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Naval Facilities Engineering Command ARCHEOLOGIST in Naval Shipyard, United States


This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies. Applications will not be accepted through this flyer. Interested applicants must follow the directions in the "How to Apply" section of this flyer to be considered. There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this flyer. Notice of Result letters will not be sent to applicants who respond to this flyer.


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

You will perform professional consultative services related to archeological and historic resources.

You will prepare concise cost estimates for archeological investigations, develop budgets, and scopes of work environmental contracts.

You will prepare correspondence (e.g., e-mails, official letters, issue papers) related to environmental planning projects.


Conditions of Employment


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) Interpreting and applying compliance requirements of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA); 2) Provide consultative services on matters related to archeological and historic resources; 3) Providing input on National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) issues in the development of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements; and 4) Performing cultural resources and historic preservation services such as archeological monitoring, archeological and architectural survey, data recovery, development of cultural resources planning documents, curation, and public interpretation. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position. OR A bachelor's degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university with 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). OR A combination of education and experience that includes college-level education or training that provided knowledge equivalent to that described above, plus appropriate technical experience or additional education. OR 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. Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website: and 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.


Applicants must meet the following Basic Requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Standards Manual: Applicants must possess bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university that include 3 semester hours each in the following course areas: History of archeology; Archeology of a major geographical area such as North America or Africa; 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; Theory and methods of archeology (methods include, but are not limited to, typology, classification, sampling, cultural evolution, diffusion, dating, and analytical techniques); 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.

Additional Information

This announcement uses the Certain Personnel of the DoD direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service. This position is eligible for part time, full time or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management. A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized. Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires. A forty hour work week is typical for this position. This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Several vacancies may be filled. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: Physical Demands: Primary work is office-centered and requires no unusual physical demands. On occasion, the incumbent may be required to perform field service work at an installation within FEC AOR where some climbing, stooping, bending, lifting, digging and other actions may require physical exertion, manual dexterity, and body agility. Assignments can require long hours and significant travel. Work Environment: Ordinarily, work is performed in a typical office setting where there are no special hazards present. However, on occasion, the incumbent may be required to convene "kick-off" and progress meetings at the project installation and/or to perform duties in the field where industrial/construction operations are performed. The incumbent must be knowledgeable of protective safety practices required to work in and around industrial sites and construction sites.