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Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:U.S. Marine Corps

Job Announcement Number:SW20193-11-611965PK278815-D

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$42,199.00 to $81,184.00 / Per Year


Friday, March 2, 2012 to Thursday, March 8, 2012




Full Time - Permanent




Few vacancies - Camp Pendleton, CA United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


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Applications received prior to the opening date will not be considered.  Applications must be received by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, March 08, 2012.


This position is located in Camp Pendleton, CA.


Vacancies from this announcement may be filled at the following grade levels: GS-09, GS-11.


This position has promotion potential to the GS-11 grade level. If selected below the full performance level, selectee may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.


  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (see
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • You must obtain and maintain a security clearance.


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Major duties and responsibilities:

·         Develop, implement, manage, assess, and update the Native American/Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) program for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

·         Develop, implement, and execute consultation protocols with each tribal government in the area of Camp Pendleton, which implement the Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan and the numerous federal laws, regulations, Presidential Executive Orders, and Department of Defense and Department of Navy instructions.

·         Prepare and review the native American tribal consultation components of the comprehensive Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan.

·         Review plans for construction and special projects, routine maintenance, repair projects, and operational training exercises proposed by the Base or its tenant/user commands to ensure both the facilitation of the undertaking and compliance with appropriate federal mandates and associated regulations.

·         Prepare and/or provide consultation packages for cultural resources components to environmental assessments and environmental impact statements.

·         Review results of excavation and construction projects to ensure that any Native American remains, funerary objects, ceremonial objects, and objects of cultural patrimony are treated appropriately under the NAGPRA and the Base NAGPRA Comprehensive Plan.

·         Review pertinent federal legislation, associated regulations, Executive Orders, and guidelines to remain current with mandates and policy for historic preservation and Native American consultation.


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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.

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.


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:



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.


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.


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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.


This position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. 


This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


Relocation expenses may or may not be authorized.


Recruitment Incentive may or may not be authorized.


Relocation Incentive may or may not be authorized.


Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.


Federal annuitant information: If you are a Federal civilian annuitant, click on for important information about employment of annuitants.


Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  


Military Spouse Preference (MSP):


Veteran’s Preference Information  


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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the More Information link under the application status for this position.


Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement.  All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.  


If you cannot apply online:


1. Click the following link to view and print the Occupational Questionnaire:  View Occupational Questionnaire

2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire.  Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX: and

3. Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.


** It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed are received, legible and accurate.  HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. **


The following documents are required for a complete application package (resume, assessment questionnaire and required documents listed below.  Copies are sufficient):


·         Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional)

·         Completed occupational questionnaire (part of the online application)

·         Military Sponsor’s PCS Orders (if claiming military spouse preference)

·         Transcripts, Unofficial Transcripts, or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (if qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience). If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required.

·         Veterans’ Preference documentation:

·         If you are claiming a 5-point preference you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service, which includes service dates, nature of separation and character of service. You can access your DD-214 here.

·         If you are claiming a 10-point preference you must submit an SF-15(Application for 10-point preference - which can be obtained here), a copy of your DD-214, which includes character of service, and your Disability Letter indicating the percentage of your disability. 


NOTE: You will not receive veteran’s preference for this announcement if you fail to provide any of the documents mentioned above. 


Failure to submit a complete application package (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Thursday, March 08, 2012, may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.  Please follow all instructions carefully as missing application information will not be requested. 


After you upload your documents using Application Manager, please wait one hour to ensure they have cleared the virus scan. You can verify that your uploaded documents are attached to your application by checking the Details tab of your Application Manager account for this vacancy announcement. Your documents will display under the Details tab in the Document area.


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page:  This Vacancy ID is 611965.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


DON Employment Info Center EIC
Phone: (800)378-4559
TDD: (858)577-5723
Agency Information:
Navy HRSC Southwest
6300 Miramar Way
San Diego, CA


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful.  Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager.  If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.


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