The selectee for this position serves as a Archeologist (Cultural Resources Specialist) in the Environmental Compliance and Protection Department of Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH).Learn more about this agency
· Ensure all personnel comply with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).
· Inventory and identify all Native American/Hawaiian human remains and associated funerary objects that have been in their possession and control prior to 1990 in order to repatriate them to their appropriate claimants (native Hawaiian individual and/or organizations).
· Responsible for implementing consultation and final disposition requirements of NAGPRA.
· Guide and coordinate Base and tenant activity efforts to take cultural considerations into account in the siting, maintenance, repair and/or new construction/operation of all Base and tenant projects.
· Perform or oversee surveys, inventories, and nominations of historic properties to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) or preparation of data recovery plans for cultural resources unavoidably affected by federal undertakings.
· Determine cultural resource areas requiring protection from project impacts and makes recommendations for alternate project site locations or impact mitigation measure, if necessary.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…United States Citizens
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Conditions of Employment
- You must be a US Citizen.
- Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov
- Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.
- Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
- Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.
- See Other Information section for additional requirements.
A Non-Sensitive (Confidential) security clearance is a requirement of this position. Applicant must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
Selectee must be willing to work an uncommon tour, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
The work is sedentary involving sitting at a desk, behind a computer terminal, or using the telephone. It also involves driving/bicycling, walking to and from areas of Base and off-Base for long periods up to several hours at a time. It requires physical exertion sucha s bending an d stooping and field investigations in areas of diverse terrain and weather conditions (wetlands, unimproved roads or trails, hill and valley terrain, etc.). Some field measurement and /or verification tasks may require the wearing of protective equipment such as hip boots, safety shoes, protective gloves, masks, safety glasses, and hard hat. Work on outlying areas under Marine Corps jurisdiction such as Waikane Valley is officially identified as hazardous duty because it involves high risks with exposure to potentially dangerous situations, specifically accidental detonation of unexploded ordnance which is to be found in certain areas both on and below the surface. Precautions taken include training advice, and escort service provided Explosive Ordnance disposal (EOD) personnel.
The work is performed in an office setting and in the field. Field visits to maintenance and repair work centers, industrial sites, spill or dump sites, sometimes present risk or exposure to chemicals, biological, physical, and safety hazards, and adverse weather. In such circumstances, risk is mitigated by the donning of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate to the situation.
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.
Applicants must meet the following qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual:
Basic Requirements: Applicants must possess a degree that included 3 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 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.
Possess a 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 (including archeological field school).
Possess a combination of college-level education or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described in A above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education.
Possess four 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.
In addition, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service 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: assisting in developing and implementing native (e.g., Native American/Hawaiian) consultation protocols, conducting archival research and field investigation AND preparing reports based on archaeological and historical resources.
Possess have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
Have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
Possess a combination of specialized experience and education that equates to one year of experience. The percentage of the required education plus the percentage of the required experience equal 100 percent.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
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 required skills for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.
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
This Position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.
Recruitment Incentives are not authorized.
Relocation Incentives are not 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.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf
ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating of 85 or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/ICTAP_Statement.pdf
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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 competencies:
1. Knowledge of the theories, concepts, methods and resources management principles pertaining to native consultation protocols.
2. Skill in applying theories, concepts, methods and resources management principles pertaining to native consultation protocols.
3. Ability to apply historic preservation and other cultural resources laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines.
4. Skill in oral and written communication.
You will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. 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.
Well 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.
Background checks and security clearance
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: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/ApplicantChecklist_External.pdf
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, a 401K-type retirement plan, and an Employee Assistance Program. More information can be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Benefits/Pages/Default.aspx
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
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 and review the applicant checklist link to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.
Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Applications received after Thursday, November 17, 2016 may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.
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. You'll be directed to the Details page in Application Manager that will display the status of your application, documentation received and processed, and any correspondence related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process so please plan appropriately.
***You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.***
If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at:
Note: Faxing an application package (eg. 1203-FX) will not allow you to review and track
the status of your application unless you have completed the application process in USAJOBS.
This Vacancy ID is 1831846
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 all information in their resume and documents, whether uploaded or faxed, are received, legible, and accurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. **
Agency contact information
DON Employment Info Center EIC
AddressNavy OCHR San Diego Ops Center
6300 Miramar Way
San Diego, CA 92145-2015
When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements for which you requested consideration. 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. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/456047200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.