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Archaeologist

Employer
Department Of The Interior
Location
Santa Fe County, New Mexico
Closing date
Feb 16, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Discipline
Archaeology
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Government
One position is located in Norman, Oklahoma. Information about Norman and the surrounding area can be found at Norman Chamber of Commerce

One position is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Information about Norman and the surrounding area can be found at Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce

Salary Range:

Norman, OK: $86,962 - $113,047

Santa Fe, NM: $87,878 - $114,237

We expect to fill two vacancies at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements - please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience.

A. EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor's or higher degree that includes 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.)
  • Related Curriculum: Bachelor's or higher 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 statement A.1 above (including archeological field school).
    • OR-

    B. Combination of Education and Experience. College-level education or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described in statement A above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education. (NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts as proof of any claimed education and your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.)
    • OR-

    EXPERIENCE:

    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.
    • AND-

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:

    Specialized Experience GS-12: You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: (1) In depth professional knowledge of the principles, concepts, theories, and methods of archaeology, cultural resource management, ethnohistory and history; (2) Working knowledge of site evaluation, stabilization, and reconstruction methods, in order to provide leadership for a heritage resource program; (3) Ability to write professional reports; (4) Design and implement archaeological surveys; (5)Conduct archaeological surveys, inventories; test and excavate sites; and record information.

    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 meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

    Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level.

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