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    This position is in the excepted service and not subject to competitive service procedures. Merit promotion procedures do not apply.

    This position is located within the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), Office of Federal Agency Programs, Washington, DC.

    Salary Information

    GG-14 ($107,325 - $139,523). First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lower salary range of the grade level.

    The ACHP has determined that the duties of this position allow for this position to be telework eligible after the completion of a one (1) year trial period.

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    At the full performance level GG-14the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

    1. The incumbent serves as the Assistant Director for Federal Property Management overseeing one of two sections within the Office of Federal Agency Programs. The Assistant Director has direct line authority over professional staff responsible for consulting with federal property management agencies to improve their historic preservation programs and to ensure that diverse stakeholders fully participate in the review of federal undertakings under Section 106 of the NHPA. In addition, the Assistant Director ensures that policy, program, and compliance issues are identified and addressed in a manner that allows agencies to meet the broad goals established for them under the NHPA.

    2. The incumbent assigns to and reviews work of staff assigned to his/her unit, providing training to and working effectively with subordinates from a variety of backgrounds and with different levels of training and expertise. Specifically, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring that the work assigned to her/his unit is carried out in a timely and professional manner by subordinate staff. The incumbent may be responsible for handling complex, controversial Section 106 case reviews when circumstances warrant.

    3. The incumbent assists professional staff in the management of complex or controversial projects assigned to them to ensure that the requirements of Section 106 are fully met, including review of pertinent background information, agreement preparation, public involvement, and preparation of briefing materials for management and ACHP members.

    4. The incumbent oversees or assists OFAP staff in developing program alternatives which improve federal agencies’ coordination of Section 106 reviews in accordance with 36 CFR Section 800.14. The incumbent monitors agency performance under such program alternatives once approved and reports on the effectiveness of these arrangements.

    5. The incumbent directly consults with federal agencies and other stakeholders to develop programmatic, policy, and procedural improvements that assist an agency in complying with the requirements of Sections 106, 110, and 111 of the NHPA. The incumbent ensures that outcome of these consultations are disseminated to other federal agencies, stakeholders, and the public.

    6. The incumbent assists the Director in evaluating and working with state and tribal historic preservation programs to help improve their overall participation in the Section 106 process and developing outreach to these stakeholders to help them overcome obstacles to effective utilization of the Section 106 review of federal undertakings.

    7. The incumbent is responsible for working with the Director, OFAP, to guide federal property managing agencies in meeting reporting requirements to the ACHP under Section 3 of Executive Order 13287, analyzing the reports submitted by agencies, and formulating the ACHP’s triennial report to the President called for under the Executive Order on the state of federal historic property stewardship.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel of up to 5 days per month may be required of this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    This position is open to all US Citizens.

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    0340 Program Management

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    Conditions Of Employment

    Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/.


    Minimum Qualification Requirements:

    To qualify for this position you must meet the Specialized Experience for the series to which you are applying.

    Specialized Experience

    To qualify for the GG-14, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS/GG-13 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience: which has provided the candidate with particular knowledge, skills and abilities utilizing the disciplines of archeology, history, cultural resources management, planning, environmental studies, historic preservation, or closely related field. Specialized experience may also include conducting research, writing, teaching, interpretation, or other relevant professional activity with an academic institution, historical organization or agency, or other professional institution.

    Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website:https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


    An advanced degree in archeology, history, cultural resources management, planning, environmental studies, historic preservation, or closely related field is desirable, but is not required.

    Additional information

    Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position. The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.

    A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP). The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to 3 weeks to complete. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check. Current Federal employees or individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau security office.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your resume will be evaluated by an HR and an Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) subject matter expert in order to determine if you possess the necessary qualifications to be further considered for this position.

    Please note that all required documentation is required for consideration for this position . If you do not provde the necessary documentation, you will not be considered.
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    Required Documents

    Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is available at


    Your application package must include: (1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words.(2) Completed online Assessment Questionnaire; (3) College transcript (if applicable) for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; (4) Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable); (5) Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.


    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    How to Apply

    Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at www.usajobs.gov. To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents. To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at www.usajobs.gov and click on "Application Status." Click on the position title, and then select Apply Online to continue.

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    Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
    401 F Street NW
    Suite 308
    Washington, DC
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    You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJobs account. You will receive an acknowledgment from USAJobs that your submission was successful, once we have received your on-line assessment questionnaire, resume and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJobs account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background checks, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources Office posting this announcement.

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