Job Overview


The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), established under Title II of the national Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA), is an independent agency that provides a public forum to influence federal policy, programs, and activities that affect historic properties nationwide.  The NHPA charges the ACHP with advising the President and Congress on historic preservation matters and advancing historic preservation within the federal government.

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) seeks to hire a Native American Program Specialist for its office located in Washington, DC.

The salary range for this position is equivalent to the GS-11.

These positions are in the Excepted Service. Competitive Service Status is not acquired under this appointment. Merit promotion procedures do not apply.

ACHP has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework (with supervisor approval) only after successfully completing a one-year probationary period.


The major duties of the Native American Program Specialist include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Conducting research to assist the Director and other staff in developing policy, program and project review recommendations;
  • assisting the Director and other staff in researching, developing and delivering training, drafting outreach materials and, where necessary, providing logistical support;
  • management of the Office of Native American Affairs (ONAA) contact databases and other communication tools;
  • providing staff support to the Director and Program Analyst including producing of meeting notes, assembling background information,k and basic coordination activities for NOAA's initiatives as well as its participation in interagency initiatives;
  • assisting the Director and Program Analyst in following up on recommendations, ongoing communication, and subsequent dissemination of information concerning ACHP activities to appropriate Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, other Native Americans, intertribal organizations, State Historic Preservation Offices, and ACHP staff;
  • providing assistance with the production of reports, guidance and other documents for the ACHP regarding Native American issues; and
  • assisting the program Analyst in reviewing and analyzing the adequacy of federal agency tribal or native Hawaiian consultation when ONAA is involved in the ACHP's review of Section 106 cases and developing ONAA's recommendations to the Office of Federal Agency Programs.


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel of 1-5 days/month possible.

Relocation Authorized

  • No