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Department Of The Interior
Maricopa County, Arizona
Closing date
Mar 10, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Full Time
Organization Type
Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on their expertise as a Archeologist. Make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

Duty Location: Duty Location: Lower Colorado Basin, Phoenix Area Office, Environmental Resource Management Division located in Glendale, AZ.

Full time telework and remote work not available; housing not provided.

The primary duties of this position are:

Plans and conducts cultural resources investigations.

Identifies properties that are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, evaluates and compares impacts from proposed activities that may impact cultural resources.

Assists in the preparation and review of environmental documents, including but not limited to, environmental assessments, environmental impact statements, categorical exclusions, addressing archeological and historical aspects, objectively documenting both positive and negative impacts and identifying mitigating measures.

Prepares briefings, lectures, workshops, displays, and articles on cultural resources as they relate to installation projects.

Initiates and maintains liaison with archeologists, and other professionals in the State Historic Preservation Office, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and other participating Federal, State, and local entities that are parties to formal consultations as required by Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act.To be eligible for consideration, you must first meet the Basic Education Requirement for this position:


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.
  • 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.

  • 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;

  • Archeological field school.


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).

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.



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 meeting the basic education requirement, you must meet one of the following:

GS-09: Your resume must reflect one year of full time experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service performing the following: assisting in conducting background studies and document reviews pertaining to archeological project development; Participated in archeological survey and site evaluation work and preparation of technical reports; interpreted cultural resources to public contacts in one-on-one conversations; Received formal and on-the-job instructions and training on the practical application of archeological principles, theories, methods, practices, and techniques; and/or Developed and coordinated networks and contacts beneficial to the successful performance of archeological work assignments, such as interacting technically with colleagues and supervisors, and demonstrating the ability to work cooperatively with other persons.


Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.


Appropriate combination of graduate education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level). The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and must be directly related to the position being filled and specialized experience that is directly related to the position.

GS-11: Your resume must reflect one year of full time experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service applying cultural resources management policies and procedures to determine and evaluate cultural properties; advising on cultural resource issues and experience with legal and policy compliance with cultural resource and Indian laws and regulations.


3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent Doctoral degree that is directly related to the position.


Combination of graduate education (beyond what is required for a master's degree, i.e., more than 36 semester hours leading to a Ph.D.) and specialized experience that is directly related to the position.

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 Eligibility and Qualification requirements, including any selective placement factors if applicable, by 03/05/2024.

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