ARCHEOLOGIST, GS-0193-9/11/12


Vacancy ID: 759284   Announcement Number: MRO-13-01   USAJOBS Control Number: 328157800

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1. Title of Job

ARCHEOLOGIST, GS-0193-9/11/12


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 ARCHEOLOGIST

21. Geographic Availability

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270675053 Bloomington, MN

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Are you submitting Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to claim Indian Preference? Note: You must include and upload your Form BIA-4432. As outlined in the vacancy announcement, this is the ONLY Indian Preference Verification Form that will be accepted.

A. Yes.
B. No.

2. Are you submitting your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify you are a current status employee or a former employee with Reinstatement eligibility? Note: You must include and upload your latest SF-50 to verify transfer or reinstatement eligibility.

A. Yes.
B. No.

3. Are you a veteran and submitting a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Honorable Discharge from Active Duty, to verify Veteran's Preference claimed? Note: You must include and upload your DD-214, if claiming 5 pt. or 10 pt. preference and Standard Form 15 including the required supporting documentation, if claiming 10 pt. preference. For more information, please go to the following website: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

A. Yes.
B. No.

Incumbent will be required to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid driver's license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

4. Do you possess a valid Driver's License?

A. Yes, I certify that I possess a valid Driver's License.
B. No, I do not possess a valid Driver's License.

You must meet the basic educational/experience requirements for GS-0193. In addition, you must meet additional education and/or specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the next lower level in the federal service. Please note that your answers may be verified against the information you provide in your resume/application and information your references provide. The quality, type, and scope of your experience and/or training must demonstrate that you are fully qualified to perform the duties of the position to be filled. Be sure you describe your background as it relates to the duties of this position since your application or resume must support the response you select. For more information, go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/IORs/gs0100/0193.htm

5. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the education and/or experience you have that demonstrates how you meet the Basic Qualification Requirement for this GS-0193 Archeologist position. Select only one response.

A. 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 -AND- Six semester hours of related course work in - geography, geology or cultural geology; - history, historiography or historical archeology; - environmental studies; - scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or - surveying; - AND - Archeological field school. (SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)

B. OR - 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 education requirements, provided the curriculum supplied academic course work with sufficiently similar to the requirements in A.1 (including archeological field school). (SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)

C. OR - 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 - EXPERIENCE: 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.

D. I do not have the required Education or Experience or a combination of both Education and Experience to qualify for the Archeologist.

Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification based on the resume, and other relevant documents you submit, as well as through verification of references as appropriate. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position following acceptance. For more information, go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/Standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp

6. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-09 Archeologist. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select, please provide all proper documentation supporting education and/or experience, (i.e., College transcripts, certificates, etc.)

A. I have at least one year of professional archeological experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level. At the GS-7 level, the incumbent performs work of some difficulty and responsibility requiring an advanced trainee understanding of basic archeological principles and practices.

B. I have two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Masters Degree or completion of all requirements for a Masters or equivalent graduate degree. To be qualifying, graduate study must have been in archeology, anthropology, or other closely related field. The total education offered to meet this provision must have provided you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the work of this position. To receive credit, you should describe how their specific course work, research projects, dissertation, theses, etc. demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of this position. (Eighteen semester hours or 27 quarter hours or the number of credit hours the school attended has determined to represent one year of full-time study is considered to be equal to one full year of graduate education.)

C. I possess an equivalent combination of education and graduate experience as described above.

D. I do not have the specialized experience or education described above.

7. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-11 Archeologist. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select, please provide all proper documentation supporting education and/or experience, (i.e., College transcripts, certificates, etc.)

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level that involved conducting on-the-ground archeological surveys and investigations, consolidating and interpret findings based on work, prepare appropriate documentation for compliance with federal laws and regulations. Ability to work with GIS programs (Arc View) AND GPS devices, review Archeological permits and monitoring the work of archeological contractors, reviewing reports for completeness and accuracy, conduct searches of available records and documents to determine need for field investigations and potential effects.

B. I have successfully completed 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

C. I have a combination of specialized experience and successfully completed graduate education, only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be combined with experience. 50% of the education requirement for GS-9 in excess of the attended college or university requires more than 18 semester hours as equivalent to a year of graduate study.

D. I do not have the experience and/or education as described in any of the above statements.

8. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-12 Archeologist. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select, please provide all proper documentation supporting education and/or experience, (i.e., College transcripts, certificates, etc.)

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service that includes work involving archeology or cultural resource management; conduct archeological field investigations and laboratory analysis, prepare interpretative materials, and use specialized techniques such as analysis of animal or plant remains; function to integrate results into agency or departmental environmental assessments, impact statements, operation programs, historic preservation compliance reports, and varied types of planning documents; stabilization and physical preservation of ruined and prehistoric building and structures. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience).

B. I do not have the experience as described in the above statement.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each statement.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task. (0 Points)

B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job. (1 Point)

C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures. (2 Points)

D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee. (3 Points)

E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise. (4 Points)

9. Conduct archaeological literature and records research.

10. Identify archaeological and historic sites in the field.

11. Identify and describe artifacts found in the field or collected for later analysis.

12. Prepare reports, develop findings and recommendations for management officials.

13. Actively participate in the digitizing and packaging existing records and information for off-site storage, and return of artifacts to tribal entities.

14. Create and manage cultural resources geo-spatial databases.

15. Understand the Share Point program to tract projects.

16. Serve as technical authority on laws, regulations and guidelines related to cultural resources, including the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), the American Indian Religious Freedom Act (AIRFA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).

17. Assist in the preparation of environmental assessments and environmental impact statements and other documents required by NEPA such as categorical exclusions.

18. Prepare stipulations for archaeological permits and statements of work for contracts, and review all permit applications and contract proposals for technical appropriateness and cost-effectiveness.

19. Review contractor reports and reports generated by ARPA permits based on prevailing professional standards and legal requirements

20. Manage contracts as assigned, providing technical guidance to contractors (including tribes) and monitor contractor performance.

21. Make recommendations to division chief and regional director for approval or rejection of permit applications, contract terms, and reports.

22. Assist law enforcement agencies and offices in the investigation and prosecution of ARPA violations.

23. Locate potential information sources in texts, journals, maps, etc.

24. Identify and record prehistoric and historic archaeological sites.

25. Identify and record architectural structures.

26. Identify and record traditional cultural properties such as birch bark collecting areas and maple sugar collecting and processing areas.

27. Compile and analyze data and write reports using the acquired data.

28. Write cultural resource sections of NEPA compliance documents.

29. Identify, record and measure artifacts.

30. Prepare reports or planning documents pertaining to the management of cultural resource.

31. Assess requirements for Section 106 compliance under 36CFR800-Protection of Historic properties.

32. Apply National Park Service bulletins and guidelines to evaluate cultural resources for the National Register of Historic Places.

33. Conduct National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 consultation.

34. Develop work schedules for completing assigned projects.

35. Assess the quality of work submitted by contractors and ARPA permit holders.

VERIFICATION STATEMENT: As previously explained, your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probation period. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: 1) understand this warning; 2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy, and; 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

36. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.

B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.

NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veterans or Indian preference documentation, assessment questions and answers, and SF 50's) is received and is accurate.