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MSHA News Release: [07/10/2007]
Contact: Dirk Fillpot          Amy Louviere
Phone:    (202) 693-9406   (202) 693-9423
Release Number 07-1019-DEN

U.S. Labor Department's MSHA seeks to hire mine inspectors for positions in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming
Applicant screening for all duty stations to take place August 4 and 5 in Golden, Colo.

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 positions for duty stations in Mesa, Ariz.; Denver, Colo.; Topeka, Kan.; Helena, Mont.; Rapid City, S.D.; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Green River, Wyo.

MSHA will conduct applicant screenings in Golden, Colo., on August 4 and 5 to test and interview registered applicants interested in any of the position locations. Space will be limited. Interested citizens should register and apply online through MSHA's Web site prior to the July 20 deadline.

These screenings, to be conducted under the agency's ongoing Mine Inspector Career Trainee Program, are for general and electrical positions.

"MSHA is 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."

To register, go to and click on "Jobs at MSHA." Select vacancy announcement number MSHA-07-070-CO-RM 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 in applying 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, 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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