Department of Defense Ridgecrest, CA
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

You will serve as an Archaeologist for NAVFAC SOUTHWEST.

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* You will conduct site investigations to identify, protect, and preserve cultural resources.

* You will monitor known archeological sites to determine the impact of cultural resources.

* You will explore inquiries regarding artifacts or historical information to provide information to internal and external audiences.

* You will review documents (e.g., planning, design, construction, military operational training plans) for compliance with historic preservation legislation and regulation.

* You will review proposed actions for potential impact to cultural resources and compliance with historic preservation statutes, regulations, and guidelines

* You will brief archeological project or program status and execution risks to senior leaders.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

0193 Archeology

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Must be a US Citizen.

* Must be determined suitable for federal employment.

* Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.

* New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

* Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

* Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

* You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver's license.

* You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.

* Travel by air or ground is required.


In addition to the Basic Requirements for this position, your resume must also demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

1) Utilizing knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act and other environmental and preservation laws to plan and manage a cultural resources program for an installation;

2) Working on archaeological resources issues related to facilities planning, construction, and operations for an installation;

3) Interpreting and implementing existing and proposed federal programs, policies, laws, and regulations regarding cultural resources; and

4) Evaluating proposed facilities and/or projects against cultural resources compliance requirements.

NOTE: This experience must be fully supported by your resume.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.


In addition to the specialized experience listed above, applicants must meet the following basic qualifications requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: