This position is located on a Forest Service unit, where the incumbent serves an Archeologist responsible for inventory, evaluation, protection of historic and prehistoric sites.
Positions may be filled as career ladders or could be filled at the full performance level dependent upon the individual unit's needs.
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Duties listed are at the full performance level:
Advises on the identification and development of immediate objectives, integration with other resource activities, and the establishment of priorities.
Designs inventory strategies as part of the land use planning process based on Forest-wide priorities and needs.
Organizes, supervises and/or directly performs inventory.
Prepares maps, inventories, reports, and records related to the discovery, protection, inventory, salvage, and interpretation of heritage resources.
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Duty Location and Contact InformationTOSTravel RequirementsFull Performance LevelTelework EligibleHines, OR
firstname.lastname@example.orgBasic TOSOccasional Travel for quarterly meetings & may include conferences.09YesTownsend, MT
email@example.comBasic TOSOccasional Travel may be required once a month & over night camping/ year for field work.09YesLibby, MT
406-283-7572 firstname.lastname@example.orgBasic TOSLess than 25% travel, overnight may be required & based on project work.09NoRoseburg, OR
Basic TOS50% or less, & overnight(s).09NoGladstone, MI
906-428-5844 email@example.comBasic TOSOccasional Travel Required, for meetings and field work.09YesJemez Springs, NM
575-829-3535 firstname.lastname@example.orgNo TOSOccasional Travel Required for field work.09YesAlturas, CA
Basic TOSOccasional Travel Required.09NoSweet Home, OR
Basic TOS & Temporary QuartersOccasional Travel Required.09YesPrineville, OR
No TOSOccasional Travel Required, 25% or less.09No
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR RELOCATION EXPENSES: Selectee will be responsible for tax obligations related to payments for moving expenses
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement as defined below. Your resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate specialized experience requirements.
To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. The following link provides more information on the qualifications for this position: Archeologist, 0193 and Professional and Scientific Positions.
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.
Degree: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelors or higher degree that included a major field of study that included 3 semester hours each in the following course areas:
History of archeology; Archeology of a major geographical area such as North America or Africa; Regional archeology, archeological cultures, or sites in a specific part or portion of a major geographical area to acquire or develop a foundation for regional specialization for professional development. Theory and methods of archeology. Methods include, but are not limited to, typology, classification, sampling, cultural evolution, diffusion, dating, and analytical techniques. Archeological field school, to provide a basic understanding of theoretical and practical approaches to research design implementation, field preservation techniques, and report preparation by participation in actual field work.
AND 6 semester hours of related course work in: geography, geology, or cultural geography; history, historiography, or historical archeology; environmental studies; scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or surveying;
Archeological field school.
Combination of Education and Experience: College-level education or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education.
Experience: Four years of archeological work experience that demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional archeology.
The work experience must have included archeology field experience, which may include that gained in an archeological field school. Field experience should have included a combination of professional experience in archeological survey, excavation, laboratory analysis, and preparation of written materials. Applicants with such field experience should, after additional experience under the direction of a higher grade archeologist, be able to demonstrate the ability to be a crew chief, directing the work of others at a single location as a part of a larger archeological project.
In addition to the requirements described above, the following additional specialized experience is required.
GS-07: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level; OR one full year of graduate level education; OR an appropriate combination of graduate level education and specialized experience; OR Superior Academic Achievement (to determine if you are eligible, go to: Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Application of Standards The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
Specialized experience is defined as experience conducting routine field reconnaissance searches, identifying and marking archeological sites, preparing site location maps, recording findings, photographing artifact findings, and preparing sites sketches as necessary. Assisting in searching for and examining historical records and findings of other archeological experts.
GS-09: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level; OR a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education OR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
Specialized experience is defined as assisting in conducting background studies and document reviews pertaining to archeological project development; participating in archeological survey and site evaluation work and preparation of technical reports; interpreting cultural resources to public contacts in one-on-one conversations; receiving formal and on-the-job instructions and training on the practical application of archeological principles, theories, methods, practices, and techniques; and/or developing and coordinating networks and contacts beneficial to the successful performance of archeological work assignments, such as interacting technically
TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
See above for education that may be qualifying for the specific grade level.
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