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    Do you want to work for a premier conservation agency whose mission is to “help people help the land?” For more than 83 years, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has worked in close partnership with farmers, ranchers, forest managers, non-governmental organizations, local and state governments, and other federal agencies to create and maintain healthy and productive working landscapes.

    As part of USDA’s new Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) Mission Area, we are the focal point for assisting the voluntary conservation efforts of the nation’s farmers, ranchers and other stewards of agricultural lands and non-industrial private forest lands. We help these stewards plan and implement proven conservation systems through technical and financial assistance designed to enhance productivity, improve soil and water health, and restore wetlands and wildlife habitat.

    The NRCS employs over 10,000 professionals who work in over 3,000 locations, over 95 percent of whom are outside the Washington, D.C. area and covering every county in the U.S. We value our employees and are committed to employee engagement and work/life balance programs. We are also part of the USDA, which was ranked 7th among all federal agencies as a “best place to work” through the FY2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

    We need people who are committed to action through public service-- people who want to apply their education and experience to help ensure that all of us enjoy the benefits that come from a healthy environment and productive agriculture. Please consider joining us and helping to make a difference for generations to come.This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion procedures on <announcement number>. Disabled Veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities can apply to the Merit Promotion announcement if they meet criteria for the above and include supporting documents.

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    The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a staff specialist in planning and application activities on all archaeological and historical cultural resources, including Native American issues and concerns.

    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Define areas of major cultural resource and environmental concerns; design and implement methodologies to address such concerns; and determine and prioritizes allocation of time and resources to best achieve annual goals of the cultural resource program.
    • Provide technical cultural resource sections of contracts, environmental documents, agreement documents, state and tribal cultural resource agreements and other instruments of agency intent; and, prepares and maintains all bulletins, technical guides, and General Manual information dealing with cultural resources.
    • Collaboratively develop and implement ways to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of the products and services provided to internal and external customers. 
    • Provide administrative support for all aspects of the cultural resource program; prepares regular and special reports as required.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Approximately 25%

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0193 Archeology

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501485700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.