Us National Park Service
$61,218.00 to $79,586.00
Open & closing dates
$61,218 to $79,586 per year
Pay scale & grade
Temporary - 1 year
1 vacancy in the following location:
Hot Springs, AR
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
Who May Be Considered: ALL U.S. CITIZENS
This position is located in Hot Springs National Park, in the Resource Management and Visitor Services Division. Please visit find a park
for additional park information.
This position is Full-Time temporary appointment not-to-exceed one year with potential to be extended for an additional one year for a maximum of two years based on agency needs and potential funding.
Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.
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Archaeologists in the National Park Service develop, administer, supervise, or conduct scientific studies of the tangible products (artifacts, structures, sites, etc.) of the past, seeking to develop valid knowledge of the how and why of human behavior of the past within the context of the natural and cultural settings in which it occurred. They are concerned with all time periods of human occupation of the United States or other geographical areas of the world, from earliest prehistoric time to the relatively recent past. Archaeologists conduct archeological field investigations and laboratory analysis, prepare interpretative materials, and use specialized techniques, such as analysis of animal or plant remains. They also supervise the activities of others engaged in such work. They frequently function to integrate results (either their own or those of others) into park environmental assessments, impact statements, operational programs, historic preservation compliance reports, and varied types of other planning documents. Archeologists also engage in the stabilization and physical preservation of ruined and prehistoric buildings and structures.
The incumbent applies professional knowledge and skills to the solution of problems generally concerned with archeological work. They deal with archeological resource identification, documentation, protection, interpretation, and preservation; carry out or assist in limited scope monitoring, survey, testing, and excavating archeological sites; perform lab work and managing of field data; and produce small-scale reports. The incumbent assists with establishing and maintaining continuing relationships with individual members of the public, contractors, permit holders, tribal representatives, city, county, and state officials, and other federal agencies and educators.
The incumbent assists in consulting with Native American Tribes to develop mitigation measures for projects affecting Traditional Cultural Properties. They recommend goals, objectives, and plans to direct the long-range protection and management of important cultural resources. The incumbent may also assist in development of temporary exhibits and repair or refinement of permanent exhibits; provide customer service to visitors in the park, on the telephone, and during periodic roving assignments; meet and greet park visitors, and provide helpful information about the park and community to ensure visitors have an enjoyable experience; and assist with management of park museum collection's three-dimensional artifacts.
This position requires standing for long periods of time, up to 8 hours/day, both inside and outside, and is subject to high temperatures and humidity. The position also requires lifting of up to 50-pound artifacts and hiking up to 4 miles up and down mountains in forested areas to monitor archeological sites.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Who May Apply
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Job family (Series)
Anthropologists And Archeologists
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship required.
Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.
1) You must be a U.S. Citizen to be eligible for the position.
2) Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license. This position requires that you operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties.
3) Males born after 12-31-1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (visit http://www.sss.gov/) and complete a Pre-appointment Certification Statement if selected.
4) New employees of the Department of the Interior must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay.
5) Favorable adjudicated background investigation and credit report
6) Wear a NPS uniform and comply with NPS uniform standards
7) Government housing not available
8) Tour of Duty: Monday through Friday and may include holidays and weekends
QUALIFICATIONS: To be eligible for this position, you must possess the qualifying basic requirements and the specialized experience as described in the occupational/assessment questionnaire.
Your application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.
You must first meet the Basic Requirements for this position, if you meet the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualification requirement. FAILURE TO NOT MEET ONE OF THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL RESULT IN YOU NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
At least a bachelor's degree in archeology, anthropology, or closely related field AND at least one year of full-time professional experience or equivalent specialized training in archeological research, administration or management AND at least four months of supervised field and analytic experience in general North American Archeology AND demonstrated ability to carry research to completion. YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS!
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in the field of anthropology. YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS!
A combination of college-level 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. YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS!
Four years of appropriate experience in anthropology performing research, museum work, or similar professional-level work.
Minimum Qualification Requirements:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-09 in the Federal service as an Archeologist, Anthropologist or related position. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of an Archeologist, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience may include but is not limited to; conducting archaeological surveys, testing, excavation, and monitoring of projects; performing field inspections, research, and project resource assessments; review cultural resource permits and fieldwork plans; utilizing computerized systems to process, and analyze archaeological data; plan long range protection and management of cultural resources.
Three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in Archeology from an accredited college or university in a field directly related to this position.
Combination of education and specialized experience
Volunteer Experience: 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.
You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as varies.
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution
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, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you must provide official transcripts before you begin work.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities
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.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Occupational Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Candidates will be rated and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place candidates with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans with a service connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. Under Category Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three categories:
Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position
Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in most of the requirements of the job
Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.
You will be evaluated on the following competencies:
History and Archaeology
Background checks and security clearance
The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 01/16/2018:
Resume which includes a list of all significant jobs held and duties performed, with dates specified in month and year format, and, indicate hours worked per week. If military or civilian, please include your rank and/or grade.
A complete Occupational Questionnaire
Other Supporting Documents, if applicable, such as: Veterans Preference Documentation
: If you are a Discharged, Non-Disabled Veteran, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 showing character of discharge (Member 4 copy), or other Documentation of Service and Separation under Honorable Conditions, as listed on the SF15
. If you don't have your DD-214, you may request it after discharge from the National Archives
If you are a veteran within 120 days of discharge, you must submit signed documentation from the Armed Forces certifying: 1) your expected release/retirement from active duty, 2) under honorable conditions, 3) your pay grade/rank/rate at time of discharge, 4) dates of active duty service, 5) any campaign or expeditionary medals received, & 6) dated within 120 days of your separation.
If you are a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, or Mother or Spouse of a Disabled or Deceased Veteran
, you must submit all additional proof required by the SF15
, and if applicable, a completed SF15
. You may request a copy of your Department of Veterans Affairs letter from www.ebenefits.va.gov
or call 1-800-827-1000 to establish proof of disability.
Applicants who are eligible to be considered based on a Noncompetitive or Special Hiring Authority (i.e. Schedule A, VRA, Peace Corps, Americorp Vista, former PLC member, certain Military Spouses, 30% or More Disabled Veterans, Pathways Interns who have met the eligibility requirements for noncompetitive conversion, etc.) must submit appropriate documentation to verify your eligibility.
Documentation that you meet Selective Factors.
College transcripts, if qualifying based on education.
Documentation for Interagency/Career Transition Assistance Plan
consideration if you are a displaced Federal employee within the local commuting area. You must include: 1) Proof you are a displaced Federal employee, e.g., RIF Separation Notice, Notice of Proposed Removal, etc; 2) SF-50s (Notifications of Personnel Action) showing career/conditional tenure competitive status, promotion potential and duty location; and 3) your most recent performance appraisal. To exercise selection priority, displaced or surplus Federal employees must be rated well-qualified or above 85 on the rating criteria for this position.
Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.
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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
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.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply for this position: You must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To receive consideration, the complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 01/16/2018. WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD-COPY OR E-MAIL APPLICATION PACKAGES. Select Apply. If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to login or create an account
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Agency contact information
Hot Springs National Park
101 Reserve Street
Hot Springs, AR
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