SummaryThis position is located in the Department of Labor (DOL), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Directorate of Administration and Management (A&M), Management Services Division.Incumbent serves as the Chief for the Property, Fleet, Security, Communications and Preparedness Branch.This position is outside the bargaining unit.ResponsibilitiesThe incumbent serves as the supervisor for implementation and operation of policies and procedures governing security, access control, risk assessments; property management; communications management, and preparedness. Provides staff-level guidance and assistance in the development of plans designed to protect and support critical capabilities, assets, and activities for MSHA. Responsible for Branch staff management, budgets, and procurement of support materials. Coordinates life-cycle management of existing equipment and fielding of new equipment in programs. Coordinates and assists in developing plans and surveys for MSHA. Identifies critical assets and the risk to the assets, formulates risk management response plans, establishes processes to monitor, and reporting changes to operational status to senior leaders. Collects and evaluates data pertinent to the management of property. Serves as one of the Agency IT Liaisons in charge of MSHA's current operations with regard to hardware purchase, FOIA IT investigations, manage current software pushes for phones and general applications. Video Teleconference Agency Liaison, coordinating all Departmental and Agency actions. Serves as the Agency SecurityOfficer for IT security matters.Directs and supervises the Property, Fleet, Security, Communications, andPreparedness Branch comprised of approximately 5-9 employees who are responsible for providing support and expertise for MSHA wide activities. Approves or disapproves leave. Identifies personnel requirements, interviews candidates, and recommends selection for filling vacancies. Makes recommendations for awards and recognition of employees in special recognition programs. Assesses employee training needs and ensures employees complete the appropriate levels of training in accordance withDepartment of Labor requirements. Provides necessary direction, instructions, and guidance to the staff through formal plans to set and adhere to directed performance elements and annual Individual Development Plans. Counsels subordinates on a quarterly basis and provides annual written performance evaluations. Supervises the work of subordinates, sets goals and objectives for accomplishing projects, establishing work, and enforces deliverables. Assigns work based on priorities, requirements, and capabilities of subordinates; reviews work for timeliness, thoroughness, and technical quality. Rejects unacceptable work products and counsels employees on improvement. Manages employee time and attendance records and travel approval. Hears employee grievance or serious complaints. Ensures effective implementation of EEO and all other special emphasis programs.RequirementsConditions of EmploymentMust be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.Candidate required to obtain the necessary security/investigation level.Subject to financial disclosure requirements.Requires supervisory probationary period if requirement has not been met.Requires a valid drivers license.Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection.Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50.Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements.You may not be aware, but in the regulations for agency ethics programs, there are requirements for supervisors. Section 2638.103 of Title 5 of the CFR states:Every supervisor in the executive branch has a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. It is imperative that supervisors serve as models of ethical behavior for subordinates. Supervisors have a responsibility to help ensure that subordinates are aware of their ethical obligations under the Standards of Conduct and that subordinates know how to contact agency ethics officials. Supervisors are also responsible for working with agency ethics officials to help resolve conflicts of interests and enforce government ethics laws and regulations, including those requiring certain employees to file financial disclosure reports. In addition, supervisors are responsible, when requested, for assisting agency ethics officials in evaluating potential conflicts of interest and identifying positions subject to financial disclosure requirements.QualificationsApplicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-13, in the Federal Service.Specialized experience is defined as: Directing a team providing diverse programs and/or services; developing work and performance plans, establishing clear priorities in holding staff accountable in completing assignments within deadlines; knowledge in planning, directing and coordinating program activities related to property, fleet, security, communications and preparedness; developing new or modified administrative program policies, regulations, goals or objectives; analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of program operations and meeting established goals and objectives. Experience demonstrating knowledge of administrative laws, policies, regulations, and precedents applicable to the administration of programs; possessing oral and communication skills.EducationThere is no substitution of education for experience for this position.Additional InformationDOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential.All MSHA employees and their spouses, and minor children are prohibited by regulation from having any interest, direct or indirect, in any mine or mining company which may be directly affected by the work of MSHA through its investigations, technical research, or other activities. These interests are prohibited under the Department of Labor's Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct Regulations at 5 CFR 5201.105. Certain MSHA employees are required to file a financial disclosure report. For questions, please contact the vacancy contact on this announcement.Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION, ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION, FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEESPosition Telework eligibility is determined by management based on position duties during the recruitment process. Employee participation in telework on a routine or situational basis is determined by management primarily based on business needs. Employees participating in telework are subject to the terms and conditions of the Department of Labor’s Telework Program.