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U.S. Labor Department's MSHA seeks to hire mine inspectors for duty station in Price

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration announced the availability of additional coal mine inspector positions for the duty station in Price. Interested citizens should register and apply online through MSHA's Web site prior to the March 30 deadline.

"MSHA is seeking motivated professionals dedicated to helping our agency protect the health and safety of working miners," said Richard E. Stickler, assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and health. "We're looking for qualified people who will continue to make safety the number one priority for the mining industry."

Under the agency's ongoing Mine Inspector Career Trainee Program, MSHA will conduct on-site applicant screenings to test and interview registered applicants interested in all locations, including Price, where positions are available. Employment screenings will be held in Poteau, Okla., on April 20 and 21; Craig, Colo., on April 24 and 25; and Helper, Utah, on April 27 and 28. Space will be limited.

To register, go to and click on "Jobs at MSHA." Select vacancy announcement number MSHA-07-036-D9 (applicable for all screenings listed above) and follow the instructions for submitting an application. Reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis, which will be determined 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. Applications that do not include phone numbers, addresses, and/or information on citizenship and basic qualification requirements cannot be considered. Each applicant 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. They 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.

Inspector positions also are available in Craig, Delta and Denver, Colo.; Aztec, N.M.; McAlester, Okla.; and Gillette, Wyo.

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.

Emery County Republicans

The Emery County Republicans organizing convention will be held April 12 at 7 p.m. in the old courthouse room 207. Delegate registration will be from 6:15-6:55 p.m. Note the date correction.

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