Supervisory Anthropologist, GS-0190-14/15 (HRF 12-216)


Vacancy ID: 723073   Announcement Number: 12-216 (SR723073)   USAJOBS Control Number: 323784500

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1. Title of Job

Supervisory Anthropologist, GS-0190-14/15 (HRF 12-216)
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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Competitive Supervisory Anthropologist
002 Non-Competitive Supervisory Anthropologist

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110010001 Washington DC, DC

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select one response that best describes how your status meets the eligibility requirements to apply for this merit promotion vacancy. Read all responses before making your selection. MARK ONLY ONE RESPONSE. If you select more than one response, or leave this question blank you will be rated ineligible and will not receive consideration for this position.

A. I am a current civilian Federal employee, or have reinstatement eligibility. (Please include a copy of your SF-50 that verifies your status).

B. I am applying as a 30 Percent or More Disabled Veteran, under the Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) or the Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA).

C. I am applying based on appropriate Peace Corps service (please specify in your application).

D. I am applying based on another appointing authority (please specify in your application).

E. I do not meet the eligibility requirements stated above.

2. From the descriptions below, select one response that best describes how your background meets the basic requirements for Anthropologist, GS-0190. Read all responses before making your selection. MARK ONLY ONE RESPONSE. If you select more than one response, or leave this question blank you will be rated ineligible. If you do not meet these minimum qualifications, you will be considered not qualified and will not receive consideration for this position.

THE RESUME OR APPLICATION MATERIALS YOU SUBMIT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST SUPPORT THE ANSWER YOU CLAIM UNDER THIS AND OTHER QUESTIONS. IF NOT, YOU WILL BE FOUND NOT QUALIFIED OR YOUR SCORE WILL BE LOWERED.

A. I have successfully completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in an appropriate field of anthropology.

B. I do not possess a degree in Anthropology stated in 2A above, but I possess a combination of education and experience-courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in an appropriate field of anthropology, or related course work, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

C. I do not possess a degree in Anthropology as stated in A above, or a combination of education as stated in 2B, but I possess four years of appropriate experience in anthropology performing research, museum work, or similar professional-level work.

D. I do not meet or exceed the basic requirements, as described in any of the above statements.

IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: If you are using education to qualify you must document your course work and/or degree completed in your resume or other application materials you submit. You must submit a copy of your transcripts or a complete list of college courses taken that identifies for each course the college or university, semester or quarter hours earned, grade received, and date completed.  If you are qualifying based on education and you do not submit specific course work information as described previously, your application will be rated not qualified for consideration. (A copy of your official transcripts will be required before entrance on duty, if selected).

3. From the descriptions below, select one response that best describes how your background meets the specialized experience requirements for a Supervisory Anthropologist, GS-0190-14 position. Read all responses before making your selection. MARK ONLY ONE RESPONSE. If you select more than one response, or leave this question blank you will be rated ineligible. If you do not meet these minimum qualifications, you will be considered not qualified and will not receive consideration for this position.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include duties such as: designing, implementing, and evaluating anthropological research to learn about contemporary American groups commonly associated with protected areas; research that demonstrates experience with cultural variability across American society; development of an anthropological perspective detailing the impact of laws and existing regulations guiding federal agencies, and resulting in the identification of policy issues and actual or potential problems in protected areas and or neighboring communities.

B. I do not have specialized experience described at the GS-13 level.

4. From the descriptions below, select one response that best describes how your background meets the specialized experience requirements for a Supervisory Anthropologist, GS-0190-15 position. Read all responses before making your selection. MARK ONLY ONE RESPONSE. If you select more than one response, or leave this question blank you will be rated ineligible. If you do not meet these minimum qualifications, you will be considered not qualified and will not receive consideration for this position.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service that demonstrates skill designing, implementing, and evaluating anthropological research to learn about contemporary American groups commonly associated with protected areas; skill in interpreting laws, regulations, and procedures to recommend changes and evaluate the trends and quality of contemporary anthropological research, and promoting and articulating the public benefits of anthropology. This cultural anthropological research must demonstrate experience with, and knowledge of, cultural variability across American society, the impacts of laws and existing regulations guiding federal agencies, and resulting in the identification of policy issues and actual or potential problems in protected areas and or neighboring communities for which an anthropological perspective can aid in resolving.

B. I do not have specialized experience described above at the GS-14 level.

KSA-1. Knowledge of applied anthropology and diverse anthropological methods and theories.

For each of the task statements below, please select from A through E to indicate the skill level that you possess for each task listed. The questions were developed based on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies needed to perform the work of this position.

Be sure to describe your experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume or application materials. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume or application form, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skills levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your application packet submitted for this position (application form or resume, transcripts, list and description of training completed and/or other items you submit). If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without supervision from senior employee.
E- I am regarded as expert in performing this task, and/or have trained others (or am consulted by others) on how to do it.

5. Serve as the principal cultural anthropologist for an organization.

6. Serve as a team member in multi-disciplinary organizational settings.

7. Identify, assess, and summarize anthropological issues of concern for decision makers.

8. Develop, evaluate, and modify for effectiveness program policies, procedures, guidelines and standards related to the use of anthropological data and techniques.

9. Review, analyze and evaluate for technical accuracy, reports written to document contemporary or historic use of cultural and or natural resources and places as part of traditional cultural practices.

10. Articulate the value and relevance of anthropological approaches and information such as traditional environmental knowledge for issues of contemporary concerns such as climate change, contested resource use, community resilience, cultural diversity, educational efforts at parks, and program participation.

KSA-2. Knowledge of laws and regulations related to the practice and use of anthropological techniques and data, and familiarity with the fields of historic preservation and cultural conservation in addition to anthropology.

11. Manage compliance with federal laws, regulations, standards, guidelines, directives, and policies relating to cultural resource management on federal lands.

12. Train technical and non-technical personnel, within and outside of the National Park Service, in statutory and regulatory matters related to cultural resource management.

13. Review, analyze and evaluate for technical adequacy, documents prepared in compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), American Indian Religious Freedom Act (AIRFA), Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and/or related laws, executive orders, and National Park Service policies.

14. Identify cultural and natural resource issues and prepare and or evaluate analytical reports and briefings on those issues for senior management officials.

15. Develop, evaluate, and modify program policies, procedures, guidelines and manuals related to The Antiquities Act, National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), American Indian Religious Freedom Act (AIRFA), Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), and other laws relating to the protection and understanding of cultural resources.

16. Manage compliance with laws, regulations, standards, guidelines, directives, and policies relating to National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), including meaningful consultation with federally recognized tribes and groups traditionally associated with parks.

KSA-3. Skill in developing public anthropological policies and administrative procedures, and in implementing such policies and procedures through effective coordination in government and with the professional historic preservation and protected areas management community.

17. Develop, modify, and effectively advocate for performance standards to establish and promote desired cultural and natural resource conditions.

18. Manage cultural and or natural resources initiatives within a government-to-government relationship with federally recognized tribes with demonstrated expertise in consultation with tribal governments and groups traditionally associated with national park units.

19. Review proposed laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines relating to National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) to analyze their effect on program mission, Indian tribes, and other affected communities and draft comments on such proposed mandates and requirements.

20. Advise National Park Service management and staff about Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other traditionally associated groups practices, values, and knowledge of resources and related resource issues.

21. Analyze and evaluate the impact of cultural and natural resource management and protection programs on Indian and other traditionally associated groups' relationship with those resources.

22. Work with federal agencies on the implementation of NAGPRA, NHPA, Endangered Species Act (ESA), and other related laws.

23. Apply federal contracting methods, agreements, and other cooperating documents to develop and maintain anthropological research, support, and initiatives.

KSA-4. Skill in communicating technical and non-technical materials to a variety of audiences in multiple formats.

24. Respond to oral and written inquiries from a diverse array of interested parties, ranging from professional to lay audiences.

25. Synthesize and summarize complex and highly technical anthropological and cultural resources issues for National Park Service and other managers and decision makers.

26. Develop and maintain professional partnerships and communications with professional peers to accomplish cultural resource programs.

27. Communicate program objectives, policies and procedures to senior managers and others in an effective and courteous manner.

28. Draft reports, briefings, and presentations for professional meetings.

KSA-5. Ability to supervise staff and manage a program.

29. Provide leadership for a Tribal Relations and American Cultures organization, as well as senior anthropologists and/or other National Park Service regional and park based cultural anthropologists.

30. Supervise subordinate staff by mutually devising performance goals in a timely fashion.

31. Identify staff training needs and ensure training opportunities are provided.

32. Coach and mentor staff through timely feedback to assist their professional development and foster improved productivity for the division.

33. Manage a national program with publically sensitive components.

34. Establish guidelines and operating policies for subordinate staff.

35. Monitor and evaluate program activities for compliance with applicable laws, policies and standards, schedules, and Departmental directives.

36. Manage a program for fiscal integrity and accountability, and required information gathering.