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MSHA News Release: [08/07/2006]
Contact: Amy Louviere   Dirk Fillpot
Phone:    (202) 693-9406   (202) 693-9423
Release Number 06-1324-SAN (SF-101)

MSHA Looks to Reno, Nev. for New Mine Inspectors
Applicant Screenings Aug. 11 and 12 to fill jobs in West

SAN FRANCISCO - 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 University of Reno-Nevada in Reno Nev., on Aug. 11 and 12, 2006. Registration for all candidates begins at 7 a.m.

"We're interested in hiring individuals who want to dedicate themselves to our mission and help us eliminate hazards that threaten working miners," said David G. Dye, acting administrator 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."

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 in Anchorage, Alaska; Redlands and Vacaville, Calif.; Boise, Idaho.; Boulder City and Elko, Nev.; Albany, Ore.; and Kent, Wash.

All persons attending the applicant screening should bring a completed resume and photo identification. Check the MSHA Web site at 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

The applicant screenings are scheduled as follows:

Reno, Nev. on Aug. 11 and 12, at 7 a.m. at the University of Reno-Nevada
(Schulich Lecture Hall), 9th and Virginia St., 89557.

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