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Mine Safety and Health Administration Technical Information Specialist in Beaver, West Virginia

Summary This position is located in the Technical Information Center and Library (TICL) at the national Mine Health and Safety Academy. The TICL provides in-house and electronic information nationally and internationally to the mining community. This position is INSIDE the Bargaining Unit. Responsibilities The responsibilities described are for the GS-11/full performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope performed with less independence, and limited complexity. Responsible for responding to reference requests related to mine health and safety for the public, industry and MSHA Personnel. Conducts considerable analysis to determine the specific research area and the types of information that will most directly meet the needs of the patron. Determines appropriate vendors, arranging for review of materials, and preparing relevant procurement documentation as required by the Department of Labor Standards. Searches TICL and Agency databases to identify relevant technical reports, data, or statistics necessary for ongoing projects or requests. Works independently to identify material relative to patron questions and to dissimulate this information most effectively and efficiently. Responsible for the TICL journal collection, this includes coordinating and overseeing the procurement processes related to all TICL subscriptions for hard copy and electronic journal material. Analyzes the technical content and assign appropriate terms from the authorized thesaurus to describe the material and facilitate retrieval. Previews current periodicals and other source material, both printed and electronic, to identify materials relevant to the information needs of Library patrons prior to recommendation for inclusion in the collection of the TICL Oversees the historical artifact collection of the National Mine Health and Safety Academy. This requires establishing and overseeing security measures and operational standards for the use and display of this material. Responsible for the preservation, organization, and indexing of this special collection utilizing specialized mining terminology and TICL systems. Designs and maintains historical and informational exhibits for display at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy as necessary to support special programs and initiatives of the Agency. Requirements Conditions of Employment Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen. Appointment to this position may require a background investigation. Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met. Candidate required to obtain the necessary security/investigation level. Notification Concerning COVID-19 Vaccinations. As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal executive branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to submit documentation of proof of vaccination or to be in the process of requesting an exception to the vaccination requirement before appointment or onboarding with the agency. The agency will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation can be accepted and how you can request to be considered for a legally required exception from this requirement. Currently, implementation and enforcement of Executive Order 14043 has been suspended pursuant to an injunction pending further litigation. Applicants must meet all legal and regulatory requirements. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements. Qualifications Basic Requirements: Education: A full 4-year course of study that meets all the requirements for a bachelor's degree with major study in the subject-matter field of the position to be filled. ORExperience: Four years of experience that provided a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, and terminology of a discipline or subject-matter field; an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; and where appropriate, ability to read and comprehend nontechnical material in one or more foreign languages. Such experience must have been equivalent to that which would have been gained through a 4-year college curriculum. GS-07:In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants for positions at grades GS-7 and above must have the amounts of education and/or experience required for the grade level as shown below. Experience must have demonstrated the ability to perform, supervise, or direct one or more of the functional areas of work covered by this series; to understand the concepts, theories, new developments, and co-relationship of information in related fields; and to maintain up-to-date information on the state of the art. You must also have 1 year of experience equivalent to the GS-05 level performing the following duties: Evaluating patron requests to provide appropriate technical reports, database queries, and library electronic resources to meet requesters needs;Experience with library information services andUsing established techniques and requirements of an integrated library system and familiarity with commonly accepted concepts, standard methods and principles of Library of Congress cataloging procedures. OR You may substitute successful completion of one year of full-time graduate education for the experience required at the GS-7 level. This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university and demonstrate the skills necessary to do the work of the position. Check with your school to determine how many credit hours comprise a year of graduate education. If that information is not available, use 18 semester or 27 quarter hours. OR You may also substitute superior academic achievement for the experience required at the GS-7 level. You must have completed the requirements for a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, class standing in the upper third of a graduating class or major subdivision, or membership in a national scholastic honor society. GS-09:In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants for positions at grades GS-7 and above must have the amounts of education and/or experience required for the grade level as shown below. Experience must have demonstrated the ability to perform, supervise, or direct one or more of the functional areas of work covered by this series; to understand the concepts, theories, new developments, and co-relationship of information in related fields; and to maintain up-to-date information on the state of the art. You must also have 1 year of experience equivalent to the GS-07 level performing the following duties: Providing information technology support services to improve practices, processes or procedures and providing responses to frequently asked reference questions;Using a prescribed thesaurus for indexing and rules governing changes to vocabulary, cataloging rules used by an organization or the structure and content of internal databases; andIndependently performing assignments involving the categorization, summarization, or location of scientific, technical, or other specialized information. OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to the position. GS-11:In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants for positions at grades GS-7 and above must have the amounts of education and/or experience required for the grade level as shown below. Experience must have demonstrated the ability to perform, supervise, or direct one or more of the functional areas of work covered by this series; to understand the concepts, theories, new developments, and co-relationship of information in related fields; and to maintain up-to-date information on the state of the art. You must also have 1 year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 level performing the following duties: Cataloging, classifying and processing of library collections;Coordinating and conducting extensive reviews of literature on various subjects;Organization, accessing and disseminating information; andEvaluating new technologies and new electronic information systems. OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent) related to the position. Education If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information. 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. If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information. Additional Information Persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or have speech disabilities, please dial 711 to access telecommunications relay services. 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 can participate and contribute to their full potential. 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 that 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. Certain MSHA employees are required to file a financial disclosure report. For questions, please contact the vacancy contact on this announcement. Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES Position Telework eligibility is determined by management based on position duties during the recruitment process. Employee participation in telework on a routine or situational basis is determined by management primarily based on business needs. Employees participating in telework are subject to the terms and conditions of the Department of Labor’s Telework Program.

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