Archeologist - #19529183
Department Of Energy
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Western Area Power Administration
Rocky Mountain Region, Environment (J0400)
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Implements the cultural resource portion of the Western Area Power Administration's (WAPAs) environmental planning program for a Regional Environment Department. Assists in the Regions' compliance with various cultural resource related laws and regulations. Manages cultural resource compliance for multiple on-going WAPA construction and maintenance activities and coordinates with local, state, and other Federal agencies in support of these activities.
Occasional travel - Overnight travel of 1 or more nights per months may be required.
- Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship
- This employer participates in the e-Verify program
- See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements
You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
GS-11: Experience in cultural resource management and archaeological field work unique to the Great Plains, Four Corners area (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico) and Rocky Mountains.
GS-12: Experience in cultural resource management and archaeological field on linear projects (i.e. transmission lines, pipelines, or roads/highways) unique to the Great Plains, Four Corners area (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico) and Rocky Mountains.
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
- Meet Professional Qualifications and Standards for 0193.
- Knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA), archaeological principals, theories, concepts, methods, and techniques applicable to a wide range of cultural resources activities. Ability to develop, plan, and implement original, independent fieldwork at multiple archaeological field projects, including preparation of technical reports.
- Knowledge and experience with archaeology in the Region.
- Knowledge of cultural resource agreement documents, and specifically how to develop and operate within the framework of PAs and MOAs, as defined in 36 CFR 800.16.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing and provide archaeological services and presentations to professional and nonprofessional agencies and persons.
"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.
Time-in-Grade: Current career or career-conditional GS employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional GS employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b). Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to current career or career-conditional federal employees applying for a Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.
CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.
Performance appraisals and incentive awards will be given due weight during the evaluation of minimum qualifications. Current and former federal employees must have at least a fully successful or equivalent performance rating for the most recently completed rating cycle to receive further consideration for this position.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
This position has a positive education requirement.
If this vacancy specifically states that certain educational requirements must be met (also known as a "positive educational requirement"), you must provide documentation supporting any education claims in your application. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.
- 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.