Supervisory Archeologist

Department Of The Interior
Springfield, Oregon
Jun 11, 2021
Jun 13, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
* Duties




This position is located in districts under the BLM Oregon State Office.

* Duty stations of Salem/Springfield are within the NW Oregon District under the Division of Resources

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Salary Ranges for Springfield, Oregon:

GS-12 : $77,488 to $100,739

Salary Ranges for Salem, Oregon:

GS-12 : $82,694 to $107,507

This position serves as a Supervisory Archeologist in a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) district office where there is a heritage resource team. The primary purpose of the position is to provide leadership over a heritage resource team and to provide professional knowledge in the inventory, evaluation, protection, and management of the office's prehistoric and historic resources, as well as those resources containing traditional cultural values. The incumbent may also serve as the office's Native American Coordinator, facilitating coordination among fellow staff members, management, and tribes with interests in the district or field office jurisdiction.

Main duties of the position include: technical and administrative supervision of professional, technical, clerical and administrative work; curation; archeological inventory; consultation; heritage resources management; heritage and paleontological resources environmental analysis and documentation; education and outreach; and budget processing.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0193 Archeology

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* Requirements



Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship required
* May be required to complete background investigation.
* Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
* Must provide resume and supporting documents (See required documents).
* You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Lands.
* Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
* You will be required to obtain and maintain a valid state driver's license.
* If you are a new employee or new supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. If qualifying based on education, a copy of your unofficial transcripts must be provided with your application.

You must meet the BASIC Requirement *AND* meet the ADDITIONAL Requirement in order to qualify for this position.

BASIC Requirement for the 0193 series:

A. Education

1. Degree that included three (3) semester hours each in the following course areas: 1) History of archeology; 2) Archeology of a major geographical area such as North America or Africa; 3) 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; 4) Theory and methods of archeology. Methods include, but are not limited to, typology, classification, sampling, cultural evolution, diffusion, dating, and analytical techniques; and 5) 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) 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. (NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts as proof of any claimed education.)


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).


B. Combination of Education and Experience

College-level education or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described in A above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education. When combining education with experience, first determine your total qualifying education as a percentage of the education required for the grade level; then determine your experience as a percentage of the experience required for the grade level; finally, add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify this grade level. NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts as proof of any claimed education.


C. Experience

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.

* AND-

ADDITIONAL Requirement: To be considered minimally qualified for this position, in addition to the Basic Requirement above, you must demonstrate that you have the required specialized experience below for the position in which you are applying.

Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service (obtained either in the private or public sectors) performing the following: (1) preparing reports and studies of archeological inventories; (2) proposing solutions to mitigate adverse effects to significant heritage resources; (3) exercising supervisory duties on the areas of performance management, personnel management, and budget submission; (4) conducting outreach activities promoting historic and heritage resources.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-11 is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-12 level. (Must submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade. No award SF-50 will be accepted).

Any individual who is currently holding, or has held within the previous 52 weeks, a General Schedule position under non-temporary appointment in the competitive or excepted service, must meet time-in-grade requirements (must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade or equivalent in the Federal service). Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

Volunteer Experience: 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.

You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as "varies".


To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

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 study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If 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.

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