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Archeologist

Employer
Department Of The Interior
Location
Everglades, Florida
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Discipline
Archaeology
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Business
This position is located in Big Cypress National Preserve, in the Natural Resource Division.

Open to the first 100 applicants or until 05/21/2024 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.

Serves as Supervisory Archaeologist to the NPS' Big Cypress National Preserve for archaeological services. Identifies, evaluates, monitors archaeological resources, and identifies potential threats. Makes recommendations to the Preserve's Superintendent and Chief of Resource Management

Plans and conducts archaeological projects and research for planning documents, including environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, and archaeological field investigations in compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act

Serves as Contracting Officer's Technical Representative for archaeological projects conducted through contracts, interagency agreements, and cooperative agreements.

Provide technical information to ensure quality control of data collected in field studies. Present technical archeological information in a manner understandable to a layperson.All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-05/21/2024-unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement.

Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. For current Federal employees, if hours worked per week are not included on your resume, you must submit a non-award SF-50 as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of specialized experience that you will be granted. An award SF-50 will not be acceptable documentation for which to consider your amount of qualifying experience. For all other applicants who are not current federal employees, your resume must state either "full-time" (or "40 hours a week") or "part-time" with the number of hours worked per week to ensure proper crediting of specialized experience.

For periods of time that reflect military service, the DD-214 or Statement of Service is sufficient to meet the full and/or part-time hours requirement as the service dates will be reflected.

This position has a basic requirement that must be met by the close of the announcement Archeology Series 0193 (opm.gov). Applicants must have one of the following and submit documentation in their application on how they meet the requirements.

Basic Requirements:

A. Education
  • 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.
  • AND-
  • Six semester hours of related course work in:
  • AND-
  • 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).
  • OR-

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.
  • OR-

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.

In addition to the Basic requirement to qualify for this position at the GS-12 grade level, you must possess the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement:

EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: Experience in planning, implementing and evaluating cultural resource studies and assessing the value and quality of investigative results, and evaluating the significance and proper management of archeological resources; providing recommendations to protect cultural resources from management activities or projects. (Must include hours worked per week)

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.

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