BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. 1. Degree: That included three (3.0) 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 by participation in actual field work. --AND-- -Six (6.0) 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-- 2. 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 in A.1 (including archeological field school). --OR-- B. Combination of education and experience - college level education or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described in A above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education. --OR-- C. Experience - four (4) 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.
All applicants need to clearly state their undergraduate & graduate degree(s) and submit ALL their college transcript(s) for all degrees conferred.
Specialized Experience Requirements : In addition to meeting the BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience or additional education requirements for each grade, be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.
To qualify at GS-09: One year of specialized experience, equivalent to GS-07 in the Federal service, assisting in the surveying, compiling and interpretation of archeological and historical data of a specific geographical area; make professional recommendations on archeological and historical resources affected by surface disturbances. --OR-- two (2) full years of graduate level education in a directly related field leading to a Master's degree or Master's or equivalent graduate degree –OR—a combination of education and experience as outlined above.
To qualify at GS-11:One year of specialized experience, equivalent to GS-09 in the Federal service, author or review cultural resource sections of resource management plans; develop mitigation strategies to resolve adverse effects to historic properties; supervise activities to protect and improve the conditions of cultural resources. --OR-- completion of three (3) full years of graduate level education in a directly related field leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree –OR—a combination of education and experience as outlined above.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
This position falls under the group qualification standard for Professional and Scientific positions in conjunction with the Individual Occupation Requirements for the Archeology Series.
You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.
Passage of a pre-employment physical is required. The physical demands of this position are: considerable walking, bending, climbing, and driving over rough terrain is required in performing fieldwork.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, you application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.
KSA 1: Knowledge of archeological principles, concepts, and practices.
KSA 2: Knowledge of data and spatial automated systems and ability to personally use these resoures in the performance of assigned duties.
KSA 3: Familarity with other resource activites and programs, especially those involving extensive surface disturbance and having serious serious conflicts with cultural resources.
KSA 4: Knowledge and skill in effective communication principles, techniques, methods, and interpersonal relations practices. To preview questions please click here.