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Job opening: Archaeologist

Salary: $86 962 - 113 047 per year
Relocation: YES
City: Santa Fe
Published at: Jan 23 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
One position is located in Norman, Oklahoma. Information about Norman and the surrounding area can be found at Norman Chamber of Commerce One position is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Information about Norman and the surrounding area can be found at Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Salary Range: Norman, OK: $86,962 - $113,047 Santa Fe, NM: $87,878 - $114,237 We expect to fill two vacancies at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.


Performs program management and coordination duties along with professional work in heritage resource management within the framework of BLM's multiple use mission. Evaluates the effectiveness of the office’s cultural heritage program. Resolves problems and situations involving a wide variety of circumstances and unusual conditions. Develops new or improved techniques, criteria, and/or alternatives to meet program requirements. The Oklahoma Archeologist serves as the office’s Native American Coordinator, facilitating all Native American consultation activities in coordination with fellow staff members, management, and tribes with interests in the office’s jurisdiction. The Sante Fe Archeologist servs as the office's lead for permitting work on major renewable energy and broadband projects.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Be sure to read the 'How to Apply' and 'Required Documents' Sections.
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license: nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Lands.
  • Direct Deposit Required.
  • Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the qualification requirements as defined in the announcement. In addition, your responses to the questions must adequately reflect in your resume.
  • An applicant appointed to this position must possess (or obtain within 30 days of entrance on duty) and maintain a valid state driver's license while employed in this position.
  • May require a one year probationary period.
  • Santa Fe location: This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Treasury Employees Union Chapter 340.
  • PCS is only being considered at the Santa Fe, NM location only.


In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements - please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience. A. EDUCATION: 1. Bachelor's or higher degree that includes 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; and 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 (6) 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. (NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts as proof of any claimed education.) 2. Related Curriculum: Bachelor's 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 in statement A.1 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 statement A above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education. (NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts as proof of any claimed education and your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.) -OR- EXPERIENCE: Four (4) 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. -AND- SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Specialized Experience GS-12: You must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: (1) In depth professional knowledge of the principles, concepts, theories, and methods of archaeology, cultural resource management, ethnohistory and history; (2) Working knowledge of site evaluation, stabilization, and reconstruction methods, in order to provide leadership for a heritage resource program; (3) Ability to write professional reports; (4) Design and implement archaeological surveys; (5)Conduct archaeological surveys, inventories; test and excavate sites; and record information. 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. 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.


To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your 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.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

There is no substitution of education for experience at the grade level(s) of this announcement.


  • Address BLM New Mexico State Office BLM New Mexico, NM-951 301 Dinosaur Trail Santa Fe, NM 87508 US
  • Name: Lisa Wells-Campbell
  • Phone: (505)546-8342
  • Email: [email protected]

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