Forest Service, Department of Agriculture

Craig, AK - Jun 18, 2022 via USAJobs


This is an open and continuous announcement.

See Additional Information section for more information.

Applications will expire every 90 days.

To remain active for consideration, applicants must resubmit their application.

Positions may be filled at one or more of the duty locations included in this announcement.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Kristina Hill at or 907-228-6293.

In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement.

For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards.

Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements.

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Provide course descriptions as necessary.

Basic Requirement: GS-0193: Education: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study that included 3 semester hours each in the following course areas:n-History of archeology.n-Archeology of a major geographical area such as North America or Africa.n-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.n-Theory and methods of archeology.

Methods include, but are not limited to, typology, classification, sampling, cultural evolution, diffusion, dating, and analytical techniques.n-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.nANDnSix semester hours of related course work in: geography, geology, or cultural geography;n-history, historiography, or historical archeology;n-environmental studies;n-scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/orn-surveying;nANDnArcheological field school.

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).nORnB.

Combination of Education and ExperiencenCollege-level education or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education.nORnC.

ExperiencenFour 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.

Specialized Experience Requirement: For the GS-07: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-05 defined as one or more of the following: Conducting routine field reconnaissance searches, identifying and marking archeological sites, preparing site location maps, recording findings, photographing artifact findings, and preparing sites sketches as necessary; OR assisting with searching for and examining historical records and findings of other archeological experts.nOR one full year of graduate level education in an archeology program of study; OR an appropriate combination of graduate level education and specialized experience; OR Superior Academic Achievement (to determine if you are eligible, go to:

The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

For the GS-09: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level defined as one or more of the following: Assisting with conducting background studies and document reviews pertaining to archeological project development; participated in archeological survey and site evaluation work and preparation of technical reports; interpreting cultural resources to public contacts in one-on-one conversations; receiving formal and on-the-job instructions and training on the practical application of archeological principles, theories, methods, practices, and techniques; and/or developing and coordinating networks and contacts beneficial to the successful performance of archeological work assignments, such as interacting technically with colleagues and supervisors, and demonstrating the ability to work cooperatively with other persons.;nOR a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B.

or J.D., in an archeology program of study;nOR an appropriate combination of specialized experience and education (only graduate education in excess of 18 semester hours may be used to qualify applicants for this grade level).

The education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.

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.


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