United States, Washington DC, Washington DC
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You will serve as the Head, Underwater Archaeology Branch and performs a variety of routine and special duties in connection with the administration of the Underwater Archaeology Branch.
You will be responsible for establishing the short and long-term cultural resource management and archaeological research objectives of the branch in support of NHHC’s mission to tell and preserve the history of the U.S. Navy
You will develop policy, programs, and procedures for the management and protection of U.S. Navy sunken and terrestrial military craft
You will be responsible for the management of the underwater archaeology artifact collection and tasked with implementing division strategic initiatives and field operations.
RequirementsConditions of Employment
Must be a US Citizen.
Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
You may be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or secret final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
You may be expected to complete a U.S Navy Dive Physical and to undergo training in order to meet physical screening test requirements stipulated in MILPERSMAN 1220-410 in preparation to pass the U.S. Navy Dive School Scuba Course.
In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-13) or pay band in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing the following duties: (1) Applying the theory and methods of archaeology, as well as professional standards, principles, and ethics, with a focus on maritime archaeology, archaeological conservation, and submerged cultural resource management; (2) Editing, copy editing, and publishing technical reports, articles, as well as associated outreach products and website content; (3) Drafting, contributing, and serving as curatorial editor or lead author of technical reports associated with archaeological projects, applying Geographic Information System (GIS), editing, and publication software as appropriate (e.g. ESRI ArcGIS, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign); (4) Applying scientific analytical techniques to collect and interpret archaeological data, with a focus on underwater archaeological diving and remote sensing tools and equipment, applied underwater survey and excavation methodology, GIS development and maintenance, and data dissemination; (5) Leading archaeological surveys or excavations as a principal investigator or equivalent capacity; (6) Establishing research objectives and conducting archival research associated with naval history, ship construction, or U.S. Navy sunken and terrestrial military craft; and (7) Developing policy, programs, procedures and cultural resource management strategies associated with submerged cultural resources, consistent with relevant statutes and regulations. (8) Planning work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of work, assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees, and evaluates work performance of subordinates.
Applicants must also meet the Secretary of the Interior Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation professional qualifications standards for Archeology. The minimum professional qualifications in archeology are a graduate degree in archeology, anthropology, or closely related field plus: 1. At least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archeological research, administration or management; 2. At least four months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American archeology; and 3. Demonstrated ability to carry research to completion. In addition to these minimum qualifications, a professional in prehistoric archeology shall have at least one year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archeological resources of the prehistoric period. A professional in historic archeology shall have at least one year of full-time professional experience at a supervisory level in the study of archeological resources of the historic period.
Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0100/archeology-series-0193/
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.
Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess:
1. Degree 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 2. 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
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.