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Archaeologist

Company name
Us National Park Service

Salary
$43,971.00 to $69,923.00

Location
Homestead, FL

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Open & closing dates

01/12/2018

to

01/19/2018

Salary

$43,971 to $69,923 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 7 - 9

Work schedule

Full-Time

Appointment type

Permanent

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Homestead, FL

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

This job is open to

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

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Announcement number

SE-1628-EVER-18-10106352-DE

Control number

488380200

Duties

Duties

Summary

This position is located in Everglades National Park, in the Cultural Resources Division. Please visit find a park

for additional park information.

Who May Apply: U. S. Citizens, CTAP, ICTAP

Permanent: This is a Career/Career-Conditional Full-Time appointment.

Concurrent JOA with MP: This position is concurrently open under Announcement Number SE-1628-EVER-18-10104645-ST for merit promotion eligibles.

Relocation:Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the selectee lives outside of the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulation.

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Responsibilities

Incumbent serves as a park archaeologist performing a full range of complex archeological and cultural resource support functions for the Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks. Serves as an advisor to park management on cultural resources. Identifies, evaluates, and monitors cultural resources, identifies potential threats, and makes recommendations regarding status and mitigation of impacts (present and future). Plans and conducts archeological research for planning documents, including general management plans, resources management plans, environmental impact statements, environmental assessments, archeological overviews and assessments.

Area Information: The Duty Station for the position is at Everglades National Park which is located approximately 12 miles southwest of Homestead on State Road 9336. Homestead is located approximately 35 miles (56 km) southwest of Miami, and 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Key Largo. Winter temperatures are mild averaging between 66 and 76 degrees. Evening temperatures can dip down into the 50's and occasionally the 40's with rain; however, winter is the dry season. Summers, known as the wet season, are hot and humid and high temperatures average between 88° and 92 °F (31° to 33° C).

http://www.nps.gov/ever/index.htm (Everglades National Park official website)

https://www.nps.gov/drto/index.htm (Dry Tortugas National Park official website)

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LESS THAN FPL: Duties will be developmental in nature when filled below the full performance level.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

9

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

U.S. Citizens, CTAP, ICTAP

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job family (Series)

0193 Archeology

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Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship required.

Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.

Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.

Direct Deposit: Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.

Driver's License: You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued driver's license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued driver's license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year, or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid driver's licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver's license.

Work Schedule: You may be required to work on-call, evenings, weekends, holidays, overtime and shift work.

Probationary Period: If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.

Travel: You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 1-5 nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.

Government Charge Card: You may be required to complete training and obtain/maintain a government charge card with travel and/or purchase authority.

Minimum Age Requirement: Applicants must be at least (1)18 years old or (2) at least 16 years old and: (a) Have graduated from high school or been awarded a certificate equivalent to graduating from high school; or (b) Have completed a formal vocational training program; or (c) Have received a statement from school authorities agreeing with their preference for employment rather than continuing their education; or (d) Be currently enrolled in a secondary school and either work only during school vacation periods or work part-time during the school year under a formal student employment program.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position at the GS-7 or GS-9 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following basic qualifications requirements by close of the announcement:

EDUCATION: Successful completion of 4-years course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included 3 semester hours each in the following course areas: 1) History of archeology, 2) Archeology of a major geographical area such

as North America or Africa, 3) 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, 4) Theory and methods of archeology. Methods include, but are not limited to, typology, classification, sampling, cultural evolution, diffusion, dating, and analytical techniques, 5) 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: 1) geography, geology, or cultural geography; 2) history, historiography, or historical archeology; 3) environmental studies; 4) scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or 5) surveying; AND Archeological field school. You must include transcripts.

-OR-

RELATED CURRICULUM: Successful completion of 4-years course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a related curriculum: anthropology (with emphasis on ethnology, physical anthropology, or scientific linguistics); history; American studies; or a related discipline, provided the curriculum supplied academic course work sufficiently similar to the requirements in A (including archeological field school). You must include transcripts.

-OR-

Successful completion of a combination of college level education and experience as described above. To combine education and experience, For example, six months of the specialized experience (50% of the experience requirement), and 24 semester hours of directly related graduate level education from an accredited college or university (50% of the qualifying education). The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. You must include transcripts.

-OR-

EXPERIENCE: At least four years of specialized experience in archeological work 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. You must include hours per week worked.

Subsequent to meeting the basic requirements above, applicants must also meet at least one of the minimum qualification requirements listed below:

GS-7

EXPERIENCE: At least one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: working under direct supervision, guidance, and training performed duties conducting archaeological surveys, testing, excavation, and monitoring of projects; performing field inspections, research, and project resource assessments; under supervision review cultural resource permits and fieldwork plans; utilizing computerized systems to process, and analyze archaeological data. You must include hours per week worked.

-OR-

EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least one year of graduate-level education in Archeology from an accredited college or university in a field directly related to this position. You must include transcripts.

-OR-

SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: You must include transcripts. A standing in the upper third of your graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision.

A grade point average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for (a) all courses completed; or (b) courses completed during the last two years of the curriculum.

A grade point average of B (3.5. on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent based on (a) the average of the required courses completed in the major field; or (b) the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.

Election to membership in one of the national honorary societies (other than freshman societies) that meets the requirements of the Association of College of Honor Societies. Grade point averages should be rounded to one decimal point. For example, 2.95 is rounded to 3.0, and 2.94 is rounded to 2.9.NOTE: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your S.A.A. claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honor society and you must provide evidence of your class standing or honor society membership with your application.

-OR-

Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. To combine education and experience, For example, I have 6 months of the specialized experience equivalent to GS-05 (50 percent of the experience requirement) and 24 semester hours of appropriate directly related graduate education (50 percent of the education requirement). The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. You must include transcripts.

GS-9

EXPERIENCE: Successful completion of at least one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience may include: 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. You must include hours per week worked.

-OR-

EDUCATION: Two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's or master's or equivalent graduate degree. You must include transcripts.

-OR-

Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. To combine education and experience, For example, six months of the specialized experience described above (50% of the experience requirement), and 18 semester hours of directly related graduate level education from an accredited college or university (50% of the qualifying education) The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. You must include transcripts.

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.

Education

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.

Additional information

Additional Selections: This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if identical vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

Promotional Potential: If selected at the GS-7 there is promotion to the full performance level however it is neither guaranteed nor implied and will be based solely on your ability to satisfactorily perform the work of the position, existing work at the higher grade level, and recommendation by the position's supervisor.

Physical Demands: The position may require strenuous physical activity including prolonged standing, walking, climbing and bending often required. Heavy items (e.g., packs up to 50 pounds) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis. Some activities will occur in physically dangerous areas or settings. Documentary research and report writing work are sedentary, which entails the ability to concentrate and write for long periods of time.

Working Conditions: Work is performed both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather and periods of camping in remote areas or staying in park housing during assignments is likely. Exposure to wildlife and insects is likely. Assignments may be performed in potentially hazardous areas including underwater, wilderness, rocky terrain, firelines swamps, and forests. Flying in fixed-winged aircraft and helicopters is possible. Boating and air-boating is likely.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document that you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Click the following link for more information, https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

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:

Customer Service

Information Management

Planning and Evaluating

Technical Competence

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Required Documents

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 01/19/2018:

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.

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.

Benefits

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.

Benefits for federal employees

Healthcare insurance

Pay and leave

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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 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 01/19/2018. 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

Prompted to Start the Application Process by selecting Start Application. For more information on the complete occupational questionnaire, please select the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10106352

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Agency contact information

Alicia Pierre

Phone

(404) 507-5758

Email

alicia_pierre@nps.gov

Address

Everglades National Park

40001 SR 9336

Homestead, FL

US

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Next steps

Once the Occupational Questionnaire is received you will receive acknowledgement that your submission was successful. If you are among the most qualified candidates and your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly for a possible interview. You will be notified of the status of your Application Package at the time candidates are referred for consideration, and when the selection process is complete.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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