In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.
Basic Requirements: Applicants must possess a degree that include 3 semester hours each in the following course areas: History of archeology; Archeology of a major geographical area such as North America or Africa; 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; theory and methods of archeology. Methods include, but are not limited to, typology, classification, sampling, cultural evolution, diffusion, dating, and analytical techniques; Archeological field school, to provide a basic understanding of theoretical and practical approaches to research design implementation, field preservation techniques, and report preparation in actual field work AND six semester hours of related course work in: geography, geology, or cultural geography; history, historiography, or historical archeology; environmental studies; scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or surveying AND Archeological field school OR a 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), OR a combination of education and experience to include college-level education or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described in A above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education, OR 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.
In addition, your resume must also demonstrate the following:
GS-09: Applicants must also possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector, OR possess 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Conducting archaeological technical services and contracts for archaeological and historical resources inventories, surveys, evaluations, and data collections
GS-11: Applicants must also possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector, OR possess 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Performing cultural resource management to include conducting archival research and field investigations AND prepare reports based on archeological and historical resources.
Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform successfully the duties of the position.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
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 copy of your transcripts, unofficial transcripts, or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, completion dates, and grade/degree earned). See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.
A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.
A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.
Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.
Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
Work may require exposure to adverse weather conditions and/or hazardous conditions such as steep unstable terrain and unexploded ordnance.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill and ability related to the job requirements.
You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below. Additional points are not added for veterans preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans within each category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 level or higher. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:
· Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.
· Highly Qualified- Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.
· Qualified- Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.
You should include sufficient information in your resume/application that demonstrates your experience, knowledge, skills, training, and/or education in the following:
1. Knowledge of federal laws, regulations and policies pertaining to cultural resources management and section 106.
2. Knowledge of historic preservation and other cultural/natural resources laws, regulations and standards.
3. Knowledge of cultural history and archaeological site types.
4. Knowledge of archaeology and cultural resources management principles.
5. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.