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Mining in Colorado
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The following grant opportunity postings were made on the Grants.gov Find Opportunities service:
Department of Energy
National Energy Technology Laboratory
Support of Advanced Coal Research at U.S. Colleges and Universities Grant
The Colorado Competitive Council (C3) is looking for a new Executive Director.
NOTICE OF VACANCY
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
COLORADO COAL MINE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
The Colorado Coal Mine Board of Examiners has a vacancy which must be filled by an engineer experienced in coal mining and which is currently employed in the Colorado coal mining industry. The Board is responsible for certifying coal mine officials according to state and federal standards. It also takes disciplinary action when appropriate. All members are appointed by the Governor with the consent of the Senate. The term of office for each member of the board is four years.
Board members are volunteers but are compensated at a rate of fifty dollars per day for each day of actual service on the board and receive actual traveling and other expenses incurred by them in attendance at the meetings of the board and in the performance of their duties. The Board meets quarterly, generally in Denver, to review applications for individuals wishing to take examinations for certification. The Board also administers the examinations which are given quarterly in Grand Junction, Colorado. Approximately 12 to 15 days per year can be spent on Board activities.
The statutory duties of the Board are:
- to establish criteria, including education and training, past and current work experience, and annual electrical retraining requirements, and to examine all applicants for positions in coal mines for which certification is required by federal law, specifically underground and surface mine foremen, firebosses, blasters, shotfirers and electricians;
- to issue certificates of competency to those applicants who successfully pass the certification exam;
- to revoke or suspend those certificates where such action is deemed proper based upon sufficient investigation and in accordance with the provisions of state certification regulations;
- to provide assistance to the division in developing curricula for coal miner training programs;
- to establish criteria for granting state certification of belt examiners, cable splicers, shotfirers;
Please complete the attached application form and send it to: Romaine Pacheco, Director, Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions, 136 State Capitol Bldg., Denver, Colorado, 80203. FAX – 303-866-6368. Please also fax a copy to Kim Harvill, Division of Reclamation, Mining & Safety, 303-832-8106
Click the following link to view this job opportunity:
1) Superintendent of Geological Services
7350 E. Progress Place
Division of Natural Resources is seeking an Assistant Director for Parks, Wildlife and Lands
The announcement, job description, and information on how to apply are available here, or by clicking DNR on the general site for Colorado state-government jobs at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/colorado/default.cfm.
The position is open to Colorado residents only and closes on Feb. 21, 2012.