purpose of training, and related education and training program components that implement overall program objectives. Plans and coordinates long-range education and training programs in collaboration with other key MSHA and DOL officials, and with other government agencies, mining industry, unions, and public interest groups.

    Performs the full range of executive and managerial responsibilities. The incumbent determines priorities, selects the objectives of subordinate activities, and directs the development of long-range plans and strategies, making appropriate decisions as to initiation, retention, expansion, or curtailment of programs.


    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Up to 25%

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0340 Program Management

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