Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Department of Labor (DOL), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances (OSRV), Regulatory Development Division. The Standards Office is responsible for the promulgation of health and safety standards, regulations, and executing the authority given to the Secretary of Labor to grant variances to safety standards.<br /><br />This position is outside the bargaining unit. <br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />The incumbent serves as the advisor and consultant on regulatory matters, which includes providing advisement to the Director and high-level officials at MSHA and DOL on policy and procedures, this includes planning and developing criteria to be used in drafting regulations and standards. The selectee will be responsible for staying abreast of executive and legislative initiatives, which affect the Agency's regulatory program. The work will also require the ability to develop and provide oversight to new or revised programs, policies, and supporting procedures. All work and plans, will involve directing and coordinating the development of regulatory projects in accordance with the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), and (MINER) Act of 2006. Oversees preparation and management of the rulemaking dockets and Petitions for Modifications.<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – This position requires 10% travel annually.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> Yes <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 15 – This position is at the full promotion potential. <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.</li> <li>Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.</li> <li>Candidate required to obtain the necessary security/investigation level.</li> </ul> <br /><br />Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection. <br /><br />Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50. <br /><br />Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements. <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-14, in the Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience includes evaluating and analyzing proposed legislation, draft regulations, executive orders and Congressional testimony; and reviewing regulatory documentation. Planning, organizing, carrying out projects, and advising senior staff on regulatory matters. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />There is no substitution of education for the required specialized experience.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. <br /><br />Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50. <br /><br />Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP / CTAP , you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of <strong>80</strong> in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.<br /><br />Evaluation Factors (Competencies) – All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:<br /> <ul> <li><strong>Stakeholder Management</strong>-Knowledge of the concepts, practices, and techniques used to identify, engage, influence, and monitor relationships with individuals and groups connected to a work effort; including those actively involved, those who exert influence over the process and its results, and those who have a vested interest in the outcome (positive or negative). </li> <li><strong>Managing Human Resources- </strong>Plans, distributes, coordinates, and monitors work assignments of others; evaluates work performance and provides feedback to others on their performance; ensures that staff are appropriately selected, utilized, and developed, and that they are treated in a fair and equitable manner. </li> <li><strong>Legal, Government, and Jurisprudence- </strong>Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, legal practices and documents, Government regulations, Executive orders, agency rules, Government organization and functions, and the democratic political process. </li> <li><strong>Writing- </strong>Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a brief, clear, and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience. </li> <li><strong>Leadership- </strong>Influences, motivates, and challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations. </li> <li><strong>Problem Solving-</strong>Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations. </li> </ul> <br />The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc). <strong>The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.</strong><br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Other <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. <strong>Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.</strong> Also, do not upload password protected documents. <br /><br /><strong>The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):</strong><br /><br /><strong>ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE?</strong> If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your SF-50 must identify the highest grade you held on a permanent basis, Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series, and Grade/Pay Band, and career status. Multiple SF-50 may be submitted to demonstrate your highest previous rate and eligibility. <br /><br />*WARNING: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step. <br /><br />- Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months is requested by the agency, but will not disqualify candidates if not submitted. If not submitted during the application process, one may/will be requested at the time of the interview if the opportunity is extended. Applies to current and former Federal employees. <br /><br />- Land Management Eligibles: a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) proving your eligibility for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. This service must have been performed in the competitive service, under a time limited appointment in a Land Management Agency, as defined by P.L. 114-328. For more information, click here .<br /><br /><strong>The following documents are required if applicable:</strong><br /><br />- Displaced Employee Placement Documents – Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP / CTAP Eligibility.<br /><br />- DD-214 – verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) and showing character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 and 2 are acceptable vs. Copy 1 which is not acceptable to adjudicate veteran's preference)<br /><br />- Special/Non-Competitive Appointing Authority Documents – Applicants who are eligible for consideration, and wish to be considered, under one of the following non-competitive hiring authorities must submit appropriate documentation (click on the links below to see the documentation requirements):<br /><br />(a) Persons with Severe Disabilities (SCHEDULE A) <br /> (b) 30% or More Compensably Disabled Veterans (DAV) <br /> (c) Former Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV) OR Current or Former Peace Corps Employees (PCE) <br /> (d) Military Spouses (MISP) <br /> (e) Other<br /><br />- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted<br /><br />Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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