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MSHA News Release: [06/19/2007]
Contact: Dirk Fillpot          Amy Louviere
Phone:    (202) 693-9406   (202) 693-9423
Release Number 07-883-PHI


U.S. Labor Department's MSHA seeks to hire mine inspectors for duty stations in New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia
Applicant screening for all locations to be held in Charlottesville, Va.


ARLINGTON, Va. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) today announced the availability of additional metal and nonmetal mine inspector (general and electrical) positions for duty stations in Manchester, N.H.; Albany and Geneva, N.Y.; Warrendale and Wyomissing, Pa.; and Charlottesville, Va. Interested citizens should register and apply online through MSHA's Web site prior to the July 2 deadline.

"We're looking for qualified people who can help us to continue to make safety the number one priority for the mining industry," said Richard E. Stickler, assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and health. "This agency needs individuals who want to dedicate themselves to our mission and help us eliminate hazards that threaten working miners."

Under the agency's ongoing Mine Inspector Career Trainee Program, MSHA will conduct a screening in Charlottesville, Va., on July 14 and 15 to test and interview registered applicants interested in any of the position locations.

To register, go to www.msha.gov and click on "Jobs at MSHA." Select vacancy announcement number MSHA-07-061-VA-NE and follow the instructions for submitting an application. Reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis, which will be determined by the dates applications are received and processed through the Web site.

Applicants should indicate the locations for which they are interested and whether or not they are claiming veteran's preference. Incomplete applications that do not include phone numbers, addresses, and information on citizenship and basic qualification requirements cannot be considered. Each participant should bring photo identification and a complete resume to the applicant screening.

All applicants will be notified of test results. Selected candidates will participate in a formal two-year training program. Successful candidates should be able to perform arduous duties and can expect a starting annual salary of about $43,000. In addition to a 40-hour workweek with generous annual, sick and holiday leave, selected candidates are offered health, life and long-term care insurance; a stable retirement program, including a tax-deferred savings plan; travel reimbursement; and flexible spending accounts for medical and dental expenses.


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