Mine Safety Instructor

Annual Salary Range:
$34,944.00 – $49,128.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,456.00 – $2,047.00
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Areas of Interest: 
Business Regulation, Safety & Inspection
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Rating of Education & Experience, 100%

This is professional and technical work in teaching introductory and refresher mine safety and health courses.

An employee in this class is responsible for teaching safety and health courses to employed miners to insure that the miners will be effectively trained in matters affecting their health and safety, with the goal of reducing the frequency and severity of injuries. Work includes instructing in the following areas: mine safety, mine procedures, electrical safety, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, etc. The employee travels to assigned sites near mine locations, giving instruction either on company premises or at other nearby facilities. Only general supervision is received from the Mine Safety Training Coordinator; consequently, the employee is expected to use considerable independent initiative and judgment.

Any one position may not involve all of the specified duties or knowledges, skills and abilities, nor are the listed examples exhaustive.
Examples of Work

Travels to mining locations within the state to give courses in basic mine safety and health.

Conducts classes in both introductory and review mine safety and health in such areas as: general mine safety, mine procedures, electrical safety, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, handling explosives, etc.

Prepares reports on plans and progress of training and keeps required records.

Performs liaison function to employers to inform them of progress and of any problems encountered.

Operates various audio-visual aids, such as projectors, television tapes, recorders and other equipment used in an instructional setting.

Assists in the selection and development of materials and audio-visual aids for use in training programs.

Participates in evaluation studies to determine the effectiveness of training and the need for revision or addition of material to courses.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

Working knowledge of mining and quarrying operations and of the occupational hazards involved.

Working knowledge of the safety laws and regulations pertaining to mines and quarries.

Some knowledge of the methods, techniques and materials of organized instruction.

Ability to teach mine safety and health courses effectively.

Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with miners, officials of both mine companies and unions and fellow employees.

Special Requirement

Certification at the time of regular appointment as an instructor in mine safety, by the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Experience and Education

(The following entrance requirements are used to admit or reject applicants for merit system examinations, or may be used to evaluate applicants for employment in positions not requiring selection from merit system registers. When applicable, equivalent substitution will be allowed for deficiencies in experience or education.)

Five years of experience in one or a combination of the following: mining, teaching or safety education, or in closely related work, of which at least two years must have included mining or mine inspection experience.


One year of professional or technical experience in occupational safety work; and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, with major specialization (approximately 30 semester hours) in occupational safety or in closely related studies. (Graduate education in the specialty indicated above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.)

(Effective 2/1/79)