U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

About

Announcement Number:
UT-PTHWYS-2014-0002
Hiring Agency:
Bureau of Land Management
Position Title:
Student Trainee (Archeology)
Open Period:
02/14/2014 - 02/21/2014 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Series/Grade:
GS - 0199 03/04/05
Salary:
(USD) $25,181 - (USD) $41,122
Promotion Potential:
GS-05
Duty Location(s):
Few Vacancies in

Cedar City, UT, US
Fillmore, UT, US
Kanab, UT, US

For More Info:
Rebecca Oaks
801-539-4229
roaks@blm.gov

Overview

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
All students who are accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution.
Security Clearance Required:
Other
Appointment Type
Internships (Student)
Appointment Type Details:
This is an Internship Not-To-Exceed 9/30/14. This appointment may be extended based on agency needs.
Marketing Statement:
The BLM seeks a dynamic and energetic student to join its team and gain valuable work experience as a n Administrative Technician.

The BLM manages more land - approximately 253 million acres - than any other Federal agency.  This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska.  The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estates throughout  the nation.  The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Summary:
Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

For additional information about the BLM, please visit Our website.

These positions are located in Cedar City, Fillmore and Kanab, Utah. Information about these areas can be found at Cedar CityFillmore, and Kanab.

This position is for students accepted for enrollment or are currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited high school, technical or vocation school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school, on a full- or half-time basis (as defined by the academic institution in which the student is enrolled).

This is a temporary, excepted service appointment under the BLM Pathways Internship Program that is expected not-to-exceed September 30, 2014, but may be extended based on agency needs. This type of appointment is intended only for temporary projects, to perform labor-intensive tasks not requiring subject matter expertise, or to fill traditional summer jobs and does not confer eligibility to be noncompetitively converted to a permanent or term position. The BLM will require the selected applicant to complete a Participant Agreement in which it shall document the anticipated start and end dates for this temporary appointment.
Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Occasional travel may be required.

Duties

As an intern in archeology you will perform duties that may include, but are not limited to: research, field investigations, laboratory analysis, library research, interpretation or consultative work, preparation of reports for publication, care for and exhibition of collections, or development and implementation of programs and projects which carry out such work.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible, an applicant must:
- Be at least 16 years of age or older. 
- Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 or higher.
- Be a student who has been accepted for enrollment or is currently enrolled at least half-time in a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) seeking program in an accredited high school, technical or vocation school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, graduate or professional school.

You must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Key Requirements:
  • U. S. citizenship is required.
  • Security Clearance/Background Investigation is required.
  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" sections.
  • Cannot hold an active real estate license.
  • Cannot have interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land.
  • Direct deposit is required.
  • Education Requirements:
    Evaluations:
    Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and minimum qualification requirements for the job. Your eligibility and qualification status will be based on a human resources assessment conducted using qualification standards, your responses to the job-related questions, information provided in your resume, and required supporting documents (see the Required Documents section). Veteran’s preference applies to the selection for positions in the Pathways Programs. The examination and selection of applicants will be made in accordance with requirements of the 5 CFR Part 302.

    Eligible and qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager in unranked order by preference status: (1) Preference eligible veterans having a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more (CPS and CP); (2) Other preference eligibles (XP); (3) Applicants eligible for 5-point veteran’s preference (TP); and those (4) Applicants not eligible for veteran’s preference (NV). In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position.
    Qualifications:
    Experience Requirement:
    In order to assess you meet a qualified status for this position and to refer you to the hiring manager, the agency must be able to determine that you meet the qualifications based on completed education, specialized/general experience, and/or both - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.

    For the GS-03 grade level you may qualify based on 1) completion of 1 academic year (30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours) post high school study that included at least 6 semester hours of coursework related to the occupation such as archeology, anthropology, geography, geology, or cultural geography; history, historiography, or historical archeology; environmental studies; scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or surveying, or 2) 6 months of general experience, or 3) combination of education and experience.

    For the GS-04 grade level you may qualify based on 1) completion of 2 academic years (60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours) post high school study or associates degree that included at least 12 semester hours of coursework related to the occupation as stated above , or 2) 6 months of general experience and 6 months of specialized experience, Examples of specialized experience may include assisting with on-the-ground field studies to identify cultural, historic and/or paleontological resources and reporting findings to supervisor; and using designated, well established guidelines to compute, compile, and present archaeological data in field notes, or 3) combination of education and experience.

    General experience is any type of work that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of the position, or experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation.

    For the GS-05 grade level you may qualify based on 1) completion of 4 academic years (120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours) post high school study leading to a bachelor’s degree with a major study, or at least 24 semester hours of coursework, directly related to the occupation as stated above, or 2) one year of creditable specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 grade level. Examples of specialized experience may include assisting professional archeologist in performing actual field studies; and conducting designated inventories to provide predictive information for planning systems regarding cultural resources,or 3) combination of education and experience.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:
    The selectee of this position will be eligible for annual and sick leave.

    The selectee of this position is ineligible for benefits (i.e., life insurance; retirement including the Thrift Savings Plan; and long term care insurance). However, after 1 year of continuous service, the selectee of this position may become eligible to enroll in the health benefits program though at full cost at his/her own expense.
    Other Information:
    The selectee is not eligible for promotion without competition.

    This is a not-to-exceed (NTE) appointment and at the expiration of this appointment, or whenever services are no longer needed, the selectee will be terminated from Federal service.

    SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.

    Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid by the Department of the Interior. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:
    To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: (1) Your resume; (2) Your responses to the Assessment/Job-Related Questions; and (3) Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement. 

    Click on the button "Apply Online" and login to MY USAJOBS.

    If you have not already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and upload, paste or type a resume into USAJOBS.

    If you have already registered with USAJOBS and forgot your login information, select the "Did you forget your username and/or password" link from the right side menu.

    Your application package, including required documentation, must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement.

    If you need assistance in applying online, please contact the Human Resources Office at (801) 539-4229. If applying online poses a hardship for you (i.e., you do not have access to the Internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.
    Required Documents:
    In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the job-related questions), you are required to submit the following forms:
     
    1) Verification of Enrollment and GPA: Copy of all your transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours, grades, and current GPA from an accredited U. S. educational institution. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process, but prior to appointment the official transcript(s) will be required.

    2) Letter from your accredited U. S. educational institution that verifies/reflects: (1) the degree/diploma/certificate program in which you are enrolled; (2) you are enrolled at least half-time (as defined by the educational institution), and (3) your anticipated graduation date. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education.
     
    3) Veteran’s Preference: If you are entitled to veteran’s preference, you should indicate the level of veteran’s preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veteran’s preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide. You may request copies of your DD-214 by calling 1-800-827-1000 or TDD# 800-829-4833 or online at National Archives.
     
    For 5-point veteran’s preference, you must provide your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
     
    For 10-point veteran’s preference, you must submit a Standard Form (SF) 15 (Application for 10-point Veterans Preference), a DD-214 showing character of service, and the required documentation.
     
    Certification In Lieu of DD-214: Active duty service members claiming veteran’s preference may submit a ‘certification’ when applying for Federal jobs (Chapter 21 of Title 5 U. S. C Section 2108a). The ‘certification’ is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. Prior to appointment, agencies must verify the service member is eligible for veteran’s preference in accordance with 5 U. S. C. 2108, unless the service member is appointed under the provisions of 5 U. S. C. 5534a, Dual employment and pay during terminal leave from uniformed services.
     
    For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit the VetGuide.
     
    You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.
     
    Auto-requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.
     
    Uploading Documents: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures through Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.
     
    Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application. 
    Next Steps:
    You will be notified of the status of your application as the qualification review process is conducted.  You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.