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Archaeologist

Employer
Department of Defense
Location
Ridgecrest, California
Closing date
Jul 22, 2024

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Position Type
Cultural Resource Management
Discipline
Archaeology
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Government
Summary

This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Applications will not be accepted through this flyer. Interested applicants must follow the directions in the "How to Apply" section of this flyer to be considered. There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this flyer. Notice of Result letters will not be sent to applicants who respond to this flyer.

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Overview
  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

06/21/2024 to 07/15/2024
  • Salary

$101,121 - $131,452 per year
  • Pay scale & grade

GS 12
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Location

1 vacancy in the following location:
  • China Lake, CA
  • Remote job

No
  • Telework eligible

Yes-This position is eligible for part time, substantial or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.
  • Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
  • Relocation expenses reimbursed

Yes-Relocation expenses (i.e. PCS) or relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations.
  • Appointment type

Permanent
  • Work schedule

Full-time
  • Service

Competitive
  • Promotion potential

12
  • Job family (Series)

0193 Archeology
  • Supervisory status

No
  • Security clearance

Secret
  • Drug test

No
  • Announcement number

DE-12448619-24-SMS
  • Control number

796134900

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This job is open to
  • The public

U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

U.S. CITIZENS

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Duties
  • You will provide technical oversight and program management of archeological resources, ensuring that the supported command has the ability to conduct testing, training, construction and other installation management requirements.
  • You will identify future requirements and use these projections to develop archeological resources program budgets and an execution plan for the current execution year and future budget cycles.
  • You will work collaboratively with headquarters, regional., and/or installation staff to resolve deficiencies, implement new policies, and provide archeological resources program information to chain of command.
  • You will write archeological resources documents and provide technical oversight of such documents prepared by contractors (Architect/ Engineering or service contractors, other government agencies, or educational institutions).
  • You will plan, coordinate, monitor and direct archeological and anthropological investigations using accepted professional standards, methods and scientific knowledge from the field of archeology.
  • You will serve as the Contracting Officers technical representative and project manager to ensure preparation of technically adequate, timely and cost-effective archeological resources products and services.
  • You will develop archeological program projects, plan fiscal requirements, and communicate with the chain of command as required to support programming needs in support of the Navy mission.

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver's license.
  • You will be required to complete training, obtain, and maintain a government credit card for travel and travel-related purchases.
  • This position may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.
  • You will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.

Qualifications

In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Applying knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act and other environmental and preservation laws to plan and manage a cultural resources program for an Installation; 2) Working on archaeological resources issues related to facilities planning, construction, and operations for an installation; 3) Interpreting and implementing existing and proposed federal programs, policies, laws, and regulations regarding cultural resources; and 4) Evaluating proposed facilities and/or projects against cultural resources compliance requirements. Note: This informaiton must be fully supported in your resume.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0100/archeology-series-0193/ and https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=Group-Standards

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.

Education

Applicants must meet the following positive education qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess.

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:
    • geography, geology, or cultural geography;
    • history, historiography, or historical archeology;
    • environmental studies;
    • scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or
    • surveying;

    and
    • 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.

    Additional information

    This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

    Several vacancies may be filled.

    This announcement uses the Defense Industrial Base, Major Range and Test Facilities direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.

    Certain incentives (such as Recruitment, Relocation or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees.

    A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

    This position is subject to work an uncommon tour, including nights, weekends, and holidays to meet mission requirements. Overtime or night differential pay and/or unusual duty hours may be required.

    Work is primary sedentary except during required visits to the field where there is considerable walking, bending, climbing, stooping to get in and out of sites, and/or hand excavation to collect samples and make observational studies. During site visits, there is some exposure to unfavorable conditions such as hazardous terrain, pests, dangerous chemicals, noise, fumes, contaminated water, and machinery.

    A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

    Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf.

    Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.

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    • Benefits

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

    As vacancies occur, the Human Resources Office will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this flyer. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume, along with your supporting documentation.

    If selected, you may be required to provide additional supporting documentation.

    If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    All qualification requirements must be met before being considered for any vacancies.
    • Benefits

    Help

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    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
    • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    A complete resume is required. Your resume must show relevant experience, job title, duties and accomplishments. Your resume must show complete information for each job entry to support minimum qualifications. The following information should be provided in your resume, but it is acceptable to provide elsewhere in your application package: employer's name, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week, and pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09) for relevant federal experience. TIP: A good way to ensure you include all essential information is to use the Resume Builder in USAJOBS to create your resume.

    Are you claiming membership in any professional organizations, or possession of a license, certificate or credentials? Check the Conditions of Employment section above to see if any are required. If you claim membership, license, certification, or credentials, you must submit a copy of said document in your application package.

    Are you using education as a substitute for some or all of the experience requirement? Is there a basic education requirement for this position? Check the Education section above to see what is allowed and what is required. Any claims you make in your resume or assessment questionnaire regarding education or degrees MUST be supported by submitting with your application official or unofficial transcripts or a list of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned issued from your school. While unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial application, an official transcript will ultimately be required if you are selected for the position. You may submit a copy your degree(s) if specific coursework does not have to be verified.

    Are you a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference or claiming sole survivorship preference? You must submit a copy of your latest DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (any copy that shows all dates of service, as well as character of service [Honorable, General, etc.] is acceptable) OR a VA letter that shows dates of service or service connected disability AND character of service. If you have more than one DD-214 for multiple periods of active duty service, submit a copy for each period of service. If you were issued a DD-215 to amend aforementioned information on the DD-214 you must submit that too. If you are not sure of your preference eligibility, visit the Department of Labor's website: Veterans' Preference Advisor

    Are you a disabled veteran or claiming 10-point veterans' preference?

    If you are eligible to claim 10 point veterans preference you must submit a DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty as described above for 5-point preference.

    You must also provide the applicable supporting documentation of your disability (e.g. disability letter from the VA) as described on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.

    Are you an active duty service member? Active Duty Service Members are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.).

    Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You must provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
    • How to Apply

    Interested Applicants must submit resumes/application packages to:

    NAVFAC_SW_Jobs_UD@us.navy.mil
    • Your email subject line must include: DE-12448619-24-SMS, Archaeologist

    Facsimile applications will not be considered.

    All resumes/applications must be received no later than the close date of this flyer.

    It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents, are received, legible, and accurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant.

    Failure to submit a complete application package will result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.

    Agency contact information

    NAVFAC Southwest HRO

    Phone 619-705-5082 Email NAVFAC_SW_JOBS_UD@US.NAVY.MIL

    Address NAVFAC SOUTHWEST

    750 Pacific Hwy

    San Diego, CA 92132

    US

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    Next steps

    Qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

    Our evaluation will be based on the information you provide. You should expect that we will verify performance, suitability, and security information and take that information into account in making employment offers.
    • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    • Criminal history inquiries
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Financial suitability
    • New employee probationary period
    • Privacy Act
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Selective Service
    • Signature and false statements
    • Social security number request

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    Required Documents

    A complete resume is required. Your resume must show relevant experience, job title, duties and accomplishments. Your resume must show complete information for each job entry to support minimum qualifications. The following information should be provided in your resume, but it is acceptable to provide elsewhere in your application package: employer's name, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week, and pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09) for relevant federal experience. TIP: A good way to ensure you include all essential information is to use the Resume Builder in USAJOBS to create your resume.

    Are you claiming membership in any professional organizations, or possession of a license, certificate or credentials? Check the Conditions of Employment section above to see if any are required. If you claim membership, license, certification, or credentials, you must submit a copy of said document in your application package.

    Are you using education as a substitute for some or all of the experience requirement? Is there a basic education requirement for this position? Check the Education section above to see what is allowed and what is required. Any claims you make in your resume or assessment questionnaire regarding education or degrees MUST be supported by submitting with your application official or unofficial transcripts or a list of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned issued from your school. While unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial application, an official transcript will ultimately be required if you are selected for the position. You may submit a copy your degree(s) if specific coursework does not have to be verified.

    Are you a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference or claiming sole survivorship preference? You must submit a copy of your latest DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (any copy that shows all dates of service, as well as character of service [Honorable, General, etc.] is acceptable) OR a VA letter that shows dates of service or service connected disability AND character of service. If you have more than one DD-214 for multiple periods of active duty service, submit a copy for each period of service. If you were issued a DD-215 to amend aforementioned information on the DD-214 you must submit that too. If you are not sure of your preference eligibility, visit the Department of Labor's website: Veterans' Preference Advisor

    Are you a disabled veteran or claiming 10-point veterans' preference?

    If you are eligible to claim 10 point veterans preference you must submit a DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty as described above for 5-point preference.

    You must also provide the applicable supporting documentation of your disability (e.g. disability letter from the VA) as described on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.

    Are you an active duty service member? Active Duty Service Members are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.).

    Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You must provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    How to Apply

    Interested Applicants must submit resumes/application packages to:

    NAVFAC_SW_Jobs_UD@us.navy.mil
    • Your email subject line must include: DE-12448619-24-SMS, Archaeologist

    Facsimile applications will not be considered.

    All resumes/applications must be received no later than the close date of this flyer.

    It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information in their resume and documents, are received, legible, and accurate. HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant.

    Failure to submit a complete application package will result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.

    Read more

    Agency contact information

    NAVFAC Southwest HRO

    Phone 619-705-5082 Email NAVFAC_SW_JOBS_UD@US.NAVY.MIL

    Address NAVFAC SOUTHWEST

    750 Pacific Hwy

    San Diego, CA 92132

    US

    Learn more about this agency

    Next steps

    Qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

    Our evaluation will be based on the information you provide. You should expect that we will verify performance, suitability, and security information and take that information into account in making employment offers.

    Read more

    Fair & Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    • Criminal history inquiries
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Financial suitability
    • New employee probationary period
    • Privacy Act
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Selective Service
    • Signature and false statements
    • Social security number request

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    Overview
    • Accepting applications
    • Open & closing dates

    06/21/2024 to 07/15/2024
    • Salary

    $101,121 - $131,452 per year
    • Pay scale & grade

    GS 12
    • Location

    1 vacancy in the following location:
    • China Lake, CA
    • Remote job

    No
    • Telework eligible

    Yes-This position is eligible for part time, substantial or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.
    • Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
    • Relocation expenses reimbursed

    Yes-Relocation expenses (i.e. PCS) or relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations.
    • Appointment type

    Permanent
    • Work schedule

    Full-time
    • Service

    Competitive
    • Promotion potential

    12
    • Job family (Series)

    0193 Archeology
    • Supervisory status

    No
    • Security clearance

    Secret
    • Drug test

    No
    • Announcement number

    DE-12448619-24-SMS
    • Control number

    796134900

    This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/job/796134900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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