About the Position: This is an Interdisciplinary GS-13 position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, Regional Planning and Environmental Center (RPEC). This is a full-time and permanent position that may be located in Fort Worth, TX; Galveston, TX; Little Rock, AR; or Tulsa, OK. The duty location will be determined at the time of selection and is at the discretion of management.
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Serving as the cultural resources Subject Matter Expert (SME), Regional advisor and overall technical lead for planning, coordination, directing and reviewing all cultural resources/archaeological studies and actions.
Providing technical leadership for cultural resources and historic preservation on the most complicated local, regional, and nationally significant water resources projects.
Providing policy guidance to the region on cultural resources to planning and other communities of practice.
Analyzing cultural resources aspects of planning studies and developing innovative, technically sound and policy compliant solutions to problems.
Providing the RPEC's authoritative review and guidance on methodologies used, proper assumptions, policy issues considered and results.
Participating in conferences with representatives, public hearings, regional and national level meetings, committees and professional conferences dealing with cultural resources.
Planning, coordinating and implementing cultural resources investigations and mitigation work.
Reviewing workload and developing tentative schedules of work to be accomplished, as well as time frames and costs involved.
Determining workload items that can be accomplished in-house; studies and investigations that should be accomplished under contract, and the types of contracts to be used.
Preparing scopes of work for studies.
Analyzing the impacts of water resource development projects on cultural resources.
Serves as RPEC and Southwestern Division Tribal Liaison.
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
This acquisition position requires SENIOR LEVEL III certification in the acquisition career field of FACILITIES ENGINEERING. Facilities Engineering Level III is required to be obtained within 24 months of entrance on duty.
Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Basic Requirement for Archaeologist (Cultural Resources) 0193 series:
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.
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.
Basic Requirement for Biologist (Cultural Resources) 0401 series:
A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
B. Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Basic Requirement for Architect (Cultural Resources) 0808 series:
A. Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in architecture or in a related field that included 60 semester hours of course work in architecture or related disciplines of which at least (1) 30 semester hours were in architectural design, and (2) 6 semester hours were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of materials and methods of construction, and environmental control systems.
B. Combination of Education and Experience: College-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the arts and sciences underlying professional architecture, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the architectural principles, methods, and techniques and their applications to the design and construction or improvement of buildings. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by at least one of the following: (1) Related Curriculum
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes: 1) exercising project management duties for cultural resources projects; AND 2) reviewing technical cultural resources project documents; AND 3) communicating with staff members, customers, and management officials regarding cultural resources project issues and recommendations for resolution; AND 4) coordinating with Tribal governments/officials and State Historic Preservation offices. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-12 or above).
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-12).
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
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