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George Triebsch

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George Triebsch

Mr. Triebsch has over thirty years experience managing multi-million dollar projects, programs and facilities in both the public and private sectors.  Mr. Triebsch joined the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service as the Deputy Director for Field Operations in February 2016.

He is part of the Executive team helping to prepare America's veterans, service members and their spouses, for meaningful careers, provide them with employment resources and expertise, protect their employment rights and promote their employment opportunities. Prior to joining VETS, Mr. Triebsch served as Director or Standards, Regulations, and Variances at the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Mine Safety and Health Administration, where he worked to protect the Health and Safety of the Nation’s miners. 

Prior to joining DOL, he held a variety of positions with the Department of the interior including as the Associate Director for Policy and Management Improvement for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement. In this executive capacity, he provided advice and guidance on programmatic and management issues to help ensure sound policy and management decisions for offshore oil, gas, and wind development on the Outer Continental shelf and the collection of over $12 billion dollars a year in royalty payments to the federal government, states and tribes.  His responsibilities included overseeing the regulatory and information collection processes, providing policy analysis, conducting special studies, coordinating and resolving complex program issues, strategic and performance planning, coordinating external program reviews and evaluations and ensuring a robust internal control review process. 

From 1995 to 1998 he served as the Department of the Interior’s program manager for performance management and was the principle architect of the Department’s first Government Performance and Results Act strategic and performance plans and process. Mr. Triebsch started his federal career in 1988 with the United States Bureau of Mines as the Superintendent of the Lake Lynn Laboratory, the Nation’s premier mining health and safety research facility. Before joining the Federal government, he managed production, engineering, and environmental quality for coal mining operations in Southern Appalachia.  

He holds a Masters of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, is an Excellence in Government Fellow and an SEA Board member since 2007.