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    This position is located on the Wayne National Forest, in the Operations section.

    Position serves as the Archeologist and Cultural Resource Manager responsible for administering and providing interpretive services for historical and cultural programs on the forest.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Christopher Dahl at (740) 753-0852 and cadahl@fs.fed.us.

    The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

    This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 18-SVQ1-0914-481757G-EA (14 June 2018 to 25 June 2018). Current or former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement. Disabled veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement if they meet the criteria outlined in the announcement and submit supporting documentation.

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    Duties listed are at the full performance level.

    Serves as Forest Historian with responsibility for providing historical information not only as part of cultural resource compliance needs, but also in terms of interpretive information services to the public in various forms.  Works with local informants, visitors, Forest Service personnel, other agencies and retirees to identify, collect and preserve documentary evidence pertaining to Forest history or administrative history.

    Writes, edits, and prepares cultural resources interpretive information based on synthesis of archeological and historical research that may consist of unrelated areas but the end result successfully illustrates a complete picture of a natural resource or historical importance of a site.  Interpretive formats are highly diverse including signs, brochures, displays, videos, and other appropriate mediums.

    Interprets scientific research and data regarding cultural resources into formats appropriate for Forest recreational users and special interest groups to meet a wide range of visitor backgrounds and to provide a sufficient variety of interpretive activities to stimulate and sustain visitor interest over a fairly long period of time. Works with special interest groups and local and regional organizations in informing the public about the Forest’s cultural resources and in developing interpretive programs and information for interested publics.

    Works with the Forest Public Information Officer and District Rangers to ensure that all cultural resources interpretive information reaching the public is scientifically accurate and conforms to Forest and Regional policy.  Acts as liaison between the forest and Native American groups on the forest policy regarding Native American concerns and requests for archeological information.

    Administers the cultural resources program including compliance surveys and clearances, interpretation, coordination with other resources, stabilization, permits, and priority of work assignments.  Many of the project situations do not follow routine cultural resources compliance procedures and require innovative management techniques. 

    Formulates short and long range plans for the management of archeological and historical resources in conformance with guidelines and priorities of the Land Management Plan and Cultural Resources Planning Assessment.  Formulates short and long range requirements for interpretative program needs.

    Work with mining companies, commercial interests and permittees in ensuring that archeological and historical sites in areas to be disturbed are identified and evaluated for the cultural, scientific, and interpretive significance and are protected as necessary for further study and development.

    Identifies the cultural resources requirements to be met in preparing environmental and planning documents.  Determines inventory levels and protections measures.  Ensures that these requirements are incorporated in project plans and special use permits covering proposed activities. 

    Works with professional archeologists from other State and Federal agencies, universities, museums, consulting firms, and research organizations in carrying out investigations necessary at significant prehistoric and historic sites.  Represents the forest at Regional and National scientific organization and society meetings and prepares technical papers on forest cultural resources. 

    Advises the Forest Supervisor and Management team on the requirements, impacts, and consequences of current legislation and directives affecting cultural resource management.  Interprets and carries out directives as necessary to ensure program consistency and professional standards.

    Recommends corrective actions to the Forest Supervisor when violations of cultural resource laws and regulations (36 CFR 800, 36 CFR 297, 36 CFR 79, etc.) are found and directs all necessary follow-up to obtain cultural resources compliance.

    Coordinates and consults with State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO).  Works closely with SHPOs in carrying out historic preservations mandates, interpretive initiatives, National Register nominations, and overall program development.  Identifies archeological and historical sites eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.  Performs eligibility assessments of selected sites, and completes nominations of selected sites.  Ensures that interested Native American and local interest groups are made aware of proposed nominations, along with local governments. 

    Responsible for para-professional and cultural resource training on the forest.  Conducts training for Staff and District managers as necessary on the integration of cultural resources management into the total forest program of work and Land Management Plan.  Conducts initial para-archeologists training and annual update training sessions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel to attend meetings and training.

    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

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