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Job Title:Archaeologist

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

Job Announcement Number:NE3019312-929759NM638120-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$74,872.00 to $97,333.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, July 25, 2013 to Saturday, August 03, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0193-12

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington Navy Yard, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

This position is at the Underwater Archaeology Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), Washington, DC. Responsible for managing and conducting archaeological research and survey on the Navy’s over 17000 sunken military craft. Conserves and curates artifacts associated with Navy sunken military craft and undertakes public outreach initiatives to inform the Navy and the public of their maritime heritage.   

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • You must obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Must have a dive certification from a national diver-certifying body.
  • Must sucessfully pass a Navy dive physical examnination.

DUTIES:

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•As subject matter expert, manages the Archaeology and Conservation Laboratory.

• Maintains and establishes policies and procedures for the safe and effective execution of laboratory activities including strategic planning and budgeting, staff, volunteer and intern oversight.

 • As the senior conservator, sets, approves, and executes archaeological artifact conservation plans according to professional standards and methodologies.

• Oversees the evaluation, study, treatment and publication of research associated with the collection.

•Serves as the senior curator for the archaeological collection.  

• Plans, conducts, oversees, monitors, interprets, reports and publishes on archaeological fieldwork and in-field conservation. Meets the  DOI Secretary of Interior Standards for Archaeology.

• Assists with the development of site- or state –specific management plans as well as cultural resource policy pertaining to the US Navy’s  submerged  cultural resources.

• Contributes to the formulation of the archaeological permitting program, as well as reviews external investigation permit applications, focusing on the conservation and curation  components  of research proposals.

• Develops and implements educational outreach strategies and programs that inform the Navy  and other federal agencies, State Historical Preservation Offices, academia, and the public about the Navy’s submerged cultural resources, underwater archaeology, materials conservation and policies pertaining to the US Navy’s  submerged cultural resources.

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QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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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 be clear and specific when describing your experience.

 

Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience  or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. 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 successfully perform the duties of the position.

    Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

  • Professional archeological research to uncover or preserve historical artifacts; 
  • Study of artifacts to determine historical significance; 
  • Pan methods for conservation of artifacts or other historical items; analyze and interpret archeological findings

 

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE:Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work.  You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. 

 

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.


EDUCATION:

 

A. Bachelors Degree that included 3 semester hours each in the following course areas: History of archaeology, underwater archaeology and artifact conservation. Archaeology of a major geographical area such as North America or Africa. Regional archaeology, archaeological 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. Archaeological 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 semester hours of related course work in geography, geology, or cultural geography; history, historiography, or historical archaeology; environmental studies; scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or surveying; AND Archaeological field school. 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 above (including including archeological field school).                                                      

                                                                   

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.

                                                                  

 C.  EXPERIENCE:  Four years of archaeological work experience that demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional archeology. The work experience must have included archaeology field experience, which may include that gained in an archeological field school. Field experience should have included a combination of professional experience in archaeological 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. Applicants should meet the DOI standards for archaeological field work.

 

 

 

Are you using your education to qualify? 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 or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

REQUIREMENTS: 

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

 

 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.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure 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 Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:  

1.MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY

2.LABORATORY MANAGEMENT

3.RESEARCH

4.CONSERVATION

5.WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


BENEFITS:

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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.



OTHER INFORMATION:

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.

 

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.

 

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.


Federal Annuitant Information:

The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants.  Policy information may be found at: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible: 

ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified.  For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:  http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ICTAP_Statement.pdf

  

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/Mil_Spouse_Pref_Statement.pdf

 

Veteran’s Preference Information:

http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/Vet_%20Preference_Statement.pdf



HOW TO APPLY:

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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.

 

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
- Complete Resume.
- Complete Assessment Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire

- Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit. 

 

Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Saturday, August 03, 2013

 

If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed. 

 

If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account:  https://mydon.usajobs.gov/Account/Login select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.  

 

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at:   http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicationInfo_HowtoApplyviaFax.pdf. 

  

This Vacancy ID is 929759.  

 

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.

 

** It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. 

HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. **



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The documents you are required to submit vary based on what you are claiming (i.e., applying as a veteran or disabled veteran, applying as a military spouse, etc).  Please review the following link to see if there are any documents you need to provide: Applicant Checklist-External

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

DON Employment Info Center EIC
Phone: (800)378-4559
Email: DONEIC@NAVY.MIL
Agency Information:
Navy OCHR Philadelphia Ops Center
700 Robbins Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
19111

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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.  

 

Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. Best qualified applicants with veterans' preference are entitled to initial selection consideration.  If there are a sufficient number of best qualified applicants with veterans' preference, only those veterans will be referred to the hiring manager.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

 

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.

Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/NotificationSettings.aspx.

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Job Announcement Number:

NE3019312-929759NM638120-DE

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