1. 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.
2. 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.
3. From the descriptions below, select one response that best describes how your background meets the specialized experience requirements for a Supervisory Anthropologist, GS-0190-15 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.
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.
4. Serve as the principal cultural anthropologist for an organization.
5. Serve as a team member in multi-disciplinary organizational settings.
6. Identify, assess, and summarize anthropological issues of concern for decision makers.
7. Develop, evaluate, and modify for effectiveness program policies, procedures, guidelines and standards related to the use of anthropological data and techniques.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Manage compliance with federal laws, regulations, standards, guidelines, directives, and policies relating to cultural resource management on federal lands.
11. Train technical and non-technical personnel, within and outside of the National Park Service, in statutory and regulatory matters related to cultural resource management.
12. 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.
13. Identify cultural and natural resource issues and prepare and or evaluate analytical reports and briefings on those issues for senior management officials.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. Develop, modify, and effectively advocate for performance standards to establish and promote desired cultural and natural resource conditions.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. Work with federal agencies on the implementation of NAGPRA, NHPA, Endangered Species Act (ESA), and other related laws.
22. 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.
23. Respond to oral and written inquiries from a diverse array of interested parties, ranging from professional to lay audiences.
24. Synthesize and summarize complex and highly technical anthropological and cultural resources issues for National Park Service and other managers and decision makers.
25. Develop and maintain professional partnerships and communications with professional peers to accomplish cultural resource programs.
26. Communicate program objectives, policies and procedures to senior managers and others in an effective and courteous manner.
27. Draft reports, briefings, and presentations for professional meetings.
KSA-5. Ability to supervise staff and manage a program.
28. 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.
29. Supervise subordinate staff by mutually devising performance goals in a timely fashion.
30. Identify staff training needs and ensure training opportunities are provided.
31. Coach and mentor staff through timely feedback to assist their professional development and foster improved productivity for the division.
32. Manage a national program with publically sensitive components.
33. Establish guidelines and operating policies for subordinate staff.
34. Monitor and evaluate program activities for compliance with applicable laws, policies and standards, schedules, and Departmental directives.
35. Manage a program for fiscal integrity and accountability, and required information gathering.