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    This position is part of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. As a Archeologist, this position is located in Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, Scientific Analysis.

    Under the direction of the Secretary of Defense, the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy (USD(P)), and pursuant to the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NOAA) passed by Congress, the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office, the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command , and the Life Sciences Equipment Laboratory were combined in January, 20 15, into a single defense agency, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency , with complete oversight of the entire process for the investigation and recovery of missing persons (including matters related to search, rescue.escape, and evasion) and the accounting for missing persons (including locating, recovering and identifying missing persons or their remains after hostilities have ceased). The Under Secretary of Defense for Policy [USD(P)] is the principal policy and planning advisor and assistant to the Secretary of Defense for all matters that support America's national security objectives. The Director, DPAA , reports to the USD(P).

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    As a Archeologist, GS-0193-13, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:

    • Analyzes material evidence recovered from field settings and from other sources and compare results of analyses with casualty reports, eyewitness accounts, aircraft manifests, photographs and other historical documents
    • Conducts official material evidence/artifact analysis (such as identification, determination of significance and probative value, determination of terminus post or ante quem, and individualization) to aid in the positive identification of unknown remains from past conflicts
    • Develops archeological methods to identify/collect data, to interpret archeological sites and features such as offsite formation and transformation, stratigraphy, land use histories, landscape changes, bioturbation, taphonomy, alluvial flow, hydrology, topography, erosional directions, cemetery relocations, battlefield landscapes, etc
    • Conducts peer reviews of colleague's archeological science and material evidence casework in order to minimize error

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0193 Archeology

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