This position is located on Cleveland National Forest Resources and Land Management Planning Staff duty station is Ramona, CA.
The incumbent is responsible for inventory, evaluation, and advice on heritage and cultural resource management, including determination of effects of projects on cultural resources and recommended mitigation.
For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Karin Klemic at 858-674-2973 or email at [email protected]
Provide advice on identification and management of Heritage and Cultural Resources in relation to compliance with Federal historic preservation laws.
Utilize archeological principles, practices, and concepts to develop project work plans and inventory strategies that address archeological and cultural resource protection needs and appropriate NHPA Section 106 compliance to meet defined timelines.
Independently prepare and direct co-workers and/or contractors in the preparation of final cultural resource documents, including but not limited to archeological inventory reports, cultural resource records, and electronic datasets.
Follow archeological principles and protocols in completing archeological field inventories, identifying the presence or absence of cultural sites and their eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places.
Perform in-field identification, analysis, and recording of prehistoric and historic artifacts and sites common in California.
Use geographic information systems (GIS) software to produce maps, organize and manipulate data, ensure data quality, and transfer spatial data to and from global positioning system (GPS) units.
Requirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a US Citizen or US National.
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
Successful completion of one year probationary period, unless previously served.
Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
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In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.
Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.
Basic Requirement: GS-0193 Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study 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 - surveying; AND 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 College-level education or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education. OR 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 archeology field experience, which may include that gained in an archeological field school. Field experience should have included a combination of professional experience in archeological 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 archeologist, 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 archeological project.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement, you must also possess experience and/or directly related education in the amounts listed below.
Specialized Experience Requirement: For the GS-09 level: applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07. Specialized experience is defined as two or more of the following: Led field crews in completing archeological field inventories and conducting recording of archeological sites (e.g., creation of field notes, narrative sections, sketch maps, location maps, artifact sketches, artifact field catalogs, rock art records, photo documentation, and photographic logs); Followed inventory intensity strategies and adapted ground searches as determined by specific project requirements i.e., terrain, vegetation cover, and time frames; Researched historical documents, archeological reports, maps and aerial photos. Prepared Cultural Resource Inventory reports that captured environmental and cultural backgrounds, methodologies, and findings; Used geographic information systems (GIS) software to produce maps and transfer spatial data to and from global positioning system (GPS) units. Entered archeological site data from inventory, monitoring, condition assessments, and treatment activities into the Natural Resource Management Heritage Database (NRM Heritage) or similar database. Reviewed work in progress to ensure compliance in all aspects of cultural policies and standards; Monitored implementation projects.
master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related
an appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
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.
TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement.