<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 rule-making 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>Subject to financial disclosure requirements.</li> <li>Candidate required to obtain the necessary security/investigation level.</li> </ul> <br /><br />Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.<br /><br />You may not be aware, but in the regulations for agency ethics programs, there are requirements for supervisors. Section 2638.103 of Title 5 of the CFR states:<br /><br />Every supervisor in the executive branch has a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. It is imperative that supervisors serve as models of ethical behavior for subordinates. Supervisors have a responsibility to help ensure that subordinates are aware of their ethical obligations under the Standards of Conduct and that subordinates know how to contact agency ethics officials. Supervisors are also responsible for working with agency ethics officials to help resolve conflicts of interests and enforce government ethics laws and regulations, including those requiring certain employees to file financial disclosure reports. In addition, supervisors are responsible, when requested, for assisting agency ethics officials in evaluating potential conflicts of interest and identifying positions subject to financial disclosure 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 />Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES <br /><br />All MSHA employees and their spouses, and minor children are prohibited by regulation from having any interest, direct or indirect, in any mine or mining company which may be directly affected by the work of MSHA through its investigations, technical research, or other activities. These interests are prohibited under the Department of Labor's Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct Regulations at 5 CFR 5201.105. Certain MSHA employees are required to file a financial disclosure report. For questions, please contact the vacancy contact on this announcement. <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 />If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be evaluated against the evaluation factors below and will be placed into a category based on your vacancy question responses.<br /><br /><strong>Categories: </strong><br /><br />Category A – Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and has successful experience in the same or similar job that has demonstrated superior proficiency in applying critical competencies required by this position to work of increased levels of difficulty and complexity.<br /><br />Category B – Meets the basic qualification requirements for the vacancy and demonstrates satisfactory proficiency in the critical competencies required by this position.<br /><br />Category C – Meets the specialized experience described in the minimum qualifications requirements section of this announcement and demonstrates proficiency in the basic competencies.<br /><br /><strong>Evaluation Factors (Competencies)</strong> – All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:<br /> <ul> <li><strong>Stakeholder Man</strong><strong>agement</strong>-Knowledge of the concepts, practices, & techniques used to identify, engage, influence, & monitor relationships with individuals & groups connected to a work effort; including those actively involved, those who exert influence over the process & its results, & those who have a vested interest in the outcome (positive or negative). </li> <li><strong>Managing Human Resources- </strong>Plans, distributes, coordinates, & monitors work assignments of others; evaluates work performance & provides feedback to others on their performance; ensures that staff are appropriately selected, utilized, & developed, & that they are treated in a fair & equitable manner. </li> <li><strong>Legal, Government, & Jurisprudence- </strong>Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, legal practices & documents, Government regulations, Executive orders, agency rules, Government organization & functions, & the democratic political process. </li> <li><strong>Writing- </strong>Recognizes or uses correct English grammar, punctuation, & spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or messages) in a brief, clear, & organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for the intended audience. </li> <li><strong>Leadership- </strong>Influences, motivates, & challenges others; adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations. </li> <li><strong>Problem Solving-</strong>Identifies & analyzes problems; weighs relevance & accuracy of information; generates & evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations. </li> </ul> <br />INFORMATION FOR ICTAP/CTAP ELIGIBLES ONLY: If you are eligible for special priority selection under ICTAP/CTAP, you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles who are placed into Category B or higher will be considered "well-qualified".<br /><br />Click Application of Veterans Preference for Category Rating Jobs for more information.<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>You are not required to submit a document if it does not apply to you.</strong> <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 />- Veterans Documents (if applicable): To be considered as a 5-point preference eligible, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD214. Your DD-214 must show the type of discharge and dates of active duty. To claim 10-point preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214; an Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference, SF15; and the proof of entitlement of this preference which is normally an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs certifying to the present existence of the service-connected disability and indicating the percentage of your disability. (For active duty service members expecting honorable or general discharge or release within 120 days, click Active Duty ). Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference. For more information, go to: http: www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx<br /><br />- Displaced Employee Placement Documents – Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP or ICTAP eligibility.<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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