Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on their expertise as an Archeologist. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.
Multiple Vacancies Available:
Location Negotiable After Selection (Location is negotiable upon selection. You must be able to work from the Pacific Northwest USA region.)
Manages the cultural resources and historic properties program, coordinating with other offices in the region, and providing technical assistance to irrigation districts.
Participates in formal compliance consultations with Federal, state, Tribal, and local entities as required by the National Historic Preservation Act.
Serves as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) for contracts used in executing the cultural resources program, which involves helping to develop, negotiate, and monitor contracts for a wide range of projects including, but not limited to, inventory surveys, resource evaluations, and data recovery studies.
Responsible for museum property management and reporting, including developing curation plans, funding agreements, museum property management plans, and other documents for use in the region and agency.
Identifies cultural resource management needs and compliance requirements.
Performs archeological field work up to 25% of the time, including site visits, surveys, or test excavation investigations. May involve digging and screening activities; excavating with hand tools like shovels, picks, digging bars, augers, trowels, and other tools; walking or driving vehicles over rough terrain; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, reaching, or similar activities; and lifting of moderately heavy items, such as equipment and samples that weigh less 50 pounds.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.
You must be suitable for federal employment, determined by a background investigation.
You must submit a resume and supporting documentation (see Required Documents).
You must submit eligibility documents for veterans consideration (see Required Documents).
You must meet any minimum education and/or experience requirements (see Qualifications).
You must submit transcript(s) to verify education requirements (see Qualifications/Education).
To be eligible for consideration, you must first meet the Basic Requirement for this position.
0193 Series Basic Requirement:
A. Have successfully completed a 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;
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.
B. Have successfully completed a bachelor's or higher degree in anthropology (with emphasis on ethnology, physical anthropology, or scientific linguistics), history, American studies, or a related discipline, provided the curriculum supplied academic course work sufficiently similar to the requirements in A ABOVE (including archeological field school).
C. Have a 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.
D. Have four years of archeological work experience that demonstrates 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-graded 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 order to be rated as qualified for this position, the HR Office must be able to determine that you meet the education and/or specialized experience requirement - this information must be clearly supported in the resume.
To qualify at the GS-11, you must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-09 level in federal service having demonstrated experience (1) developing and implementing heritage resource management strategies in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act and other regulations; (2) documenting, reporting, or determining the adequacy of curatorial data, archeological inventories, and determinations of eligibility for listing on the National Register of Historic Places; (3) recommending strategies to mitigate/resolve cultural and paleontological resource conflicts or controversial issues; and (4) developing and monitoring cultural resource management contracts. You could otherwise qualify on the basis of Education having successfully completed 3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or LL.M., in a field that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to conduct the work of this position such as Archeology, Anthropology, etc. You may combine specialized experience and education to meet the minimum qualifications.
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.
You must meet all Eligibility and Qualification requirements, including any selective placement factors if applicable, by 01/09/2023.
This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience at the GS-11 grade level. Applicants must submit a copy of college transcript(s) (unofficial copy is acceptable) to support the 0193 series basic requirement and claimed education if substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. A typed list of courses, grades, semester/quarter hours, GPA, etc. will not be accepted. Non-submission may result in being rated not-qualified for the position.
You will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify educational qualifications, if selected. An official transcript must be sent directly from the University's Registrar's office and must be provided from the institution awarding the degree. Academic transcripts certified by notary publics are NOT official. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to reporting to work as a condition of employment. Failure to submit official transcripts may be grounds for dismissal or rescission of the job offer.
Accreditation: Only education from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education is acceptable to meet education requirements or to substitute for experience, if applicable. For additional info, refer to the Office of Personnel Management and U.S. Department of Education.
Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs. For additional info, refer to the U.S. Network for Education Information.