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Program Manager (Field Office Director)

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Posted Thursday, January 12, 2023

Position Details: These two positions are located within the Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior Regions 1 & 2 located in Green Tree, PA, and Charleston, WV. At the full performance level (GS-15) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following: 1. Provide advice, counsel, and instruction to employees on work and administrative issues regarding the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) across the Field Office’s area of operations, Regions 1 & 2, and Bureau-wide. 2. Develop and implement program policies, plans, guidelines, proposals, processes, and recommendations on cross-functional lines for which the OSM is authorized and funded by statute to administer and enforce. 3. Implement plans and initiatives to achieve the mission and policy objectives of OSM. 4. Formulate, interpret, and communicate long-range goals, principles, policies, and objectives for delegated services and programs. 5. Plan and evaluate work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of work according to staff availability and OSM’s mission. 6. Manage short- and long-range planning activities that include multi-year work plans (such as budget, planning needs, monitoring expenditures, and preparing justifications for budget requests), that are the products of subordinate organizational projects/programs. 7. As the management sponsor for focus areas of the Regions 1 & 2 strategic plan, you will develop priorities for effective use of resources, ensuring resources are allocated appropriately and goals of the plan are met. 8. Consult with key managers and stakeholders to ensure that all implications are identified, weighed, and considered in study and discussion of effective and efficient resource use and distribution. The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has determined that the duties of these positions are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. Salary Information: Charleston, WV – $136,908 – $177,978 per annum. Green Tree, PA – $141,456 – $183,500 per annum. First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level. Minimum Qualification Requirements: To qualify for this position you must meet the Specialized Experience for the grade to which you are applying. Specialized Experience To qualify for the GS-15, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience: 1) Providing senior-level managerial oversight of State or Federal laws and regulations related to mining operations and reclamation of lands impacted by mining, to include: advising, consulting, and gaining cooperation and participation from state and local entities, citizen groups, and the industry. 2) Providing senior-level management and direction over a variety of professional, technical, and administrative fields that implement, or operate under statutorily authorized environmental programs (e.g., Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA), Clean Water Act (CWA), National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA)). 3) Developing, implementing, and monitoring policy, legislation, regulations, and guidelines associated with reclamation of abandoned sites or mining operations. 4) Resolving employee grievances, counseling, and disciplining staff members. 5) Reviewing and analyzing the efficiency and effectiveness of programs, practices, policies, and regulations, and identifying matters requiring corrective action. MUST MEET ALL Driver’s License Requirement: Please note: You may be required to operate a government vehicle, to complete assigned tasks i.e. site visits, field research, etc.; therefore, you must be able to obtain and maintain a valid state driver’s license.

How to Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/697815600

Environmental Engineer

Usibelli Coal Mine

Posted Thursday, January 12, 2023

Position Details: Duties and Responsibilities: Participates in regulatory agency inspections and investigations to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations. Conducts environmental effects assessments. Works with mining production, permitting, laboratory, reclamation, and maintenance staff to ensure compliance and mitigate environmental hazards. Frequent communications with regulators, mining personnel, and other stakeholders. Prepares reports for compliance with permits and environmental regulations. Oversees field supervision of non-mining-related projects. Perform other duties as assigned. Experience, Skills & Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in environmental, mining, civil engineering, environmental science, or related field with five (5) years of experience. Possess a valid Alaska Driver’s License. Above-average computer skills. Must be able to work independently after task training by senior environmental staff. Excellent written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal skills required. Must possess interpersonal skills with the ability to work in an industrial environment. Must pass a post-offer physical and drug test. Salary & Benefits: This is a full-time, salaried position with competitive compensation commensurate with education and experience and competitive benefits package that includes vacation, retirement, and medical/dental/life insurance. Please send your application and resume to: Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc. Attn: Human Resources P.O. Box 1000 Healy, Alaska 99743.

How to Apply: http://www.usibelli.com/company/jobs

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