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Research Mining Engineer

Department Of Health And Human Services

This is a Full-time position in Spokane, WA posted April 8, 2021.

Overview Accepting applications Open & closing dates Opening and closing dates03/22/2021 to 04/12/2021 Service Competitive Pay scale & grade GS 13 Salary $92,143 to $124,539 per year Appointment type Permanent Work schedule Full-time Duties SummaryThe incumbent serves as a mining engineer with responsibility for developing the designs, plans and specifications to reduce occupational health and safety hazards within the mining industry.ResponsibilitiesConduct advanced mining engineering analysis and synthesis of systems used in experimental development studies.Develop methods and technologies to reduce the risk associated with workplace exposure and hazards within mining.Serve as technical advisor and consultant to internal and external customers for a wide range of mining health and safety issues.Analyze and prepare recommendations for complex aspects of studies which require more sophisticated methodology.Present results to the scientific community at professional meetings and conferences.Translate findings into reports and serve as primary author for peer-reviewed publications and presentations at scientific meetings.Travel RequiredOccasional travel
– You may be expected to travel up to 5% domestically in this position. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential None Requirements Conditions of EmploymentUS Citizenship is required.Background Investigation may be required.One-year probationary period may be required.Travel, transportation, and moving expenses will be paid: NoBargaining Unit Position: YesDrug Screening Required: NoResearch position: Yes: Since this is a research position, an evaluation of the scientific contributions, recognition and professional standing of the researcher as they relate to the position being filled will be made to determine qualifications.

Candidates should include all pertinent information regarding their research accomplishments, e.g.

list of publications and presentations.Promotion potential: Positions filled under this vacancy may be subject to the peer review process which may result in promotion potential.

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Promotion to the next grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.Supervisory position: NoTime in grade (TIG) must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

QualificationsBasic Qualification Requirements for Research Mining Engineer GS-0880-13: A degree in Engineering.

To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.ORCombination of education and experience –
– college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering.

The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:1.

Professional registration or licensure –
– Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT)1, or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.

Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration.

For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board’s eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.2.

Written Test –
– Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)2 examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.3.

Specified academic courses –
– Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A.

The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described above.4.

Related curriculum –
– Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions.

(The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)Minimum Qualifications:In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, applicants must have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level of in the Federal service as defined below:Specialized experience is experience which is directly related to the position which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) to successfully perform the duties of the position to include planning and conducting laboratory and field research investigations aimed at preventing or reducing injuries and fatalities in mining.Documenting Experience: In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description.

Experience that would not normally be part of the employee’s position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee’s supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment.

The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed.

It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee’s official personnel record.

In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).

Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the education requirements.

You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.

For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit:.Additional informationTo Remain An Active Duty USPHS Commissioned Corps OfficerJoin more than 6,500 highly qualified public health professionals as part of the U.S.

Public Health Service.

Overseen by the Surgeon General, you will be part of an elite and diverse team of professionals essential to public health leadership and exemplary clinical service.PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position with the Commissioned Corps, you are welcome to apply and receive a courtesy referral.

Note that a courtesy referral is not a competitive civil service process and does not provide civil service status for the selected employee.

Click Here for the comparison chart of Commissioned Corps ranks to civil service, which advises you on potential billet rankings.Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location CDC-wide.Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see ).Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP): For information on how to apply as an CTAP eligible see .

To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.To view the questionnaire, click on the following link:If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document(s), view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. Once the application process is complete, a review of the resume

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