This HQ420 Headquarters position is located in Grand Junction, CO. Information about Grand Junction and the surrounding area can be found here.
We expect to fill one (1) vacancy at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.
Establishes direction for the BLM's Cultural Heritage Resources Program at the national level.
Provides expertise in the analysis, review, development and implementation of BLM-wide policies, procedures, goals, objectives, targets, and priorities for the Cultural Heritage Resources Program.
Designs heritage program elements to ensure the national direction, goals, and objectives for cultural heritage stewardship and public service in the human dimensions of ecosystems management are met.
Coordinates development of Cultural Heritage Resources Program performance goals and measures for the Bureau?s with other Cultural Heritage Resources Program leads.
Develops and maintains performance measures for the Division in coordination with the Division Chief. Incorporates these performance goals into budget and policy documents and guidance, and monitor's progress.
Provides national guidance in managing complex cultural materials and properties in areas of national and international significance, such as Areas of Critical Environmental Concern and National Conservation Area and Monuments.
Provides technical data, professional advice, briefing material, or recommendations to top BLM management officials on historic preservation.
May serve as an expert witness on such matters regarding congressional legislation or serve on special agency or departmental task forces in the formulation of national standards and guidelines for cultural heritage preservation.
Leads/participates in interdisciplinary groups to address frequently complex and/or controversial issues. Coordinates with BLM state office staffs and districts.
Provides national leadership, policy, guidelines, and directives to BLM Cultural Heritage Resources Program staff on the use of data management, database applications and geographic information systems (GIS).
Develops decision tools and conducts specialized studies that utilize bureau and partner cultural survey data (through the bureau?s geospatial information systems (GIS) platform).
Supports efforts to maintain the BLM GIS national data standard for Cultural Heritage Resources Program data. Coordinates with state and national database managers.
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is required. Direct Deposit Required.
Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections.
You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
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Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination.
May require a one-year probationary period.
Applicants must first meet the Basic Requirement of Experience, OR Education, OR combination of Education and Experience.
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.
For GS-13: In addition to meeting the basic requirement, you must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: experience directing and managing the development of national, regional, or state policies, procedures and guidelines on cultural resource issues to comply with relevant statutes such as National Historic Preservation Act (NHP), Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), the Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as well as experience with data management, database applications and geographic information systems (GIS) in relation to cultural heritage resources or projects.
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.
Applicants must meet both eligibility and qualification requirements for the position of interest by the closing date of the announcement.
A. Education 1. Degree that included three (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 (6) 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
OR 2. (related curriculum): 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 in A.1 (including archeological field school).
B. 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.