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Job Title:  Archeologist
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Bureau of Land Management
Job Announcement Number:  NV-DEU-2013-0054

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

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$47,448.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 to Friday, February 08, 2013
The work schedule for this position is full-time. - This is a permanent position.
2 vacancies - Elko, NV, US  View Map
All U.S. Citizens - No previous Federal Service is required.


BLM is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to join the team in the Elko Field Office, located in Elko, Nevada. The BLM manages more land - approximately 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource. For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website. This position is located in Elko, Nevada. Information about Elko and the Elko area can be found at Elko Chamber of Commerce. Travel and relocation expenses will be paid consistent with the Federal Travel Regulations and Departmental policy.  The use of a relocation service company and home marketing incentive will not be offered.  To view FAQ regarding PCS click Here


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections.
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
  • have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
  • Direct Deposit Required.


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Develops and maintains a cultural resource information base for the field. Conducts inventories, which may include compiling and analyzing existing data from institutional files and databases, professional literature, archival and other historical documents, original interviews, and other indirect sources. Participate as a team member in preparing multiple-use resource management plans and environmental impact documents, identifying special cultural resource considerations, potential multiple-use conflicts, and potential impacts to cultural resources. Review applications for cultural resource use permits and fieldwork authorizations, recommending approval or denial and/or changes in work proposed or personnel to be utilized. Helps prepare the cultural resources portions of the current budget and program work plans. Establishes and maintains continuing relationships with a variety of publics such as individual public land users, contractors, permit holders, and educational institutions through informal contacts, formal presentations, and public meetings. Consult internally with other archeologists and resource specialists in Field, District and State Offices and externally with State and Federal Agency cultural resource professionals and educators. Provides Field Office employees technical advice and information regarding cultural resource management laws, regulations, and policies.


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This position has BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS. Therefore, 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 order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement- please 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: In addition to meeting the BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-07) in the Federal service. Specialized experience is further defined as demonstrated examples of the following: assist 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-- In addition to meeting the BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, completion of 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. To qualify at GS-11: In addition to meeting the BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-09) in the Federal service. Specialized experience is further defined as demonstrated examples of the following: 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-- In addition to meeting the BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, 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. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

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. This position falls under the group qualification standard for Professional and Scientific positions. Additional information regarding this coverage can be found at the Office of Personnel Management website.


Complete application packages will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the basic qualifications will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified based on the information in your resume and responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire which relate to the knowledge, skills, and abilities below. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Interviews may be conducted for this position and may be pass/fail or scored. KSA 1: Knowledge of archeological principles, concepts, and practices., regulations, and policies related to multiple-use resource management and planning, to inventory and monitor cultural resources. 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 adn programs, especially those involving extensive surface disturbance and having serious serious conflicts with cultural resources such as major energy development and rights-of-way proposals in order to evaluate the impact of the activities' proposals on cultural resources and to recommend standard and nonstandard mitigating practices. KSA 4: Knowledge and skill in effective communication principles, techniques, methods, and interpersonal relations practices.

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BLM may use certain incentives, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract high quality applicants. Incentives may include Student Loan Repayments, Relocation Incentives, and/or Recruitment Incentives. May require completion of a 1 year probationary period. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well-qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at ICTAP. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered best qualified within the Best or Highly Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position. Occasional travel may be required. Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.


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To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1.Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2.Your resume; 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. Click on the button "Apply to this Vacancy" at the bottom of this Screen and login to MY USAJOBS. If you haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and paste or type a resume into USAJOBS. If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or password" link from the right side menu. Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement. If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at 775-861-6431, If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.


In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms: - All Copies of Transcripts that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education . - All selections and tentative offers of selection are contingent upon submission and verification of 'official' transcripts. - Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide. For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit VetGuide. - For preference as TP veteran, please provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. - For preference as a CP, CPS, or XP veteran, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation. - Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location. You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile. Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume. UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options. Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application. Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.


Human Resources
Phone: 775-861-6431
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
Bureau of Land Management
Nevada State Office
P.O.Box 12000
Reno, NV
Fax: 571-258-4052


Once your completed application is received, we will conduct an evaluation and the most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for future consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome. You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.

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