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The incumbent performs work related to planning and development of archeological/cultural resources program objectives and priorities, including technical assistance, consultation, and guidance on archeological and historic preservation studies, programs, and projects.
Performs work evaluating and ensuring proper scientific and systematic procedures are followed in classifying cultural resources.
Conducts inventories on archival and other historical documents; plans and executes field surveys and oversees field work; prepares/reviews data summaries and reports.
Assists in preparing resource management plans and environmental assessment documents.
Prepares project plans, recommending actions needed for long-term cultural resource protection and preservation.
Makes significant contributions to the preparation of historic preservation documentation, compliance, and background materials for clearances, permits, planning and construction projects that involve cultural resources in park undertakings.
Assures compliance with the Antiquities Act of 1906, The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (Section 106), and the Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 as amended. This includes consultation with the State Historic Preservation Office, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and Tribal Historic Preservation Office. Conducts consultation with tribes, including compliance with the Native Americans Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
Serves as Agreements Technical Representative (ATR) for projects conducted through contracts, interagency agreements, and cooperative agreements.
Establishes and maintains relationships with individual land users, contractors, permit holders, tribal representatives, city, county, or state officials, and other federal agencies and educators.
Consults with archeologists and resource specialists in National Park Service offices, assists Eastern Montana and Wyoming Group parks with field and curatorial duties, and works with external State and Federal Agency cultural resource professionals and educators.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship required.
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
You will be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required. You will be required to submit a Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that disclose all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.
If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 2 nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.
You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.
BASIC EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: This position is in a positive education series. You must meet the following basic requirements to be considered. From the descriptions below, select the one response that most accurately describes how your education and/or technical background satisfies this basic requirement. Read all responses before making your selection and select only one response. You MUST submit a copy of your college transcript as part of your supporting documentation. Failure to provide this documentation will result in a rating of ineligible.
Possess a Bachelor or higher degree that includes 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; and 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.
Six semester hours of related course work in:
geography, geology, or cultural geography;
history, historiography, or historical archeology;
scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or
Archeological field school.
Related curriculum: Degree in anthropology (with emphasis on ethnology, physical anthropology, or scientific linguistics), history, American studies, or a related discipline may be accepted as satisfying in full the educational requirements, provided the curriculum supplied academic course work sufficiently similar to the requirements in answer A (including archeological field school).
Combination of education and experience: College-level education or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described in A 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 meeting the basic requirements you must have additional specialized experience and/or directly-related education as described below to qualify at the GS-09 level.
To qualify for this position at the GS-09 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:
EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: as planning and conducting archeological resource surveys, preparing archeological survey reports, and evaluating the significance of archeological resources. You must include hours per week worked.
EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or a master's in archeology or equivalent graduate degree. You must include transcripts.
Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. Example: 6 months (50%) of the specialized experience and 18 semester hours/1 year (50%) of related graduate education. Note: One year of graduate level education equals the number of semester hours required by the college or university attended. You must include transcripts.
Volunteer 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 include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.
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