Salary $77,976 - $120,541 a year job type full-time
Full job description
This position is an archeologist, gs-0193-12/13, working in albuquerque, new mexico, for the national wildlife refuge system, division of visitor services.
This position is also open to the public under announcement r2-21-11251009-cl-deYou must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.
As an archeologist, your duties will include but are not limited to, the following:
Provide a full range of oversight for the region`s cultural resource program.
Identify and track cultural resource related issues and concerns when presented with many unrelated or divergent issues in verbal or written form or in public meetings.
Serve as the liaison to the state historic preservation offices, the advisory council on historic preservation, and tribes.
Prepare written decisions for consideration and use by management that comply with the legislation and also meet agency goals.
25% or less - you may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (series)
Conditions of employment
Must be a u.sCitizen or national.
Individuals assigned male at birth after 12-31-59 must be registered for the selective serviceTo verify registration visit sss.gov.
Resume and supporting documents (see Apply Now).
Merit promotion applicants must meet time-in-grade requirement as defined in 5 cfr 300, subpart f.
Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation.
Driver`s license: selectees must possess and maintain a valid state driver`s license at all times during their tenure.
Probationary period: selectees may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
Only experience and education obtained by 10/12/2021 will be considered.
In order to qualify for this position you must possess both the basic requirement and minimumqualification.
Possess a bachelor`s degree from an accredited college or university that included 1) 3 semester hours in each of the following course areas: history or 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 wherein methods include (but are not limited to) typology, classification, sampling, cultural evolution, diffusion, dating, and analytical techniques; and 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 2) 6 semester hours of related coursework in geography, geology, cultural geography, history, historiography, historical archeology, environmental studies, scientific writing (nonfiction english composition) and/or surveying; and 3) archeological field school(all education must be substantiated by transcripts.), or
Possess a bachelor`s degree from an accredited college or university in anthropology (with emphasis on ethnology, physical anthropology, or scientific linguistics), history, american studies, or a related discipline wherein the academic coursework was sufficiently similar to the requirements outlined above and which included archeological field school, or
Possess four years of archeological work experience that demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional archeologyThis experience includes archeology field experience, including that gained in an archeological field schoolField experience consisted of a combination of professional experience in archeological survey, excavation, laboratory analysis, and preparation of written materials(applicants with the experience described should, after additional experience under 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.), or
Possess a combination of college-level education and/or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described above and appropriate technical experience or additional education.
Minimum qualification gs-12:
Possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the gs-11 level in the federal serviceExamples of qualifying specialized experience include: 1) coordinating and implementing a unit`s heritage resource program which included managing workload, setting cultural resource priorities, and developing a unit`s l program budget; 2) carrying out the national historic preservation act (nhpa) section 106 process from start to finish including identification, evaluation, report production, and determination of project effects on historic properties; 3) negotiation and consultation with state historic preservation officers (shpos), tribes, and other interested parties, in the preparation and implementation of nhpa, section 106 compliance and agreement documents; 4) conducting consulting and negotiating agreements with interested parties such as tribes, shpos, and agency personnel for compliance with historic preservation legislation including nhpa, arpa, and nagpra; and 5) developing contracts, statements of work, or guidance documents that can be used for a research program that produces cultural resource data, project records, and technical reports.
Minimum qualification gs-13:
Possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the gs-12 level in the federal serviceExamples of qualifying specialized experience include: 1) implementing a cultural resource program on a unit that ensures agency compliance with federal law, regulation and policy; 2) reviewing and/or approving program technical documents that are designed to be submitted to a state historic preservation office; 3) participating as a team member on interdisciplinary teams where national environmental policy act processes are followed and/or reviewing environmental planning documents for compliance with historic preservation statues; 4) preparing contracts, grants and other agreements such as memorandum of agreements or memorandum of understanding between parties to accomplish mutually agreed upon goals, assignments, or projects; and 5) advising personnel on cultural resources protection requirements and assisting in the development of plans to avoid and/or mitigate effects of proposed actionsExperience 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 employmentYou will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Time in grade requirement: applicants must meet both eligibility and qualification requirements for the position of interest by the closing date of the joaSpecifically,
IArea of consideration.
IiTime-in-grade (tig) requirements as specified in 5 cfr 300, subpart f.
IiiTime after competitive appointment as specified in 5 cfr 330.502.
IvQualification requirements outlined in opm`s qualifications standards for general schedule positions or for federal wage system (fws), wage grade positions, applicants are evaluated using the opm job qualification system for trades and labor occupations and the job element examining method
Your sf-50 will be used to confirm you meet all requirements
Proof of education: all applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s), grade point average or class ranking, institution name, and student nameIf any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution`s registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of unitsUnofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts.
Pass/fail courses: if more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
Graduate education: one academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time studySuch study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basisIf you cannot obtain your graduate school`s definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
Foreign education: if you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educationFor further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Pcs information: entitlements for payment of basic moving expenses, as required and to the extent allowed by the federal travel regulation (ftr) 302-3.101, are authorized for eligible applicants changing duty station when the change meets the distance tests as provided in ftr 302-1.1 and 302-2.6All moving expenses are taxableIn addition, relocation discretionary entitlements may be authorized for this position excluding contractor-provided home sale.
Telework: this position is suitable for telework and may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.
Additional vacancies: one or more positions may be filled from applications received under this announcement in the advertised office or other u.sFish & wildlife service offices in the local commuting area.
Career transition assistance plan (ctap) or interagency career transition assistance plan (ictap): department of interior (doi) career transition assistance plan (ctap) procedures apply in filling this vacancyCtap/ictap provides placement assistance to permanent federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separatedApplicants claiming ctap/ictap eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current sf-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their applicationTo be considered under ctap/ictap, applicants must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including any selective placement factors; education, and experience requirements), score at least 85 on the assessment questionnaire, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry.
For information on ctap and ictap click here
The land management workforce flexibility act (lmwfa),p.l114-47, allows certain individuals who currently or formerly were under time-limited competitive appointments at certain land management agencies to compete under merit promotion procedures.
For eligibility information click here: usajobs help center | land management
Public land corps (plc) hiring authority: served as a qualified youth on an appropriate conservation project completing a minimum of 640 hours of satisfactory service that included at least 120 hours through the plc and received a certificate of non-competitive eligibilityCompleted most recent corps service, for which a certificate of non-competitive eligibility was issued, within the last 2 yearsAppointment must be effected within the 2 year period.
How you will be evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be evaluated based on how well you meet the qualifications listed in this vacancy announcementYour qualifications will be evaluated based on your application materials (e.g., resume, supporting documents), the responses you provide on the application questionnaire, and the result of the online assessments required for this positionYou will be assessed on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics):
Competencies: attention to detail, customer service, decision making, flexibility, integrity/honesty, interpersonal skills, learning, reading, reasoning, self-management, stress tolerance, teamwork
Knowledge, skills, abilities:
Ability and skill to work with a variety of conflicting interests and parties including tribes, biologists, project leaders, and managers, the state historic preservation officers, advisory council staff, special interest groups, and private landowners.
Thorough professional knowledge and experience in the theories, principles, and techniques of cultural resource management, including inventory procedures, formulation of cultural resource management plans, preservation methods, monitoring techniques, site improvement practices, and environmental assessment procedures in order to provide expert technical advice and counsel for a variety of very complex and/or controversial situations.
Skill in communicating complex and controversial regulatory issues, detailed management procedures and arcane scientific concepts.
Ability to identify and track regional museum property collections and respond to data calls associated with this work.
Ability to reach out to tribes regarding archaeological sites, traditional cultural properties, and burial issues.
Skill to design and manage complex research, evaluation, inventory, and interpretive projects by contract and in house.
In order to be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the processIn addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires an online assessmentThe online assessment measures critical general competencies required to perform the job.
Overstating your qualifications and/or experience in your application materials or application questionnaire may result in your removal from considerationCheating on the online assessment may also result in your removal from considerationPlease follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (ns)/low risk
Trust determination process
You must submit a complete application packageWe will not make assumptions about your experience and/or education.
Resume: you are highly encouraged to use usajobs resume builder to ensure all required information is included in your resumeIf you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience, hours worked per week, month and year of employment for each job title listed, annual salary, and description of job dutiesInclude name and address of employer; supervisor name and telephone numberAdditional information on what to include can be found hereYour experience needs to address every required qualification.
College transcripts: please refer to the education section above for additional informationUnofficial transcripts are acceptableA copy of your official transcripts may be required if you are selected.
Additional documentation if applicable:
Sf-50: (non-award), or equivalent notification of personnel action if you are a current or former federal employeeYour sf-50 (non-award) must show tenure code 1 or 2 in block 24, and position occupied code 1 (competitive service) in block 34If you have previously held a higher grade than the grade/position you currently occupy, you must submit a copy of the last non-award sf-50 you received for that positionIf you have any questions regarding which sf-50`s to submit, it is highly recommended that you contact the person listed on this vacancy announcement before the closing date.
Note: federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility please review the Apply Now for reinstatement page for all required documents.
Note: you must submit all sf-50s and performance information for each period of temporary/term employment if you are requesting to be considered land management workforce flexibility act eligibilityFor public land corp eligibility, a copy of the certificate of eligibility for non-compliance hiring based for public land corps service is required for verification of eligibility.
Performance appraisal: please submit 1) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and 2) a list of any awards (e.gSuperior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 yearsAny performance appraisal/evaluation and award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting officialThe selecting official will review this documentation and give it due weight consideration during the overall selection processIf you do not have your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation, please submit a statement as to why it is not availablePlease indicate if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level.
Veterans` preference documentation: if you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans` preference, you must attach a copy of your dd-214 member copy 2 or 4 showing you were honorably dischargedIf you are claiming 10-point veterans` preference, attach an sf-15, application for 10-point veterans` preference in addition to the proof required by that form (i.eVa letter)You may not be awarded preference if you do not attach the correct veteran documentation as specified above.
Ctap/ictap documentation: if you are applying under ctap or ictap, you must submit proof of eligibility under 5 cfr 330.602(a) for ctap and 5 cfr 330.704 for ictapThis includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of your most recent performance rating, and a copy of your most recent sf-50 (notification of personnel action) showing your position, grade level, and duty locationPlease annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a ctap or ictap eligible.
If you are requesting a reasonable accommodation to the usa hire competency based assessments, submit documentation to support your request, including the reasonable accommodation request form found here(https://help.usastaffing.gov/apply/images/5/59/usahireaccommodationrequestform41418.pdf)
Failure to submit any of the above-mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application packageIt is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the u.sDepartment of education in order for it to be credited towards qualificationsTherefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the u.sDepartment of education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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This job is open to
Career transition (ctap, ictap, rpl)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a `surplus` or `displaced` employee.
Federal employees - competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Land & base management
Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.
Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.
Clarification from the agency
Current career or career conditional federal employees, land management eligibles, 30% disabled veterans, military spouse, peace corps, americorps, vista, vra, veoa, ictap/ctap, schedule a, reinstatement eligibles, plc.