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This position is located in the Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances (OSRV). The incumbent of this position will serve as the Docket Management Specialist who will oversee daily activities required for maintenance of MSHA's rulemaking docket and file records.
This position has promotion potential to 12. Promotion Potential: There is no obligation to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions are dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and supervisory approval.
- Manage active rulemaking dockets. Ensure that files are processed according to established procedures. Review, identify and research the accuracy, timeliness and quality of data entered into the docket.
- Works cooperatively with regulatory specialists and the Office of Solicitor to ensure a complete and accurate certified index of record is available for court filing as required.
- Manages the rulemaking docket to maintain current and archival records. Disposes of records in accordance with MSHA’s record disposition schedule.
- Monitors public comments submitted using the Regulations.gov, email, and mail and hand delivery. The incumbent reviews and analyzes the comments for timeliness, inappropriate content and possible duplicates, and makes recommendations to management. Ensures the timely posting of all regulatory documents on Regulations.gov and on MSHA’s website. Assigns specific document numbers for regulatory documents posted on the MSHA’s website. Ensures regulatory documents posted to Regulations.gov and MSHA’s website are identical. Limiting the number of documents that are withdrawn from the rulemaking docket. Notifies the Director and the Deputy of any requests for hearings or extensions of the comment period.
- Actively participates in the rulemaking process by securing meeting places and obtaining court reporters for public meetings and hearings. As required, attend public meetings and hearings to ensure smooth flow of meetings and all logistical matters. Ensuring that all hearing/meeting rooms are set up properly, the court reporter is on time, and audio/visual equipment is available.
- Maintains public hearing/meeting speakers’ list.
- Process requests for information and records under the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act (FOIA/PA), this requires the incumbent to research, analyze, and evaluate data for response to information requests.
- Redact documents pursuant to applicable FOIA exemptions, including privacy, and copying of documents.