Special Assistant

Mine Safety and Health Administration - Department of Labor

To qualify for this position, your application and resume must clearly show that you possess and meet the Specialized Experience requirement as defined below. Applicants must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-14, in the Federal service. Specialized Experience is the experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) to perform the duties of the position successfully, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Qualifying specialized experience includes all of the following: Planning, developing and implementing agency strategic plans and initiatives; Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with senior-level management within and outside Federal government; Evaluating data, identifying problems and issues, and formulating recommendations and/or solutions; Developing briefing/position papers, formal written reports and policies There is no educational substitution in lieu of specialized experience at the GS-15 grade level.
The U.S. Department of Labors Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) works to prevent death, illness, and injury from mining and promote safe and healthful workplaces for U.S. miners. The incumbent serves in the capacity of both Special Assistant and Advisor and as such maintains an awareness, of the status of all major program initiatives and goals, specifically technology, data, and policy. This position is outside the bargaining unit.