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Vacancy Details

Grade: 13

1 Select the one answer that best describes your educational/experience background to meet the basic qualifications requirements for the Mine Safety and Health, GS-13, position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet any of the education and/or experience /education combination options above.

Grade: 14

1 Select the one answer that best describes your educational/experience background to meet the basic qualifications requirements for the Mine Safety and Health, GS-14, position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet any of the education and/or experience /education combination options above.

Grade: All Grades

1 Where did you learn about this Department of Labor job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • DOL Website
  • USAJOBS
  • DOL Employee (former or current)
  • Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Friend or Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  • Government Recruitment at School
  • Other
  • Email recruitment communication
2 I understand that job titles alone are not sufficient to determine whether or not I meet the minimum qualification requirements. I understand that if I am qualifying based on experience, my resume must include specific duties that I have performed related to the specialized experience requirements contained in the "Qualifications Required" section of this announcement. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire vacancy announcement in order to ensure compliance with all requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Select all the responses that describe the methods and sources you have used to gather mine safety and health information or data to solve a complex problem. Answer to this question is required
  • Case law or legal documents
  • Consensus Standards (such as NEC, IEEE, ANSI, ACGIH, SAE, etc.)
  • Fact-finding interviews
  • Government regulations
  • Hazard investigations
  • Mine history profile databases
  • Organizational policy manuals
  • Research websites
  • Technical case studies
  • Technical periodicals or professional association journals
  • None of the above
4 From the following list, select all of the certifications or licenses that you currently hold (check all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Associate Safety Professional (ASP)
  • Certified Assistant Mine Foreman
  • Certified Associate Industrial Hygienist (CAIH)
  • Certified Blaster
  • Certified Mine Examiner
  • Certified Mine Foreman
  • Engineer in Training (EIT)
  • Licensed/Certified Journeyman Electrician
  • Licensed/Certified Master Electrician
  • Qualified/Certified Mine Electrician
  • None of the above
5 From the list below, select all the responses that best describe situations you have encountered in either your current position or past employment (check all that apply).? Answer to this question is required
  • Performed mine safety and health team investigations.
  • Maintained mine safety and health contacts, actively engaged the cooperation of internal and external stakeholders
  • Anticipated and met the needs of clients and customers.
  • Implemented a special project or an unanticipated task, by analyzing the problem, developing alternative solutions, and emphasizing new approaches, and carries out these special projects in a timely manner
  • None of the above
6 Select those subjects where your technical expertise is considered authoritative. [i.e., you: prepared/presented results of research on issues related to the topic; advised on or prepared regulatory advisory opinions/recommendations; were consulted to provide expert technical advice/assistance/testimony; presented technical information at meetings/seminars; been a major participant in investigations related to the topic; OR were a technical contributor to published information on the topic.] Answer to this question is required
  • Accident investigation
  • Chemical processing
  • Electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution systems and equipment
  • Examinations for and reporting of hazards
  • Explosives
  • Fall protection
  • Fire prevention or protection
  • Ground control (surface)
  • Impoundments
  • Industrial hygiene/health sampling (methane, noise, dust, radiation, asbestos, heavy metals, etc.)
  • Mine emergency and evacuation planning and preparation/mine rescue
  • Miner Training
  • Mining machinery and permissibility
  • Surface and underground haulage,loading and dumping systems
  • Ventilation (mine)
  • None of the above
7 Select from the list all of the types of scientific/analytical equipment that you have used. Answer to this question is required
  • Gas chromatograph
  • Mass spectrometer
  • Digital photography equipment
  • Infrared spectrophotometer
  • Distillation equipment
  • Sound level meter
  • Velometer Calipers and Micrometers
  • Stop Time meters for presses
  • Pocket penetromer
  • Electric test equipment
  • Engineering Rod
  • Sheave gauges
  • Chain wear gauges
  • None of the above
8 Select the response that best describes your level of safety and health experience in analyzing data, interpreting facts, drawing logical conclusions, and making recommendations for environments characterized by unsafe work processes, high potential for mishaps, and difficult, costly abatements. Answer to this question is required
  • At work, with supervision, guidance, or as part of a team, I have analyzed data, interpreted facts, drawn logical conclusions, and making recommendations on control measures for environments characterized by unsafe work processes, high potential for mishaps, and difficult, costly abatements.
  • I have independently analyzed data, interpreted facts, drawn logical conclusions, and made recommendations on control measures for environments characterized by unsafe work processes, high potential for mishaps, and difficult, costly abatements.
  • I have led a team in analyzing data, interpreting facts, drawing logical conclusions, and developing recommendations on control measures for environments characterized by unsafe work processes, high potential for mishaps, and difficult, costly abatements.
  • None of the above.
9 Select all responses to the following statement that apply to your experience communicating with others orally (check all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Conducting and/or facilitating group discussions.
  • Conducting and/or facilitating formal meetings.
  • Interviewing people to elicit facts or obtain information.
  • Consulting or advising on mine safety and health issues.
  • Communicating results of evaluations or reviews.
  • Presenting complex, technical information adapted to the audience‚Äôs level of expertise.
  • Participating in education or training programs requiring oral presentation.
  • Providing instructions, training, and advice to other professional employees.
  • Presenting new regulations, policies, or programs in a public setting.
  • Testifying in mining-related court cases as a witness under oath, subject to examination by attorneys.
  • None of the above.
10 Indicate the written products you have prepared as a regular and recurring part of your job. (select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Issue/position papers that included analysis and recommendations.
  • Responses to internal and external stakeholders on complex or controversial technical issues.
  • Policy statements and guidance.
  • Organizational assessments.
  • Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives.
  • Recommendations for solutions to policy or reporting problems.
  • None of the above.
11 Select all responses to the following statement that apply to your experience. I have had experience communicating with others by: Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitating meetings.
  • Interviewing people.
  • Consulting with and advising industry, management, labor, the general public, and other groups on safety and health issues.
  • Communicating results of evaluations of compliance reviews.
  • Making formal and informal oral presentations to internal and external groups.
  • Presenting complex, technical information to persons unfamiliar with the subject.
  • Participating in education or training programs requiring oral presentation.
  • None of the above.
12 Select all responses to the following statement that apply to your experience orally communicating with others regarding complicated or controversial information (check all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Conducting and/or facilitating group discussions with groups within my organization or company.
  • Conducting and/or facilitating discussions with groups or organizations with which I do not typically interact.
  • Interviewing people to elicit facts or obtain information.
  • Consulting or advising on mine safety and health issues.
  • Communicating results of evaluations or reviews.
  • Presenting complex, technical information to persons unfamiliar with the subject.
  • Educating, training, or participating in apprenticeship programs to assist others.
  • Providing expert testimony or technical advice related to court or procedural hearings on behalf of your organization.
  • None of the above.
13 Which of the following best reflects your highest level of experience working cooperatively and collaboratively with others within the mining industry? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have prior experience of this nature.
  • I have worked on a team or group with my peers, each designated with a distinctly separate role.
  • I have worked on a team or group with individuals from different divisions, organizations, or offices and have guided others to work effectively in a team environment.
  • I have worked with a team or group on many occasions to achieve goals by sharing or integrating ideas, knowledge, information, resources, and responsibility.
  • I have led a team or group to achieve goals by sharing or integrating ideas, knowledge, information, resources, and responsibility.