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MSHA News Release: [07/10/2007]
Contact: Dirk Fillpot          Amy Louviere
Phone:    (202) 693-9406   (202) 693-9423
Release Number 07-1018-PHI


U.S. Labor Department's MSHA seeks to hire mine inspectors for positions in New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia
Applicant screening for all duty stations to take place July 21 and 22 in Morgantown, Pa.


ARLINGTON, Va. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is continuing its efforts to hire new metal and nonmetal mine inspectors by conducting applicant screenings July 21 and 22 at the Holiday Inn Morgantown, 6170 Morgantown Road, Morgantown, Pa.

Under the agency's ongoing Mine Inspector Career Trainee Program, MSHA is recruiting for general and electrical positions in Manchester, N.H.; Albany and Geneva, N.Y.; Warrendale and Wyomissing, Pa.; and Charlottesville, Va. Interested citizens who have not previously registered via MSHA's Web site are welcome to attend, subject to space availability. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. and testing will begin at 8 a.m. EDT.

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.

"MSHA is interested in hiring individuals who want to dedicate themselves to our mission and help us eliminate hazards that threaten working miners," said Richard E. Stickler, assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and health. "This agency needs motivated professionals eager to help us continue to protect the mining industry's number one resource - miners."

Everyone attending the screenings should bring a completed resume and photo identification. Check MSHA's Web site at www.msha.gov to confirm the status of the screenings before traveling to the site.

All applicants will be notified of test results. Selected candidates will participate in a formal two-year training program, 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.

For additional information, please visit MSHA's Inspector Career Trainee Program Web pages at www.msha.gov/Inspectors/InspectorsInternProgram.asp.


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