Archeologist (Deputy Preservation Officer)

Job Description

  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Remote
  • Temporary
  • Billings
  • $86,962 - $134,435 per year

Bureau of Land Management

Summary

Explore a new career with the BLM – where our people are our most precious resource.

This position is located at the Montana State office, Billings, Montana but duty location may be in any of the Montana Dakotas BLM offices. Please note, this is not a remote worker position, but may be eligible for telework with supervisor approval



We expect to fill 1 vacancy/vacancies at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.


Overview

  • Accepting applications

  • Open & closing dates

    05/24/2024 to 06/06/2024

  • Salary

    $86,962 – $134,435 per year


  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 12 – 13

  • Location

    1 vacancy in the following location:


  • Remote job

    No

  • Telework eligible

    Yes-as determined by the agency policy.


  • Travel Required

    Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • Relocation expenses reimbursed

    Yes-You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.


  • Appointment type

    Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full-time

  • Service

    Competitive

  • Promotion potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)
  • Supervisory status

    No

  • Security clearance
  • Drug test

    No

  • Position sensitivity and risk
  • Trust determination process
  • Announcement number

    MTMP-24-12423839-JBC

  • Control number

    792937300


This job is open to

Clarification from the agency



Duties

  • Serving as the Deputy Preservation Officer and program lead for the Cultural Heritage Program.
  • Providing expertise in the analysis, review, development, and implementation of BLM-wide policies, procedures, and objectives of the Cultural Heritage Program.
  • Serving on the Federal Preservation Board and address cultural heritage issues of national significance and affect on numerous federal agencies, national organizations, and Native American Tribes.
  • Providing technical data, professional advice, or recommendations on historic preservation.
  • Ensuring compliance with various laws and regulations including but not limited to National Historic Preservation Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Antiquities, act, Archaeological Resources Protection Act.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Be sure to read the ‘How to Apply’ and ‘Required Documents’ Sections.
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license: nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Lands.
  • Direct Deposit Required.
  • Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination.
  • May require a one year probationary trial one period.


Qualifications

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements. Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the qualification requirements as defined in the announcement or vacancy questions. Your resume MUST contain job title (include job series and grade, if federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary. In addition, your responses to the questions must be adequately reflected in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience.



This position has a positive education requirement. See Education section for additional information. You must submit copies of all transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution .

In addition to meeting the positive education requirement, you must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level for the position being filled, that is similar in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples:


To qualify for the GS-12: In addition to meeting the positive education and/or experience requirement as listed in the education section below, you must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: Ensuring agency compliance with federal law, regulation, and policy. Reviewing and/or approving program technical documents. Participating as a team member on interdisciplinary teams where National Environmental Policy Act processes are followed and/or reviewing environmental planning documents for compliance with historic preservation statues. Advising personnel on cultural resources protection requirements and assisting in the development of plans to avoid and/or mitigate effects of proposed actions.

To qualify for the GS-13: In addition to meeting the positive education and/or experience requirement as listed in the education section below, you must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: Implementing a cultural resource program, ensuring agency compliance with federal law, regulation and policy. Reviewing and/or approving program technical documents. Participating as a team member on interdisciplinary teams where National Environmental Policy Act processes are followed and/or reviewing environmental planning documents for compliance with historic preservation statues. Drafting contracts, grants, and other agreements such as Memorandum of Agreements or Memorandum of Understanding between parties to accomplish mutually agreed upon goals, assignments, or projects. Advising personnel on cultural resources protection requirements and assisting in the development of plans to avoid and/or mitigate effects of proposed actions.



There is no substitution of education for specialized experience at the GS-12 or GS-13 grade levels.

Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level of the position to be filled.



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.


Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level.



Physical Demands: No special physical demands are required. Some work requires periods of travel and field work. Occasional field work requires physical ability to traverse rough country for several miles, and stamina to accommodate desert and forest climatic conditions.

Work Environment: The position is primarily performed in an office setting.



Education

Basic Education Requirement: This position has a positive education requirement which requires that you have:



A.1) Degree that included three (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; and 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 (6) 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 surveying; – AND – Archeological field school.
If using education to qualify, you must submit copies of all transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. See Required Documents section for more information.



OR


A.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).



OR

B) Combination of Education and Experience: College-level educations or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described in A above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education.



OR

C) Experience: Four (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.



If using education to meet this requirement, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Transcripts do not need to be official however, if selected for this position, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.



If you are using to meet the education requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.



Additional information

E-Verify: DOI uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit .



Selective Service: Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for .

Telework: The official worksite for the selectee is the duty station identified in this vacancy announcement. The selectee will typically report to this duty location on a regular and recurring weekly basis. The selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.



Driver’s License: Will be required to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicles in the performance of duties, therefore, must possess (or obtain within 30 days of entrance on duty) and maintain a valid state driver’s license while employed in this position.

Incentives: Certain incentives (such as Recruitment, Relocation or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees. If eligible and qualified, you may be offered a recruitment or relocation incentive. The decision to offer an incentive will be made on a case-by-case basis and is neither promised nor guaranteed. For information visit: or or .



Relocation: Tax Law Impact for PCS: Moving expenses reimbursement is a taxable benefit. However, the 18-05 issued by General Services Administration has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance and Relocation Income Tax Allowance to pay for “substantially all” of the increased tax liability resulting from the “2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” for certain eligible individuals.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/lnteragency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: or .



This announcement is being advertised concurrently under announcement number: MTDE-24-12423838-KW for all qualified persons. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

  • 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. .



    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.


How You Will Be Evaluated


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

Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online questionnaire will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be contacted for an interview.



Your answers to the online questionnaire will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:

  • Compliance
  • History and Archaeology
  • Teamwork
  • Technical Competence

In order to be considered for this position, you must complete all required steps in the process. In addition to the application and application questionnaire, this position requires successful completion of the following additional assessment: Subject Matter Expert Resume Panel Review. These assessments measure the critical competencies listed above that are required to successfully perform the job.



The assessment process will evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
History and Archaeology – Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators and impact on particular civilization and culture, and of preservation and archival techniques.
Compliance – Knowledge of procedures of assessing, evaluating, and monitoring programs or projects for compliance with Federal laws, regulations, and guidance.
Teamwork – Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works with others to achieve goals.
Technical Competence – Uses Knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one’s job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; Advised other on technical issues.

In the evaluation process, due weight will be given to job related experience, education, training, incentive awards and performance appraisals. Applicants must have a performance rating of at least the equivalent of fully successful to be eligible for promotion or placement. Applicants may provide a copy of a performance appraisal of record dated within the last 18 months. If the applicant is unable to provide a performance appraisal of record dated within the last 18 months, the applicant may provide a written explanation as to why.



Based on the outcome of the assessments described above, the best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be contacted for an interview.

  • 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. .



    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.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have – whether you’re a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you’re eligible under their policies.



    To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

    . At a minimum, your resume MUST contain job title (include job series and grade, if federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary. USAJOBS has a template to ensure a complete resume.



    Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). Failure to provide required information will result in loss of eligibility. You are welcome to submit an optional cover letter.



    Transcripts: You MUST submit a copy of ALL your college transcripts or a list of ALL college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. Upon selection, official transcripts must be received prior to appointment. If you are using to meet qualification requirements, you must show that your education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.



    Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: Submit a copy of your most recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1).

    Applicants eligible under PL-114-47, as a current or former employee of a land management agency, who is serving or previously served on a temporary or term appointments, you must submit the following documentation to receive consideration:


    • SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action, that documents your service under competitive examining procedures in time limited appointments that totals 24 months at land management agencies without a break in service of two or more years (initial, extension, and termination of all appointments); and
    • Documentation of satisfactory performance, if available, such as performance evaluations, references by supervisors, or other documents, e.g., memorandums of record, whereas the supervisor documented an acceptable performance level.

    Applicants eligible under a , you must submit proof that supports your claim. This may include:

    • A legible copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, member 4 copy or any official documentation or statement from the Armed Forces that confirms your dates of service and that your separation, discharge, or release from active duty was under honorable conditions.
    • If you are currently on active military duty, you must provide documentation (e.g., campaign document, award citation, etc.), that verifies entitlement to veterans’ preference or that shows length of service, AND that your character of military service is honorable.
    • If you have a service-connected disability, a copy of your Veterans Affairs (VA) letter indicating the combined percentage rating of your disability.
    • Required Documents as indicated on page 2 of the to support your claim. NOTE: The SF-15 alone cannot be used to verify eligibility.

    Special Hiring Authorities: If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.


    Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or lnteragency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: Submit documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility – this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:



    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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


Source

To apply, please visit the following URL:https://www.jobmonkeyjobs.com/career/25777201/Archeologist-Deputy-Preservation-Officer-Any-Billings-7325/→