ARCHEOLOGIST

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Nov 14, 2016
Closes
Nov 13, 2017
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

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The selectee for this position serves as an ARCHEOLOGIST.

THIS IS AN EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCEMENT.  The Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY 2009 provides that the Secretary of Defense can designate acquisition positions as shortage positions and recruit and appoint highly qualified persons to these positions.  This announcement is open to accept resumes from candidates interested in helping the Department of the Navy meet our mission requirements for the acquisition of systems, equipment and facilities.


This is a public notice announcement; under this recruitment procedure, each location/installation, identified in this public notice will make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be actual/projected vacancies at the time you submit your application. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration. These positions are being filled under Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) for acquisition positions located at Department of Navy installations identified in this public notice. Positions may be filled as permanent with a full-time work schedule. Pay will vary by geographic location.
NOTE: Notices of Results (NORs) will not be sent to applicants who apply to this announcement.

**Please DO NOT contact this office regarding status of application. Pay will vary by geographic location.**


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is dependent upon position description and availability of funding.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov
  • Selectee must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Selectee is required to participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • See Other Information section for additional requirements.
  • In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor's degree or higher at an accredited college or university that included 3 semester hours each in the following course areas: 1) History of archeology; 2) Archeology of a major geographical area such as North America or Africa; 3) 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; 4) Theory and methods of archeology. Methods include, but are not limited to, typology, classification, sampling, cultural evolution, diffusion, dating, and analytical techniques; 5) 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: 1) Geography, geology, or cultural geography; 2) History, historiography, or historical archeology; 3) Environmental studies; 4) Scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or 5) Surveying AND Archeological field school.  Note: You must submit a copy of your transcripts to be considered for the position
    OR have successfully completed a bachelor's degree or higher at an accredited college or university 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 above (including archeological field school). Note: You must submit a copy of your transcripts to be considered for the position OR have a combination of education and experience with College-level education or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education. Note: You must submit a copy of your transcripts to be considered for the position.
    OR have 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 part of a larger archeological project. (NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume.)

    Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector OR possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.  Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work OR have a combination of experience and education as described which, when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement.  Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

    1) Assists in the preservation and management of cultural resources in accordance with legislation, regulations, and accepted theories, practices, and principles of the anthropological sciences. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position.

    Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

    1) Planning and managing a cultural resources program for an organization; 2) Working on archaeological resources issues related to facilities planning, construction, and operations for an installation; 3) Interpreting and implementing programs, policies, laws, and regulations regarding cultural resources; and 4) Evaluating proposed facilities and/or projects against cultural resources compliance requirements. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume for you to be considered for this position.

    Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Applying concepts, principles, and practices of historic preservation and cultural resources laws, regulations, and policies to design, develop, and maintain historic preservation and cultural resources programs; 2) Participating in cultural resource related consultations between Navy, Federal, state, general public, and local partners; 3) Articulating cultural resource program project status and execution risk to customers and internal chain-of-command; and 4) Applying contracting principles, procedures, and practices to prepare, administer, and monitor contracts for historic preservation and cultural resources. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume for you to be considered for this position.

    Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0100/archeology-series-0193/ and https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-PROF

    You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.

    As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the required skills for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

    For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.   See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education.

    Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying for further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.  If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

    This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience. This position has been identified as a Career Field Facilities Engineering at Level II or III.  If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume. 
    Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment.  Certification requirements may be viewed at http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx

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    DUTIES:

    - Performing archaeological surveys and evaluations to identify the presence of cultural resources for the installation's Cultural Resource Management.
    - Performing archaeological monitoring for archaeological sites to avoid and monitor impacts on cultural resources.
    - Reviewing contractor developed technical reports for sufficiency in meeting national cultural resources standards and in accordance with the installations Programmatic Agreement.
    - Assisting the installation with reviewing and implementing cultural resource policies that adhere to cultural resource compliance laws.
    - Reviewing project plans and designs to ensure compliance with historic preservation regulations.