Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.
KSA 1: Knowledge of archeological principles, concepts, practices, regulations, and policies related to multiple-use resource management and planning.
KSA 2: Knowledge of the impacts of various land management practices on cultural resources.
KSA 3: Knowledge of administrative programming planning, and budgeting techniques and procedures to project and assess developing trends relating to cultural resources management and develop current and long-range plans for complex projects.
KSA 4: Ability to direct members of the public in monitoring, patrolling, site repairing, signing, fencing, and other administrative or physical protective measures.
In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience and basic requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.
BASIC REQUIREMENT: A degree which included three (3.0) 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; --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-- Six (6.0) 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; --OR-- A related 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); --OR-- A combination of education and experience - college level education or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education; --OR-- Four (4) 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.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT:
For GS-09: In addition to meeting the BASIC REQUIREMENT, one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-07) in the Federal service. Examples: assist in the surveying, compiling and interpretation of archeological & historical data of a specific geographical area; make professional recommendations on archeological & historical resources affected by surface disturbances--OR--have completed two or more years of graduate education leading to a masters degree or masters or equivalent graduate degree in a field of study directly related to the work of this position.--OR--meet the basic requirement AND have an equivalent combination of the type and level of experience and education described above.
You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
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.