National Park Service, Department of the Interior
These positions are located in the Alaska Region.
Temporary positions not-to-exceed 1039 regular hours in a service year may be terminated sooner or extended depending on management needs.
Note: Only Gates of the Arctic duty location may be extended up to 1730 hours.
The typical entry-on-duty period is late March/early April through September, but can be variable during these months due to weather conditions, project needs, or funding.
Anticipated EOD: Late March through early April 2020.
Basic requirements have been established for all Archeologist positions in the Federal Government.
To qualify for this position at the GS-9 grade level, you must possess the following by close of the announcement:A) Degree: Bachelor or higher degree that includes 3 semester hours each in the following 5 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.
B) IN ADDITION, six 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;nC) AND completed ARCHEOLOGICAL FIELD SCHOOL.nORnRelated Curriculum: A degree in a 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 stated in A above (including archeological field school).nORnCombination of Work and Experience: A 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.nORnExperience: Four 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.nANDnIn addition to the requirements above, applicants must possess additional education and/or experience to qualify for this GS-09 position.1) One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the federal service.
Examples of specialized experience may include: conducting archeological surveys, data recovery excavations and monitoring of projects; planning and performing field inspections, research and testing, and project resource assessments; reviewing cultural resource permits and fieldwork plans; utilizing computerized systems to process and analyze archeological data; writing archeological reports on field investigations; and writing Determinations of Eligibility and National Register Nominations for archeological properties.nORn2) Two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree that is directly related to the position being filled.nORn3) Education and experience as described in 1 and 2 above.
To calculate your percentage of qualifying graduate education, divide your number of semester hours in excess of 18 semester hours by 18 or the number your school uses to represent one year of full time graduate academic study.
To calculate your percentage of experience, divide your months of qualifying specialized experience by 12.
Add the two percentages.
The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.
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." Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience.
To receive credit for experience, your resume MUST clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year).
The resume must reflect either: "full-time" or "total number of hours worked per week (i.e., work 40+ hours a week)." If part-time, the number of hours worked per week must be annotated to be able to pro-rate the amount of qualified specialized experience.
It is your responsibility to show in your application package how you satisfy the below course requirements.
If you do not provide information that clearly shows how your completed college course work meets all of the requirements, you will be rated ineligible.
Your rating will be based solely on the information you submit with your application.
How to Apply