Archeological Aid / Technician

Department Of The Interior Cedarville , CA 96104

Posted 6 months ago

  • Duties

Help Duties Summary

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website.

All positions may not be filled or they may be filled at different times depending on budget, hiring needs, and requirements. These positions are temporary and are expected to last for approximately 6 months. These positions have no promotion potential, if you want to be considered for a higher grade you must apply for the higher grade.

Physical Demands / Work Environment: The work is performed outdoors in rugged terrain to include very steep, wet, muddy, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces.

Positions require physical exertions, such as, bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. Individuals should be capable of working alone, or with other people, during early morning hours, night, or during the day.

If selected from this or a similar competitive, seasonal announcement, your appointment may be creditable for consideration under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA). The Act allows certain individuals, who have or had time-limited appointments at land management agencies, to compete for any permanent position in the competitive service under "internal" merit promotion procedures. For more information, see the section under Eligibility, which starts with Question #15 (Q15. Who is eligible for appointment under these provisions?).

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Responsibilities

The Archeological Aids/Technicians assists Archaeologists with preserving the history of our natural resources. They assist other professional resource specialists with on-the-ground field studies to identify cultural, historical, and/or paleontological resources.

Work may involve designing and conducting inventories; compiling and interpreting collected data; researching reference materials; writing reports on inventory activities; or preparing documents for determination of eligibility to the National Register of Historic Places. At the lower grade level (GS-04), you will perform a variety of routine procedural tasks in support of the cultural resource program.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
07

Who May Apply This job is open to All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required.

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)
    0102 Social Science Aid and Technician

  • Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

  • Direct Deposit Required

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

  • Read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections

  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can

  • you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land

Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the specialized experience as defined in the announcement or vacancy questions. In addition, your responses to the questions must be adequately reflected in your resume.

Qualifications

In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the one year of specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume.

You must meet the qualification requirements to be found qualified.

GS-4: 6 months of general and 6 months of specialized work experience. Examples of general experience may include working in any professional, technical, or other responsible field that provided you with a familiarity of archaeological science programs or techniques of collecting scientific data. Examples of specialized experience may include assisting with on-the-ground field studies to identify cultural, historic and/or paleontological resources and reporting findings to supervisor; and using designated, well established guidelines to compute, compile, and present archaeological data in field notes; OR Successful completion of 2 years of study above high school with related course work; OR A combination of experience and education to meet total experience.

GS-5: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-4 level. Examples of specialized experience may include assisting professional archeologist in performing actual field studies; and carrying out field studies to identify cultural, historic and/or paleontological resources for planning systems regarding cultural resources; OR Successful completion of a full 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with related course work; OR A combination of experience and education to meet total experience.

GS-6: One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-5 level. Examples of specialized experience may include working with a professional archeologist, planning and carrying out field studies to identify cultural, historic and/or paleontological resources and writing reports based on findings; and applying and adapting a wide range of established data analysis methods to fit a variety of circumstances; OR Successful completion of one full year of graduate education directly related to the work of the position; OR A combination of experience and education to meet total experience.

GS-7: One year of specialized work experience equivalent to GS-6 level. Examples of specialized experience may include researching reference materials such as site maps, existing archeological inventory information, books and other written data for possible cultural sites within an area slated for development; and preparing or assisting with preparation of forms for determination of eligibility and/or nomination of sites to the National Register of Historic Places; OR Successful completion of one full year of graduate education directly related to the work of the position; OR A combination of experience and education to meet total experience.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must meet all qualification requirements by the early consideration / closing date of the announcement.

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