(NOTE: You must attach a copy of your transcripts. Failure to submit transcripts will result in an ineligible rating.)
You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible all positions at the GS-9 grade level and above. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
For the GS-09 level: Archeology - 0193
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
Archeological field school.
Related Curriculum: 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.1 (including archeological field school).
OR B. Combination of Education and Experience - College-level education or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described in A. above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education.
OR C. Experience: 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 archaeology field experience, which may include that gained in an archaeological field school. Field experience should have included a combination of professional experience in archaeological 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 archaeologist, 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 archaeological project.
Minimum Qualification Requirements for the GS-9 Level: Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in the federal service which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience that would be creditable for this position include: Excavation and collection of artifacts to determine significance of archaeological sites. Designing and establishing cultural resource management programs;
OR Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience for the GS-09 level: Possess 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a masters degree or masters equivalent graduate degree (i.e. degree in archeology, anthropology, or any other directly-related subject matter);
OR Combination of Education and Experience: Posses a combination of graduate-level education and experience, as described above. This combination must have equipped the applicant with the necessary knowledge and/ore experience to successfully perform the duties of this position. Combinations of experience and education must total at least 100% as outline in OPM Qualifications Policy.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of graduate-level education and experience, as described above, may be used to qualify for this position. This combination must have equipped you with the necessary knowledge and/or experience to successfully perform the duties of this position. Combinations of experience and education must total at least 100% as outlined in OPM Qualifications policy.
Note: The OPM Qualification Standards for this position can be found at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=List-by-Occupational-Series
Experience Note: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.