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  • Full-time


The priority mission of the Mine Inspector is to enforce mining laws which protect mine employees, residents, and the Arizona Environment. The focus is on providing the best customer service to Arizona Residents and Mine Enterprises.


Job Location:

1700 West Washington Street 4th Floor

Phoenix, Arizona 85007


Posting Details:

Annual Starting Salary: $50,000

Grade: 21

This position will remain open until filled

Job Summary:

The position of Training Officer III for the Arizona Mine State Inspectors Office does not require a current Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) approved Certified Instructor (Blue Card Certification) at the time of resume submission, However, preference will be given to a current Blue Card holder.

If hired as non- Blue Card holder, a 90-120 day training period will ensue consisting of shadow training with other training officers. The successful candidate will then be required to take a Train-the-Trainer course and successful complete.

Once the course has been successfully completed an approval request will be submitted through the Mine Safety and Health Administration to obtain a Blue Card Certification card.

The candidate must obtain the Blue Card Certification with 6 months of hire.

Job Duties:

•Conduct Mandatory Mine Safety and Health training classes for the mining community and contractor employees throughout the State of Arizona (Travel time is inclusive)

•Prepare, compile, and update class materials by entering site-specific subject matter into PowerPoint and DVD presentation programs

•Develop training schedule calendar, prepare for travel accommodations, and develop accurate travel claims and expense reports

•Participate in the development of class lesson plans, curriculums, materials, manuals, and programs

•Assist State Inspectors or Abandoned Mines and Reclamation agents out in the field

•Assigned vehicle maintenance service schedule and upkeep

•Other duties as assigned and as related to the position 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):


•Comprehensive knowledge of the Mining Code of the State of Arizona (Arizona Revised Statues Rules & Regulations; MSHA Code of Federal Relations (CFR Title 30, Parts 40 through 100)

•Computer knowledge including Microsoft Office, PowerPoint software and DVD presentation (80% of presentations techniques are in this format)

•Moderate level of CFR 29, Federal OSHA General Duty and Construction Standards related to the training requirements

•Extensive knowledge of mining history, methods, and understanding the past and current processes involved

•Training strategies and methods, principles of employee training, the nature of the learning process and of trends of employee training

•Developing training plans, lessons, and curriculum manuals


•Excellent communication and good interpersonal skills for interacting with individuals and groups

•Defensive driving skills, instructor will travel over 30,000 vehicle miles each year

•Development of lesson plans and the ability to follow these plans

•Analytical skills to establish industry trends from accident data

•Motivational skills to insure student participation in training

•Training and instruction


•Understand and interpret complex state and federal regulations that relate to the training requirements

•Represent agency in a professional and respectable manner

•Evaluate effectiveness of training conducted

•Public speaking abilities and skills

Selective Preference(s):

•Bachelor’s degree in education, business administration, public administration, a social or behavioral science or other acceptable field of study from an accredited college or university AND three years mining experience

•Three years of mining and training experience or other closely related safety areas may qualify/substitute for the education on a year for year basis

Pre-Employment Requirements:

•Employment is contingent upon completion of a post-offer medical/physical examination and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions

•Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12)

•The position will require the possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment


The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

•Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

•Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

•Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

•Health and dental insurance

•Retirement plan

•Sick leave

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


•Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)

•Please note that enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Shawn McConnell at shawn.mcconnell@azdoa.gov for assistance.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.