New job Archeology Technician in Alaska

Archeology Technician

Company : US Forest Service
Salary : $48,852 a year
Location : Alaska

Full Description

Duties

Summary

A recruitment or relocation incentive may be offered.

This is a term appointment with an initial duration of 13 months. Extensions up to four years may be possible.

This position is located on the Tongass National Forest in Thorne Bay, AK. Selectee is responsible for providing technical support to the heritage resources staff as part of the Great American Outdoors Act initiative.

For additional information about the duties of this position, contact Kristina Hill at kristina.hill@usda.gov.


Responsibilities

  • Analyze archeological data in preparing reports.
  • Compile and report information about the nature and extent of known cultural resources.
  • Adapt ground search strategies as determined by specific project requirements i.e., terrain, vegetation cover, and time frames.
  • Ensure that archeology work assignments are carried out in safe, timely manner according to established standards and procedures.
  • Apply scientific methods to survey parcels of land to determine likely sites of archeological interest and prepare Cultural Resource Inventory reports and site forms.

Travel Required

50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

None

  • Job family (Series)

    0102 Social Science Aid and Technician

  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
    • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service or exempt.
    • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
    • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
    • 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 E-Verify.
    • This position requires initial and continuing qualifications in the use of firearms as outlined in the Gun Control Act of 1968, amended by the Lautenberg Amendment of 1996.
    • This is a Test Designated Position. You will be tested for illegal drugs prior to appointment and randomly thereafter. Appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results.
    • Incumbent must be able to negotiate rough and uneven terrain on foot in all kinds of weather conditions.

    Qualifications

    In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

    Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Transcripts must be provided for qualifications based on education. Provide course descriptions as necessary.

    Specialized Experience and/or Education Requirement:

    For the GS-07: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent private sector experience. Specialized experience is defined as: Conducted literature reviews and cultural resource inventories (as needed) to identify archaeological sites in the field; Prepared reports that document a project's environmental and cultural backgrounds, methodologies, inventory results, site determinations of eligibility to the National Register of Historic Places and findings that document the undertaking's level of effect on historic properties; Monitored archaeological projects to ensure sufficiency of both fieldwork and cultural site documentation, and to determine if anticipated effects to historic properties occurred as predicted; AND/OR Identified and recorded on maps and in GIS databases the exact locations of archaeological sites, features, and artifacts; Created archaeological and historical interpretation materials for display and dissemination;

    -OR-

    One (1) full year (18 semester hours) of successfully completed graduate level coursework that is directly related to the work of the position (such as: anthropology, archeology, history);

    -OR-

    A combination of graduate level education that is directly related to the position (anthropology, archeology, history program of study)and specialized experience that together meets the requirements of the position. The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

    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.

    Education

    See above for education that may be qualifying for the specific grade level.

    Additional information

    For additional information regarding Alaska Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) see: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/pay-systems/nonforeign-areas/#url=COLA-Rates

    Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized. Final determination to pay an incentive will be made by the hiring official at time of job offer.

    This is a bargaining unit position.

    Government housing is not available.

    Forest Service daycare facilities are not available.

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles must meet the agency's definition for a quality candidate as provided in the How You Will Be Evaluated section of this announcement to be considered.

    The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

    Selections made from this announcement will not exceed one year in duration but may be extended for up to 4 years based on workload and funds availability.

    This agency offers alternative and flexible work schedules.

    This position may be eligible to telework up to four days per week, based upon the duties of the position. This position may also be eligible for flexible work arrangements as determined by agency policy and any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

    The Forest Service may use certain incentives and hiring flexibilities, currently offered by the Federal government, to attract highly qualified candidates. Additional information is available at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/pay-and-leave-flexibilities-for-recruitment-and-retention/

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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

    You will be evaluated in accordance with the category rating procedure as defined in the USDA Demonstration Project Plan. Applicants who meet the basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position will be placed in the Eligible category. You will be further evaluated against criteria for placement in the Quality category. This evaluation is based on the level of your experience, education, and/or training as determined by your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire. Individuals with veterans' preference are listed ahead of applicants who do not have veterans' preference within each category.

    Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may be found ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

    To view the application form, visit: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11135336

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Moderate Risk (MR)

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, delays in the mail service, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

    Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the responsibilities section including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) supervisor's phone number and whether or not the supervisor may be contacted for a reference check; 5) other qualifications.

    If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.

    If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted.

    If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. For more information on veterans' preference visit FEDSHIREVETS.

    Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


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