A.1 Degree: that included 3 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 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; - AND - Archeological field school. - OR – A.2 Related Curriculum: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 – B. Combination of Education and Experience that provided knowledge equivalent to that described above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education. - OR – C. 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 a part of a larger archeological project.
In Addition to the Basic Requirements:
For GS-09: One year of professional specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service. - OR - Two years of DIRECTLY RELATED progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree.
For GS-11: One year of professional specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service. - OR - Three years of DIRECTLY RELATED progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade of the position to be filled.
For GS-9: Examples of qualifying specialized experience includes assisting in the surveying, compiling and interpretation of archeological & historical data of a specific geographical area; and making professional recommendations on archeological & historical resources affected by surface disturbances.
For GS-11: Examples of qualifying specialized experience include writing or reviewing cultural resource sections of resource management plans; developing mitigation strategies to resolve adverse effects to historic properties; and supervising activities to protect & improve the conditions of cultural resources.
Equivalent combinations of post-high school education and specialized experience may be used to meet total qualification requirements.
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.