Serves as the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) liaison for the Sacramento District (SPK).
Plans, monitors, and reports to Section Chief on the routine operation of NAGPRA compliance for assigned projects.
Demonstrates and incorporates considerable knowledge and experience in the application of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Manages project funding, including fiscal issues, from start of a project to project completion.
Communicates with Section Chief and project leads to ensure appropriate execution of funds.
Provides technical assistance regarding NAGPRA and archaeological collections management to other agencies, especially the National Park Service NAGPRA office, and represents USACE in federal NAGPRA meetings.
Directs and performs library research concerning archaeological collections and records management, human osteology and history of archaeological projects under study.
Serves as Cultural Resources subject matter expert on Project Delivery Teams.
Requirements Conditions of Employment
Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
Who May Apply: US 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 Physical Anthropologist:
Degree: Bachelor's or graduate (or higher level) degree in anthropology.
Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in an appropriate field of anthropology (i.e., cultural), or related course work, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Experience: four years of appropriate experience in anthropology performing research, museum work, or similar professional-level work.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes reviewing project plans to ensure they comply with cultural resource laws and regulations, such as NHPA and NAGPRA; monitoring project progress to ensure tasks are completed on time and in alignment with professional standards; preparing a variety of written reports and documents to support cultural resource program goals; human osteology, bioarchaeology and/or physical anthropology; and working as a member of multi-disciplinary teams. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you MUST meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.