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Bureau of Land Management Archeologist in Sacramento, California

Summary This position is within the Bureau of Land Management, California State Office, Sacramento, CA. Sacramento is a prime location that provides easy access to an array of recreational destinations. Skiing, hiking, camping, or the stunning coastline are a short drive away. The region has a mix of urban conveniences and natural beauty. For more information about the area visit City of Sacramento We expect to fill 1 vacancy at this time. Additional positions may be filled if they become available. Responsibilities Provides program management and technical guidance regarding heritage resource management laws, regulations, and policies for major cultural heritage projects with complex conflicts. Evaluates cultural heritage resources for their eligibility for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). Performs research and study on ethnography, history, and archaeology. Implements and ensures compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act Section (NHPA) 106 process. Participates in the planning and preparing of multiple-use resource management plans, environmental assessments and impact documents, and long-range protection management plans. Evaluates program effectiveness and resolves problems involving a wide variety of circumstances and unusual conditions. Assists specialists from other resource programs in their pre-implementation activity and project planning to anticipate and avoid heritage resource conflicts. Performs a variety of administrative tasks related to the program (i.e. permit review, site monitoring, project coordination) Participates as a team member in preparing multiple-use resource management plans and environmental impact documents, identifying special cultural heritage resource considerations and conflicts. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications This position has an individual occupational requirement (IOR). Please read the Education section to ensure you meet this requirement and submit the proper documentation to verify your education or experience meets this requirement. In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements - please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience. In addition to meeting the education requirement, you must possess one (1) full year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 level that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity as indicated by the following examples: Conducting prehistoric and historical archaeological research. Utilizing Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographical information systems (GIS) based software systems to map exact archaeological boundaries and record archaeological site information characteristics. Conducting cultural resource investigations in compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) to include reviewing and writing technical reports. Consulting and collaborating with federal agencies, state agencies, and federally recognized Native American Tribes on archeological projects. Preparing and reviewing reports that document presence of cultural resources, that determine the effects of proposed actions related to construction, environmental restoration, or mitigation projects. 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 meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level. Physical Demands: Office work is sedentary in nature. Travel may be required to review/complete field work. Field visits may require physical exertion, standing or walking over uneven terrain, bending, crouching, use of hand tools, and lifting. Work Environment: Office work is completed in a well ventilated and heated office setting. Field work may require travel and involve additional safety requirements, adverse weather conditions, and other outdoor hazards. Education This position has an individual occupational requirement (IOR). To be considered you must meet one of the below requirements: A degree that includes at least 3 semester hours in each of the following courses: History of archeology; Archeology of a major geographical area; Regional archeology, cultures, or sites; Theory and methods or archeology such as typology, classification, sampling, cultural evolution, diffusion, dating, and analytical techniques. You must also have at least 6 semester hours in geography, geology, history, historical archeology, environmental studies, scientific writing, or surveying AND Archeological field school. A degree in Anthropology with emphasis on ethnology, physical anthropology, or scientific linguistics; history; or related American studies. The curriculum must have included course work sufficiently similar to the requirements above (1). Combination of qualifying education and experience that includes college level education that has provided knowledge equivalent to the course work described above (1), AND appropriate technical experience. Four years of Archeological experience that demonstrated through knowledge of the fundamental principles and theories of professional archeology work. This experience includes archeology field experience that includes a combination of professional experience in archeological survey, excavation, laboratory analysis, and preparation of written materials. Work must have provided the ability to serve as a crew chief, directing the work of others at a single location as part of a larger archeological project. If using education to qualify, you must submit copies of all transcripts that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. See Required Documents section for more information. Additional Information DOI uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit E-Verify. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/lnteragency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: CTAP or ICTAP Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered for Selective Service Tax Law Impact for PCS: Moving expenses reimbursement is a taxable benefit. However, the Federal Travel Regulation 18-05 issued by General Services Administration has authorized agencies to use the Withholding Tax Allowance and Relocation Income Tax Allowance to pay for "substantially all" of the increased tax liability resulting from the "2018 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" for certain eligible individuals. The official worksite for the selectee is the duty station identified in this vacancy announcement. The selectee will typically report to this duty location on a regular and recurring weekly basis. The selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval. This announcement is being advertised concurrently under number CADE-24-12372080-JB, which is open to all qualified persons. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods. Certain incentives (such as Recruitment, Relocation or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees. If eligible and qualified, you may be offered a recruitment or relocation incentive. The decision to offer an incentive will be made on a case-by-case basis and is neither promised nor guaranteed. For information visit: Recruitment Incentive or Relocation Incentive or Student Loan Repayment. Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, you will be granted the opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation in your online application. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments and appropriate supporting documentation for Reasonable Accommodation must be received prior to starting the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. Decisions on requests for Reasonable Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. If you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, after notification of the adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. You must complete all assessments within 48 hours of receiving the URL to access the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments, if you received the link after the close of the announcement. To determine if you need a Reasonable Accommodation, please review the Procedures for Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation for Online Assessments here: Reasonable Accommodation