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Archaeologist (District Archaeologist) – Palm Springs, California
Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 260833Start Date: 05/15/2020End Date: 05/29/2020
Education Requirements: This position has specific, series-based, basic requirements applicants must meet in order to be considered. To meet the basic requirement applicants must meet one of the following four criteria:1) Successful completion of a 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 In addition to the requirements above, six semester hours of related course work in eithergeography, geology, or cultural geography;history, historiography, or historical archeology;environmental studies;scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/orsurveying; and Archeological field school. – OR -2) Successful completion of adegree 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 criteria 1above(including archeological field school). – OR -3)Combination ofcollege-level education or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described in criteria 1above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education. – OR -4)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.
There is no substitution for education at the GS-12 grade level.
Specialized Experience: In addition to meeting the basic entry requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education of the position to be found qualified. In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experence requirement based on the content included in your resume. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade to be filled.GS-12: You must haveone year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include:Conducting historical research; preparing reports based on research; conducting oral history interviews; conducting archaeological surveys and excavations; analyzing archaeological materials; reviewing permits, project proposals; evaluating cultural landscapes, preparing landscape designs, layout of circulation; supervision or review of landscape construction; plan long range protection and management of cultural resources; utilizing computerized systems to process, and analyze archaeological or historic data; performing field condition assessments.You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.
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