U.S. Federal Government CRM Positions
# of Positions: 2
Company Req ID: 760105300
Twin Cairns Req ID: 202313660
Field School Required: Yes
Location: United States, CA, Ventura, CA & Whiskeytown, CA
This announcement contains positions for 2 parks. These positions are located in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and Channel Islands National Park, both in California.
Open to the first 101 applicants or until 11/17/2023 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.
Respective Location Pay Tables:
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area – $57,118 to $74,250
Channel Islands National Park – $66,134 to $85,971
This is a term position (more than 1 year) with an initial appointment expecting to last at least 13 months but may be extended up to a total of four years, or more based on any changes to regulations governing the number of years term appointments may last, without further competition. Term positions do not convey permanent status in the Federal service.
The National Park Service retains the right to extend the duration of this appointment after selection and/or appointment, based on changes to the regulation governing the number of years term appointments may last. This change, which may be made at the agency’s sole discretion and without further competition, shall not be construed or interpreted as the granting of a right to a selectee or employee to such an extension. No extension to a term appointment shall be granted to a selectee/employee to an amount of time that exceeds the maximum number of years authorized under any present or current regulation, unless such regulation expressly allows such action.
Park Area Descriptions:
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area: Whiskeytown, at ~40,000 acres, is at the heart of the 1849 Gold Rush. Remnants of historic mines, orchards, ditches, and homesteads litter the landscape, often overlaying the prehistoric occupation dating back nearly 5500 years. In addition, this park was built during the Mission 66 park development program and is part of the Central Valley Project in California. The depth and breadth of the cultural resources here are varied and complex with much of it accessible to the public as a recreation area.
Whiskeytown continues to recover from the catastrophic 2018 Carr Fire which burned approximately 97% of the park and destroyed nearly 50 structures and burned 100% of all known archaeological sites within the park. Projects planned include site condition assessments, ongoing documentation and rehabilitation of our trails system, historic district recovery and preservation maintenance, prescribed fire project prep/monitoring, and outstanding project completion.
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)
Channel Islands National Park: Close to the California mainland, yet worlds apart, the park encompasses five of the eight California Channel Islands (Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel, and Santa Barbara) and their ocean environment, preserving and protecting a wealth of natural and cultural resources. The park bridges two biogeographical provinces and in a remarkably small place, harbors the biologic diversity of nearly 2,500 miles of the North American coast. The Channel Islands are home to over 2,000 plant and animal species, of which 145 are found nowhere else in the world.Like the Galapagos Islands of South America, isolation has allowed evolution to proceed independently on the islands. Marine life ranges from microscopic plankton to the blue whale, the largest animal to live on Earth. Archeological and cultural resources span a period of more than 13,000 years of human habitation.
The protection of these fragile island resources was ensured when Congress, in the act that created Channel Islands National Park in 1980, established a long-term ecological monitoring program to gather information on the current health of resources and predict future conditions. This information provides park and natural resource managers with useful products for recreation planning, conservation and restoration programs, and early identification of critical issues.
Channel Islands National Park (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)
Conditions of Employment
All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-11/17/2023-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement.
Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. To receive credit for experience, your resume MUST clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the resume must reflect full and/or part-time or total number of hours worked (i.e., work 40+ hours a week, rather than indicating full-time). If part-time, the hours must be annotated to be able to pro-rate the amount of qualified specialized experience.
GS-0193 Archeologist Series Individual Occupational Requirement: This position has a basic educational requirement. Candidates who do not meet this requirement by close of this announcement will receive no further consideration for this position.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ARCHEOLOGY GS-0193 SERIES: You must possess at least one of the three requirements below to qualify for this series:Degree: bachelor’s or higher 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.-OR- Related Curriculum: degree in anthropology (with emphasis on ethnology, physical anthropology, or scientific linguistics), history, American studies, or a related discipline may be accepted, provided the curriculum supplied academic course work sufficiently similar to the requirements above (including archeological field school). You MUST provide transcripts. -OR-
Combination: College-level education or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education. You MUST provide transcripts. -OR-
Experience: 4 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. You should 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.
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To qualify for this position at the GS-09 grade level, you must possess the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:
EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities: Developing and completing archeological research, including problem definition and work planning, implementation of data collection, written summary of methods and results, and final publication of work; contributing to interdisciplinary environmental planning and resources management teams; providing information on archeological resources and contributing to, or reviewing, planning, inventory, assessment, and compliance documents; designing, implementing, and conducting archeological projects involving documentary, archival, and collections research; field investigations (both survey and excavation); laboratory analysis of recovered data; and professional report writing. You must include hours per week worked.
EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or master’s or equivalent graduate degree. You must include transcripts.
Successful completion of a combination of graduate level education and experience as described above. You must include transcripts.
Volunteer Experience: 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.
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your 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.
Job Experience Length (in years)
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Anticipated Start Date
Nov 17, 2023
Term - 13 Months - not to exceed 4 years