Supervisory Electrical Engineer Job in SOUTH PARK, PA

Vacancy No. DE-18-PHIL-MSHA-0030 Department Mine Safety and Health Administration
Salary $105,769.00 to $137,500.00 Grade 14 to 14
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 5/24/2018 Close Date 6/23/2018
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Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 05/24/2018 to 06/23/2018

  • Salary

    $105,769 to $137,500 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 14

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full time

  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Announcement number


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  • Duties



    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.
    This position is located in the Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Adminsitration, Pittsburgh Safety & Health Technology Center (PSHTC), South Park, PA. The PSHTC conducts in-mine studies to maintain the health and safety of miners; participates in accident investigations; assists in mine emergency operations; issues approvals for mine seal designs meeting established standards; reviews mining plans; and operates analytical and calibration laboratories in support of the MSHA enforcement programs.

    - This position is at the full performance level.

    - This position is outside the bargaining unit.

    - Additional selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.

    - PCS Expenses will not be reimbursed.

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    Plans, directs, and administers major programs concerning the full range of electrical systems and equipment that affect occupational safety in the nation's mining and tunneling industries. Proposes and initiates a wide variety of electrical engineering studies and electrical systems investigations. Proposes and initiates reports, documentations, manuscripts, and publications relating to investigations and studies performed by the Division. Prepares, presents, and executes responsibilities for financial, administrative, and related management of the Division's operations. Chairs the MSHA's research review committee which develops MSHA's short and long­range electrical research policies and programs. Represents MSHA in a variety of governmental and non-governmental meetings and committees as a principle safety specialist, and a technical expert in the develop­ment of electrical power systems for the mining industry.

    Supervises a group of professional and nonprofessional employees who provide engineering services in the areas of Power, Control Communications and Monitoring. Supervisory Electrical Engineer, GS-85O-14 Mine Electrical Systems Division Bruceton Safety Technology Center. Supervises and directs the activities of employees involved in investigating mine electrical systems and equipment; the conduct of applied research studies in mine electrical systems areas; and in the provision of consulting services to industry and other government agencies. Supervises and directs activities concerned with the administrative management functions of the Division. Ensures that the appropriate records are kept, estimates and plans are prepared, and that the Division accomplishes its activi­ties within its operating budget. Ensures proper reporting procedures are followed on all personal and vehicle accidents. Incumbent assigns work, provides for or causes training; reviews completed activities for adequacy and accuracy, rates performance, approves leave, and performs all other supervisory responsibilities related to subordinate employees.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 10% Travel Required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    U.S. Citizens; ICTAP and CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area of South Park, PA. Also being advertised as job announcement #MS-18-PHIL-MSHA-0040 for status applicants. To be considered for each, apply to BOTH jobs.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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