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This position is located within the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP); Office of Federal Agency Programs; Federal Property Management Section; and serves as a programmatic liaison for ACHP regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs cultural resources management program development and implementation under the National Historic Preservation Act. The position duty station is in Washington, DC.
GG-13 ($94,796 - $123,234) per annum. 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 are telework eligible, but newly hired employees must first complete a 6 month performance review before any telework request may be approved.
At the full performance level (GG-13)the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
1) Provides expert technical assistance and guidance to the Veterans Administration (VA) in order to ensure sound management and stewardship of their historic properties. Provides assistance in the interpretation and application of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) as well as related laws, regulations, procedures, and guidelines to the VA, State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPOs), Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPOs), Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHOs), preservation organizations and the general public affected by VA projects and programs.
2) Assistance may include representing the ACHP in high profile and complex cases, maintaining the current best practice briefs and guidance on the ACHP website, developing and supporting VA program activities and Section 106 program alternatives to establish efficiencies in project review, developing and monitoring implementation of Section 106 Agreement Documents, providing technical assistance to VA Offices and field staff, preparation of program and regulatory briefs, review of the VA amendments and/or extension of Section 106 Agreement documents.
3) Provide technical assistance to VA Headquarters and field staff in coordinating Section 106 and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews for programs and projects , and development of training and outreach for field staff.
Occasional travel - This position is expected to require no more than 1-5 days of travel per month.
Who May Apply
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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/.
QualificationsMinimum Qualification Requirements:
To qualify for this position you must meet the (1) Specialized Experience for the series to which you are applying.
(1) Specialized Experience
To qualify for the GG-13, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is considered that which is in, or directly related to, the line of work of the position to be filled, and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is defined as Professional level work providing cultural resource program support and professional advice in a position whose main function is centered on cultural resources and Section 106; participating in consultations with State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs), Tribal Historic Preservation Offices (THPOs) and Indian tribes; and conducting, developing or reviewing cultural resource projects or studies in support of reviews of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
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.
Education: There are no educational requirements for this position. However, ACHP has indicated that a degree from a college or university in the fields of archeology, cultural resources management, historic preservation, or anthropology, or a certificate of advanced training in these fields or other closely related field, is highly desirable.
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 staff member 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 a resume is required documentation for consideration for this position. If you do not provide a resume, you will not be considered.
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Background checks and security clearance
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 applicable); and (6) Applicants who are current Federal employees must also submit a copy of their SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that shows time in grade at their highest grade level. For instance, an SF-50 showing receipt of a within-grade-increase at their highest federal grade level.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
You MUST submit a copy of your transcript if you want to substitute your education for experience. If you claim qualifications based on education, and do not submit a transcript, your education will not be used in making a qualification determination and you may be found "not qualified".
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.
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.
How to Apply
How to Apply
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