MSHA puts out another mine inspector call

AS PART of its continued efforts to increase the size of its inspection workforce, the US Mine Safety and Health Administration has scheduled an employment screening event this week in Nevada.

Donna Schmidt

The screenings will take place on August 11 and 12 at the University of Nevada-Reno, kicking off at 7am each day. Interested individuals will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis at the Schulich Lecture Hall, the agency said this week.

Much like the screening held in Colorado earlier this month, the event is recruiting for specific offices: Anchorage, Alaska; Redlands and Vacaville, California; Boise, Idaho; Boulder City and Elko, Nevada; Albany, Oregon; and Kent, Washington.

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

MSHA said the individual results of the testing administered during the two-day event would be reported back to each applicant; those selected will enter the agency at a GS-9 level with a starting annual salary of $US42,000.

All selected individuals will also be required to complete a two-year training program.

For further information on the screening, visit the MSHA website.

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