Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Program Analyst in Lakewood, Colorado
The office is responsible for evaluating and providing assistance to enhance approved regulatory and Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) programs for Alaska, Colorado Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming performing oversight on the Crow Tribe's regulatory and AML programs, assisting in administering in the Federal regulatory program for mines in the state of Washington, and analyzing and recommending approval/disapproval of amendments to State and Tribal programs within the Region.
You will assist the Chief and Branch Manager in evaluating and providing assistance to enhance approved regulatory and Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) programs for Alaska, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming, performing oversight on the Crow Tribe's regulatory and AML programs, assisting in administering the Federal regulatory program for mines in the State of Washington, and analyzing and recommending action on amendments to State and Tribal programs within the Region. You will serve as a senior participant to assist the Chief and Branch Manager in developing strategies for the achievement of Division activities and planning improvements and assistance as necessary. You will provide technical assistance to the staff on matters relating to the development, implementation, and maintenance of coal mining regulatory and abandoned mine land programs. Conduct policy analysis and research; participate in administrative enforcement decisions and appeals. Analyze and review State regulatory program amendments and State and Tribe abandoned mine land reclamation plan amendments. Conduct State regulatory program oversight and evaluation; monitoring program effectiveness and resolving program controversies as required by SMCRA and OSMRE regulations; and servicing grants-in-aid activities. You will collect information, schedule, organize, and conduct assessment conferences in accordance with the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, regulations, and policy.
Conditions of Employment
You must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered to be qualified for the position. Applicant must possess one year of specialized experience with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position that are typically in or directly related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to the same or next lower grade level in the Federal service, or comparable pay band system. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Specialized Experience is defined as: Specialized experience for this position is work; - involving substantial professional analysis and advisory services to senior management on the evaluation of the effectiveness of government programs and operations, or the productivity and efficiency of the management of Federal agencies or both, requiring an in depth substantive nature of agency programs and activities; agency missions, policies, and objectives. - Experience includes: experience in providing technical assistance to staff on matters relating to the development, implementation, and maintenance of coal mining regulatory and abandoned mine land programs; such work involves analyzing and reviewing State regulatory program amendments and State and Tribe abandoned mine land reclamation plan amendments including extremely complex environmental, technical, and procedural issues; conducting State regulatory program oversight and evaluation; conducting review, analysis, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of the implementation of a regulatory program on Tribal lands; experience also involves monitoring and resolving matters involving significant or controversial program issues, both within and outside the agency. Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. For more information, please click on: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-ADMIN You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies." Time-in-grade restrictions apply. Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade requirements contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart 5. 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. IMPORTANT: Human Resources is not permitted to "read between the lines," make assumptions about, or infer what duties you performed in your work history. To ensure that we can credit your experience, we recommend that you update your resume to specifically address the duties described above. One year of experience refers to full-time work. Your resume must include the number of hours worked per week.
There is no substitute of education for specialized experience at this grade level.
REMOTE TELEWORK: OSMRE has determined that the duties ARE not suitable for remote work and requires the selectee to perform work at the duty location stated in this vacancy announcement. TELEWORK: OSMRE has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework at supervisor's discretion. E-Verify: DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit https://www.e-verify.gov/ Department of Interior (DOI) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) procedures apply in filling this vacancy. CTAP or ICTAP applicants must be determined to be well-qualified for this position in order to receive special selection priority. To be well-qualified, a CTAP or ICTAP applicant must meet the following: OPM qualification requirements for the position, all selective factors, where applicable; special OPM approved qualifying conditions for the position; is physically qualified with reasonable accommodation, where appropriate, to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry; and receives a rating of at least 85 on the questionnaire. CTAP/ICTAP Documentation: If you are applying under CTAP or ICTAP, you MUST submit proof of eligibility under 5 CFR 330.602(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent performance rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. Financial Disclosure: Candidates for employment are required to submit a "Statement of Financial Interests." Selectee will be required to file Forms OGE 450 and DI 1993 upon entrance on the job and annually thereafter to avoid any conflict of employment and financial interests. Every OSMRE employee is prohibited from owning any direct or indirect financial interest in a coal mining operation, in accordance with 30 CFR 706. The financial interest of an OSMRE employee's spouse, minor child or relative living with the employee is imputed to the employee. A new employee owning any interest in coal mining operations will be required to divest themselves of the interest. This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral. Physical Demands: Although a large portion of the work is performed in an office setting, the incumbent will occasionally visit mine reclamation sites to evaluate conditions, determine and ensure the consistency of program evaluation, and meet with colleagues and mine operators. Site visits may require driving, walking, and climbing over rough terrain. Work Environment: Most of the work is performed in a normal office environment. Field work may be performed at both active and inactive mine sites; involving moderate risks and discomforts associated with travel by helicopter and small plane, commercial air and ground transportation, climbing over rough terrain, and potential exposure to inclement weather. Follows required safety precautions and, where necessary, will be required to use personal protective equipment.This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate