Only experience and education obtained by 05/10/2022 will be considered.
In order to qualify for this position you must possess both the Basic Requirement and Minimum Qualification.
Possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university that included
1) 3 semester hours in EACH of the following course areas: history or 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 wherein methods include (but are not limited to) typology, classification, sampling, cultural evolution, diffusion, dating, and analytical techniques; and 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;
2) 6 semester hours of related coursework in geography, geology, cultural geography, history, historiography, historical archeology, environmental studies, scientific writing (nonfiction English composition) and/or surveying;
3) archeological field school. (All education must be substantiated by transcripts.),
Possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in anthropology (with emphasis on ethnology, physical anthropology, or scientific linguistics), history, American studies, or a related discipline wherein the academic coursework was sufficiently similar to the requirements outlined above and which included archeological field school, OR
Possess four years of archeological work experience that demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional archeology. This experience includes archeology field experience, including that gained in an archeological field school. Field experience consisted of a combination of professional experience in archeological survey, excavation, laboratory analysis, and preparation of written materials. (Applicants with the experience described should, after additional experience under a higher grade archeologist, be able to demonstrate the ability to be a crew chief, directing the work of others at a single location as part of a larger archeological project.),
Possess a combination of college-level education and/or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described above AND appropriate technical experience or additional education.
Minimum Qualification [GS-12]
One year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility equivalent to grade GS-11 in the Federal service. Experience includes: a)Planning and implementing efficient and innovative compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for Federal land managing agencies;
b) Skill in balancing compliance laws, regulations, and policies of federal historic preservation legislation with the goals and mission of a Federal agency;
c) Preparing letters and agreement documents (MOAs, PAs) with SHPOs, and agencies for compliance with NHPA;
d) Skill in working with Native American Tribes on issues concerning archaeology, burials, and traditional cultural properties; and
e) Research and field experience in the cultural history and archaeology of the Upper Mississippi Basin/Great Lakes culture areas.
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.
PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s), grade point average or class ranking, institution name, and student name. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts.
PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
This position is suitable for telework and may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.
PCS INFORMATION: Yes, entitlements for payment of basic moving expenses, as required and to the extent allowed by the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR) 302-3.101, are authorized for eligible applicants changing duty station when the change meets the distance tests as provided in FTR 302-1.1 and 302-2.6. All moving expenses are taxable. In addition, relocation discretionary entitlements MAY be authorized for this position including contractor-provided home sale.
Additional Vacancies: One or more positions may be filled from applications received under this announcement in the advertised office or other U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service offices in the local commuting area.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP):Department of Interior (DOI) Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) procedures apply in filling this vacancy. CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including any selective placement factors; education, and experience requirements), score at least 85 on the assessment questionnaire, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry.
For information on CTAP and ICTAP visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/career-transition/"
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