United States, AZ, Encino, CA, Arcadia, CA, Ventura, CA, Norwalk,CA, Los Angeles,CA, Carlsbad,CA, Phoenix,AZ, or Tucson,AZ;
About the Position: The incumbent serves as a Lead Archeologist in the Los Angeles District Planning Division, Environmental Policy Group. The position may be filled in either field offices located in Encino, CA, Arcadia, CA, Ventura, CA, Norwalk,CA, Los Angeles,CA, Carlsbad,CA, Phoenix,AZ, or Tucson,AZ; This is a Direct Hire.
Leads a team of archaeologists within the District in accomplishing planning work by ensuring that the organizations strategic plan, mission, vision and values are communicated to the team.
Serves as District expert on all anthropology/archeology/history-related matters and processes including development of Memoranda of Agreement and Programmatic Agreements.
Provides guidance to District project managers, environmental planners, District management, and Regional and Division counterparts on a variety of cultural resource technical, policy, and process matters.
Provide advice on studies and other requirements for planning, design, and construction phases of permitted actions.
Carry out cultural resource inventories, record and evaluate sites, and prepare reports to comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
Requirements Conditions of Employment
Driver License is required.
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
NOTE: Due to the nature of certain project work, if selected for this position, you may be required to obtain a Secret clearance after your entry-on-duty.
Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
All U.S. Citizens
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Basic Requirement for Archeologist, GS-0193: A. Education – Degree: Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) that included 3 semester hours each in the following course areas: (1) history of archeology; (2) archeology of a major geographical area such as North America or Africa; (3) 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; (4) theory and methods of archeology. Methods include, but are not limited to, typology, classification, sampling, cultural evolution, diffusion, dating, and analytical techniques; (5) 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: (1) geography, geology, or cultural geography; (2) history, historiography, or historical archeology; (3) environmental studies; (4) scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or (5) surveying; AND archeological field school. OR B. Education – Related Curriculum: Bachelor’s degree (or higher 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 listed in A above (including archeological field school). OR C. 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 D. 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 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 education requirements above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirement listed below:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal Government which includes experience with compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and other environmental federal regulations; specialized training in archaeological research, administration, contracting, or management; field and analytic experience in general North American archeology and demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.
In addition to meeting the basic education requirement and the qualifications requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the selective placement factor listed below:
You must have successfully completed a master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree in archeology, anthropology, or closely related field plus: At least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archaeological research, administration, or management; AND at least four months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American archeology; AND demonstrated ability to carry research to completion.
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 programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html