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Vacancy Details


Announcement Number:
Hiring Agency:
Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Position Title:
Director of Administration and Management
Open Period:
01/23/2019 - 02/26/2019


ES - 0340 00
USD $126,148 - USD $189,600
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full-Time
Promotion Potential:
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Arlington, VA, US
Telework Eligible:
For More Info:
Tania Burkley


Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
• Senior Executives
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
This is a re-advertisement for vacancy announcement number DOL-SES-MSHA-18-21.  Applicants who previously applied do not need to re-apply to be considered.
Security Clearance Required:
Appointment Type
Appointment Type Details:
Marketing Statement:
Opportunities are Open! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and you will help shape the workforce of tomorrow. DOL offers rewarding opportunities to contribute to a noble mission; to serve and protect American workers, prepare them for new and better jobs, and to ensure the safety and fairness of American workplaces.
The Department of Labor values its customers. Every DOL employee is responsible for delivering good customer service through accurate, courteous, efficient and effective transactions.
The mission of the U.S. Labor Department's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is to prevent injury, disease, and death from mining. MSHA pursues its mission by reducing hazardous exposures through enforcing compliance with mandatory safety and health standards; promoting effective training; encouraging adoption of new technologies and improved work practices; and, through its leadership, engaging with stakeholders in order to promote improved safety and health conditions.
Supervisory Position:
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Occasional travel - 25% or less.


The position of Director of Administration and Management is located in the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), U. S. Department of Labor (DOL). As the Director, the incumbent will provide planning, coordination and direction of a full range of administrative and management services in support of the Agency's mission to prevent injury, disease and death in the mining industry. The incumbent serves as the principal advisor for the Assistant Secretary on matters and policies pertaining to Office of Employee Safety and Health; Human Resources Management; Diversity Recruitment and Outreach; Acquisition Management; and Support Services Management. Maintains frequent contact with key officials in MSHA Headquarters and the Field to effect a coordinated management effort that will maximize the agency's effectiveness as a field-based inspection/enforcement agency.  Within the parameters of DOL/MSHA policy and program objectives, the Director exercises development and decision-making authority for new or revised administrative policy and procedure directives, and all matters involving internal program plans and operations that do not involve precedent setting policy or political implications.

Qualifications and Evaluations

The Department of Labor does not recognize academic degrees from schools that are not accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the Department of Education. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. 
Key Requirements:
  • Subject to a full-field security background investigation.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
  • Must complete 1 year SES probationary period, if not previously completed.
  • Must be able to maintain and maintain Secret Clearance
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Education Requirements:
    Candidates will be evaluated based upon their qualifications. In addition, applicants will be evaluated based upon their responses to the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).

    Candidates must possess technical and management experience and have developed the knowledge and skills required for effective performance of the specific duties of the position. Candidates must have had experience at a major management level (normally equivalent to the GS-15 level in the Federal service). All applications MUST separately address each of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) when applying on line. Responses to ECQ's must not exceed 10 pages. For additional guidance, applicants may visit the Office Of Personnel Management's Guide to Senior Executive Qualifications located at: Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide. Current/Former Career SES or SES Candidate Development Program graduates who have been certified by OPM MUST address the MTQ's, but need not address the ECQs. In order to successfully complete the online application process, you MUST input the term, "Noncompetitive Eligible" in the text boxes for each of the ECQs. You MUST submit a Standard Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action, that documents your SES Career appointment or a copy of your OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program Certificate.

    1. Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
    2. Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
    3. Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
    4. Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
    5. Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. For additional guidance, applicants may visit the Office Of Personnel Management's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications located at Applicants are encouraged to follow the Challenge, Context, Action, and Result model outlined in the guide.

    MANDATORY TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS (MTQs): In addition to the ECQs above, qualified applicants must possess the following four (4) technical qualifications which represent the experience required to perform the duties of this position. Proficiency in these technical qualifications MUST be clearly evident in your resume. MTQs include: 

    1. Knowledge of the human resources programs gained through extensive practical experience and/or education that enable's the incumbent to monitor, evaluate and meet the Agency’s human resources needs, goals and challenges.

    2. Knowledge of financial management and federal budget process gained through extensive practical experience and/or education that enable's the incumbent to monitor, evaluate and meet the Agency’s acquisition management needs, goals and challenges.

    3. Knowledge of the acquisitions management process through extensive practical experience and/or education that enable's the incumbent to monitor, evaluate and meet the Agency’s acquisition management needs, goals and challenges.

    4. Knowledge of facility management including GSA facility, and vehicle requirements.


    Benefits and Other Info

    The Department of Labor (DOL) offers a great benefit package to eligible employees. The benefit package includes but is not limited to health benefits, supplemental dental and vision plans, and flexible spending accounts. We offer a variety of employee benefit options, a family-friendly work environment, transit subsidy program, career assistance program, health services and fitness programs, access to LifeCare, a resource and referral service and more. Members of the Senior Executive Service accrue eight (8) hours of annual leave and four (4) hours of sick leave per pay period. For a comprehensive site about all federal benefits, please refer to OPM. For specific DOL benefits information, please refer to DOL BENEFITS.
    Other Information:

    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. For questions related to this prohibition, please contact the agency's point of contact listed in this vacancy announcement. Certain MSHA employees are required to file a financial disclosure report.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:
    Follow the 5 steps below to apply online to a Department of Labor (DOL) vacancy. Your application and ALL required supplemental documents must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to be considered. Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered. For more details, reference How To Apply Detailed Instructions. For help, refer to the Vacancy Contact on the announcement in the "Questions about this job" section. Save your information before the 60 MINUTE TIMEOUT or risk losing your information!
    STEP 1 - Create USAJOBS Account, including Resume and Saved Documents It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the MTQs and ECQs listed in the vacancy announcement.
    STEP 2 - Answer Vacancy Questions (DOORS) Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on, click on the title and proceed.
    STEP 3 - Submit Supplemental Documents Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" section of this vacancy. For details: click How to Submit Supplemental Documentation. If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission. To avoid this, submit documents (ex. undergraduate and graduate degree transcripts) as one document.
    STEP 4 - Review Application and click Finish
    STEP 5 - Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Close Date
    Required Documents:

    1. SF-50 documentation of career SES appointment or other Federal appointment (if applicable). 2. Certificate of completion of OPM certified SES candidate program (if applicable) 

    Next Steps:
    The Office of Executive Resources will review all applications to determine if applicants meet the mandatory technical qualifications of this position and the SES ECQs. Those who meet the qualifications will be referred to a panel of SES members for rating and ranking to determine the "best qualified" candidates. The panel will make a recommendation to the selecting official about the top candidates that he/she should interview. Once a selection is made, the selectee's application will be forwarded to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for approval by an OPM independent Qualifications Review Board, unless the selectee is a current SES executive or has successfully participated in an OPM approved SES Candidate Development Program. To check the status of your application: Click here. To sign up for Application Status Updates via email: Click Here.