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    The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is a bureau within the United States Department of the Interior. OSMRE is responsible for establishing a nationwide program to protect society and the environment from the adverse effects of surface coal mining operations, under which OSMRE is charged with balancing the nation's need for continued domestic coal production with protection of the environment.

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    This position is located in the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). The OSMRE's mission is to carry out the requirements of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) in cooperation with States and Tribes. Our primary objectives are to ensure that coal mines are operated in a manner that protects citizens and the environment during mining and assures that the land is restored to beneficial use following mining, and to mitigate the effects of past mining by aggressively pursuing reclamation of abandoned coal mines.

    The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a regional subject matter expert to exercise responsibility for monitoring, evaluating, advising on, and assisting with various activities of one or more State/Tribal Regulatory and Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) programs, and other OSMRE missions approved by the Secretary of Interior under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977.

    The major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

    1. Monitors, evaluates complex factors, reports on and proposes actions to improve the State/Tribes' AML and Regulatory Programs by examining the adequacy of State/Tribal laws and regulations, various components of the surface mining AML and Regulatory Programs, and the adequacy of human and financial resources to support the programs.
    2. Conducts comprehensive analyses of issues using statistical data obtained from the State/Tribes, OSMRE documents and reports, mine inspection and AML site visit reports, and other appropriate data and information.
    3. Provides comprehensive guidance and assistance to State/Tribal Officials relating to the development, execution, and maintenance of approved AML and Regulatory Programs.
    4. Analyzes complex issues that affect the overall accomplishment of the OSMRE's mission and provides recommendations for action, including resources as required.
    5. Develops and conducts annual oversight studies and prepares reports to facilitate the resolution of issues identified through oversight of the State/Tribal programs.
    6. Reviews, analyzes, and prepares documents related to the State/Tribal program amendment process and assures that these documents are complete, accurate, and conform to OSMRE policies.
    7. Evaluates the programmatic aspects of financial assistance applications and reports.
    8. Conducts field site visits and inspections throughout the assigned Region which address all aspects of OSMRE oversight activities.

    Salary Range Information:

    GS-12 Green Tree, PA
    $79,794 - $103,736
    * First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

    The OSMRE has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the incumbent may be able to telework with supervisory approval.

    This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/592012000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.