Archeologist

Department Of The Interior Lowell , MA 01850

Posted 3 months ago

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Summary

This position is located in Northeast Regional Office, in the Northeast Region Archeology Division.

This is a permanent Career-Seasonal position. Career-Seasonal positions are guaranteed to work at least 6 months but not more than 50 weeks per year and include all the benefits of permanent employment. The typical season is July-May, but can vary due to workload and funding.

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Responsibilities

As an Archeologist GS-0193-11, you will:

  • Serve as an archeologist for the Northeast Region Archeology Program (NRAP) and reports to the Regional Archeologist.

  • Be responsible for ensuring complete, accurate, and reliable records are added to, maintained, and updated in the ASMIS database.

  • Assists parks in developing scopes of work and IGCE, CESU partnerships, training park staff, or conducting in-person site assessments.

  • Coordinates all ASMIS-related activities and services in the Northeast Region and maintains communication and coordination with the WASO service-wide ASMIS coordinator.

  • Advises the Regional Archeologist and park management on archeological resources while assisting developing new tools and methods for more effectively conducting park archeological inventories, evaluations, and condition assessments for future planning and resource management purposes.

Travel Required

Occasional travel

  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential
11

  • Job family (Series)
    0193 Archeology

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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.

  • Driver's License: Must possess or be able to obtain a valid state driver's license

  • Travel: You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 5 nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.

  • Government Charge Card: You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.

  • Financial Disclosure: You will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450 on an annual basis.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position at the GS-11 grade level, you must possess all of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:

Basic Requirement for the Archeologist:

A. Education

  • Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) that included 3 semester hours each in the following course areas: (1) history of archeology; (2) archeology of a major geographical area such as North America or Africa; (3) 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; (4) theory and methods of archeology. Methods include, but are not limited to, typology, classification, sampling, cultural evolution, diffusion, dating, and analytical techniques; (5) 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 six semester hours of related course work in: (1) geography, geology, or cultural geography; (2) history, historiography, or historical archeology; (3) environmental studies; (4) scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or (5) surveying; AND archeological field school.

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B. Education

  • Related Curriculum: Bachelor's degree (or higher 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 listed in A above (including archeological field school).

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C. 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.

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D. 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.

EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as, but not limited to: ASMIS (Archeological Sites Management Information Systems) related activities including conducting condition assessments, recording archeological resources, and providing ASMIS training and guidance and/or designing, implementing and completing multi-phased archeological projects involving documentary, archival and collections research; field investigations (both survey and excavation), laboratory analysis of recovered data, and professional report writing, and/or serving as an advisor to the Regional Archeologist and management on archeological resources to include: identifying, evaluating, and monitoring archeological resources, identifying threats and making recommendations. You must include hours per week worked.

  • OR-

EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least least three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D.; or Ph.D.; or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in a field directly related this position. You must include transcripts.

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Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. 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".

Education

POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: For positions requiring positive education requirements or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, 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. Or other documentation to support your educational claims that include a list of all your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course.

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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Archeologist

Department Of The Interior