In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Interpreting and applying compliance requirements of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA); 2) Provide consultative services on matters related to archeological and historic resources; 3) Providing input on National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) issues in the development of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements; and 4) Performing cultural resources and historic preservation services such as archeological monitoring, archeological and architectural survey, data recovery, development of cultural resources planning documents, curation, and public interpretation. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position.
A bachelor's degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university with 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 above (including archeological field school).
A combination of education and experience that includes college-level education or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education.
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.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.