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

About

Announcement Number:
CA-DEU-2019-0004
Hiring Agency:
Bureau of Land Management
Position Title:
Archeological Technician
Open Period:
10/18/2018 - 10/25/2018 Format MM/DD/YYYY
Series/Grade:
GS - 0102 07
Salary:
(USD) $41,365 - (USD) $53,773
Promotion Potential:
GS-07
Duty Location(s):
1
in
Redding, CA, US
For More Info:
Jessica Baker
916-978-4503
jbaker@blm.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Security Clearance Required:
Not Applicable
Appointment Type
Term appt, NTE 4 yrs
Marketing Statement:

The BLM manages more land - 245 million surface 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 BLM, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, 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.

This position is located in Redding, CA


This is a Term position lasting approximately 13 months and may be extended up to 4 years. This position may be terminated upon project completion.


 

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Occasional Travel

Travel may be required for training, meetings, and to perform field duties.

Duties

The Archaeological Technician performs technical duties in support of cultural resource programs. Duties performed in the field require some physical exertion such as walking on rough terrain, lift and carry field equipment including tools, protective gear, food, water for extended periods of time. Office work is performed in a lighted, ventilated area. Duties include:



  • Performing literature searches of readily available reference material and recording findings. 

  • Plans and participates in cultural resource inventories to identify cultural, historic, and/or paleontological resources. 

  • Excavates sites and searches surface areas for historic and prehistoric remains and artifacts.

  • Position requires the use of an ATV or 4 wheel drive vehicle.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

  • Background Investigation Required

  • Direct Deposit Required

  • You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land

  • Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections






 


Education Requirements:
Evaluations:

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.



  • Knowledge of terminology and commonly used rules, procedures, and operations pertaining to archaeology.

  • Knowledge of computer capabilities sufficient to produce reports with graphics, produce increasingly complex maps, develop spreadsheets, and enter, retrieve, and manipulate data.  

  • Ability to read maps, and use GPS to record site datums, site boundaries, and navigate to site locations. 

  • Skill and ability to safely operate off road vehicles. 


 

Qualifications:

In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience 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. If qualifying based on education, you must submit a copy of your transcripts. 


Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level. Examples of specialized experience may include: conducting literary research related to cultural or historical field studies, site maps, or archaeological inventory information for possible cultural sites within an area slated for development. Performing cultural resource fieldwork. Preparing or assisting in the preparation of forms for determination of eligibility and/or nomination of sites to the National Register of Historic Places. OR Successful completion or one full year of graduate education directly related to the work of the position. OR A combination of experience and education to meet the total experience required. 


 


 

Benefits and Other Info

Benefits:
Agency Benefits:

To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Office of Personnel Management's website at Federal Benefits at USAJOBS.

Other Information:

This is a term position for which all qualified U.S. citizens with or without Federal Status may apply and be considered.  Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service, and will be for a period of approximately 13 months with possible extension up to a total of 4 years (or longer if approved by the Office of Personnel Management) without re-announcement.


May require completion of a 1 year trial period.

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.  

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):  CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP.  If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form. CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they fall within the Well or Best Qualified categories on the rating criteria for this position.
Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensatable injury after more than one year.  If you are currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority consideration.

This position is not eligible for Telework.






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:  



  • Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire

  • Your resume

  • 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 haven't already registered with USAJOBS, the system will require you to create a user name and password, complete a questionnaire and 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.

Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement.

If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office point of contact listed below. If applying on-line 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:

Resumes must show relevant experience and other information.  Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information.  Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s).   You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional).   If you wish to do so, include it with your resume.

In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:

Copy of Transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university.  If your degree is from a Foreign Institution See Foreign Education.


Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the level of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume.  Your veterans' preference entitlement will be adjudicated (verified) by the employing agency using the documents you provide. For more information on which type of preference is applicable please visit VetGuide.



  • For 0-point Sole survivorship veterans’ preference (SSP), please provide the documentation you received granting this preference.

  • For 5-point veterans' preference, please 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 veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation.


Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

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.  The opportunity to do this will be provided during the application process by a pop-up message option to generate an auto-requested fax cover sheet. Instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru 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.

Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.

Next Steps:

You will be notified of the status of your application via email as the qualification review process is conducted.
You may also check the status of your application by viewing your MY USAJOBs account.