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Interdisciplinary Cultural Resource Program Manager

Employer
Department Of The Interior
Location
Lafayette Square, Louisiana
Closing date
Jun 26, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Discipline
Cultural Anthropology
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Business
This position is located in Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, in the Resource Management Division.

Open to the first 100 applicants or until 06/13/2024 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.As a Cultural Resource Program Manager you will perform the following duties:
  • Develops and manages sustainable partnerships for cultural resources preservation and stewardship.
  • Communicates complex resources issues to a variety of stakeholders including State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), tribes, other agencies, researchers, and the public.
  • Identifies research needs and provides oversight for research projects.
  • Coordinates the development of cultural resource baseline documentation for the park.
  • Conducts historical research for planning documents, including special history studies, resource management plans, environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, and special resource studies as required to meet the needs of the park.
  • Provides support for the museum collection program, makes plans and recommendations for programming priorities for museum functions.

All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement-06/13/2024-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 for each federal position listed as part of your application to be used to validate your work schedule and determine the amount of qualifying 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. Failure to adequately provide information needed to determine number of hours worked in each position may result in that time not being credited when evaluating qualifying 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 is an interdisciplinary position which may be filled in any of the following occupational series: Historian - 0170 or Archeologist - 0193. You must meet one of the following basic qualification requirements below, for the Cultural Resources Program Manager, GS-0170/0193-11. If you do not meet these basic qualifications, you will be considered not qualified and will not receive consideration for this position.

Basic Requirement for the Historian Series 0170:

A. Degree: Successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university, leading to a bachelor's degree in the major field of History; or a related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history. You must include transcripts.
  • OR-

B. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major in history, or a major in a related field that included at least 18 semester hours in history, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. You must include transcripts.

Basic Requirement for the Archaeologist Series 0193:

A. Education:
  • Degree. Successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university, leading to a bachelor's degree that included three semester hours each in the following areas:
    • History of archaeology.
    • Archaeology of a major geographical area such as North America or Africa.
    • Regional archaeology, archaeological 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 archaeology. Methods include, but are not limited to, typology, classification, sampling, cultural evolution, diffusion, dating, and analytical techniques.
    • Archaeological 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 archaeology;
    • Environmental studies;
    • Scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or 5) surveying;
    • AND-
    • Archaeological field school. You must include transcripts.
  • 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 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 A above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education. You must include transcripts.
    • 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. You must include hours per week worked.

    In addition to meeting one of the Basic Requirements listed above, to qualify for this position at the GS-11 grade level, applicants must also possess one of 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-09 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes but is not limited to: evaluating and monitoring cultural resources, potential threats, and making recommendations to management regarding status and mitigation of environmental impacts; preparing archeological survey and excavation reports; collecting and analyzing historical data for professional research papers, studies, and plans. You must include hours worked.
    • OR-

    Education: Successful completion of at least three years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. You must include transcripts.
    • OR-

    Combinations of Experience and Education: Combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. To compute this percentage, first divide the total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide the number of completed higher-level graduate education semester hours of education (that are in excess of 36 semester hours) by 36. Add the two percentages together; the total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. NOTE: Only higher-level graduate education in excess of more than two-years may be used to qualify for this position. You must include a copy of your transcripts.

    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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