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.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
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. To preview questions please click here.