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Archeologist

Employer
Department of Defense
Location
Rock Island, Illinois
Closing date
Jul 13, 2024

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

This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce.

This position is for the St Paul District.

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Overview
  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates

06/25/2024 to 07/09/2024
  • Salary

$60,911 - $114,827 per year
  • Pay scale & grade

GS 9 - 12
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Location

1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Rock Island, IL
  • Remote job

No
  • Telework eligible

Yes-as determined by the agency policy.
  • Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
  • Relocation expenses reimbursed

No
  • Appointment type

Permanent
  • Work schedule

Full-time
  • Service

Competitive
  • Promotion potential

12
  • Job family (Series)

0193 Archeology
  • Supervisory status

No
  • Security clearance

Not Required
  • Drug test

No
  • Position sensitivity and risk

Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
  • Trust determination process

Suitability/Fitness
  • Announcement number

CERG1698904053HW
  • Control number

796707000

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

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Duties
  • As a senior archeological specialist, the incumbent is responsible for planning, programming, conducting investigations, and preparing reports.
  • These investigations and reports are related to identification, protection, and preservation of cultural resources at Corps projects and/or as part of other related activities such as the 404 Permits Program.
  • As professional archeologist, provides technical guidance, and facilitates coordination of cultural resource oriented work output, as required, for other Army installations including those with jurisdiction outside the District geographic boundaries.
  • Participates in Branch management through development of work schedules and budget processing for cultural resource activities.
  • Manages and reviews work activities of lower-graded personnel, serves as team member or team leader, and serves as pro tem in absence of Section Chief or other team leader(s).
  • When assigned, serves as team leader responsible for leading the efforts of a team of technical specialists assigned to accomplish a project study or report within the Branch/Planning Division.
  • As assigned, assists or advises persons involved in similar cultural resource activities in all MVD Districts and outside the Division as well.
  • As a senior District Archeologist/Principle Investigator, performs and/or leads others involved in accomplishment of a variety of field survey, testing, assessment, research, report preparation, analysis and monitoring of site resources.
  • Works independently to assure full coordination is accomplished with SHPO, National Park Service, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation in matters pertaining to cultural resources and District activities.
  • Provides all historical and archeological evaluation and input required in the preparation of Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental assessments as required by PL91-190 (NEPA).
  • Prepares Scopes of Work (SOW) for cultural resource work being accomplished by professional service contracts or purchase orders. Reviews proposals and serves on selection team. Participates in negotiations and final contract selection.
  • Is responsible for developing and carrying out the District's Cultural Resources Management Program which identifies and publicizes cultural assets within the District.
  • Reviews policies and directives from higher authority which provide guidelines and controls for the protection and preservation of cultural resources.
  • Serves as the District Tribal Facilitator and Commander's representative with tribes in meetings and over the phone.

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment
  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Incumbent must be qualified to drive Government vehicles in accordance with Corps of Engineers standards.
  • This is a Mission Essential position and is not subject to administrative dismissal in emergencies based on inclement weather conditions, or other emergency situations, as appropriate.
  • Relocation/PCS NOT authorized.
  • Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentive MAY BE authorized.
  • See other requirements below.

Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Basic Requirement for Archeologist 0193 Series:

A. Education - Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) that included 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; (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 semester hours of related course work in: (1) geography, geology, or cultural geography; (2) history, historiography, or historical archeology; (3) environmental studies; (4) scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or (5) surveying; AND archeological field school.

OR

B. Education - Related Curriculum: Bachelor's degree (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 listed in A above (including archeological field school).

OR

C. 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

D. 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 meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below:

Specialized Experience Requirements:

GS-09

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which Includes meeting TWO OF THE FOLLOWING: 1) Demonstrate regional experience within the upper Midwest in sampling design, data analyses and/or interpretation of results on cultural resources investigations; 2) Experience writing scientifically technical documents on cultural resource/historic property issues; and 3) Familiarity with compliance under the National Historic Preservation Act. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-07).

OR

Education: Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Archeology

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the first year (total graduate semester hours minus 18) by 18. Add the two percentages.

GS-11

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes meeting at least THREE OF THE FOUR FOLLOWING: 1) Demonstrate regional experience within the upper Midwest in sampling design, data analyses and/or interpretation of results on cultural resources investigations; 2) Experience writing scientifically technical documents on cultural resource/historic property issues; 3) Experience applying and implementing the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) to analyze potential impacts to cultural resources from project activities; and 4) Conduct consultation processes under NHPA.. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).

OR

Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as: Archeology.

OR

Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two percentages.

GS-12

Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes meeting ALL OF THE FOLLOWING: 1) Demonstrate regional experience within the upper Midwest in leading sampling design, data analyses and/or interpretation of results on cultural resources investigations; 2) Experience writing scientifically technical documents on cultural resource/historic property issues as well as writing technical analysis for compliance under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) in support of the National Environmental Policy Act documents; 3) Experience applying and implementing the NHPA, to analyze potential impacts to cultural resources from project activities; 4) Conduct consultation processes under NHPA; and 5) Effectively collect, interpret and/or exchange technical cultural/historic property information via letters, reports, and meetings within and outside of the organization. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).

"Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted".

Education

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

Additional information
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Construction, Engineering, Infrastructure Career Field position
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information.
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement.

If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Veterans and Military Spouses will be considered along with all other candidates.
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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.

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist for Public Announcements.

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
  • Your resume:
    • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
  • Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
    • This position has an individual occupational requirement and/or allows for substitution of education for experience. If you meet this requirement based on education you MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses

    NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

    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

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section above.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 07/09/2024 to receive consideration
    • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application (https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12454053).
    • Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
    • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
    • It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
    • Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

    Agency contact information

    Army Applicant Help Desk

    Website https://portal.chra.army.mil/hr_public?id=app_inq

    Address RG-W2R906 US ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT-ST PAUL

    DO NOT MAIL

    St. Paul, MN 55101

    US

    Learn more about this agency

    Next steps

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking (as applicable) for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
    • 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

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist for Public Announcements.

    As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
  • Your resume:
    • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
  • Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
    • This position has an individual occupational requirement and/or allows for substitution of education for experience. If you meet this requirement based on education you MUST submit a copy of your transcript with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses

    NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

    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

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section above.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 07/09/2024 to receive consideration
    • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application (https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12454053).
    • Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
    • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
    • It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
    • Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.

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    Agency contact information

    Army Applicant Help Desk

    Website https://portal.chra.army.mil/hr_public?id=app_inq

    Address RG-W2R906 US ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT-ST PAUL

    DO NOT MAIL

    St. Paul, MN 55101

    US

    Learn more about this agency

    Next steps

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking (as applicable) for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

    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

    06/25/2024 to 07/09/2024
    • Salary

    $60,911 - $114,827 per year
    • Pay scale & grade

    GS 9 - 12
    • Location

    1 vacancy in the following location:
    • Rock Island, IL
    • Remote job

    No
    • Telework eligible

    Yes-as determined by the agency policy.
    • Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
    • Relocation expenses reimbursed

    No
    • Appointment type

    Permanent
    • Work schedule

    Full-time
    • Service

    Competitive
    • Promotion potential

    12
    • Job family (Series)

    0193 Archeology
    • Supervisory status

    No
    • Security clearance

    Not Required
    • Drug test

    No
    • Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
    • Trust determination process

    Suitability/Fitness
    • Announcement number

    CERG1698904053HW
    • Control number

    796707000

    This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/job/796707000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

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