Supervisory Workers' Compensation Specialist

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Philadelphia, PA
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U.S. Department of Labor Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

This position is located in the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation, Branch of Fiscal Operations and Technical Support. DCMWC is responsible for developing, establishing, and overseeing implementation of the operational program policies, regulations, and procedures necessary for the administration of DOL responsibilities under the Title IV, Part B and C of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1969, as amended.


  • This position is outside the bargaining unit.
  • Based on agency needs, additional positions may be filled using this vacancy.
  • This is not a remote work position. The selectee will report to an assigned DOL office location on a regular basis and is eligible for participation in telework as determined by management in accordance with DOL policy.
  • Possible duty locations include: Boston, MA; Charleston, WV; Chicago, IL; Cleveland, OH; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Johnston, PA; Mt. Pleasant, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Kansas Citiy, MO; Lakewood, CO; Long Beach, CA; San Francisco, CA; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Norfolk, VA; Washington, DC; Seattle, WA; Pikeville, KY

For GS-15:

  • Responsible for the overall administration of fiscal operations and technical support to ensure the DCMWC's objectives for financial management, accounting, IT systems, and program support are met.
  • Actively participates in and contributes to short- and long-range planning and evaluation of DCMWC policies and activities to include the development of critical goals and objectives.
  • Provides oversight of the necessary funds for payment of benefits and medical services from the Black Lung Trust Fund.

Applicants must have 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, GS-14 in the Federal Service.

Specialized Experience is the experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform the duties of the position successfully, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.

Examples of qualifying specialized experience for the GS-15 include:

  • Overseeing program segments including fiscal operations, medical billing, IT systems maintenance and development, and/or program support for the nationwide Program.
  • Engaging in short- and long-range planning and evaluation of policies and activities to include the development of critical goals and objectives.
  • Implementing process improvement strategies and ensuring the integrity of program data.
  • Facilitating investigative activities conducted by investigative bodies (e.g., Office the Inspector General and General Accounting Office) as they relate to Program operations

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