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Job Title:Archeological Technician

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:IMSF-14-163 1105525SQ

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$15.15 to $15.15 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, April 28, 2014 to Friday, May 02, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0102-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Temporary NTE 1039 HOURS

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

05

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Aztec, NM View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

Qualified United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Other

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens. You do not have to be a current or former government employee to be considered for this position.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • Two times per year

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Valid State Driver's License required.

DUTIES:

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Incumbent assists Chief of  Cultural Resources in field archeology, laboratory duties, and museum program work.
Maintains related databases, forms, maps, and files. Performs data entry related to archeological artifact and project data (e.g., artifact information, catalog records, field notes, site records, etc.) into automated systems, appropriate forms, and archival records. Retrieves and compiles data as required for resource management reports, interpretive exhibits, etc.  For more information regarding this position, please contact Aron Adams at 505-334-6174.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is a combination of prolonged standing, walking, stooping, and bending.  Heavy items up to 50 pounds (backpacks, equipment, etc.) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis.  The work is performed both in an office setting and in the field and is typically performed on isolated areas.  May be required to camp under primitive conditions.

 

AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION:  Aztec Ruins National Monument is located in the San Juan Basin along the Animas River in northwest New Mexico, in Aztec, New Mexico. Aztec has a population of approximately 8,500.  Weather is generally temperate, although extreme temperatures do occur at times. Housing is plentiful with prices for buying or renting reasonable for the area. No Government quarters are available. Retail service, professional and medical services, churches, hospitals, and educational facilities are available, including a multitude of recreational facilities. The cities of Durango, CO and Farmington, NM are nearby providing various other services. Year-round recreational opportunities are abound within a short commuting distance.  For more area information please visit http://www.aztecnm.com/.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Friday, May 02, 2014. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.

To be eligible for this position, you must possess the qualifying specialized experience and/or education as well as selective factors as described in the occupational/assessment questionnaire and as outlined below.

Specialized Experience or Education:  Possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 level in the Federal service.  Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position and that is typically in or related to the work of this position. Examples of specialized experience include, but are not limited to the following: participating in archaeological field surveys; searching for archaeological features and artifacts and recording survey results through field notes, site maps, or photographs; conducting supervised excavation and testing of archaeological sites; and similar work.

OR

Have successfully completed a four year course of study in an accredited educational institution above high school leading to a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, archaeology, or history.

OR

Have an equivalent combination of such education and experience.  For example, have 6 months of the specialized experience described (50% of the experience requirement), and three years (90 semester hours or 135 quarter hours) of progressively higher level college study as defined above in an accredited educational institution (50% of the qualifying education).  


EDUCATION: To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Applicants can verify accreditation HERE 

 

Transcripts do not need to be official but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify then you will need to provide official transcripts before you enter on duty.

 

You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited education institution in the United States when you apply. For further information click HERE.

REQUIREMENTS:

 

1. National Park Service (NPS) uniformed position. Employee will be required to wear a uniform and comply with NPS uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided to defray the cost of the uniform.

2.  Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license. This position requires that you operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. A valid State driver's license is required. As a condition of employment, you will be required to submit a completed GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Record. You must also submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. If you are tentatively selected for employment in this position, you will be required to complete GSA Form 3607 and submit the above State issued documents. Your employment, after your tentative selection, will be contingent upon receipt of these documents in a timely manner and that those documents establish, to the satisfaction of the selecting official, that you possess a valid driver's license.

3.  Appointment is subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.

4.  In accordance with PL 104-134, new employees of the Department of the Interior must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay within 30 days of entrance on duty.

5.  SELECTIVE SERVICE:  To be eligible for Federal employment, male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify at the time of appointment that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law. To ensure registration or to register, go to www.sss.gov.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your application package, including the online assessment questionnaire, to ensure you meet the job requirements and assess your ability to perform this job. Your ratings are subject to change if discrepancies exist between your responses and your supporting documents.

All applicants will be rated on the following Skills or Competencies:

-Ability to apply technical methods and procedures of archaeology field surveying and recording.
-Ability to apply technical methods and procedures of archaeological excavation and testing for data recovery.
-Ability to apply basic laboratory methods in order to prepare artifacts for testing, curation, and storage.
-Ability to communicate information in a clear and concise manner.                                                                                              
-Knowledge of database management, word processing, and specialized software programs essential to archaeological description, management.

If you meet the qualification requirements based on your online application and are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".

Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories:

Category Group I (Best Qualified) - applicants who possess experience and/or education that well exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective factors and all quality ranking factors. Applicants considered best qualified must be highly proficient in all requirements of the job and be able to perform effectively in the position.
Category Group II (Well Qualified) - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
Category Group III (Qualified) - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.

Order of Consideration:  Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications required by the position will be considered in the following order:   (1) best qualified applicants entitled to 10-point veterans' preference who have a compensable service-connected disability of 10 percent or more (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or above or if they fail to meet positive education requirements, training, selective placement factor, etc.), best qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference, and then all other best qualified applicants, (2) well qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference and then all other well qualified applicants, (3) qualified applicants entitled to 10-point or 5-point veterans' preference and then all other qualified applicants.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

2. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses are not authorized under the Federal Travel Regulation for this position.

3. Number of Vacancies: This announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies that are within 90 days if necessary.

4. All qualifications and any other requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

 

NOTE: Applicants must submit their application packages electronically or by fax. Applications/resumes and supporting documentation sent by mail (including email) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, May 02, 2014 to receive consideration.
* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
* To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf  and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 1105525.
2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, May 02, 2014 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.
2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Resume -- We encourage you to use the USAJobs online resume builder to ensure that all required information is in your resume. If you choose to use your own resume make sure it lists all of the required information needed (including hours per week worked and month and year of employment)
Transcripts -- If qualifications are based on education
Qualifications -- Example, typically used for licenses or other documents that attest to the qualifications of the applicant.
Veterans Preference Documentation -- Legible copy of DD-214 that shows honorable discharge, VA letter dated 1991 or later, SF-15 plus proof required by that form, if applicable. You must submit the required documentation to verify/confirm your claim, or you will NOT be given veteran's preference. Additional veteran's information is found at http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp
Response to Assessment Questionnaire
Miscellaneous
-- Any supporting document that does not already have its own type listed.
CTAP/ICTAP -- If you are an eligible Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. For additional information go to www.opm.gov/ctap

NOTE
: If you receive an email stating that there was a technical problem uploading your documents, you should fax the applicable documentation to OPM at 478-757-3144. Be sure to use the fax cover sheet that was linked in the vacancy announcement; include the VIN (six digit code) so that the fax is processed properly and promptly.

DO NOT SEND PHOTOGRAPHS. Any resumes with these attachments cannot be forwarded to the hiring official.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Sara A. Quirarte
Phone: (602)794-3805
Email: SARA_QUIRARTE@NPS.GOV
Agency Information:
Intermountain Region Santa Fe
Human Resources Office
Apply Online or by FAX only
Please call with questions
Thank You, NM
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WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

 


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Job Announcement Number:

IMSF-14-163 1105525SQ

Control Number:

368181500