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    This position is located Intermountain Region, R4, in the Recreation, Heritage and Wilderness Department with a physical location of Ogden, Utah.
    Position serves as Federal Preservation Officer and Heritage Program Leader. As leader of the Heritage Program group within the recreation, wilderness, and heritage resources staff of the regional office. Responsible for planning, developing, implementing, administering, directing, and managing heritage and cultural resource program activities for the region.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Chris Hartman at 801-625-5164 or email at chartman01@fs.fed.us.

    This is an interdisciplinary position and may be filled in any of the job series/position titles listed. In addition to the specialized experience requirements, applicants must submit proof that they meet the educational requirements for at least one of the series described in the announcement. Applicants may only be appointed to job series/position titles for which they meet all experience and educational requirements.

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    Develops regional policies, procedures, goals, objectives, targets and priorities for the heritage program. Designs regional heritage program elements to ensure the national direction, goals, and objectives for heritage stewardship and public service in the human dimensions of ecosystems management are met; provides regional input to national direction. Represents the Region on the national heritage team; helps the national team establish direction for the agencies heritage program.

    Ensures regional compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act, Archaeological Resources Protection Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and various other laws, regulations, executive orders, federal and state guidelines, and agency policy as they relate to heritage program and agency activities.

    As Federal Preservation Officer, negotiates agreements for regional policies, procedures, and goals pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, various State Historic Preservation Officer’s, Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, and other consulting agencies.

     Provides regional program leadership in managing highly complex and diverse historic properties of national, state, regional and local significance; representing diverse themes, cultural contexts, time periods, and archaeological and historical processes; further scientific research, commemorative, educational, interpretive, traditional cultural, archaeological, historical, architectural, and engineering values. Serves as Federal Preservation Officer for nominations to the National Register of Historic Places.

    Coordinates, consults, and negotiates with tribes, on regional issues of cultural values, traditional uses, and confidential data that are frequently sensitive and controversial, regarding the effects of agency actions on historic properties under the National Historic Preservation Act, law enforcement and permitting activities under the Archaeological Resources Protection Act, and repatriation under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

    Oversees the regional History Program for agency administrative history and archives; oversees coordination with Chief Historian and History Program at the Washington office.

    Develops, provides, and directs training for agency personnel in heritage and cultural resources management.

    Prepares and administers regional contracts and agreements for cultural resource professional services and activities. Serves as Contracting Officer’s Representative.


    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight travel may be required once a month.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Permanent Forest Service agency employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act eligibles, and USDA CTAP/RPL eligibles.

    Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/478494600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.