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    These positions are located in the Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP), Division of Coal Mine Worker’s Compensation (DCMWC). There are two vacancies for positions that will serve as the district directors overseeing the Charleston, WV and/or Columbus, OH district offices.

    These positions are 100% telework eligible.

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    Responsibilities

    *Salary posted reflects nationwide base pay range. Once the selection has been made, the salary will be set in accordance with the selectee's location.

    The mission of the DCMWC is to administer the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969, Parts B&C, as amended (30 U.S.C. 901 et. seq.) by developing and adjudicating new claims for benefits, managing ongoing claims, authorizing and paying medical and compensation benefits to former coal miners and their survivors for total disability or death due to pneumoconiosis, a chronic dust disease of the lung arising out of employment in the Nations’ coal mines.

    This position is outside of the bargaining unit.

    Selection(s) can be made at any advertised location.

    Additional selections may be made from this announcement.

    Limited relocation incentive to Charleston, WV and Columbus, OH may be authorized.

    If selected for this position, you will serve as a District Director for the assigned office in which the incumbent will have overall responsibility for the effective and efficient administration and management of the DCMWC mission. In this capacity the incumbent exercises full technical and administrative responsibility for benefit programs, which affects the welfare and well-being of thousands of claimants whose claims fall within the jurisdiction of the District Office. As an expert, the incumbent serves as an authorized approving officer and has full responsibility for the payment of all benefits in DCMWC cases and has delegated authority to certify for payment by the United States Treasury all sums (i.e. multi-millions) annually representing such benefits within the District Office. These offices are responsible for determining operator’s liability and the development and adjudication of newly filed claims.

    Supervises the activities and operations to fulfill the requirements and responsibilities of the examinations, development, investigation, authorization, allowance and disallowance of claims under the FCMHSA.

    Directs the activities and operations of the District Office. Coordinates the work of the office, conduct quality control review of subordinates' work, and renders decisions on highly questionable or controversial cases.

    Directs activities pursuant to the scheduling of medical examinations and procuring other medical evidence necessary to establish the precedent of the disease and the claimant's inability to do specific physical tasks.

    Overseas the securing of the results of ventilatory studies in order to determine whether the studies are technically acceptable and meet evidential standards.

    Responsible for assuring that inquiries received from Congress, the general public and other sources concerning the program or regarding the status of individual claims are promptly answered in an accurate and timely manner.

    Determines priorities of case work and effects appropriate assignment of personnel. Coordinates all activities to prevent backlogs. Reviews and makes recommendations in complex case situations which cannot be handled by subordinate claims examiners.

    Participates in devising plans, work improvement programs, and implementing office directives. Manages the District Office in accordance with EEO policies, regulations, and plans. Implements policies on occupational health while maintaining a safe and healthful working environment.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Oversight, training and/or conference attendance.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    14 - This position has no further promotion potential

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/616921800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.