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MSHA News Release: [08/02/2006]
Contact: Amy Louviere   Dirk Fillpot
Phone:    (202) 693-9406   (202) 693-9423
Release Number 06-1315-DEN


MSHA Seeks to Hire Mine Inspectors in Western States
Applicant Screenings Aug. 5 and 6 at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo.


GOLDEN, Colo. -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is continuing its efforts to hire new mine inspectors by conducting on-site applicant screenings at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden Colo., on August 5 and 6. Registration for all candidates begins at 7 a.m.

"MSHA is seeking motivated professionals dedicated to helping us to rid the U.S. mining industry of hazards that threaten the safety of working miners," said David G. Dye, acting administrator for mine safety and health. "We're looking for qualified people who can help us to continue to make safety the number one priority for the mining industry."

MSHA is the federal agency charged with inspection of mining operations nationwide for adherence to regulations designed to protect the safety and health of working miners. The agency is recruiting mine inspectors for general and electrical positions for the following MSHA locations: Mesa, Ariz.; Denver; Topeka, Kan.; Helena, Mont.; Rapid City, S.D.; Salt Lake City; and Green River, Wyo.

All persons attending the applicant screening should bring a completed resume and photo identification. Check the MSHA Web site at www.msha.gov to confirm the status of the screenings before traveling to the site.

Applicants will be notified of test results and selected candidates will participate in a two-year formal training program. Applicants must be able to efficiently perform arduous duties. Selected applicants at the GS-9 level will receive a starting salary of about $42,000 annually. For additional information, please visit the Inspector Career Intern Program Web site at www.msha.gov/Inspectors/InspectorsInternProgram.asp.

The applicant screenings are scheduled as follows:

Golden, Colo., Aug. 5 and 6, 7 a.m - Colorado School of Mines (Brown Building), 1600 Illinois St., 80401.


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