U.S. Federal Government CRM Positions
# of Positions: 5
Company Req ID: 775129700
Twin Cairns Req ID: 202414256
Field School Required: Yes
Location: United States, AZ, 1 vacancy Hillsboro, OR 1 vacancy La Grande, OR 1 vacancy Tangent, OR 1 vacancy, Spokane Valley, WA 1 vacancy
This is a State Area or field position assigned to the State Resource Conservationist staff. The incumbent is responsible for guidance and assistance to field personnel and resource technical teams for conservation, protection, and enhancement of cultural resources, including Native American issues, encountered in all NRCS programs and activities with the primary responsibility for cultural resources associated with soil, water, plant, and related conservation concerns.
Conditions of Employment:
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.
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
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;
-Archeological field school.
Related Curriculum — Degree in anthropology, 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).
Combination of Education and Experience: College-level education or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education.
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 the requirements described above, the following additional experience is required:
Specialized experience GS-09:You must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to GS-07 level in the Federal Service or comparable experience not gained through Federal Service. Examples of specialized experience include: assisting in conducting background studies and documenting reviews pertaining to archeological project development; and assisting in the examination, documentation and preservation of artifacts by applying principles, theories, concepts, methods, and scientific techniques.
Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience:2 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or master’s or equivalent graduate degree.
Combination of Education and Experience: Possess a combination of graduate-level education and experience, as described above, may be used to qualify for this position. This combination must have equipped you with the necessary knowledge and/or experience to successfully perform the duties of this position. Combinations of experience and education must total at least 100% as outlined in OPM Qualifications policy.
Specialized Experience GS-11: To qualify for the GS-11 level, you must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level or higher in Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. This experience must include experience assisting in conducting background studies and document reviews pertaining to archeological project development. Examples of specialized experience include:Assisting in the development of compliance policy and procedures for cultural resources preservation and tribal consultation in the state;
Managing archeology field experience with a combination of archeological survey, excavation, laboratory analysis, and preparation of written materials;
Providing archaeology and cultural resources technical assistance, guidance and training to various personnel;
Evaluating the significance of archaeological, historical, and traditional cultural resources.
Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience: 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Archaeology or a related field.
Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience, as described above, may be used to qualify for this position. This combination must have equipped you with the necessary knowledge and/or experience to successfully perform the duties of this position. Combinations of experience and education must total at least 100% as outlined in OPM Qualifications policy.
For more information on the qualifications for this position, click here: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF
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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
You must submit a copy of your transcripts to include course number, title, completion and grade. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. If a relevant course is not clearly qualifying (e.g. special topic, seminar, research, thesis, obscure or misleading course title, etc.), please submit an official course syllabi and/or detailed course description from the university/college for that particular course to ensure you are properly evaluated. Please note that qualifications determinations are based solely on the information submitted for each particular vacancy announcement.
Important: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. Click on this link for more information.
Failure to provide all of the required documents/information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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Anticipated Start Date
Feb 15, 2024
Full time position