Job opening: Archaeologist (Recent Graduate) - Incentives May Be Authorized
Salary: $59 966 - 94 317 per year
Published at: Feb 12 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
The Pathways Recent Graduate Program is for recently graduated or graduating individuals who are looking for developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service.
This paid appointment may offer additional Recruitment and Relocation incentives. It may allow for Student Load Repayment Program opportunities. Please see additional information in the announcement below.
Provides guidance and assistance to field offices and resource technical teams for conservation, protection, and enhancement of cultural resources, including Native American resources, encountered in all NRCS programs and activities.
Defines areas of major cultural resource and environmental concerns; designs and implements methodologies; and provides recommendations for treatment of cultural resources.
Provides technical cultural resource sections of contracts, environmental documents, agreement
documents and other instruments of agency intent in the assigned area of responsibility.
Determines and prioritizes the allocation of time and resources to best achieve the annual goals of the cultural resource program.
Provides administrative support for all aspects of the program to include preparing regular and special reports as required.
- You must be a US Citizen or US National.
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
- Satisfactory Background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
- Successful completion of one-year trial period.
- Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
- Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit https://www.e-verify.gov/.
- Signed participant agreement is required for employment under Pathways.
- This position requires the incumbent to possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.
- Duty Location may change based upon training needs or upon conversion to competitive service.
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including time-in-grade restrictions, specialized experience and/or education, as defined above.
Basic Education Requirement:
You must possess the Basic Requirements identified below to be considered eligible all positions at the GS-9 grade level and above. Your application or resume must clearly show that you possess the appropriate experience requirements.
For the GS-09/11 level: Archeology - 0193:
1. 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
Archeological field school.
2. 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).
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.
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 archaeology field experience, which may include that gained in an archaeological field school. Field experience should have included a combination of professional experience in archaeological 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 archaeologist, 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 archaeological project.
GS-9 Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in the federal service which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience that would be creditable for this position include:
Excavation and collection of artifacts to determine significance of archaeological sites.
Designing and establishing cultural resource management programs.
Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience for the GS-09 level: Possess 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a masters degree or masters equivalent graduate degree (i.e. degree in archeology, anthropology, or any other directly-related subject matter);
Combination of Education and Experience: Posses a combination of graduate-level education and experience, as described above. This combination must have equipped the applicant with the necessary knowledge and/ore experience to successfully perform the duties of this position. Combinations of experience and education must total at least 100% as outline in OPM Qualifications Policy.
GS-11 Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the federal service which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of specialized experience include:
Preserving and maintaining written, photographic and drawn records and electronic databases;
Explaining policies, programs, and projects to stakeholders such as federal agencies, state agencies, and various organizations.
OR Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience for the GS-11 level: Possesses three (3 )years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree;
OR Combination of Education and Experience: Posses a combination of graduate-level education and experience, as described above. This combination must have equipped the applicant with the necessary knowledge and/ore experience to successfully perform the duties of this position. Combinations of experience and education must total at least 100% as outline in OPM Qualifications Policy.
Note: The OPM Qualification Standards for this position can be found at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=List-by-Occupational-Series
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 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 submit a copy of your college transcripts or a list of college courses with credit hours, dates completed, and grades received to verify all education requirements (i.e. substitution of education and/or basic education requirement). If a relevant course is not clearly qualifying (e.g. special topic, seminar, research, thesis, obscure or misleading course title, etc.), please submit an official course syllabi and/or detailed course description from the university/college for that particular course to ensure you are properly evaluated. Please note that qualifications determinations are based solely on the information submitted for each particular vacancy announcement. You must document all requirements on every vacancy; we cannot use previous determinations as a basis for rating. If you have not yet conferred your degree or certificate, but will within 120 days of the closing date of this announcement, a letter from the school documenting current standing, degree being obtained and expected graduation date must be submitted with your application. All required information must be received by the closing date of this announcement, and non-submission of all required documents/documentation will result in non-consideration. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted. Official transcript will be required prior to entering on duty. This information must be received by the closing date of this announcement. Non-submission of these documents will result in non-consideration.
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. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation via this link
. All education claimed by applicants will be verified accordingly. Important: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. Click on this link
for more information.
- Address Natural Resources Conservation Service
1400 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20250
- Name: Barry Culbreath
- Phone: 816-926-1482
- Email: [email protected]