Archaeologist (Cultural & Environmental Compliance Coordinator)

Department Of The Interior Fruita, CO
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This position is located in Colorado National Monument, in the Resources Division.

TERM positions do not convey permanent status in the Federal service. This position will be for a period not to exceed thirteen months, with possible extensions up to a total of 2-1/2 years without further competition.

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Incumbent functions as cultural and environmental compliance coordinator for the monument. Oversees preparation, internal review, public involvement and review process for cultural compliance documents. Provides guidance for compliance with §106 and §110 of the National Historic Preservation Act and its implementing regulations, 36 CFR Part 800; as well as NPS-28, Cultural Resource Management Guideline; the Secretary of Interior Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation; the Secretary of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation; the National Environmental Policy Act; §7 of the Endangered Species Act; and floodplain and wetland guidelines. Evaluates NPS project work for cultural/environmental effects and ensures compliance with applicable policies and regulations. Determines relevancy, nature, and scope of information to identify, evaluate, and recommend management strategies and impacts. Ensures projects undertake the appropriate level of compliance. Coordinates with DOI, OPEC, SHPO, and state and regulatory agencies.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0193 Archeology

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* U.S. Citizenship required.

* Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.

* Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.

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

* 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to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued driver's license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State driver's license.

* You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided.

* You will be required to complete a one-year trial period.

* You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to two or three nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for travel purposes.

* Park housing is available.


IMPORTANT - Since this position has a basic education requirement; you must furnish all copies of your transcripts of college work completed (unofficial copy is acceptable). Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission may result in you being rated not qualified for the position. To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.


Basic Qualifications: A degree from an accredited college or university 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 which 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: geography, geology, or cultural geography; history, historiography, or historical archeology; environmental studies; scientific writing (nonfiction English composition); and/or surveying AND archeological field school; *OR* 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 above (including Archeological field school).


A combination of education and experience: college-level education or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education.


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.

In addition to the basic requirement, you must also meet the following specialized experience/education:

Specialized Experience: At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in the federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped you 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. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include duties such as: complete all aspects of compliance processes and cultural documentation for an organization; evaluate project work for potential cultural/environmental effects and ensures compliance with policies, laws, and regulations; collect cultural data, prepare cultural reports, evaluate proposals, and prepare cultural compliance documentation; communicate and collaborate with peers, supervisors, external entities and the public on cultural/environmental planning and compliance projects; develop work plans and schedules for assigned projects, meet budgetary goals and ensure projects meet scope, schedule and stay within budget.


Education: successfully completed three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (54 semester hours or 81 quarter hours) in an accredited institution concentrated in a field that is directly related to the work of this position: archeology, anthropology or directly-related subject matter.


Combination: an equivalent combination of specialized experience and directly-related graduate education as noted in above. For example, six months of the specialized experience equivalent to a GS-09 (50% of the experience requirement) and 45 semester hours or 68 quarter hours of directly-related graduate education (50% of the education requirement).

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".


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.